Pat Perry (b. Michigan, 1991) is an American visual artist primarily painting, drawing, photographing, and installing large-scale outdoor mural installations.
Throughout the 2010’s, a series of sketchbooks and photos documenting years of traveling itinerantly around the United States, accidentally became some of Perry’s most well-known works. Simultaneously, his large-scale works and posters have called attention to various social causes through collaborations with groups such as the Beehive Design Collective, AptArts, No More Deaths, and the UN High Commissioner For Refugees.
In 2018, Perry’s largest body of paintings debuted as a solo exhibition titled, National Lilypond Songs at UICA in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In early 2020, several of the works were exhibited alongside new works in a solo exhibition titled, Song and Dance at Takashi Murakami’s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo.
Perry’s ongoing series of Recital works use a fictional group of performers to animate the social and emotional effects of 21st century technologies, as well as the epistemic limits of individual meaning-making. The works include paintings, drawings, and installations of life-size performers on interstate medians and roadsides throughout the Midwest. Pat works and lives in a small downtown neighborhood on Detroit’s East Side.