Reisha Perlmutter, underwater swimmers at night
“Inspired by the surreal experience of swimming underwater at night, and the sensation of water transforming into the endless of the cosmos, this meditative and dreamlike series is about falling weightlessly into a beautiful abyss. The uniquely warm color palette challenges notions of reality and dreams. This is my Lunar Series, a series about falling into the mystery of the unknown.”
Reisha Perlmutter was born in Naples, Florida in 1990. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she attended residencies in Italy and France, focusing on traditional atelier studies. She completed her MFA from the New York Academy of Art with a concentration in figurative and anatomical painting.
Her work is best known for representational imagery of women and water, where she explores the relationship between body and environment as well as perceptions of beauty. Her work is collected and shown internationally. She has participated in museum shows both in the United States and Europe, and her work has been auctioned off several times at Sotheby’s. She continues to live and work in New York City.