Steven Perrette

Steven Perrette

  • Artist’s Statement

    Steven Perrette is a mid-career artist whose small and mid-scale works on paper frequently depict frenetic workings of the western world with a fascination with industrial and vintage ships and sailing boats.

  • Biography

    Born: Australia 1962

    Steven Perrette’s works on paper frequently depict the frenetic workings of the western world. Within his practice Perrette maintains a fascination with industrial and vintage ships and sailing boats along with roads and highways depicting a cacophony of cars, semi-trailers, cafes, gas stations and signs featuring corporate logos. The chaotic scenes depicted by Perrette in watercolour washes and expressive ink nib line work possess a stylistic wildness distinctive to the artist along with a controlled and balanced composition.

    Steven Perrette has worked in the studio at Arts Project Australia since 2000, and had his first solo exhibition in the Arts Project Gallery in 2011. He has exhibited in numerous group shows including ‘Mission to Seafarers Victoria 2014 & 2017 ANL Maritime Art Prize’, Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne; ‘Turning the Page’, Gallery 101, Ontario, Canada; and ‘Melbourne Art Fair’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. His work is held in the National Gallery of Australia, and V-Line Collections.

  • Influences


  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibition

    2011 Steven Perrette Solo, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

    Group Exhibitions

    2019 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Our Life, Our World, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2018 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Auto Body Works, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2017 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2016 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2015 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Altered Vistas, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2014 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Mission to Seafarers Victoria 2014 ANL Maritime Art Prize,
    Mission to Seafarers, Victoria
    SMALLWORKS 2014 Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
    Renegades: Outsider Art, Moree Plains Gallery, Moree, NSW
    Turning the Page, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Renegades: Outsider Art, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, QLD
    2013 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Repeat. Restate… Reiterate, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Video Doctor, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Renegades: Outsider Art, KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns QLD
    At the Table, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2012 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    The Great un Reveal, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2012 ANL Maritime Art Prize and Exhibition, Misson to Seafearers, Melbourne
    Melbourne Art Fair 2012, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    Classic Albums, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Modern Times Pop Up Shop 3, Smith Street Collingwood
    2011 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Fresh off the press, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Moving Galleries, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
    Unfiltered, Penola Visitor Information Centre, Penola, South Australia
    Stock Exhibition, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2010 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Open Windows, Box Hill Town Hall, Melbourne
    Melbourne Art Fair 2010, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    High Views, Northern Exposure 10, High Street Northcote
    Australiana, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Hidden, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2009 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Here and Away, Northern Exposure 09, Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne
    2008 Annual Gala, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    Out There, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2007 Studio Days, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2006 In Everyone’s Company, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2005 Wrapped: Selected Works from the Studio, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Leo Cussen with Selected Artists, Australian Galleries, Collingwood
    Home Sweet Home: Works from the Peter Fay Collection, National Gallery of Australia Travelling exhibition.
    - Tamworth City Gallery, Tamworth NSW
    - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
    2004 Melbourne Art Fair 2004, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
    Christmas Survey, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    2003 Home Sweet Home: works from the Peter Fay collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
    2000 Eleven New Artists, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
    Stretched, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne


    Collections

    National Gallery of Australia
    V-Line
    Private Collections

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  • Steven Perrette

    Not titled -1 (sold)
    Framed: 39 x 48 cm Watercolour on Paper $210.00
  • Steven Perrette

    Not titled
    Framed: 39 x 48.5 cm Ink on Paper $210.00