Bruce Pearson

Bruce Pearson

Erase Return, 2018

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Biography


Bruce Pearson makes distinctive and hypnotic works that push the limits of painting. Constructed on Styrofoam panels, his paintings are fields of sensuous color and intricately creviced surfaces, with visceral impact and optical effects. His seamlessly constructed, intricately layered images are unique investigations in which text is the basis of image and image reverberates with meaning.


Pearson has been exhibiting professionally for 15 years, including four solo exhibitions at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, two museum exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and the Gallery of Art at the Johnson County Community College in Kansas.


His work was included in Open House: Working in Brooklyn exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2004), Visual Politics: Art and the World at the Miami Art Museum (2003), Greater New York: New Art in New York Now at P.S.1 (2000) and Project 63: Karin Davie, Udomsak Kirsanamis, Bruce Pearson and Fred Tomaselli at the Museum of Modern Art (1998).


Pearson’s work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He was awarded a Skowhegan Residency in 2001 and has lectured and critiqued at many institutions, including the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. He currently lives and works in New York.

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Exhibitions

Apr 27 – Jun 08, 2019 Bruce Pearson Shadow Language

Jun 12 – Aug 24, 2018 Group Show Reprise: Summer Show 2018

Oct 19 – Nov 16, 2013 Bruce Pearson Free Gateways

Jun 06 – Jul 31, 2009 Group Show Black & White Works

Bruce Pearson

The Past Is A Life Sentence, A Blunt Instrument Aimed At Tomorrow, 2018

Bruce Pearson

The Past Is A Life Sentence, A Blunt Instrument Aimed At Tomorrow, 2018

Collaboration with Claudia Rankine and Zack Garlitos

Bruce Pearson

Already Gone, 2017

Bruce Pearson

Fear of Death Hope of Heaven Trip to Disney, 2017

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And Who Hasn't Dreamed of Growing up to Become a Princess (1), 2013

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And who hasn't dreamed of growing up to become a princess 2, 2013

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Intoxicating flow, 2013

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Late Hour, 2013

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New Organic Life, 2013

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Bruce Pearson, 2005

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Bruce Pearson, 2005

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Bruce Pearson, 2009

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Bruce Pearson

Free Getaways, 2013

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Free Getaways, 2013

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Bruce Pearson, 2005

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Bruce Pearson, 2009

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Bruce Pearson

Free Getaways, 2013

installation view

Bruce Pearson

Free Getaways, 2013

installation view

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