Eileen Perrier comes from a cultural background of Ghanaian and Dominican descent. This has presented her with questions around, identity, diversity and placement. Perrier lives and works in London.
Through personal work and commissioned projects Perrier has photographed sitters she has encountered through various strategies; such as their occupation; location or a physical trait. Each sitter is usually presented with a copy of their portrait as a thank you for their collaboration.
A graduate of The Royal College of Art, Eileen Perrier’s work has been widely exhibited since 1999, including The Photographers’ Gallery, (London, UK); Tate Britain (London, UK); The Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK), the touring exhibition Africa Remix, which included the Hayward Gallery (London) and The Centre Pompidou (Paris, France).
Perrier has also been artist in residence at Light Work (in partnership with Autograph ABP) (New York, USA); in Playing The City, Kunsthalle Schirn (Frankfurt, Germany) and has worked with Tate Britain (as an invited artist) on their education programme – BP Family Festival: “Close Encounters of the Art Kind” and currently has work installed from a portrait commission with Kings College London called “Portraits of a Global Law School” currently displayed on level -1 in Somerset House East Wing; A commission by the Bush Theatre in Shepard’s Bush, (London, UK) titled “WeAreW12” is displayed over the Winter of 2016, and also has work in a Group Exhibition with MEAD GALLERY, (Warwick, UK) called “The Human Document: The Photography of Persuasion from 1930s America to Present Day.” (this exhibition is on until Sat 10 Dec 2016).