Artist; Mr. Perlman received his B.A. from Yale University. Since 1985, his work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe including one-person exhibitions at the Renaissance Society, Chicago; a Projects exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstraum, Vienna. His work was included in the 1989 and 2002 Whitney Biennials as well the 1993 Venice Biennale and is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
He has received two NEA artist’s fellowship grants and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, and most recently, the The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship (2005).
He has taught in the the Graduate Sculpture Dept. at Yale University, the MFA program at USC, as well as California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, University of California, Irvine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Otis College of Art & Design, Art Center, Pasadena. He is currently Chair of the Department of Art, UCLA and Professor, area head, Sculpture.