Tommy Perman CV

Born in 1980, Edinburgh, Scotland, Tommy Perman is an artist, designer and musician who works in a variety of media including visual art, performance, sound and music. He has a particular interest in combining new digital technologies with traditional techniques and materials. Between 2002 – 2013 Tommy was a member of the artist collective / band FOUND. As part of FOUND, Tommy has released numerous records and co-created a collection of weird and wonderful interactive sound installations including: Cybraphon and #UNRAVEL.

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Tommy Perman – born Edinburgh, Scotland, 1980

1998 — 2002 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, UK, BA (1st Class honours) Fine Art,

2001 Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht, NL (Socrates ERASMUS Exchange)

1997 — 1998 Telford College, Edinburgh, UK, Art and Design (Foundation Course)

1992 — 1997 Broughton High School, Edinburgh, UK

RESIDENCIES

2006, Daglicht / Beeldenstorm, Eindhoven, NL, ‘Gast Ateliers’

AWARDS AND FUNDING

2011 The List Award (an award for outstanding contribution to Scottish arts)

2011 Scotland Can Make It!

2011 Creative Scotland, ‘Vital Spark Award’

2010 New Media Scotland, Alt-w Research Grant

2009 BAFTA Scotland Award for Cybraphon in ‘Best Interactive’ Category

2009 Scottish Arts Council, Recording Fund

2009 Scottish Arts Council, International Showcasing Award for SXSW, Austin, USA

2008 New Media Scotland, Alt-w Production Award

2008 Dunard Fund to produce sound installation ‘Three Pieces’ for Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2007 PRS Foundation ‘New Music Award’ to produce a sound installation ‘Etiquette’

2007 Commissioned by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop to create a new sound piece

2006 Scottish Arts Council, Research and Development Award, UK

2005 Scottish Arts Council, Creative Development Award towards the cost of recording an album with FOUND, UK

2004 funding from Aberdeen City Council, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Meffan, Forfar and Peacock Visual Arts towards the cost of producing the exhibition catalogue and double CD for the Stop Look Listen exhibition.

2004 Scottish Arts Council, Creative Development Award towards the cost of making new work for the Stop Look Listen exhibition.

2003 received funding from Limousine Bull, Aberdeen to produce a limited edition vinyl record, Random Audio Therapy Unit.

2002 British Airways Travel Award, UK

2002 Peacock Visual Arts Editioning Prize, UK

2002 David Gordon Memorial Trust Prize, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Leith in Black and Red’

2012 Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Drawings’

2005 Analogue, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Running Amok / Ambling Along’

2003 Foyer Gallery, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Road Island’

2002 Sumo, Sheffield, UK, ‘Survey : Sheffield’

2001 Hedah, Maastricht, NL, ‘Always Looking Up’

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012 CCA, Glasgow, UK. ‘Sonica’. Group show

2012 London Design Festival, London, UK. ‘Fieldguide’. Group show

2012 SWG3, Glasgow, UK. ‘#UNRAVEL’ / ‘Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art’. Group show

2011 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Left to My Own Devices’. Group show

2011 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, UK. ‘A nod to Cage’. Group show

2011 Richmix, London, UK, ‘London Word Festival’. Group show

2011 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Material Rites’. Group show

2011 RBS Gallery, London, UK. ‘Material Rites’. Group show

2010 SWG3, Glasgow, UK. Group show as part of GI Festival (Glasgow International)

2009 Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, ‘Mixtape’

2009 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Reveal/Reset’. Group show. Debut exhibition for Cybraphon

2008 The Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth, UK, ‘It’s Nice That // Original Format’

2007 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, ‘Magazine 07’

2006 Daglicht / Beeldenstorm, Eindhoven, NL, ‘Gast Ateliers’

2005 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Stop Look Listen’

2005 The Meffan, Forfar, UK, ‘Stop Look Listen’

2005 Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Stop Look Listen’

2004 Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Urban Collection’

2004 Plexi Pixel, Seattle, USA, ‘European Exchange’

2004 RSA, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Festival Exhibition’

2004 eyelevelgallery, Halifax, Canada, ‘Artists’ Multiples’

2003 Ols&Co gallery, London, UK, ‘Nth-art collective’

2003 Generator, Dundee, UK, ‘Kill Your Timid Notion’

2003 Kelly Cooper Bar, Glasgow, UK, ‘New Works’

2003 The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, ‘New Faces Show’

2002 The Bridge Arts, Aberdeen, UK, ‘New Faces Show’

2002 Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK, ‘A5 Exhibition’

2002 Demarco European Art Foundation, Thistle Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester, then the Apex Hotel, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Beyond Conflict’

2002 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Final Year Degree Show’

2002 De Overslag, Eindhoven, NL, ‘De Archieven’

2002 Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Aberdeen Artists Society, 68th Exhibition’

2002 McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, UK, ‘RSA student exhibition’

SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS

2012 Queens Hall,  Edinburgh, UK. ‘#UNRAVEL Live’. Interactive performance event

2012 The Hub, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Throw Things At FOUND’. Interactive performance event
2008 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK, ‘Dialogues of Wind and Bamboo’. Collaboration with contemporary Chinese composer Kimho Ip.

2007 Eating Place, Castle Street, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Feast’. Collaboration with contemporary Chinese composer Kimho Ip.

