Photo by Alexis Vaughn © 2019 | Life In My Lens Photography

Photo by Alexis Vaughn © 2019 | Life In My Lens Photography

About Ebony

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST • CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR • MODEL • CURATOR


Ebony T. Perry is an interdisciplinary artist born in Santa Monica, CA and raised in San Pedro, CA. She specializes in the visual and performing arts. Ebony holds a B.A. in Media Studies with a concentration in Digital Art and Design, and an A.A. in Theatre Arts (Acting & Production) from Marymount California University. Always having been invigorated by crossing the boundaries between traditional art and digital media– Ebony continues to produce creative content for, consult for, collaborate on and direct several freelance art and design projects as part of her personal practice and trade. Her own multimedia artwork is predominantly inspired by reflections on journeying, nature, dreams, poetry and music, trauma healing, the cosmos, symbolism and life-shaping experiences. Themes that continually awaken her curiosity and prompt her to explore new ways of storytelling, consist of topics circling the humanities, promoting peace, and finding liberation through imagination and creativity. With her versatile background and profound passion for wisdom and expression; Ebony seeks to continue generating unique and meaningful art content that enkindles deep-rooted thought and inspiration. Ebony is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) who studied under Ram Bhakt (Founder of the Long Beach School of Yoga) and offers many classes, consultations, and events centered around her learning.

"Let nothing dim the light that shines from within."  - Maya Angelou


RESUME

Education

Marymount California University; Rancho Palos Verdes, CA                            

BA Media Studies, Digital Art & Design | AA Theatre Arts, Acting & Production

August 2010 – May 2014

Cumulative GPA: 3.9 | Dean’s List: 8 semesters | Graduated with highest distinction | Magna Cum Laude.

Activities and Societies: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society, MCU Arts & Media, MCU Theatre, MCU Arcade Gallery, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Women in Film.

Long Beach School of Yoga (CSULB); Long Beach, CA December 2016 | Ram Bhakt | 200-RYT Certification, Yoga Teacher Training/Yoga Therapy, 4.0

Kundalini Yoga; Santa Ana, CA | 2016-2019 | Ram Dass Bir Singh Khalsa

Yoga Skills I & II; Los Angeles Harbor College | 2018-2019 | Nokor Omaobe | 4.0

CSU Monterey Bay Summer Arts Intensive; Monterey County, CA Summer 2012

Chicago Style Comedy & Improvisation, 4.0

Won an audition-based scholarship through KCACTF to attend CSUMB Summer Arts. Trained in the fundamentals of Chicago style comedy, improvisation, and sketch writing with instructors David Razowsky, Amy Seeley, Eric Hunicutt, and James Grace. The course culminated in a full-length improv and sketch performance.


ART CV

Exhibitions (Featured Artist) 2010 - Present

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2019 • The Pocket LA Arts Festival at NAVEL LA • Los Angeles, CA • Group art exhibition and festival • Presented my mixed-media painting series and new ceramics collection “Ritual of Resilience.”

2018 • LGBTQ + Center OC Santa Ana, CA • Group art exhibition and fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Center OC’s Youth Program • “Enamoradx De Mi” • Presented my mixed-media painting series "Ritual of Resilience." 

2018 • Black Umbrella Tattoo and Art Gallery Garden Grove, CA • Group art exhibition and fundraiser • "Peace 4 Kids: See the Hero" Exhibition showcasing original artwork honoring the Foster Care journey and the power of storytelling • Presented my mixed-media painting series "Ritual of Resilience." 

2018 • Inglewood, CA • Group art show •  "Expressionist" • Presented select pieces from my mixed-media painting series "Ritual of Resilience."

2018 • 1144 Hope Street Los Angeles, CA • Group art show and Concert • "EDEN: Art + Music Experience"• Presented select pieces from my mixed-media painting series "Ritual of Resilience" and "Ocular Ambrosia: a Multimedia Spectacle" series.

2017 •  MCU Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts and Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, CA •  Group art show • “Synergy Discovered”  • Presented my mixed-media painting series “Ritual of Resilience” in a group show.

2017 •  LA Center for Digital Arts • Solo exhibition collaborator • “Nothing New By Lowell Nickel” • Featured in a performance art video installation created by Lowell Nickel • Selected piece: Performance art video installation by Lowell Nickel

2016 •  MCU Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts San Pedro, CA • Solo exhibition collaborator • “Nothing New By Lowell Nickel”  • Featured in a performance art video installation created by Lowell Nickel • Selected piece: Performance art video installation by Lowell Nickel

2015 • MCU Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts San Pedro, CA • Group Art Show “Chrysalis Lens: A Brief Survey of Contemporary Video Art • Selected pieces: The Story My Candle Will Tell (video) and Discarded History (mixed media paper sculpture).

2015 • Musicians Institute Hollywood, CA & Sundance Film • Director, Producer, and Artist. • Film Festival/Screening Event • Selected pieces: The Story My Candle Will Tell (video) and Discarded History (mixed media paper sculpture).

2015 • fINdings Art Center San Pedro, CA • Group art show “San Pedro Dia de los Muertos” Artworks featured from Ebony T. Perry's "Ocular Ambrosia: A Multimedia Spectacle" series.

2015 • fINdings Art Center San Pedro, CA • Group art show “From Generation to Generation: The Influence of Corita” Artworksfeatured from Ebony T. Perry's "Ocular Ambrosia: A Multimedia Spectacle" series.

2015 • South Bay Contemporary • Group art show “Untitled: San Pedro” • Selected piece: The Man Behind the Curtain

2015 • The LOFT Artist Studios and Galleries • Group art show “Untitled: San Pedro” • Selected piece: We the Sheep

2015• Spring Art Show• Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts, San Pedro, CA• “The Story My Candle Will Tell” • Original Film by Ebony T. Perry

• 2014 • "The Best of the Best Show"– Artworks featured from Ebony T. Perry's "Ocular Ambrosia: A Multimedia Spectacle" series • Arcade Gallery, San Pedro, CA.

2014 • "Ocular Ambrosia: A Multimedia Spectacle"– The Art of Ebony T. Perry • Arcade Gallery, San Pedro, CA.

2013 - 2014 • "Gettin' off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community"– The Family Room • Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA( Documentary produced in collaboration with Christynn Kanai + Allison Whittington). 

2013 • "What Is Your Definition of True Love" • Arcade Gallery, San Pedro, CA (Exhibition created & organized in collaboration with Andres Enriquez Ramirez).

2010- 2012 • "MCU Student Art Show" • Marymount California University Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.


Curatorial Work, Residencies, and Exhibition Management

• Coming Soon-To be listed (2019)