About the Artist

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Maude Pervere has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area all her life. The majority of her images were made within 50 miles of home. Her abstract work includes SALT (2010 – present), Chinese Fountain (2012), From a Distance (2010), Shadow Studies (2009-present), Aerials (2006-08), Scrap (2004-05) and Waterworks (2004-05). Her most recent work involves experiments in printing on rice papers using alternative printing techniques. As she and her family are inveterate travelers, her work also includes images from around the world.

Though Pervere has been making photographs since she was a teen, her first career was in law. She served initially as a Public Defender, then taught for more than 25 years at Hastings, U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and Stanford Law Schools. Pervere retired from Stanford Law School in 2005.


  • Alameda On Camera 2017
  • Perlmutter Gallery 2016
  • Adobe Art Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibit, 2011 (Award of Merit and Honorable Mention)
  • “Aerials” & “Snowflakes”, Collaborative Practice Center, Santa Rosa 2010 (solo)
  • “Magic in the Mix”, PhotoCentral 2009 (by invitation)
  • “It Might Not Match Your Furniture: A Photographic Exhibition” 2009 (by invitation)
  • Modernbook Gallery, 2008 (juried)
  • Color Show, Photo Central 2007 (by invitation)
  • Spring Show, Photo Central 2006, 2007, 2009 (Award of Excellence), 2010 (Award of Excellence), 2011 (Best in Show), 2012 (Award of Excellence)
  • Portfolio Show, Photo Central 2006


  • Best in Show, Alameda on Camera 2017
  • Best in Show, Spring Show, Photo Central 2011  
  • Award of Merit & Honorable Mention, Adobe Art Gallery Juried Show 2011
  • Award of Excellence, Spring Show, Photo Central 2009, 2010, 2012

Corporate Acquisitions and Long-Term Displays:

  • Gould Center for Dispute Resolution Programs, Stanford Law School  
  • Panoramic Investments, Berkeley, CA (for lobbies of Panoramic, Acton Courtyard, ARTech, Gaia, Bachenheimer, and Touriel Buildings)


  • B.A. Stanford University (History)
  • J.D. University of California (Boalt Hall)
  • Formal art & photography study with:
    • Matt Kahn (Elements of Design I & II)
    • Monte Hartman (Designing the Color Image I & II, Advanced Studies)
    • Geir Jordahl (Personal Portfolio)
    • Brigitte Canochan (Portfolio Show)
  • Photo Central Study Group (2004-2015)

Related Work:

  • Founding Member, Appreciating Diversity Film Series (1997-present)

ContactMaude Pervere / maudepervere@yahoo.com