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A Collector Says: 

"Your work is fantastic! It’s unique, aesthetically pleasing, and says something. There is a message of solitude but also life. I’m honored to have one of your pieces!" 



South Florida artist Deborah Perlman is a graduate of Boston University (BFA, sculpture) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, sculpture). After graduate school, Perlman ventured into communications, enriching her creativity through travel and special assignments. Since dedicating herself to art full time, she has been featured in several art publications and her work has appeared in exhibitions nationwide, earning awards. Perlman’s work is held in private collections, and she is a member of regional and national professional artist organizations.


Influenced by her training, Perlman creates abstract wall-mounted sculpture. She invites viewers into her ‘almost-but-not-quite-real’ spaces which land somewhere between authentic and imaged, drawing them into the scene to discover where they find themselves.


Perlman is currently working with paper, wire mesh, wire, fabric, wood, plastic, and adhesive, and continually looks for new materials to integrate into each piece. Building three-dimensional forms, she adheres each element to the base, then juxtaposes them to highlight their points of contact and the shadows they cast.


Inspiration for Perlman’s work comes from nature, architecture, the work of other contemporary artists, world events and personal life experiences. She aspires to keep her mind and spirit open to possibility and follow where the work takes her.


Perlman’s influences span African sculpture; the Constructivism, Geometric Abstraction, and Cubism art movements; the work of Louise Nevelson; the ‘illogical perspective’ of Giorgio de Chirico and M.C. Escher; Joseph Cornell’s shadow boxes; and Frank Stella’s metal reliefs, among many others.





Solo Exhibitions

  • Somewhere Between, Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Pompano Beach, FL, 2024

  • Sceen Shot, The Frank Gallery, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2024

  • Fresh Squeezed, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, 2023

  • Gallery Ring (virtual exhibit), 2021


Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Awakening Earth: Narratives of Spring, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2024

  • Strictly Abstract (virtual exhibit), O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, CA 2024

  • Looking Forward-Healing Through Art, ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2024

  • Creative License (virtual exhibit), Art Fluent, 2023

  • Portals (virtual exhibit), Maryland Federation of Art, 2023

  • Paper Works (virtual exhibit), SITE:BROOKLYN, NY, 2023

  • Expo 42 (virtual exhibit), b.j. spoke gallery, New York, 2023

  • Pine and Palm, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL, 2022

  • Revelations (virtual exhibit), Visionary Art Collective, 2022

  • 32nd All-Florida Juried Art Show, Martin Arts, Stuart, FL, 2022

  • Waves, Art and Climate Exhibit, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, FL, 2022

  • Works on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2022

  • Art on BRIC Walls, Boca Raton, FL, 2021/22

  • Modes of Abstraction, Art Center of Sarasota, FL, 2021/22

  • Transformation (virtual exhibit), Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 2021

  • Picking Up the Pieces (virtual exhibit), Collage Artists of America, 2021

  • Changing Landscapes (5 works), ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2021

  • First National Exhibition (virtual exhibit), Denise Bibro Fine Arts, NY, 2021

  • Artists to Follow in 2021 (virtual exhibit), Michael Rose Fine Art, RI, 2021

  • Leaders in Abstraction – The Art House Virtual Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2021

  • Small Works (virtual exhibit), 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2020

  • 90th Annual Juried Exhibition (virtual exhibit), National Art League, 2020

  • Artists Choice (virtual exhibit), Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2020

  • Continuum Exhibit, West Palm Beach, FL, 2020


 Selected Honors/Awards

  • Award of Distinction, Gallery 4 Percent (virtual), 2023

  • 1st Place, Mixed Media, 17th Annual Competition, Studio 18, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2022

  • Honorable Mention, Art Extravaganza, Studio 18, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2022

  • Honorable Mention, Abstractions Exhibit, Broward Art Guild, 2021

  • 1st Place, Mixed Media, 16th Annual Competition, Studio 18, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2021

  • 2nd Place, Art in the Time of Corona, Artist Table Virtual Gallery, 2021

  • Juror’s Choice Award, Elemental: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, MD Federation of Art, 2020

  • Best in Show, Winter Spectacular Salon, Broward Art Guild, 2019/20

  • Honorable Mention and People's Choice Award, Tri-County Biennial Exhibit, FL, 2019



  • Art Seen Magazine, Featured Artist, Autumn 2023

  • Art Fluent, Curator’s Choice Artist Interview, 2023

  • Visionary Art Collective, Artist Interview, 2022

  • Art Seen Magazine, Fall/Winter 2021, Featured Artist

  • Art Gallery 118, Featured Artist, 2021

  • Visionary Art Collective, Featured Artist, 2021

  • Artsy Shark, Featured Artist, 2021

  • International Artist Magazine, 2020 Art Prize Challenge: Landscapes, Finalist, 2020


Professional Artist Memberships

  • National Association of Women Artists, Signature Member

  • National Collage Society

  • Allied Artists of America

  • American Women Artists

  • International Assn. of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists

  • Broward Art Guild, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL



Perlman’s art is featured in several private collections throughout the US.

A Collector Says:

"The two pieces we bought offer passageways leading us to safe places that are welcoming and full of light. We love these works because they are elegant, peaceful and offer places we would like to be."

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