LEE PIERCE

 

Biography

 

 

Artist's Statement 

"I create Abstract paintings inspired by my observations of the Earth's 'natural' environments and images of the 'visible' Universe.  For two decades, I worked in Television as a Film Editor and Producer. In the early 1990's, a chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented me with an HONOR for my role as the Film EDITOR of an EMMY AWARD-winning Television News Special, that aired on a PBS TV station.  The SKILLS I used as a FILM EDITOR enrich my work as an ARTIST. 

I left my career in TV during the early '90's to attend law school and worked as an ATTORNEY for more than a decade.  When I retired from Law, I pursued Life as a full-time ARTIST. 

Besides painting, I practice Meditation; Tai Chi; and take daily walks --- while observing natural surroundings and wildlife --- that inspire my artwork.  I grow ORGANIC vegetables and live a primarily Vegetarian lifestyle.  My constant COMPANIONS while I paint are MUSIC (contemporary jazz) and a 16 year old 'rescue' cat named 'Randy'.  I hope that my Abstract Paintings ADD beauty and calm to your special wall-spaces."     --- *** Lee Pierce

 

Biography                                                                                                                                                                                              

Lee's Art Education is self-directed --- with benefits of Art History and Interior Design courses during senior year in college; former study at the School of a Museum of Fine Arts; a Mentor's guidance; an Art Colony; watercolor Workshops; annual Art Festivals, and invitations to exhibit paintings in curated &  juried Art Exhibitions. 

 

Currently, I'm registered in the Art Business Academy course offered by Xanadu Gallery.

 

Other EducationBachelor of Science in Communications (major:  Film & TV) from Northwestern University, at Evanston, IL, and a Juris Doctor (Law degree) from Northeastern University School of Law.

 

Prizes:  Since 1995 several of my paintings have won 1st Prizes  ... (in a juried Art Exhibition at an art gallery and in an Art Contest at my law school).

 

Major Influences for me are the artworks of:   Anni Albers; Romare Bearden; Jacob Lawrence;              Wassily Kandinsky; Norman Lewis; Henri Matisse; Henri Rousseau; Alma Thomas; and Rolina van Vliet. 

 

 

Events & Publications

(2018) painting featured on cover of Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue (May - July ed.)

(2018) invited to exhibit painting in the "2018 Art at the Center Exhibition" (Kansas)

(2017) invited to exhibit painting in the "2017 Art at the Center Exhibition" (Kansas)

(Spring, 2017) Art Gallery featured Lee's paintings (Colorado)

(2016) Interior Designer purchased a "Lee Abstract" for a client's West Village apartment (New York City)

(2016)  invited to exhibit painting in juried Art Exhibition - "Mixed Tapes" (St. Louis, Missouri)

(2016)  invited to exhibit painting in  juried Art Exhibition - "Serendipity" (St. Louis, Missouri)

(2015 ---) art gallery near Denver, Colorado publishes Lee's artwork on its websites

(2015) invited to exhibit in art gallery's curated Art Show - "Awakening" (St. Louis, Missouri)

(2015) paintings featured on covers of a MENSA chapter's Newsletters

(2014) published in Xanadu Gallery's Art Catalogue (Holiday ed.)

(2014) invited to be the Featured Artist at an art gallery's "First Night Reception" (Colorado)

(2009 -2013) exhibited paintings in annual Art Festivals; family restaurants; and a Nature/Conservation Center

(2007) invited to exhibit paintings in a "Courthouse Art Exhibition"

(1962 - 1979) Lee's mosaic was on exhibit in the waiting-room of a Medical Clinic

 

Private Collections (in USA):   Denver, Colorado; S.E. Florida; central Illinois; Chevy Chase, Maryland; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey; New York City & Long Island, New York; Portland, Oregon. 

Private Collections (Internationally): Ochsenfurt, Germany

 

Gallery Representation --- Lee's artwork is currently represented by several Art Galleries --- based in Arizona, California, & Colorado

 

* NOTE"Lee Pierce" is my "Artist's signature-name" on my artworks.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED under (c) Lee Pierce 20__ et. seq. (Copyright Act, 1976).  With no limits to rights under copyright reserved here, no images on this Artist's webpage/ site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means (e.g., digital transmission, photocopying, electronic transmission, etc.) without prior, written consent of the copyright Owner (here, Lee Pierce).