Jack Pierson, American (1960 - )

Jack Pierson was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1960. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Mr. Pierson has made a name for himself with a body of work that includes photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings, and artist’s books. His "Self-Portrait" series was recently shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and his works are collected by major museums worldwide.

Pierson first attracted attention in the early '90S, the moment of "slacker" and "loser" art, a time when disparate practices seemed unified as a response to the excesses of the '80s art world. It has been written that "Jonathan Pierson may have been born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1960, but Jack Pierson was invented in Miami Beach in 1983." Personal legend vibrates throughout Pierson's art. "My work demonstrates the disaster inherent in the search for glamour," he has said.

Jack Pierson currently divides his time between his home and studio in the Southern California desert near Joshua Tree National Park and New York.

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