Sandra was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where she earned her Bachelor’s of Art Education (B.A.E.) and her Master’s of Fine Art (M.A.) from the school of the art institute of Chicago in which she mainly focused on drawing and painting. She also received an M.A. from the Illinois Institute of Design. Perlow then began to teach herself at the school of the art institute of Chicago.
Rhythm is the key property of Perlow’s multi-media paintings. She works in shapes and colors, inspired from architecture or landscape. She draws inspiration from daily life, people and museums.
“Perlow’s creative process is an energetic shuffling and sorting of memory, text, sound and image. There is spontaneity in her studio practice as the surrounding loop sets up a syncopated tempo as she works on several canvases at one time. The cacophony of visual signs are also found in the layers of images on her studio table: a landscape of books and papers form a visual library from Chinese brush painting Rotella’s decollates or the works of Philip Guston. The creative impulse is immediate and improvisational as Perlow pulls paper, motif and gesture onto the surface of the picture plane.” (Sandra Perlow.net, 2012).
At the age of seventy-two years old, Sandra is full of energy, has a wonderful sense of humor and has unparalleled lust for life, which I believe is definately reflected in her work and her work is much appreciated here.
Reference: Sandra Perlow.net
Perlow is represented by: Dubhe Carrño Gallery, Blue Gallery and Pierogi Gallery