Gilda Pervin received degrees from The University of Pittsburgh and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. After graduation she moved from Pennsylvania to Texas where she made art, taught and exhibited for seven years. During that time she helped create "500 Exposition Gallery" where artists could live, work and exhibit art that reflected their personal visions. When she moved to New York in 1981 she continued her studio work, teaching and exhibiting. She soon began teaching painting, drawing and sculpture at The New School, Department of Fine Arts, and now teaches painting and drawing at Parsons. Her teaching experience includes teaching at The Creative Center, University Settlement, NY; The International Rescue Commitee, NY; Pratt Manhattan Center, NY; New Jersey School of the Arts, Montclair, NJ; Dallas County Community College, Dallas, TX; Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; and The University of Pittsburgh.
Four Year Certificate: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
M.Litt: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
B.A.: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
New York Artist's Circle
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Association
Collections: The Jewish Museum, New York; Burchfield-Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York; The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey; The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey; The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas; Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas; AT&T, Chicago, Ill; Queensborough Community College, Bay Side, New York; The Art Mission, Binghamton, New York, Dixon Place, New York; and in private collections.
Drawing, painting, sculpture, exploration of non-traditional materials, literature
Art Cart: Saving the Legacy Project
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists' fellowship Grant in Sculpture
Art Matters Supporting Grant
Penny McCall Foundation Grant
New York State Council on the Arts Project Grant