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Jack Pierson

American, b. 1960

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Jack Pierson

American, b. 1960

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Biography

Jack Pierson works in photography, sculpture, installation, painting, bookmaking and drawing, but is best known for the re-appropriation of commercial signage and large-scale vintage lettering, which he uses to create evocative word-sculptures and installations. Calligraphic, brightly colored, with references to both Minimalism and Pop, Pierson’s signage fragments reference the distinctly American road-side decay of old highways like Route 66. Despite his sly sense of irony and humor, Pierson’s work has always been imbued with a sense of longing, loss, melancholy, and disillusionment.

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Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

Jack Pierson works in photography, sculpture, installation, painting, bookmaking and drawing, but is best known for the re-appropriation of commercial signage and large-scale vintage lettering, which he uses to create evocative word-sculptures and installations. Calligraphic, brightly colored, with references to both Minimalism and Pop, Pierson’s signage fragments reference the distinctly American road-side decay of old highways like Route 66. Despite his sly sense of irony and humor, Pierson’s work has always been imbued with a sense of longing, loss, melancholy, and disillusionment.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Jack Pierson
Articles Featuring Jack Pierson
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
The Most Instagrammed Artworks from Art Basel in Miami Beach
Jan 30th, 2019
The Most Instagrammed Artworks from Art Basel in Miami Beach
The ’80s
Nov 29th, 2017
The ’80s
How a Trip to the Beach Helped Jack Pierson Get Back to His Roots
Jul 30th, 2015
How a Trip to the Beach Helped Jack Pierson Get Back to His Roots
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