Most recently Perlman has been making short science fiction films that involve scripting, directing, editing and disseminating. She wrote and directed LAMA, a 10-minute short about a woman who believes she can magically cure her tortured husband. Perlman produced and directed 110%, a feature documentary about the US Women’s Ski Jumping Team and their efforts to be included in the 2010 Olympics. It premiered on NRK, Norwegian Television, showed at the 2011 Lake Placid Film Festival. Perlman produced and directed Merchant, a 10-minute visual conversation about immigration. Merchant was completed in 2005 with the help of a Puffin Foundation grant. Perlman produced and directed Ski Jumping in the U.S., a 5-minute short acquired by ESPN and shown in November 2004 as “The Extreme Sport of the Month”. In 2001, Perlman completed a half hour documentary entitled Jane Smith 2000. This portrait of an 89-year-old diva, ex-Hollywood actress is in the collection of Harvard University. Perlman exhibited her film, video, sculpture and painting works in New York and European art galleries in the 80s and 90s. She was also a set designer from 1983-93, working mainly with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. Her set designs were seen at The New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and on European stages including the Opera Comique and Chatalet theaters in Paris, the Vienna State Opera and the Frankfurt Opera. In 1997 Perlman received a Guggenheim Foundation Grant and in 1999 she was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant, both in sculpture. Perlman was part of the artist collective COLAB from 1978-83. A series of projects came from working with the group: Perlman directed two super-8 films, POOFO, an adventure film, and Topless, a docudrama about topless dancing, that were shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland. In 1980, Perlman made a 30-second feature spot for WNEW Channel 5 in New York about The Times Square Show, the notorious, renegade art show organized by COLAB that launched several careers, including Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Perlman earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in New York City. .