Sumi Perera is an interdisciplinary artist (MA Camberwell College 2004), doctor, scientist & academic who combines traditional & contemporary printmaking methods to devise interactive print installations. Often electroconductive inks are used to generate sound, and thermochromic inks mutate in colour with fluctuations in temperature.
She is a senior fellow/council member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers; a fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen; Society of Graphic Fine Arts; Prism Print International & teaches at Middlesex University & the Royal Academy of Arts.
She has received several prizes: The Prix de Print, Art in Print USA(2015); Flourish Award-Excellence in Printmaking(2015); Laurence-King Publishing Prize(2015); 1st Prize at SHELTER USA(2007); Gold Medal at the International Bookarts Competition, Seoul(2005); Birgit Skiold Award ICA, London(2005) etc.
Her work is held in many public collections: Tate Britain, V&A, British Museum, Royal Collection, Ashmolean, Yale Centre for British Art USA ; Museums in China, Japan, Italy, Egypt & Australia etc.
She has held many residencies: 1st recipient of the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica guest-artist RE Fellowship & solo show(2017); Stone Lithography Residency at Pierre-Presse, France(2017); National Open Art AIR at Mercersâ€™ Hall London(2016); teaching residency at CAFA, Beijing(2007); experiences from which she makes collaborative works and curates exhibitions.