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Jack Pierson


Born 1960, Plymouth, Massachusetts; lives and works in New York City and Joshua Tree, California.


Jack Pierson received a B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1984. He is considered to be part of a group of photographers known as the Boston School—which includes Nan Goldin, David Armstrong, and Mark Morrisroe, among others—who pioneered a unique style of documentary photography that captured intimate and casual moments among friends.


In addition to Photography, Pierson creates work in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, painting, and video art. Pierson has received acclaim for his work for magazines, photographing many well-known celebrities such as Michael Bergin, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg, and Brad Pitt.


Pierson has had several solo exhibitions at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the CAC Malaga, Spain. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others.


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