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Perri Lynch Howard 

Perri Lynch Howard is an artist dedicated to forging new narratives from the front lines of climate change. Working in the context of extreme environments is an essential aspect of Ms. Howard’s practice, driving her curiosity to seek a deeper sense of place, beyond the dichotomy of near and far. Her artwork is a charting or mapping of sites and situations expressed through painting, drawing, sculpture and sound. 


Originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts, Perri received her BA from The Evergreen State College, BFA from the University of Washington, and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work is represented by the Seattle Art Museum Gallery. 

She has recently completed a field recording expedition to Svalbard in the Arctic Circle, investigating the impacts of anthropogenic marine noise on whales and arctic sea life. This work was funded by the McMillen Foundation. 


Her projects have received support from numerous residencies and fellowships including the Montello Foundation, Civita Institute, Willapa Bay AiR, PLAYA, Kingsbrae International Residency for the Arts, Jack Straw Artist Support Program, Centrum Foundation, and the Mamori Sound Project, among others. 


Perri’s art has a global reach through projects completed in Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, and in South India as a Fulbright Scholar.




S E L E C T  E X H I B I T I O N S 

2025 Solo Exhibition - New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA 

2023 Sound Installation - World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

2022 Among Waves - Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle,WA 

2022 On Our Watch - Solo Exhibition - Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle,WA 2022 Once Upon a Whale Song - Solo Exhibition, Ocean Alliance, Gloucester, MA 2021 Juried Exhibition - Wenatchee Valley Museum,Wenatchee,WA 

2021 The Printmaker’s Hand - Northwind Gallery, Port Townsend,WA 2020 10 x 10 x 10 - Juried Exhibition - Mighty Tieton,Tieton,WA 

2019 Weatherbound - Solo Exhibition - Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle,WA 2018 The Hidden - Confluence Gallery,Twisp,WA 

2017 Hearing Nature - Sound Performance - Seattle Art Museum 2016 Travelers - Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle,WA 

2016 Bearings & Boundaries - Confluence Gallery,Twisp,WA 2012 RESIDUE - Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland,WA 

2012 CARTASONIC - Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle,WA 2011 DUG - Soil Gallery, Seattle,WA 

2009 Catching Hold - Kala Kendra, Auroville, India 

2009 Dualities - Cornish College of the Arts/SAM Gallery, Seattle,WA 2008 Repeater - Solo Exhibition - Elon University, Elon, NC 

2007 Well - Solo Exhibition - Portland Art Center, Portland, OR 

2004 Suspension: Sonic Absorption - Consolidated Works, Seattle,WA 

2003 Precisely Known Completely Lost - Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle,WA 2001 The Wight Biennial – Mary Kelly, Curator - New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 


G R A N T S / A W A R D S 

2021 McMillen Artist Fellowship 2021 Working Washington Grant 2020 Mad Art Covid Relief Grant 

2009 Fulbright Scholar - Tamil Nadu, South India 2008 Individual Project Grant – 4Culture 

2008 City Artist Grant - Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 2006 Fellowship Award - Artist Trust for Washington State 2004 GAP Award - Artist Trust for Washington State 

2003 Artist Support Program - JackStraw Productions, Seattle,WA 

2003 Emerging Public Artists Program - Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs 2002 Special Projects Grant - King County Arts Commission 


R E S I D E N C I E S 

2022 Willapa Bay AIR - Oysterville,WA 2022 PLAYA - Summerlake, OR 

2022 The Arctic Circle - Svalbard, NOR 

2021 Centrum Foundation - Port Townsend,WA 2021 Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA 2020 Montello Foundation - Montello, NV 

2019 Kingsbrae International Residency - New Brunswick, CAN 2015 Confluence Gallery,Twisp,WA 

2012 Binaural|Nodar - Covas Do Rio, Portugal 2010 Civita Institute - Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy 2008 I-Park - East Haddam, CT 

2008 Mamori Sound Project - Amazon, Brazil 

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