Serena Perrone employs various techniques ranging from printmaking and drawing to photography and writing to reflect on personal mythologies, examine differing forms of nostalgia, recount stories of destruction, regeneration, transition, enchantment and disenchantment, and capture images of the synchronistic and uncanny ways that magic and wonder are encountered in liminal spaces.
Perrone's work has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the International Print Center New York.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Library of Congress.
She was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in 2017 and has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Santo Foundation, the William J. Cooper Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. She is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Printmaking, she splits her time between New York and Italy. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Pratt Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in New York, a Visiting Critic at RISD, and the co-creator and Director of Officina Stamperia del Notaio, an Artists' Residency and Printmaking studio in Sicily. In the fall of 2019 Serena will be relocating to Atlanta, Georgia where she will be the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Georgia State University.