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PLASMA-Performances, Lectures & Screenings of Media Art presents

Sondra Perry

Sondra Perry
Presenter Affiliation:
New Media Artist & Performer
Center for the Arts, Screening Room 112
North Campus
6:30 p.m.
UB's (CAS) Dept. of Media Study and co-sponsored by UB Depts. of Art, English, Philosophy and Romance Languages & Literatures, and Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
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Sondra Perry was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1986, and holds an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Alfred University. In 2015, Perry's work appeared in the fourth iteration of the Greater New York exhibition at MoMA/PS1. Her formally striking works in video, computer-based media, and performance unflinchingly confront themes of power, agency, and racial and gender identities. Embracing and integrating new media platforms for installation and context-based artworks, Perry explores the “slippages of identity” that define subjective experience in the digital realm. Extending the formal, conceptual and political strategies of artists such as Kara Walker and David Hammons, two major influences, Perry is dexterous in applying traditional production methods to the most current technology.