(b. 1960, USA. Lives and works in New York and Wonder Valley, CA.)
Pierson is a graduate of the the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Pierson is considered to be part of a group of photographers known as the Boston School with David Armstrong, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Mark Morrisroe and twins Doug and Mike Starn, among others. His practice embodies an array of media spanning from wall-drawings, word-pieces, installations, drawings, paintings and photographs. Pierson’s “Self-Portrait” series was shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His work is held in prominent museum collections including The Baltimore Museum of Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Seattle Art Museum; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, among others.