Hello Lightning Tamers!
Free artist talk and presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Ani Mnatsakanyan, Curator of Engagement and Education at MONA.
Perry Pfister is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2006, Perry relocated to Portland, Oregon where he became immersed in the art, music, and design communities. His education in neon began with a workshop in 2012 at Peterson Neon in Oakland, California, and culminated in an apprenticeship with Shawna Peterson in the years following. The Tiny Spoon Neon Signs is his neon shop in Portland, where he fabricates neon for a wide array of projects, from personal artwork to business clients. Perry’s original neon work can be seen around the USA, as well as in Japan, where a solo neon exhibition of his work was presented in Tokyo in the Fall of 2018. He is also fortunate to work with other artists including Hank Willis Thomas, Mira Dancy, and Barry McGee.
Welcome to Taming Lightning, I'm Percy Echols II. I'm the creator and host of Taming Lightning, as well as the emerging plasma tech at Pittsburgh Glass Center, where I'm researching and developing a space to explore Plasma and Neon Light as an Artist Medium.