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Artist Bio

Mikaela Perry (b. 1992, St. Johnsbury, VT) is an oil painter and former fifth-generation farmer based in New York, NY and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. She received her BA in 2014 from Middlebury College and her MA from New York University in 2022. Her work primarily depicts animals and flora, inviting viewers of her artwork to be in relationship with food systems, and raising awareness about the experience of modern land stewards. She has exhibited her work throughout the US, including the Smithsonian's affiliate Kay Dougherty Gallery in Solomons, MD, The Firefly Gallery in Northport, NY, 86 Orchard St. Gallery in New York City, and D'Art Center in Norfolk, VA. In November 2023, she exhibited her first solo show at Solas Studio in the Flatiron District of New York City. In 2023, Perry was honored as a recipient of the NYC 40 Under 40: Rising Stars in Food Policy Award for her advocacy work representing farmers and local food systems through her artwork. Perry's work has been featured in the AQ Quarterly Journal Vol. 1 and written about by the City of New York’s Food Policy Center.

Solo Exhibitions

Solas Studio, 2023

"Memories in Bloom," Solas Studio, New York City

Group Exhibitions

D'Art Center, 2024

"Nature Homage," Juried, Norfolk, VA

The Firefly Gallery, 2023

"Til The Cows Come Home," Northport, NY

86 Orchard St. Gallery, 2023

"Celebración de Cinco de Mayo," New York, NY

AnneMarie Sculpture Garden: Kay Dougherty Gallery, 2023

"Wild," Juried Exhibition, Solomons, MD

Solas Studio, 2022

"Winter Showcase," New York, NY

Solas Studio, 2022

"Fall Showcase," New York, NY

Solas Studio, 2021

"Fall Showcase," New York, NY

Awards & Publications

AQ Book Vol. 1, 2024

One of 32 featured women in the arts in AQ Volume 1, a quarterly publication. Curated by Ekatarina Popova.

2023 40 Under 40: Rising Stars in Food Policy

Awarded 40 Under 40 Award for NYC's rising stars in food policy by the Hunter College Food Policy Center

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