Joseph Peragine
Joseph Peragine's painting and sculpture - and now animation - have been presented in galleries, contemporary art spaces and museums throughout the country. His site-specific installation, My Big Backyard (1996), was first shown at Solomon Projects in Atlanta, and later recreated for the exhibition space, Art in General in New York City. In 2001, Peragine was honored with an invitation to Beijing, China, to exhibit his work and participate in an international symposium on art and science hosted by Tsing Hua University and the National Museum of Fine Art of China. During that same year, the City of Atlanta commissioned Peragine to create a permanent installation for Hartsfield International Airport. The installation, Brute Neighbors, garnered Peragine a 2002 Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Public Art. Additionally, Art in America singled out Brute Neighbors as one of the best public art projects in 2001.

Peragine was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1961. He completed his undergraduate work in fine art at the University of Georgia, Athens, and in 1995 received his MFA in painting from Georgia State University, Atlanta. Peragine, his wife and two children live in Atlanta, where he is an Associate Professor in Drawing and Painting and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Georgia State University. Other recent accomplishments include his completion of a prestigious five year studio residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
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