Cole Pierce b.1978


2007        M.F.A. Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2005        Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Painting/drawing, School of Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2001        B.S.S. Art, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
                B.S.S. Sociology, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA


2016           SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012           Harold Arts, Chesterton, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Harmonizer, Free Range Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018        Pendulum Shakes, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
2016        In Secret Unison, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
2015        Phase Transition, Roman Susan Art, Chicago, IL
2013        Triangle is the Strongest Shape, Schrott Gallery, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
2008        Piano Clockworks, Old Gold Exhibitions & Events, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2019 Love Triangle: For the Love of Geometry, Deep Space Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
These 2 Painters, Contemporary Art Gallery, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2018 Local Comfort, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago IL
2017        Alchemist, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
                 Expo Chicago, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
                 Dangerous Professors, Triumph Gallery, Chicago, IL
                 LTD.Wear Two, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago IL
2016        Hildur Presents: Five Hour Show, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland
               PArC, Lima, Peru
                Election Night, Tascam, Chicago, IL
               Rejected Prototypes, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
2015       EXPO CHGO, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
               Alumni Invitational Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
               Plane Figures, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
2014       Measurable Inconsistencies, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL
               Rocket Run: Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan College
               Community Area One, Roman Susan, Chicago IL
2013       Pinpoint, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2012       21st Evanston and Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
               Flat 12, Floor Length and Tux, Chicago, IL
               Born Digital, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
2011       d1sc0nN3ct, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
               Wester Projects, Progressive Art Fair, Santa Fe, NM
               ASCII, Various Locations, Chicago IL
               New Work, Hinge Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010      GLI.TC/H, Chicago, IL
               Danny Think Tank, Milwaukee Ave Arts Fair, Chicago, IL
2009      Tape Epiphany, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
               Per Second, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
2008      Vega Caucus, Vega Estates, Chicago, IL
              Old Gold Van Sale, Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI
2007      Domestic Firefly, Vega Estates, Chicago, IL
              Live Box Video Lounge, Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
              MFA Thesis Exhibition, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, IL
2006      Salad Days, Rowland Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
              Alumni Exhibition, ACM Chicago Arts Program, Chicago, IL
              Closing Ceremony, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia
2005      SAIC Graduate Exhibition, G2, Chicago, IL
              Drawn to Drawn, Better Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
              Nippon 12, Nippon Steel USA Annual Juried Show, Chicago, IL

Public Art

2016      Albion St Viaduct Mural, Rogers Park Business Alliance, Chicago IL
2014      Hoop Dreams Mural, Empty Bottle Presents, Chicago, IL

Awards and Grants

2019 Illinois Arts Council Alliance IAS/AP Grant
2019 DCASE IAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2017        DCASE IAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2016        DCASE IAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2012        CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2010        CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2009        CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2008        CAAP Grant, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs
2007        Fellowship, Northwestern University
2006        Fellowship, Northwestern University

Publications and Lectures

2018 Feature, COMP Magazine
2015         Visiting Artist Talk, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
2014         Visiting Artist Talk, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
                 Review, Visual Art Source, August
                 Visiting Artist Talk, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
2013         Feature, Papercut Magazine, July
2012         Review, Modern Painters Magazine, February