Florida Artists Group

  Area III Member

Meg Pierce— Painter

Meg Pierce


Meg Pierce


  Meg Pierce
Meg Pierce


Meg Pierce


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Meg's Bio:

Meg Pierce grew up in the Buffalo area. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she went on to gain a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, NY, NY and a MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She was a teacher of art at the Herricks Schools, New Hyde Park, on Long Island from 1969-2001 and found teaching to be an extraordinary source of energy and pride.

Residencies include: Millay Colony for the Arts/September 2014,
                                  Weir Farm/ CT: Artist in Residence, February 2012
                                  John Ringling Towers (Sarasota) Individual Artist 2011              
                                  Hermitage Artist Retreat/ Fine Art Society Sarasota 2010

Other studies in art include the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho and the Oxbow Workshop, Saugatuck, Michigan, as well as study abroad in Italy and China and India.
Her latest work has been mixed media collage and painting in acrylics featuring fiber and found objects.
She has shown widely in the NY area, as well as recently at Florida CraftArt St Petersburg, FL, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art+Design, Sarasota, FL, Harmony Gallery, Sarasota, FL and Art Center Sarasota, FL.  Meg now lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.

MFA Pratt Institute 1978                                                                                           
MA Columbia University 1969                                                          
BA College of New Rochelle 1968                                                       
Teacher of Art - Herricks Public Schools, 1969-2001

Artist Statement:

“ My recent work continues to explore variation and repetition using mixed media.
I like to combine fabrics, fibers and found objects. I enjoy layering and assembling and overlapping them with acrylic paint and medium.  I often use old objects, buttons, vintage fibers and sewing notions, which give my work a feminine cast. The real focus of my work though, is a personal, contemporary statement on history and self.”

Exhibitions and Awards:

  • John Ringling Towers (Sarasota) Individual Artist Award: Visual Art 2010
  • Hermitage Artist Retreat/Fine Art Society of Sarasota Residency 2010
  • Weir Farm/Connecticut: Artist in Residence, February 2012

Morean Art Center St. Petersburg, FL, “Upcycled”, December – January 2012
Maitland Art & History Museum, FL, “Florida Artists Group”, September 2011
Chautauqua Institute, NY “54th Contemporary Art”, July 2011
Selby Gallery Ringling College of Art, Sarasota “WCA Juried”, (Merit Award) May 2011
Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, published by University of South Florida 2011
Bolivar Art Gallery  “Inaugural Exhibit” Sarasota, FL, January 2011
Art Center, Sarasota, FL, “Uncommon Threads”, December 2010 - January 2011
Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL, “FLAG Symposium”, January 2010 (Award Winner)
Leepa-Rattner Museum, Tarpon Springs, FL “FLAG 2009 Exhibit”, May 2009 group
Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2009