Artist: Sibylle Peretti

  • 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
    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