Anton Perich

Anton was born near Dubrovnik, Croatia. From 1965 to 1970 he lived in Paris, where he was active for several years with the Lettrist Group, as a painter, poet and filmmaker. From 1967 to 1969 he created and ran an international underground film program at American Center on Boulevard Raspail in Paris. Included in the program were films by Heliczer, Iimura, Mekas, Warhol, Lemaitre, Bassan, Auder.

Anton then moved to New York in 1970. In the early Seventies he was a contributing photographer for Andy Warhol's INTERVIEW Magazine. A selection of photographs are featured in the collection of the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Warhol Foundation, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in New York.

Anton’s first exhibition was in January 1972, at the Gotham Book Mart Gallery in New York. His photographs are published in many periodicals and books, and shown in galleries worldwide including a more recent exhibition “The Outsiders: New York Underground 60’s, 70’s, 80s” shown in October 2005 at Galerie du Jour Agnes B. in Paris France.

In 1973 he produced and directed a television program for Manhattan Cable TV. The show was controversial because it introduced characters and materials that were challenging and foreign to the television content of the day. It was the first Underground show on American television, and it was censored during the broadcast, causing a serious scandal and radical changes in the cable TV. Anton was an early pioneer of the video art and cable television.

In 1972 Anton’s video tapes were shown at the Kitchen. In 1975 German Television presented 1 hour Anton Perich Show on West 3 channel. Segments of his video works are often shown on network and cable television in the USA, Europe and Japan.

In 1977-78 Anton engineered and built an electric painting machine (an early predecessor of the ink jet printer/scanner) and in 1979 he had his first show of electric paintings at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York. Anton was an early pioneer of electric/digital/computer art.

In 1978 Anton started publishing NIGHT Magazine. NIGHT is still published intermittently and features painting, photography, poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews. Anton was an early pioneer of the underground magazine publishing.

Currently, Anton continues to paint, photograph, and create video, for his production of a half hour weekly cable TV show and he also continues to publish Night Magazine.

EXHIBITIONS
2010

-The Kymara Gallery (groupshow) Jayne County,Sex!Art!Music!,Maine,USA

2008
-Galleria Acquario, Rome
-Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh
-Augen Gallery, Portland Oregon

2007
-Gallery DeNovo, Ketchum/Sun Valley, ID, photography
-Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam
-Kasia Kay Projects, Chicago
-Queensland Art Museum, Australia

2006
-Dorkbot-nyc presentation, Location One, Soho NY, machine paintings
-Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
-Anthology Film Archives NY, video movies
-Fondazione Triennale di Milano, Italy
-Ocularis, Brooklyn NY, video movies
-Agnes b London, photography
-Agnes b Tokyo, photography
-Paris Photo/Staley Wise, photography

2005
-Istanbul Biannual, painting, video
-Agnes b Gallery, Paris
-Staley Wise Gallery, New York
-Gallerie du Jour, Paris, photography
-Blvd, NY, pixlife, with Steve Paul, photography
-Canal Room, NY,with Tristan Perich, paintings
-Fischerspooner/Daitch, Brooklyn, NY, paintings, video
-Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, photography
-The Tank, NY, paintings
-Nikolaj, Copenhagen, photography, video, paintings

2004
-Malmo Konsthall, Sweden, video
-Sperone Westwater, New York, photography

2003
-Sperone Westwater, New York, photography

2002
-Malmo Konsthall, Sweden, paintings, video, photography, Night Magazine
-Neke Carson Presents, Gershwin Hotel, NY, video
-Mntelanico, Italy, Pittura Clandestina; Night Magazine, paintings

2001
-Studi Aperti, with Marco Fioramanti, Rome, paintings

2000
-Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, NY, photography
-Published book, Muhammad Ali, with Victor Bockris, photography
-The Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT, paintings
-Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Marseille, video
-The Gershwin Gallery, NY,paintings
-Neke Carson Presents, The Gershvin Hotel, NY, video

1999
-Gnac-Inter/Prise, Paris, paintings, photography

1998
-Maison des Artistes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, paintings
-MA/13, Gershwin Hotel, NY, photography
-Anthology Film Archives, NY, video

1997
-Serge Sorokko Gallery, NY, photography
-Serge Sorokko Gallery, San Francisco, photography

1996
-La Quadriennale, Rome, paintings
-Mcgrath gallery, NY, photography
-Govinda Gallery, Washington, DC, photography
-Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ, paintings

1995
-Candace Perich Gallery, Ridgefield, CT, photography, paintings
-The Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls, NY, paintings
-Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, NY,paintings
-NWCA, Mt. Kisco, NY, paintings
-65 Thompson Street, NY, paintings

1994
-Susan Cooper Gallery, Woodstock, NY,photography

1989
-Hammond Musum, North Salem, NY,paintings

1988
-Somerstown Gallery, Somers, NY,paintings

1987
-Gallery Hirondelle, NY,paintings

1986
-Queens Museum, Long Island City, NY,paintings
-Gallery Hirondelle, New York, paintings

1979
-Tony Shafrazi, New York, paintings

1978
-NIGHT published

1974
-Anton Perich Show, German TV West 3

1972
-Max's Kansas City, NY, video, films
-Robert Freidus gallery, NY,video
-The New School, New York, video

1973
-Kitchen, New York, video
-Baltimore Museum of Art / Antioch College, video
-Kitchen, New York, video
-Gotham Bookmart Gallery, New York, photography

-1970
-Millenium Films, NY, films
-Musee d”art Moderne, Paris, paintings
-American Center, Paris, paintings
-American Center, Paris, films

1968
-Gallerie 3+2, Paris, paintings