ann perich



Born in Sacramento, California

Visual / Installation Art, Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture

Performance Art, Rachel Rosenthal, Los Angeles

B.A. Psychology, Music Minor, California State University, Sacramento

A.A. Social Science, Sacramento City College


Trunk Gallery, Los Angeles CA  2011 – present

Established contemporary art gallery.  Managed and operated gallery on a daily basis. Showcased emerging, mid-career and established artists in a variety of disciplines, e.g., painting, sculpture, video, installation art, photography, drawing, mixed-media, performance art and interactive art.  Hired and trained gallery interns.  Created and produced exhibition catalogues, artist materials, advertising, press releases, press kits, postcards, flyers.  Maintained gallery website and social media.  Produced artist talks, film screenings and performances in the gallery space.  Executed consignment and loan forms.  Researched contemporary art issues and artists, developed concepts and exhibition themes.  Liaisoned with artists, reviewers, collectors, press, gallery patrons, attorneys, community members, neighbors, art consultants, students and business leaders.  Composed artist and exhibition literature.  Installed, stored and shipped artworks.  Designed and installed lighting and floor plan for exhibits.  


multimedia / performer / composer

Photography, video, installation, mixed-media, performance art.  Artwork exhibited nationally, museum collection, public art, performance/theatre invitationals.  (Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Cleveland International Performance Art Festival, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, The Durfee Foundation, Artists' Resource for Completion Grant, City of Elk Grove Art in Public Places).

Commissioned to compose and/or perform live scores (musical/sound) for theatre, dance, film, art installations and site-specific performance.  (UCLA Live International Theatre Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland, University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido).

Performed solo and as a member of various musical ensembles and performance groups.  Released several audio cds. (Ockham's Razor, Guitar Boy, The Rachel Rosenthal Company, Blithering Heights, Neo Geo).  

site-specific installations

"Unsex Me Here" site-specific multimedia installation/performance, Crazy Space Gallery, 2000, in collaboration with Hannah Sim and Marianne Magne; "Excerpts " mixed media installation, The Warehouse Gallery, Artshare, Los Angeles, 1998; "Consciousness + Reality = Illusion" site-specific multimedia installation/performance, Gallery 825, West Hollywood, 1997; "Baba's Chair'' video/sound installation, Interior Landscapes, SMCDAA, Santa Monica, 1997; "Collideoscope" site-specific interactive video/sound installation, 1996 Open, Gallery 825, 1996; "Dum Spiro, Spero" site-specific video/sound installation, LA County-Wide Arts Open House, Santa Monica, 1996; "After the Beep" multimedia installation/video/ performance, Wide Open Open, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, 1995; "Crashed Test Dummies" site-specific multimedia installation, Venice Art Walk, Venice, 1994; and KROQ Weenie Roast, Irvine, CA, 1994; "Family Tree" site-specific multimedia installation, Celebration in Runyon Canyon, Hollywood, 1994

selected exhibitions

“Maki's Tokyo”, mixed-media, purchased by City of Elk Grove's Art in Public Places, 2004; "Bountiful Creak" single-channel video in "Quick Flicks", Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida, 2001; "Live Feed" video projection in "Fairy," Side Street Live, Los Angeles, 2001; "Beautiful Freak" single-channel video in 21st Suffragettes , Brooklyn, NY, 2001; "Pink Cloud on a Teal Day" in Pat Payne's "The Deepest Clearest Blue I've Ever Seen" video projection, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, 2001; "Pink Cloud on a Teal Day" Video Blowout! Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica, 2000; "Funky Chicken", video installation, The Laboratory, Los Angeles, 2000; "Cube de Rubic", slide projection, "Projections IX: Before and After" Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, 2000; "Dancing With Myself" single-channel video, Houseworks Performance Series, Venice, 2000; "Beautiful Freak" single-channel video, The Lab, Los Angeles, 2000; "Self-Portrait", New Photography Division, Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, 1996; "Self Portrait" photography , About Face, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1996; "sorry i can't be there but my thoughts are with you" mixed media, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, 1995