2006 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Cathy House Blend’. Collaboration with contemporary Chinese composer Kimho Ip.

2006 Classic Grand, Glasgow, ‘BBC Electric Proms’. Collaborative performance with video artists / multi-media comedians (nobleandsilver).

2006 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, UK, ‘16 Shocks From a 30 Ohm Load’. FOUND performance project.

2006 The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Flight Path’ (part of the Body Parts performance arts festival)

2005 The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, UK, ‘homespun’ (PRSFoundation funded performance event. FOUND performance project)

2005 Edinburgh Annuale, Cell77, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Found Write Rock. FOUND performance project

2005 The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Ensemble’ (part of the Body Parts performance arts festival)

2004 Cabin Exchange, Potter Row, Edinburgh, UK, ‘Edinburgh Music Exchange’

2004 Dr. Drakes Aberdeen, UK, ‘Random Audio Therapy Unit vinyl launch party’

2003 Limousine Bull, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Random Audio Therapy Unit v3.0’

LECTURES

2012 Whitespace, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Talkspace’.

2012 Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Music Hackday Scotland’.

2012 Barcelona, Spain. ‘OFFF Conference’.

2012 SWG3, Glasgow, UK ‘#UNRAVEL, FOUND artist talk’.

2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. ”The Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange – aka Edinburgh E2′.

2012 SXSW Interactive, Austin, Texas, USA.

2012 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.

2012 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK.

TEACHING / WORKSHOPS

2012 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK. Guest lecturer, Illustration

2011 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK. Guest lecturer, Product Design

2010 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK. Guest lecturer, Product Design

2009 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK. Guest teacher

2008 – 2009 Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK. ‘Creative Digital Drawing’ evening class

2004 Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Phreak the Beat’. Two-week course on experimental music production for children aged 12 – 16

2003 Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, UK, ‘Code of the Streets’. One-week course on digital imaging and screen printing

PUBLICATIONS

2011 ‘A Touch of Code‘. Published by Gestalten, Berlin, Germany, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-89955-331-4

2006 ‘Gast Ateliers 2006’. Published by Grafisch Atelier Daglicht / Kunstenaarswerkplaats Beeldenstorm, Eindhoven, NL. 1 September 2007. ISBN / EAN: 978-90-801658-9-2

2005 ‘Running Amok #5’ by Tommy Perman, limited edition zine and mp3 soundtrack. Published by Analogue Books, September 2005.

2005 ‘STOP LOOK LISTEN’ Jan 2005. ISBN 0-9543574-4-2. A publication produced for a touring exhibition, with a 64-page booklet, 2 audio CDs and inserted postcards. Featuring an introduction by Ken Neil and interview with Monika Vykoukal.

DISCOGRAPHY

Albums

2011 FOUND ‘factorycraft’, CD / LP / DL, Chemikal Underground, UK

2007 FOUND ‘This Mess We Keep Reshaping’, CD album, Fence Records, UK

2006 FOUND ‘Found Can Move’, CD album, Surface Pressure Records, UK (own record label)

2005 FOUND ‘homespun’, Live Album, CD-R, self release, UK

Remix Album

2008 – 2009 FOUND ‘Can Found Move’, self release

Singles / EPs

2011 FOUND ‘Johnny I Can’t Walk the Line’, Digital single, Chemikal Underground, UK

2011 FOUND ‘Anti Climb Paint’, 7″ single (edible / playable chocolate record), Chemikal Underground, UK

2011 FOUND ‘Machine Age Dancing’, 7″ single, Chemikal Underground, UK

2009 FOUND vs TOOB ‘Reshapes’, 12″ / Digital Download, Process Recordings, UK

2009 FOUND ‘The Fidelities EP’, 12″ / CD, Aufgeladen Und Bereit, DE) / Fence Records, UK

2008 FOUND ‘You’re really Quite the Catch’, 7” single, Fence Records, UK

2008 FOUND ‘Some Fracas Of A Sissy EP, 7” single, Aufgeladen Und Bereit, DE

2007 FOUND ‘Something Under The Bed is Drooling’, 7” single, Fence Records, UK

2007 FOUND ‘Etiquette’ CD EP – promotional release for MAGAZINE 07, ESW, UK

2007 FOUND ‘10×10:04’, 10” EP, De-Fence Records, UK

2007 FOUND ‘Synth Like Minds’, 7”, Augeladen und Bereit, DE

2007 FOUND ‘Static 68’, 7”, Creeping Bent Organisation, UK

2006 FOUND ‘Mullokian’, 7” single, Surface Pressure Records, UK ((own record label)

2003 FOUND ‘Random Audio Therapy Unit v3.0’, 12” EP – self release, UK

2003 ESC ‘Secrets of the Soul’, 12” EP. Seminal Emissions, UK

Compilations

2009 The Mill Compilation (?), Miller, UK

2009 ‘Showcasing Scotland SxSW 2009’, Scottish Arts Council, UK

2009 ‘Limbo Live Vol 01’, Make Good Music, UK

2006 ‘Get While the Getting’s Good’, Aufgeladen Und Bereit, DE

2006 ‘Surface Textures – Rust’, Surface Pressure / Gdansk, UK

2005 ‘Music Volume Three’, Benbecula Records, UK