Marquee Projects

14 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY USA 11713







Throughout his illustrious career, John Perreault was always an explorer. As a poet, artist, performer, curator, museum director, composer, teacher, and most notably as an art critic, he never shied away from anything in the art world. He always seemed to push the boundaries, and his practice as a painter and sculptor were no exception.

Since the 1960’s, Perreault’s interdisciplinary artistic practice intersected with his cultural pursuits as the Village Voice’s chief art critic, his directorship at Urban glass (New York) and much more. Perreault knew his art history inside and out, and was able to distill all that he had observed into conceptually vibrant works. His output knew no bounds and he ventured into a plethora of untraditional media and styles. He broke rocks and mended them back together; he re-purposed thrift store artworks and painted on top of them; he taped, wrapped and stacked store-bought canvases still in their cellophane wrappers; he bound two wheelbarrows with fishing line; he used sand, toothpaste, instant coffee grounds; and painted/performed drip paintings unlike any others. And all of these innovative explorations fostered profound insight into visual phenomena with often hilarious connotations.

Perreault told Art Experience NYC in 2011 that “making artworks is more like philosophical investigations, art criticism or yoga.”

John Perreault
Colored Canvas Stack
2015, Blue tape and acrylic on canvas, 15 x 12 x 12 in.
John Perreault
Self Portrait
2009, String, acrylic lettering on canvas, 30 x 30 in.
John Perreault
2015, Colgate toothpaste boxes, 9 x 10 x 9 in.
John Perreault
Tide Starred Slippers
2015, Found objects and fish line filament, 11 x 16 x 9 in.
John Perreault
Scratch Sketch #5
2013, Acrylic on insulation board, 24 x 24 in.
John Perreault
Foot Print
2015, Instant coffee and sand on canvas, 12 x 12 in.
John Perreault
Untitled OK
2010, Sand on paper, 18 x 14 in.
John Perreault
Soccer Ball Sticks
2014, Soccer ball, sticks, and fish line filament, 9 x 11 x 12 in.
John Perreault
Grape Map
2013, Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 90 in.
John Perreault
Re Duchamp (Poem)
1998, Mixed media, 10 x 12 in.