selected performances

“SWARM”, osseus labyrint, score and live performance commissioned by the University of Houston, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, 2006; “Modern Prometheus”, osseus labyrint, composed score for performance in UCLA Live International Theatre Festival, 2004; “Signal To Noise”, Esther Mera, performance and sound for art/video installation at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 2002; “Hypostatsis” England and Scotland Tour with osseus labyrint, performed live musical score, 2002; “Bountiful Creak” single-channel video selected for Quick Flicks at the Palm Beach Institute of  Contemporary Art, 2001; “Guitar Boy” performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with Nancy Agabian as the folk-punk performance art duo Guitar Boy, 1998-2001; “The Bride and the Bachelor”, awarded The Durfee Foundation, Artists' Resource for Completion Grant for multimedia performance, 2000; “reality sucks” (multimedia performance), invited to perform at the Cleveland International Performance Art Festival, 1997


The Durfee Foundation, Artists' Resource for Completion Grant (multimedia performance), 2000

The Cleveland International Performance Art Festival (multimedia performance), 1997

Honorable Mention, Long Beach Arts, "After the Beep" (video installation and performance) , 1995

College Music Journal's “Top 100 Albums” (Neo Geo), 1992

artist residencies

Waaw, Saint-Louis, Senegal, West Africa, 2017

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Texas, 2006


Art (volunteer), Safe Place For Youth (S.P.Y.) Venice, CA

Art (volunteer), Warm Hands Rehabilitation Center, Sacramento, CA

Photography, San Francisco Bay Girl Scout Council, Pescadero, CA

Piano, Kline Music, Sacramento, CA and privately


Los Angeles Times "Shock to the System," November 17, 2004 (mention)

LA Weekly "Slush: Spanks For The Memories," September 7, 2001 (mention)

LA Weekly "Performance Pick of the Week: Fairy," August 24, 2001 (mention) Downtown News "This Fairy Isn't For Children," August 20, 2001 (mention)

The Drama Review "Cyborgs In Mutation," Summer 2001, p. 156 (review)

New Times "Seven Days In LA," July 27, 2001 (mention)

Los Angeles Times, "Osseus Duo Gives Shape to Extreme Message," April 30 , 2001 (review)

LA Weekly "Slush: That's Hamstertainment! " February 9, 2001 (review)

LA Weekly "Slush: Affairs of the Art," October 20, 2000 (review)

LA Weekly "Performance Pick of the Week:  Hot & Sticky," October 6, 2000 (photo)

New Times "Celluloid Buffet," September 28, 2000 (mention)

Beverly Hills Outlook, "The CD Corner," August 3, 2000 (review/photo)

LA Weekly, Scoring the Clubs, June 30, 2000 (photo/review)

Beverly Hills Outlook, "Performance Art: Guitar Boy Sparkles at Highways," July 20, 2000 (review/photo)

LA Weekly, "Slush: Wild Wymyn with Steak Knives," June 30, 2000 (mention)

Coagula, March 2000 (mention)

Los Angeles Times, "Thrown Together Couples Make Romantic Moves," February 21, 2000 (review)

New Times, February 3, 2000 (mention)

LA Weekly "Performance Pick of the Week," December 17, 1999 (mention)

ZYZXX, Winter 1999 (cd review)

LA Weekly Performance Pick of the Week, May 21, 1999 (mention)

LA Weekly, "Good Times "Act Out L.A.", May 7, 1999 (mention)

LA Weekly Performance Pick of the Week, March 26, 1999 (mention)

San Francisco Chronicle, "Weekend Guide", February 6, 1998 (photo)

Los Angeles Times, "Extravagant, Graceful or Gross, It's Happening", August 1, 1998 (review)

New Times, "7 Days in L.A." July 31, 1998 (photo)

The Argonaut, "What's On" March 5, 1998 (photo)

Endless Los Angeles, "Modern Salon" November 15, 1997 (review/photo)

LA Weekly, "Art Pick of the Week" October 31, 1997 (mention)