Jack Pierson

Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page (en)
Other Jack Pierson CV – Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery (en)
Wikipedia (en)

Solo exhibition2018Jack PiersonIndependent Art Fair, Spring StudiosNew York (US)
Retrospective2017Jack Pierson: 5 Shows from the 90s,Aspen Art MuseumAspen (US)
Group exhibition2013Pivot Points: 15 Years & CountingMuseum of Contemporary ArtLos Angeles (US)
Solo exhibition2004Self PortraitsRegen ProjectsLos Angeles (US)
Solo exhibition2002RegretsMuseum of Contemporary ArtMiami (US)
Group exhibition2001Postmodern AmericansThe Menil CollectionHouston, Texas (US)
Group exhibition1997Art at the End of the 20th Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American ArtMuseo d'Arte Contemporani de Barcelona/ Kunstmuseum, BonnBarcelona (ES) / Bonn (DE)
Group exhibition1994Abstract Works on PaperRobert Miller GalleryNew York (US)
Solo exhibition1994Edward Hopper & Jack PiersonThe Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York (US)
Group exhibition1993Drawing the Line Against AIDSGuggenheim Museum SOHONew York (US)

Artworks in Collections
The Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York (US)
Guggenheim MuseumNew York (US)
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtSan Francisco (US)
Graphische Sammlung der ETHZurich (CH)
Maison Européenne de la PhotographieParis (FR)

Monography2017DamianiJack Pierson: The Hungry YearsJack Pierson978-8862085625Bologna (IT) 
Monography2014Bywater Bros. EditionsTOMORROW´S MAN 2Jack Pierson, Roger Bywater978-0-9780789-9-7New York (US) 
Monography2011Kukje GalleryJack Pierson: NightBruce Benderson, Jack Pierson978-8992233408Seoul (KR) 
Monography2008ChartaJack Pierson: Angel YouthEnrique Juncosa, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jack Pierson978-8881586776Venice (IT) 
Monography1995Edition StemmleAll of a SuddenJack Pierson978-1881616559Zurich (CH) 



Boston, USA
Massachusetts College of Art



Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Boston, USA
The Boston School, informal network of photographers (80ies)


Places of residence

New York / California, USA
Lives and works in New York and southern California

Pierson's practice embodies an array of media spanning from wall-drawings, word-pieces, installations, drawings, paintings and photographs. His photographic works have often been compared to images from road movies, movies whose rapturous race toward fulfilment have become etched into the American landscape. His favourite subjects are drawn mostly from his daily life as a contemporary artist: fragments of urban landscapes, still lives of ordinary objects, homoerotic nudes, evocative words worked into collages or transformed into neons. Far from simply seeking to create traditional variations on the American Dream, the artist seeks instead to explore the flip side of the concept, searching to express what he calls “the tragedy inherent in the pursuit of glamour”.

https://www.ropac.net/artist/jack-pierson (11.02.2020)



OMG photo OMG 2014 Jack Pierson 
Paradise photo Paradise 1996 Jack Pierson