Jim Perry received a BA in sculpture from Bard College, where he studied with sculptor Jake Grossberg and painters Murray Reich and Jim Sullivan. He began his sculpture career in the early 1970s in New York City where he exhibited extensively, and in 1975 was included in the Whitney Biennial. In addition to his work as an artist, Jim had a 28-year career as a graphics editor at The New York Times. He left The Times in 2008 to return to making sculpture full time. "I am fascinated by forms that are both mathematical, like parabolas or spirals, and that also appear in nature, like waves or flight trajectories. In my sculpture, I take the basic principles inherent in these forms and interpret and play with them, allowing each piece to evolve in an intuitive way."