Jeff Perrott attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1984 and four years later, he received a B.A. with honors from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. From 1988 to 1990 he continued his education at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale School of Art in 1992.
In 1990 Perrott was a Teaching Assistant at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art and in 1991 he was a Coordinator of the Children’s Arts Program at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. In 1999 and 2000 he was the Coordinator and Curator of the Fifth Year Independent Study Program and Traveling Scholarships Exhibition at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 2001 he was the Visiting Artist-in-Residence and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and in 2004 he was an Art Instructor at the Hotchkiss School.