Ellie Perla

ELLIE PERLA - Solo Travel Photo Exhibit
September 13, 2014 at ATELIER 1022
When visiting this old city I felt like I was stepping on scars left by centuries of traffic, trade, and wars, and no matter how many colors disguised these scars, I felt them everywhere.  My camera found them almost in auto-pilot.  A post-mortem movie on Ives Saint Lauren I happen to watch on the plane back home added a bitter touch of majorel blue to my sentiments.  This exhibit is a feeble attempt at reconciling my illusions with my impressions, without certainly doing this impressive city true justice. (September 2014)
ATELIER 1022 in Wynwood, Miami, presented new works from resident artist Ellie Perla during ART BASEL MIAMI 2012,
held from December 6-9.
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present the first ATELIER 1022 feature show for Romanian-born artist Ellie Perla.  The exhibition PolyChromatica will showcase a comprehensive collection of mixed-media drawings on paper, and debut the completed Garden of Eden series.  PolyChromatica will be open March 10 through April 1, 2012, with a reception for the artist at ATELIER 1022 Gallery on March 10, 2012, 6-8 PM. The title of the exhibition PolyChromatica highlights the luxuriant color and micro-designs that characterize Ellie Perla’s exquisite works, while also hinting at the theme of global diversity the drawings celebrate.  A seasoned traveler and photojournalist, Ellie Perla has traversed the world since leaving Communism-era Romania, her observant gaze beholding along the way both the splendor and the urgency of environments and cultures as varied as the Peruvian Amazon and the Bedouins of Egypt.  Her drawings interpret these images as seeds of hope, ethereal icons, saturated yet delicate, surrounded by a seemingly inexhaustible stream of otherworldly designs.  The effect is heightened by the lattice-like intricacies of Ellie Perla’s polychromatic pencil and ink compositions.  Thereby, she creates her own visual lexicon of optimism and peace that is steadily injected with luminosity, love and a dash of humor. 
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District introduces “HOPE”, an exuberant new multi-media art event on February 11, 2012, 6-11 PM, designed to celebrate beauty, harmony, and artistic fraternity - the gallery’s guiding aesthetic and communal principles for 2012.  These principles will be on joyful display during “HOPE”, with debuting mixed media and photographic works by resident artists Ellie Perla, Carola Perla, Susi Perla, and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo, and the experimental soundscapes of Jimmy Hoffa, Esq.   The ethos behind the “HOPE” event also shapes the gallery’s 2012 Exhibit and Events calendar.  In addition to a series of exciting resident solo shows, ATELIER 1022 plans to extend its space for free to emerging artists during the August and September Wynwood Art Walks.  Titled “FRIENDS OF ATELIER 1022”, these special community exhibits will also feature international talent in painting, sculpture, and video art.   The polyglot experiment continues in April and November as art blends with the written word, when ATELIER 1022 stages brand-new editions of its independent writers’ showcase, “LITERĂ”, with host and author Carola Perla. These evenings will be preceded by KINDERART, afternoon children’s storybook hours and art sessions led by resident artist and children’s book creator Ellie Perla.

ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District announces “Advanced Techniques in Photography,” a 2-Part Lecture Series including: “Infrared Photography” held Saturday, December 3, 1:00-2:30 pm, and  “3-D Stereo Photography” held Sunday, December 4, 1:00-2:30 pm.  Both lectures will take place at the ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery, located in Miami’s Wynwood Art District. Address: 2732 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33127.  To register, please write to E-mail: ATELIER1022@aol.com.  Presenting the lectures: Carlos Rodriguez-Feo and Ellie Perla, photographers and artists in residence at ATELIER 1022.

ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District announces the one-night-only special book launch event “LITERĂ”  on November 12, 2011 – an evening dedicated to Miami’s up-and-coming independent and first-time authors, with a program of readings, book signings, and art installations inspired by the written word.  Headlining the event is Resident Artist and ATELIER 1022 Partner Ellie Perla, who will introduce her highly anticipated children’s books, ALTAVARANIA and PAPOOK.  Her original illustrations for these books will also be on special display.  Ellie Perla’s elaborate and enchanting pencil drawings have served as an iconic feature of the ATELIER 1022 Gallery since its inception.   
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery brings quixotic industrial fantasy to Miami’s Wynwood Art District on October 8th, 2011, with the special exhibit “KRAFTWERK: The Steampunk Engine” – a new collection of photography, portraiture, and mixed media works from resident artists Ellie Perla, Susana Perla, and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo. The exhibit is complemented by a selection 19th Century Victorian artifacts.  "Part of ATELIER 1022’s philosophy from its inception has been to celebrate the innocence, refinement, and ingenuity of yesteryear.  In reconciling these aspects of the past with the modern experience, a new aesthetic emerges, both beautiful and honest.  The gallery’s three resident artists are united in the belief that beauty and honesty do not have to be mutually exclusive.  Their philosophy runs throughout the scope of their work, from Ellie’s “recycled” art pieces and 3-D Stereocards to Susana’s “Acid Impressionism” and Carlos’s photo experiments with vintage cameras, infrared techniques, and large-format film.  The ‘Steampunk’ movement, the artists feel, encapsulates much of what they are attempting to achieve at this Wynwood studio, and their collaborative efforts in creating the exhibit once again confirms the sense of community at ATELIER 1022 – hence the ‘tongue-in-cheek title KRAFTWERK, the German word for ‘power plant’,” explains Gallerist Carola Perla.
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District announces the celebration of its special event  "Black Light Magic" on September 10, 2011.
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in the Wynwood Art District announces the celebration of its special event “ROCKING WYNWOOD”  on August 13, 2011, with live rock music and ‘art-recycled’ rock junk.  Installations and mixed media on display represent the joint efforts of the gallery’s artists in residence: Ellie Perla, Carola Perla, Susi Perla, and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo.  Local music acts MAKAI and VIZERAL with Jimmy Durkin will round out the event with live ‘unplugged’ performances. ROCKING WYNWOOD will take place on August 13 from 6-11 PM.  Live music performances are scheduled for 9-11 PM.  
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery in Wynwood Art District and TASCHEN MIAMI are partnering to present a time-limited unique exhibit of 3-D books and 3-D photography “3-D ArtVergnügen!on June 11, 2011, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM; at Atelier 1022 Gallery on 2732 NW 2nd Avenue.  The exhibit will showcase a large selection of 3-D photographs by Ellie Perla and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo, as well as the newly launched books in 3-D by TASCHEN.  The “3-D ArtVergnügen!exhibit also presents over 160 3-D STEREOCARDS™ - contemporary three-dimensional prints (color and infrared) captured by Atelier 1022’s team of photographers, with the help of the newest photo technology in 3-D, as they traveled the world to immortalize a true view of places and people of the 21st Century.  Atelier 1022 is thus reviving the idea of Stereocards, 3-D photographs that were once mass produced from the mid 19th century on through the early 20th century.  In the spirit of this history, the exhibit will showcase over 100 vintage black and white 3-D images, paralleling Atelier 1022’s modern photos.  Together, this collection of old and new highlights the changes experienced by our society, our creativity and growth. 
Atelier 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery opened May 14, 2011, in Miami’s Wynwood Art District.  The inaugural exhibit “ArtVergnügen!...the pleasure of art…” showcased an array of fine art photography, paintings, and mixed media works from resident artists Ellie Perla, Susana Perla, and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo.  Atelier 1022’s goal is to recreate the sense of an artistic community in a public space.  The brainchild of the Perla family of artists, photographers, and writers, Atelier 1022 invites art lovers to join in and celebrate beauty, colors, and rhythms in a place where art is made and polyglot gossip resounds off the walls.  Future art exhibits for 2011-2012 are planned around such themes as: hard rock art and music, with live bands; steam punk art and fashion show; documentary photography and short films; fairytale books and young art; graffiti and tattoo art; the history of photography; and many more.



“A long and sinuous Silk Road unites all our cultures, a road full of colors, hardships, and hopes.  If given the chance to travel this road over and over again, overlapping images would melt into a warm human fabric, full of labor, sweat and dreams.  This fabric inspires my work.  Its resilience is my hope for a common road into a harmonious future.” Ellie Perla