Jack Pierson, ‘Twilight’, 2011, Galería La Caja Negra

About Jack Pierson

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.

American, b. 1960, Plymouth, Massachusetts, based in New York, NY; Southern California

Exhibition Highlights

2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2015
Acme Fine Art, 
Boston,
2014
Brussels,
Jack Pierson: Folded Photographs

Solo Shows

2014
Brussels,
Jack Pierson: Folded Photographs

Group Shows

2016
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern
2015
Berlin,
Queertopia. It takes a village.
2015
Acme Fine Art, 
Boston,
2015
Provincetown,
2014
Nuremberg,
Fashion Photography
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