15 November, 2017

Sasha Pierce

Sasha Pierce's paintings take advantage of the inherent physicality of oil paint – along with the seemingly infinite variety of colours it can afford – to experiment with the concepts of colour, composition, and texture; thus evoking the impression of textiles. Unlike the mass production of garment and textile factories, my work emulates the loving toil and meticulous technique of a couturiére. Pierce received an MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2004 and a BA from University of Guelph in 1997. Pierce was the recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Laura Ciruls Painting Award in 2015 and was awarded honourable mention in the Eleventh Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2009. Recent exhibitions include: Western Exhibitions, Chicago (2017); Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Mixed Greens, New York (2015); Jessica Bradley, Toronto (2013); and Mercer Union, Toronto (2013). Recent residencies include: Vermont Studio Center/Artist Fellowship (2016); Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD University (2016); and Open Studio, Toronto (2015). Pierce is represented by Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles. Sasha Pierce brings her extensive experience as visual artist to Lunch.

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