Jack Pierson (1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts) is a versatile artist, whose word pieces and photographies are known all over the world today. Pierson created them for the first time in 1991. He searched for old letters that were formerly used in advertising fonts for hotels, casinos or factories and gave them a second life as artworks. The word-sculptures consist of single words or whole sentences and are subject to diverse interpretation. His often short, sharp and blunt statements pose poetic as well as political questions. The works Pierson created in over twenty years span a large spectrum of different media, from photography, word-sculptures and installations to drawings, paintings and murals. Pierson has always been fascinated by Hollywood's faded glamour and the world of celebrities. Jack Pierson was born in 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. While studying at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, he became associated with a group of artists who would become known as the Boston School, of which Nan Goldin was also a central figure. Today Jack Pierson lives and works in both New York City and Southern California. He has widely exhibited in both Europe and America. He has had important solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2002) and at the Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona (2007). A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in 2008. His work is in several collections, such as; CapcM Bordeaux, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum and Guggenheim.

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