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Sibylle Peretti is an artist who lives and works in New Orleans USA and Cologne Germany.
She received her MFA in Sculpture and Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cologne and a Master in Glass Making and Design from the State School of Glass in Zwiesel, Germany.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including grants from the Pollock-
Krasner Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and most recently Sibylle Peretti was awarded the United States Artists Friends Fellowship.

 

Artist Statement
2012
In my work I explore the lack of harmony between human beings, nature, and our inability of achieving a unity with the natural world. I strive to uncover hidden worlds in which a harmony can exist and heal. Children, who represent vulnerability, are placed in a diaphanous universe of potential solutions and revived through a new and intimate, perhaps mystical reconnection to nature.
While my work hovers between subjects of scientific curiosity, fairy tales and dreams, I use images of children to open our eyes to a mysterious sensibility we may have lost. My children- protagonists are immaculate in their innocence, transmitting a savage view of our own isolation. I examine the child’s identity in a world of adverse layers. The overlay and containment of irreconcilable natures – of disease and beauty, of intimacy and of distance and of innocence and knowledge – have typified the search I have found most important in my work

Montreal Art Museum, Montreal, Canada

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Museum fuer Angewandte Kunst, MAK Frankfurt, Germany

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning,USA

The Ernsting Collection, Museum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany

Museum der Stadt Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Baden Wuerthenbergische Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany

Badische Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany

Sammlung Wuerth, Schwaebisch Hall, Germany

American Glass Museum Milleville, USA

Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, Munich, Germany

Glasmuseum Frauenau, Frauenau Germany

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

Het Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium

21c Museum, Louisville, KY

2014        “ I Search in Snow”,Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, LA, USA

2012        “ Thaw”, Heller Gallery, NY, NY

2010        “ A Thin Silver Lining”, Heller Gallery, NY, NY

2009        “ The Unusual Kind”, Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans, USA

2008        “ Silent Springs”, Heller Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2005        “ Silent Chilldren” , Galerie B, Sinzheim, Germany

2004        “ First Lessons In Beekeeping”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans,USA

2001        “ Silent Children”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, USA

1999        “ Hairsute”, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, USA

1997        “ Kompanions “, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, USA

1996        “ Arbeiten auf Papier”, BBK, Cologne, Germany

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