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Jess Peri

Title: Instructor / Studio Art
School of Visual Art and Design
Office: McMaster 205
Resources: Curriculum Vitae
Photograph of Jess Peri


BFA, University of North Texas, 2012
MFA, University of New Mexico, 2018


Jess Peri was born in Dallas, Texas and received a BFA cum laude from the University of North Texas (2012) and an MFA from the University of New Mexico (2018). Peri joined the University of South Carolina in the Fall of 2020. 

Peri’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Harwood Museum of Art (Taos, NM), Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM), University of New Mexico’s Museum of Art (Albuquerque, NM), SRO Photo Gallery (Lubbock, TX), Lionel Rombach Gallery (Tempe, AZ), Yuma Center for the Arts (Yuma, AZ), Salina Art Center (Salina, KS), and Millepiani Exhibition Space (Rome, Italy) among others.

Peri’s work has been featured by Fraction Magazine, Glasstire, D Magazine, and Loosen Art.


ARTS 260: Photography for Non-Majors
ARTS 261: Introduction to Photography 
ARTS 361: Digital Photography

Research Interests

My art practice examines, analyzes, and critiques the accuracy in which we understand the world around us. I am interested in both the internal ways we use our senses and memory to navigate the world, and the external methods we use such as tools and technologies. Particularly where these ways of perceiving or understanding experience fall short, or what I deem as ‘inaccurate’ is what I am concerned with as an artist. By addressing the issues surrounding the technologies that dictate our understanding of the world I seek to better understand how this molds the comprehension of experience.  

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.