Jack Pierson (*1960, Plymouth, USA) lives and works in New York. Pierson calls his subject matter “hope” in his work across sculpture, photography and video. He explores the emotional undercurrents of everyday life, from the intimacy of romantic attachment to the distant idolization of others. Informed in part by his artistic emergence in the era of AIDS, Pierson’s work is moored by melancholy and introspection, yet his images are often buoyed by a celebratory aura of seduction and glamour. Using friends as models, he has consistently engaged star culture, whether the stars are from the screen, stage, or art world. Sometimes infused with a sly sense of humor, Pierson’s work is fueled by the poignancy of emotional experience and by the sensations of memory, obsession and absence. Recent solo exhibitions include the CAC Malaga, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Aspen Art Museum. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other museums and galleries worldwide.