Florence Pierce

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"Untitled" (Green), #291

1998

Resin over mirror
16" x 16"

Layers of resin, mixed with pigment and/or milled fiberglass or cabosil, onto a square of mirror. The resulting work of art is interactive which plays with available art. She was the last remaining member of the Taos Transcendental Painting Group.  Deceased January, 2008.

Florence Pierce was born in Washington, D.C.  She lives in Albuquerque.

 

EDUCATION

 

1935-36   Duncan Phillips Collection, Studio School, Washington, D.C.

1936-39   Emil Bisttram School of Art, Taos, NM

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2005        Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

2004        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2003        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2002        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2001        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2000        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1999        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1998        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1996        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1995        The Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, TX

1994        Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Boritzer/Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1992        Boritzer/Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991        Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1988        LewAllen-Butler Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1987        Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1985        Raymond Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1974        Raymond Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2004-05   In Pursuit of Perfection: The Work of Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Florence Pierce, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

2003        Recipients of Governor's Award, Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2001        Originals: New Mexico Women Artists, organized by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM

Collectors Gallery XXXIV, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

1999        Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

The Transcendental Painting Group: Major Paintings, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

1998        The City Series, Cedar Rapids Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA

1995        Award Recipient Exhibition - SITE Santa Fe Honors New Mexico Artists, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Independent Spirits: Women Artists of the American West, 1890-1945, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, L.A., Calif.

1995        Recent Acquisitions from Florence Miller Pierce, Jonson Gallery, University of N M, Albuquerque, NM

Selected Works by Taos Artists From the Collections of the University of New Mexico Museum and the Jonson Gallery, Harwood Foundation, Museum of the University of New Mexico, Taos, NM

Festival of the Arts, invited exhibitor; sponsor: City of  Albuquerque, NM

 1994       Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Still Working, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; traveled to: I.B.M. Gallery, New York, NY; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Fisher Art Gallery at U.S.C., Los Angeles, CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Constructivism in the West, Boritzer/Grey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA            

1993        Three Women - Mala Breuer, Agnes Martin, Florence Pierce, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Sublime Presence (invitational), Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

1992        Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde: 1912-1950, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; traveled to: The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, IL; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth, TX

Intimate Objects, Graham Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1990-91   Alcove Show Invitational, Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

1991        The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930's and 1940's – Selections from the Penny and Elton Yosuna Collection, The Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; traveled to: Samuel P. Harn Museum,  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1990        The Art of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Community Foundation and the Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

1989        Albuquerque 50's, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Invitational, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1985        On the Wall/Off the Wall (invitational), Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1984        Invitational, Roswell Museum Art Center, Roswell, NM

1983        Daily Bread: Art from the Female Experience, Public Library of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

Mary Caird - Florence Pierce, Meridian Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1982        Invitational, Meridian Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

The Transcendental Painting Group of New Mexico, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

The Transcendentalists, Martin Diamond Gallery, New York, NY

1975        The Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico Biennial, The Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

1973        The Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico Biennial, The Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

1971        Los Angeles County Fine Arts Fair, Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

                Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

                Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

                City of Albuquerque Public Art Program

                Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

                Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

                Henry Art Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

                Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

                Liquid Paper Company, Houston, TX

                The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

                Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

                Rockefeller University, New York, NY

                Rust Tractor Company, Albuquerque, NM

                Sasebo Museum, Sasebo, Japan

 

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

                Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Abrams, Albuquerque, NM

                Mr. and Mrs. Burt Berman, Venice, CA

                Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Boeckman, Dallas, TX

                Duffy/Goodman Partnership, Chicago, IL

                Natalie and Irving Forman, Santa Fe, NM

                George Riley de Havenon, New York, NY

                Charlotte Grey Jackson, Santa Fe, NM

                Ann Janss, Los Angeles, CA

                Patrick Lannan, Santa Fe, NM

                The Murrel Collection, Newport Beach, CA

                Mr. and Mrs. Lou Narienthal, Beverly Hills, CA

                Dr. and Mrs. Michael Ogg, Santa Fe, NM

                Juanita Stiff, Roswell, NM

               

SELECTED AWARDS

2003        Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts

1996        Albuquerque Arts Alliance, Award for Fine Art

1995        SITE Santa Fe grant

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES/JOURNALS

2005        "Florence Pierce, Artist Studio," Santa Fe Trend Magazine, Winter-Spring

2004        Cover story, El Palacio, Museum of New Mexico

Review, Santa Fe New Mexican

Review, THE Magazine

Article, Albuquerque Journal

2003        Review, Art in America

Preview, Santa Fean Magazine

2002        "Dangerous Beauty," Teri Thomson Randall, The New Mexican, December 13

2001        "Florence Pierce/Charlotte Jackson Fine Art," ARTnews, March 2001

1999        The Transcendental Painting Group: Major Paintings (catalog), Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York

"Florence Miller Pierce at Charlotte Jackson," Art in America, May 1999

1998        American Abstract Art of the 1930's and 1940's: The J. Donald Nichols Collection, Harry Abrams Press

In Touch with Light, Lucy R. Lippard, Twin Palms Press

"Taking the High Road," Art and Auction, October 1998

1996        "Group Exhibition -- SITE Santa Fe: Eight New Mexico Artists," by Richard Tobin, THE Magazine, Jan.-Feb. 1996

1995         Independent Spirits - Women Painters of the American West, 1890 - 1945, ed. Patricia Trenton; Autry Museum of American Heritage in         conjunction with the University of Cal. Press

"Aperto: Santa Fe," by Mark Van de Walle, Flash Art

"Report from Santa Fe - Going Mainstream," by Jan Ernst Adlmann, Art in America, January 1995

1994        Still Working, ed. by Stuart Shedletsky

The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Parsons School of Design in association w/ the University of Washington Press

"Florence Pierce," Inverview and cover photos by Guy Cross, THE Magazine, October 94

"Still Working: Late Bloomers in Full Flower,"  J. Lewis, Washington Post, June 27, 1994

"A Cornerstone of Beauty - From the Ground Up, a Corcoran Centennial," by  Paul Richard, Washington Post, May 11,

                "Great Open Spaces," by David Michelle, Artweek, April 7, 1994                       

                "Art Picks of the Week," by Peter Frank, LA Weekly, April 1, 1994

                Art Galleries, by Susan Kandel, Los Angeles Times, March 3, 1994

1993        "Sublime Presence," Kathleen Shields, The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1992        Theme and Improvisation: Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde 1912-1950, Gail Levine and Marianne Lorenz, Dayton Art Institute

"New Mexico: Growing Internationalism," by William Peterson, ARTNews, April 1992

1991        "In the Light," Artspace

The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930's and 1940's, by Susan E. Strickler and Elaine D. Gustafson, Worcester Art Museum

1990        "Art Throb," Lear's Magazine, Fall 1990

1989        "Albuquerque 50's," UNM Art Museum, November 1989

Exposures: Women and their Art, Brown, Love, and Raven

1988        "Abstract Painting in New Mexico," by William Peterson, Artspace

1987        "Transcendental Paintings Inspired by the Landscape and Mind, "Kathryn Gabriel, Quantum, University of New Mexico

1983        Daily Bread: Art from the Female Experience" New Mexico Arts Division, National Endowment for the Arts

1982        The Transcendental Painting Group of New Mexico, 1938-1941, the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

 

TELEVISION

1994        "Still Working," CBS, The Sunday Morning Show, June 26, 1994               

1990        "The Art of Growing Older," KNME-TV, Los Colores, NM                , February 14, 1990

    

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