Sidney Perry was born in Alabama in 1943. He began attending Gateway Arts in 1983.
Perry is a quiet individual, but enjoys making jokes. He is talented and produces an array of art and craft items, always in beautiful colors. He creates well crafted rag rugs in Gateway’s weaving studio as well as hand built vessels using very thin coils in the pottery studio. Perry’s paintings truly exemplify his love of color; his work is non-objective and often made up of undulating bands of color.
Perry’s work has been shown in Massachusetts at the Gateway Gallery, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Mall at Chestnut Hill, the DeCordova Museum, the Lincoln Gallery, the Zeitgeist Gallery, the Starr Center at Brandeis University, and the Concord Center for the Visual Arts. Additionally his work has been exhibited at the Waldorf Astoria in NY; the Bottisham Village College in Cambridge, England; James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia; the Very Special Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C.; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center Gallery in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He also received MENCAP awards in fine arts from the Ebensburg Center in Pennsylvania in 1994 and 1996. A virtual retrospective of Sidney’s work, Sidney Perry: Master of the Studio Art Center is on view January 19, 2021 – March 20, 2021 via The Gateway Gallery at gatewayarts.org.