Francine Perlman

Exhibition "2021"

Francine Perlman has been exhibiting her works on paper, sculpture, constructions, and installations, since 1985. In 2020 her full series Intersections was shown at Midoma Gallery in Manhattan. Most recent are her monotypes. Her “book work” Story of the Sea, viscosity monotypes on Japanese paper in a wood structure, was exhibited in 2019 in “Endangered Earth”.

Her work Doors Open/Doors Close (January 2017), addressing domestic violence, was cited in Arnet News, first as one of eight editors’ picks for must-see in New York, and a week later, one of the five must-see Feminist art exhibitions in NY. 

Her large outdoor sculptures in The Farm Project, in Garrison, NY, were featured in press coverage in both 2014 and 2015.

During 2012, she filled a card catalog drawer with 300 tiny drawings and collages for Alternet, a collaboration with 75 other artists, a project of artist Carla Rae Johnson. 

She is now at work on another Johnson collaboration, Arc of the Viral Universe, a book of 180 pages of drawings and text, and another “book work” addressing the loss of indigenous communities and languages through unchecked land encroachment.


"Intersections" start with free-hand drawn circles and arcs, intersecting where they will, which, after a while, suggest the emergent structure and developing pockets of deep space.  Lines and color follow.  The drawing of these works is almost a mystical experience, a circling round and round with my pencil or stick of charcoal, calming, reassuring, separating me from whatever agitation I need to escape.


Year: 2012

Materials: charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil pastel

Size: 22 x 28 inches


Year: 2012

Materials: charcoal, pencil, watercolor, oil pastel

Size: 22 x 28 inches


As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: "2021."

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.

Dale Emmart
Camilla Fallon
2021: Nazanin Noroozi