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Dorothy Perry


Dorothy Perry was born in Aurora, Illinois, in 1957. She has had one-person shows at art school galleries in the United States and in Taiwan, including the African American Cultural Center; and the Taipei Art Guild in Taipei, Taiwan.

Mr. Perry's work has been featured in several group shows at cultural centers, including the Museum of Science and Industry, Gallery Guichard, and Sapphire and Crystals early in its inception. In addition, her work is in private and corporate collections in Chicago, Seattle, Arizona, and Spain.

Ms. Perry attended Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and received a B.F.A in 1979.

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Dorothy Perry

“My photography is a form of training to capture evanescent moments of beauty in light, movement, and natural synchronicity.

My use of visual and perceptual awareness within the maelstrom of ecstatic energy has been a process that requires rigorous humility and honesty so my mind is silent while my eyes see what there is to see.

I train myself to “ride the wave” within the twirl of ecstatic energy, gently but powerfully focusing on seeing my images withing the intensity of real life situations.

Capturing moments of synchronicity is an ongoing practice to marry intuition to the process of deep seeing: and the images that come about through this method.”