Sumi Perera is a post-disciplinary artist, academic & curator who makes interactive print installations, using electroconductive & thermochromic inks, to generate sound to mutate in colour, exploiting her background as a doctor & scientist born in Sri Lanka & living & working in UK.
She obtained a MA at Camberwell College, London 2004 and has taught at Middlesex University & the Royal Academy, London.
She has held many international residencies: teaching residency at CAFA, Beijing China in 2007; recipient of the first Guest Artist Fellowship & solo show at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice 2017, Stone Lithography at Pierre Presse, France2017; The National Open Art Residency in London 2016.
Her work has won awards/prizes: Prix de Print, Art in Print USA 2015, Gold Medal-Seoul 1st International Artistbook Competition 2005; 1st Prize-SHELTER, USA; Flourish Award 2015-excellence in printmaking & solo show.
Public & private collections of her work: Tate (10 works); Victoria & Albert Museum (12works); Yale Centre of British Art (2); Ashmolean (2) etc.
She exhibits internationally and presented two installations at IMPACT 10 the International Printmaking Conference at Santander, Spain, including a 12 year retrospective of collaborative projects: Sumi Perera et al. previously shown at CFPR, UWE Bristol 2017.