Berkeley College Exhibits the Work of Artist Bess Perry



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Berkeley College Exhibits the Work of

Artist Bess Perry


Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Bess Perry at its New York City Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street. Her exhibit will be on display from July 5 through 30.  It is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.  An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, July 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 


Ms. Perry was born in the rural town of Reidsville, NC.  She received an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Rockingham Community College in 2007 and, just recently, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University in Painting and Drawing.  Ms. Perry is currently an instructor at the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge in Greenville, NC, and plans to attend graduate school for her Master of Fine Arts in Painting.    


Of her work, she says, “I often depict people that I am surrounded by, such as family and friends.  Drawing and painting is another way for me to connect with the subject and understand our past and current relationship. My paintings often break down the planes and masses of the face into patterns of shapes and color.  The brushstrokes within the figures mirror my repetitive thoughts and memories encompassing that person.”  


Ms. Perry has exhibited in the past, but this is her first major art exhibit.  She was invited to show her artwork as part of a Berkeley College program to give recent college graduates with promising careers in this field a chance to display their work.   


To view Ms. Perry’s paintings, visit  For more information about the exhibit, please contact Berkeley Gallery Curator Bob Keiber at or call 212-252-2065.



Photo Caption:   One of artist Bess Perry’s paintings on display at the Berkeley College Midtown Campus Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, New York City, from July 5 through 30.     
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