© Jack Pierson
© Jack Pierson
© Jack Pierson

JACK PIERSON

Jack Pierson was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1960. He lives and works between New York and the California desert. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, where he soon became one of the most important personalities of the so called “Boston School”. Pierson’s works include photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings and artists books. He usually presents his work as multiple media installations, with an impressionistic feel: nude male bodies, out of focus landscapes, romantic visions of nature, still lives, portraits. His images are usually presented as large scale digital ink-jets or pigment prints werhas his vintage photographs are usually from color negative prints (works available for sale) . In his snapshots the space within photography is revealed to be a multi-dimensional space, rather than a space of simple linearity. In his endless obsession for the self-referential process he always works on the ambivalence between photography and memory. His "Self-Portrait" series was shown in the 2004 at the Whitney Biennial and his works are collected by major museums worldwide. Jack Pierson's photographic work has been represented by Photology since 1999 with his solo show New Works and his best seller pocket size edition Jack Pierson (book available for sale) realized in 2001.