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Jack Pierson

 (Born 1960)
Jack Pierson is active/lives in New York, Massachusetts.  Jack Pierson is known for found letter sculpture, installation.

Jack Pierson

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Jack Pierson, a conceptual artist, was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1960. He received a BFA degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1984. He lives and works in New York, southern California and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Pierson's work includes photographic transparencies exhibited in light boxes, written words and large letters and calligraphic symbols displayed on gallery walls. "Ocean + 1st (Pinkscape)," 1995, 72" x 71.7", color photograph with mixed media on canvas, is a photographic view of a southern California neighborhood with palm trees and the sun's glare brightly whiting out the center of the picture.

In "You Got What You Deserved," 1991, 14" x 11", these words are scrawled in graphite in block letters on light blue paper, with "Right off Hollywood Blvd" scrawled in script below it. "Teen Star," 60" x 98", spells just that in very large letters of varied size and color on a wall.

Jack Pierson's exhibitions include:


Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami
Aurel Scheibler, Cologne
Thaddeus Ropac, Paris

Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm
Taché-Lévy Gallery, Brussels
Photology, Milan
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Under the top, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Glenn Horowitz Bookstore, East Hampton

Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Robert Pearre, Tucson
Princetown Art Association and Museum
Cheim & Read, New York

Galleri Roger Björkholmen, Stockholm
Cheim & Read, New York
About the world, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
About the World, Kunstverien Heilbronn, Heilbronn
Espacio Aglutinador, Havanna, Cuba
Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown
The Art Association, Provincetown
Texas Gallery, Houston

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About  Jack Pierson

Born:  1960 - Plymouth, Massachusetts
Known for:  found letter sculpture, installation