Peregrine Honig’s work is delicate and disturbing- deceptively simple executions of complicated subjects. Honig’s line documents early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of realized and fictional characters. By illustrating stifled habits, residual adolescent vulnerability, and issues of beauty and popularity, Honig’s imagery documents trends in fear, private and public, commercial and independent.
Rendering the progress of innocence into awareness, her work chronicles the beauty of awkward moments. We are captivated by the resilience of our own virgin selves and beguiled by the lure of shameless sensuality. Honig’s work is an ongoing dictionary of intimate scenarios, inviting viewers to observe without the fear of trespassing or offending.
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Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco, California, in 1976, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. She began drawing as a child and has never stopped.
Honig’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
Honig has had solo exhibitions at Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, Geschiedle Gallery in Chicago, and shows with the DOLPHIN in Kansas City. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including The Dianne and Sandy Besser Collection ( San Francisco de Young Museum of Art ); The Random and the Ordered: New Prints (International Print Center, New York); Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for A New Generation (Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh); and The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing (Frye Art Museum, Seattle).
Peregrine is a recipient of the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, the Charlotte Street Fund, and an Inspiration Grant. She recently produced a magazine titled Widow, in collaboration with Landfall Press, that explores the relationship between fashion and art.
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