Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2013
Ryan Pierce’s vivid, large-scale paintings depict our world after the end of human industry. He draws on influences from ecological theory, literature, & folk art to create scenes that portray the resilience of the natural world. He has exhibited internationally & his work has been recognized by the Joan Mitchell & San Francisco Foundations, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Art in America, Art Papers, & The Oregonian. He has been an artist in residence at Caldera in Oregon & Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Norway, & a fellow at the Jordan Schnitzer Printmaking Residency at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. In 2011 Pierce was the recipient of an individual artist fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission. He is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland. Pierce is the co-founder, with activist Amy Harwood, of Signal Fire, a group that facilitates wilderness residencies & retreats for artists of all disciplines.
More information about his work can be found here: http://ryanpierce.net/home.html