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Reisha Perlmutter  New York, NY

Oil on canvas
Oil on canvas

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About Reisha

Reisha Perlmutter was born and raised in Naples, Fl. She relates her work directly to her experiences of light and nature from childhood, and her relationship growing up around the presence of water.

Perlmutter studied at Bates College in Maine to expand her greater thought process and language. However, after two years, she was ready to devote herself entirely to her art. Perlmutter received her Master of Fine Arts from the New York Academy of Art, where she focused on figurative painting and anatomy.

Shortly after receiving her MFA degree, she moved back to Florida, in search of reuniting herself with dirt, nature, and its enchantment. It was her move back to Florida that inspired her newest series, AQUA. Perlmutter describes this series as jumping board back into the magic of her childhood, and her intimate memories with light, water, and its sensation.

Reisha explains her work by saying, “AQUA is about merging time, about memories becoming present experience. It is about weightlessness, and our deep connection to our senses beyond the confines of thought or intellect. It is about feeling, about oneness, and being. Light is critical to these works. It is metaphorical of course in terms of internal illumination, but also directly necessary in evoking sensation and beauty through its presence and inherent complexity. The imagery of this series uses light as its life force. Light and its transience is captured in the moment of a painting’ existence, and held. It abstracts the idea of time.”

Reisha appears in the following Top 10 lists


'New York'

'Under Water'




6 reactions displayed

"awesome top nuch in aero loveeeee...."

"Disturbing! Is she drowning?"

"cool i like it because it shows what you are fleeling"

"wow when I first saw this piece I thought it was a picture but then after looking closer I realized that it is a really great painting. This piece of artwork has so many details and looks so amazing, the colors are put together perfectly, and the way you see light on her face and the way the bubbles look so real. This piece is so amazing"


"Lovely image! Captivating look at emotions."

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