Dan Perry

Coordinator, Public Art Incubator, Sculpture Faculty

Dan Perry
Phone: 
319-273-7684

Dan Perry

Coordinator, Public Art Incubator, Sculpture Faculty

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Dan Perry is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media and scales from gallery-sized sculptures to monumental public sculptures. The imagery in his work is an amalgamation of the familiar and the abstract composed in ways that tell a story to which the viewer becomes a witness - part of a scene; a moment suspended in time. He believes in form, invention, and objects well made.

Dan maintains robust studio practice, exhibiting his artwork in museums and arts centers across the United States exhibiting in over 50 group and 10 solo shows. He’s also completed 15 large-scale public sculpture commissions while actively exhibiting sculptures in numerous outdoor sculpture exhibitions throughout the country.

Dan teaches sculpture and is the Coordinator of the Public Art Incubator (PAI), a unique program where students engage with professional artists in the production of commissioned public art projects. Students assist professional artists in all aspects of the creation of artworks for public spaces – providing a professional, immersive learning experience. He also serves on several arts committees in the region and works to educate the public on the importance of the arts and ways communities can integrate arts in meaningful ways. He provides a unique perspective drawing from his experiences as a practicing professional public artist, an active member of public art committees and as a teacher.

 

Education: 

MFA Sculpture, University of Nebraska - Lincoln; B.A. Buena Vista University