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Stephanie Pierce received an MFA from University of Washington, Seattle, in 2006. Before that she studied at The Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts.
In her paintings, Pierce seeks an intersection between perception and abstraction using the phenomenon of light, space, and form as personal metaphor.
Working from perception, she aims to convey a sense of the visual as it is unfolding into forms and space at once material and immaterial. Her paintings attempt to glimpse transitional moments of time and light. The accumulation of observed moments stand as fragments of color, light, and location, as they change with the progression of each day.
She is inspired by the sensation that forms have just begun to come together and may shift and disappear – a brief presence that threatens to fall apart. The paintings reveal passages of change, revelatory shifts, connections, and subtle uprisings where the everyday resides in a state of flux and possibility.
Her work has been exhibited nationwide.