George Perez Jr.

George Perez Jr.

George Perez, Jr.

George Perez Jr.

  • A.S., Middlesex Community College, 1983
  • B.S., communications, Southern Connecticut State University, 1986
  • M.F.A., artisanry, University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth, 1996
First year at SCAD:

"Colleagues and students."


Big Picture Show, Pei Ling Chan gallery, Savannah, Georgia; Craft Transformed-Invitational, University of Massachusetts, New Bedford, Massachusetts; Haystack Faculty Exhibition, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine

Awards, recognition and honors

"Best of Show," Ritz Theatre Gallery, Brunswick, Georgia


With-IT - Member Board of Governors, The Furniture Society, American Society of Furniture Designers, Sustainable Furniture Council

Publications and presentations



  • Joanne McQuillan Weeks, Studies in Wood: Function and Form
  • The Standard Times (Massachusetts), Feb. 12, 1995, Sec. D1, Form/Function
  • The Standard Times (Massachusetts), March 17, 1996, Sec. E5



  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
  • Art Educators Forum, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Rabun Gap Preparatory School

Previous Positions

Instructor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts; instructor/assistant manager/manager ,The Nemasket Group, Fairhaven, Massachusetts; designer/craftsman, Middlebury, Connecticut

Courses Taught

  • FURN 201 Design Studio: Introduction to Furniture
  • FURN 241 Design Studio: Applied Universal Design
  • FURN 306 Furniture Practices: Methods in Plastics
  • FURN 320 Accessories for Living
  • FURN 410 Design Studio: Advanced Furniture Design
  • FURN 425 Design Studio: Senior Studio
  • FURN 706 Exploration in Plastics
  • FURN 710 Issues in Furniture Design
  • FURN 718 Furniture Studio I: Conceptual Studies
  • FURN 738 Furniture Studio II : Contextual Studies
  • FURN 742 Directed Research in Furniture Design
  • FURN 748 Furniture Studio III: Material Investigations
  • FURN 749 Furniture Design M.A. Final Project
  • FURN 754 Directed Studies I
  • FURN 764 Directed Studies II
  • FURN 790 Furniture Design M.F.A. Thesis