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Born in 1980, Edinburgh, Scotland, Tommy Perman is an artist, designer and musician who works in a variety of media including visual art, performance, sound and music. He has a particular interest in combining new digital technologies with traditional techniques and materials. Between 2002 – 2013 Tommy was a member of the artist collective / band FOUND. As part of FOUND, Tommy has released numerous records and co-created a collection of weird and wonderful interactive sound installations including: Cybraphon and #UNRAVEL.

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Tommy Perman – born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1980

Education

1998 — 2002 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, UK, BA (1st Class honours) Fine Art 

2001 Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, NL (Socrates ERASMUS Exchange) 

1997 — 1998 Telford College, Edinburgh, UK, Art and Design (Foundation Course) 

1992 — 1997 Broughton High School, Edinburgh, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Concrete Antenna’

2014 The Skylark, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Botanical Drawings’

2013 Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Leith in Black and Red’

2012 SWG3, Glasgow, UK. ‘#UNRAVEL’ / ‘Glasgow International Festival’  

2012 Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Drawings’ 

2005 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Stop Look Listen’

2003 Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Road Island’

2002 Sumo, Sheffield, UK, ‘Survey : Sheffield’ 

2001 Hedah, Maastricht, NL, ‘Always Looking Up’

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Dundee Design Festival, Dundee, UK, ‘Factory Shop’

2017 Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park, Galloway, UK, ‘Sanctuary Lab’

2017 The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK, ‘This Will Ruin Everything’

2017 Carrubbers Close, Chalmers Close and Trunks Close, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Open Close’

2015 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Visual Arts Scotland’

2014 Only Much Louder, Lower Parel, Mumbai, India, ‘100% Now’

2012 CCA, Glasgow, UK. ‘Sonica’

2012 Edinburgh Interntational Conference Centre, Edinburgh, UK. ‘TED Global’

2012 London Design Festival, London, UK. ‘Fieldguide’

2011 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, UK. ‘A nod to Cage’. 

2011 Richmix, London, UK, ‘London Word Festival’. 

2011 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Left to My Own Devices’

2011 RBS Gallery, London, UK, ‘Material Rites’ 

2010 SWG3, Glasgow, UK, ‘Glasgow International’ 

2009 Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, ‘Mixtape’ 

2009 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Reveal / Reset’

2008 The Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth, UK, ‘It’s Nice That // Original Format’

Collections

2018 The McManus Museum and Art Gallery, Dundee, UK, ‘Jonnie Common at the McManus’ – limited edition gatefold vinyl, book and prints

2017 Edinburgh World Heritage, various permanent public artworks in Carrubbers Close, Chalmers Close and Trunks Close, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Open Close’

2013 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Cybraphon’

Awards

2020 London Music Video Festival Official Selection, ‘Sunup Shutdown’ 

2017 Designer X Factory, Dundee Design Festival designer in residence award

2014 Creative Edinburgh, Best Collaboration Award, ‘Water of Life’

2011 The List Award An award for outstanding contribution to Scottish arts

2009 BAFTA Scotland, Best Interactive, Cybraphon

2007 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop commission 

2002 British Airways Travel Award, UK

2002 Peacock Visual Arts Editioning Prize, UK 

2002 David Gordon Memorial Trust Prize, UK

Residency

2006 Daglicht, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, NL

Selected Filmography

2020 Last Sunbeams Of Childhood, music video for Andrew Wasylyk

2020 SHHE remix LP – 33 minute film to accompany Su Shaw’s remix album for which I also contributed an audio remix

2020 Sing the Gloaming documentary

2019 Emergent Slow Arcs (8 videos with approx. total running time of 30 mins to accompany music album of the same name)

2018 Mariner’s Hymn, music video for Andrew Wasylyk

Tommy Perman on Vimeo

For Discography go here.