Perri Howard is a Seattle-based artist. Her work examines the relationship between human perception and sense of place. Issues of navigation, intuition, and physical proximity are key components of these investigations. Through combined techniques in sound, light, sculpture, and image, Perri explores many attributes of a place simultaneously.
Perri’s public artworks draw attention to thresholds where land meets sky, sea meets shore, and where one’s inner landscape converges with the outside world. Emphasis is placed on the human need to explore, revealing familiar contexts in a new light. Recent permanent, public art projects include: The Seattle Center Skateboard Park, sculptural light installations for two LEED fire stations, and an arts integrated rails-to-trails master plan for Redmond, WA.
In addition to her studio practice and public artworks, Perri performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union and has completed residencies in South India as a Fulbright Scholar, as well as completing projects on location in Italy, Portugal, and The Amazon. Since receiving her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2001, she has served as a visiting artist at many colleges and universities and is currently Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission Public Art Advisory Committee. Her favorite instrument is a handheld compass.