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Education

        2012
        -- Bachelors of Fine Art, [Sculpture]  (Honors: Magna Cum-Laude), Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau MO.

Solo Exhibitions

         2012
        --“Lineage”,  Southeast Missouri State University Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cape Girardeau MO


Public Exhibitions

         2017

         -- Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago IL. "Skyward" stainless 13'H x 5'W x 5'D
         -- Art Around Roswell, Roswell GA. ''Steady" (12'H x 6'W x 2'D)
         -- Sculpture Walk Downtown Hutchinson, Hutchinson KS. "Triumph" (8'H x 3'W x 2'D)
         -- Sculpture Walk Peoria, Peoria IL. "Hesitant" (10'H x 3'W 3'D)
         -- Sculpture Tour Salina, Salina KS. "To Focus" (8'H x 2'W x 2'D)
         -- Springfield Sculpture Walk, Springfield MO. "Propensity" and "Here comes the sun"
         -- Sculpture Walk St. Joseph,  St. Joseph MO. "Moon Rising" (9'H x 30''W x 20''D)
         -- Quad City Arts Outdoor Public Art Exhibition, Rock Island IL. "Dissident" (10'H x 3'W x 3'D)
         -- Decatur Sculpture Tour, Decatur IN. "Focus" (8'H x 3'W x 3'D)
         -- DSU Sculpture Garden, Cleveland MS. "Sprout" and "Arrangement of 3 Circles"
         -- Art on the Beltline, Atlanta GA. "Beginnings" (80''H x 80''W x 36''D)

 

          2016

         -- Cape Girardeau Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Cape Girardeau MO. "Diligence" (24"H x 36"W x 8"D steel, wood, paint)
         -- Art on the River, Dubuque IA. "UNsure" (12'H x 7 'Wx 3'D steel & paint)
         -- Oak Park Sculpture Walk,  Oak Park Chicago IL. "Propensity" (8'x2'x2' steel & paint)
         -- Decatur Sculpture Tour , Decatur In. "Wounded" (5'H x 30''W x 20''D steel& paint)
         -- Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Cape Girardeau, MO "Hesitant" (10'H x 3'W x 3'D steel &paint)
         -- Sculpture Tour Salina, Salin KS "Dissident" (10'H x 30''W x 24"D)
         -- Public Art League, Champaign-Urbana IL. "Hole in my heart" steel and "Keep it together" (10'H x 4' W x2'D steel, stainless.paint)
         -- Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls SD. "Foucs" steel, "Triumph" steel
         -- “Sculptures on the Square III: The Magic of Metal”,Auburn IN. "Steady" (10'H x 6'W x 2'D steel & paint)
         -- University of Louisianna at Monroe Sculpture Garden, Monroe La, "Lineage" (8'H x 3'W x 3'D steel & brick)
         -- Quad City Arts Outdoor Public Art Exhibition, Bettendorf IA "It's Going to be okay" (14'H x 5'W x 3'D steel & paint)
         -- Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS. "Growing UP" (12'H x 3'W x 3'D steel, stainless steel, &brick)

          2015

--Public Art League, Champaign-Urbana IL. "Triumph" (8'H x 3'W 2'D steel & paint)
--"Mentor Exhibition", Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, MO. (Invitation Only)
--Oak Park Sculpture Walk,  Oak Park Chicago IL. "Hesitant" (10'H x 3'W x 3'D steel & paint)
--Germantown Public Art Promenade, Memphis TN. "Growing UP" (12'H x 3'W x 3'D steel, stainless steel, and brick)
--Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS. "Lineage" (8'H x 3'W x 3'D steel & brick)
--Delta State University Sculpture Garden, Cleveland, MS. "Closer Separation" (10'H x 5'W x 3'D steel & paint)
--Decatur Sculpture Tour , Decatur IN. "Propensity" (8'x2'x2' steel & paint)
--"The Pierce Bros. Sculpture Exhibit", Isle Casino Cape Girardeau MO. (Multiple sculptures,Invitation Only)

          2014

          --Germantown Public Art Promenade, Memphis TN, "Focus" (8'H x 3'W x 3'D steel & paint)
          --Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS, "Keep it Together" (8'H x 7'W x 3'D steel,brick,concrete)
          --Decatur Sculpture Tour, Decatur IN, "Growing Up" (12'H x 3'W x 3'D steel, stainless, brick, and paint)
          --4th Annual Sculpture Tour Salina, Salina, KS "Separated Together" and "Growing Up"
          --Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (On Broadway), Cape Girardeau, MO (Invitational/Juried Exhibition)

          2013

          --Flesh Hound,  Cape Girardeau, MO (Group Exhibition)
          --“Sculpt EVV” Outdoor Public Sculpture Show, Evansville IN. "Keep it Together" (7'H 6'W 3'D steel, brick, & mixed media)
          --Sculpture Walk Decatur, Decatur, IN, "Lineage" (8ftH x 3.5ftW x 3ftD steel, brick, and paint)

          2012

          -- Sculpture Walk Decatur Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Decatur, IN, "Lineage" (8'H x 3'W x 3'D steel, brick, & paint)
          --Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS, "Closer Separation" (10'H x 4'W x 2'D)
          --Dogwood Arts Festival: Art in Public Places Knoxville, Knoxville, TN. "Separated Together" (8'H x 5'W 3'D steel)
          --Annual Juried Show, Southeast Missouri State University,   Cape Girardeau, MO
          -- "Dissection" , Buckner’s Brewing Co., Cape Girardeau, MO, (GroupExhibition)

 

2011
-- 4th Annual Sculpture on the Green, The Edward Bernard Gallery, Cape   Girardeau, MO, (Invitational Exhibition)
-- Annual Juried Show, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
-- Beyond the Pedestal, Hunter Valley Winery, Cape Girardeau, MO, (Invitational Exhibition)

2010
--Annual Juried Show, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2009
--The Untitled Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO (Group Exhibition)

Awards

2014 
--"People's Choice" Award Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit (On Broadway), Cape Girardeau, MO
-- Inspiration Award, Decatur Sculpture Tour, Decatur IN
--1st Place (Other Media), 4th Annual Sculpture Tour Salina, Salina, KS  

2012
--Helen Bedford Merit Scholarship
--Art Faculty Endowed Merit Scholarship
--SATC Memorial Scholarship

2011
-Best of Show, Annual Juried Student Show, Southeast Missouri State University,  Cape Girardeau, MO

2010 
-Purchase Award, Annual Juried Student Show, Southeast Missouri State University,  Cape Girardeau, MO

Collections

2015
- University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana IL, Enterprise Works Research Park, "Separated Together" 8'H x 5'W x 3'D steel

2014
-"Ribbon", Private Collection Bud McMillan, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

2013 
--“Isn’t that a chainsaw”, and “De Stijl”,  Private collection of Jamie Runnels, Chicago, Illinois.
--“Circular Logic”, Private collection Renee Gordon, Gordonville, Missouri

2012
--“Skull” Private collection of Jamie Runnels, Chicago, Il.
--“Loosely Connected I” Private collection of Tal Lee, Hoboken, NJ

--“Sober” Private collection of Ed Smith, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Commissions

2013
--La Croix United Methodist Church, Cape Girardeau MO, "Captive"

Bibliography

2015
--Missouri Life Magazine,  "Brick By Brick" June/July Issue,  Pgs31-32. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/75a813e6#/75a813e6/31

2014
-573 Life and Style Magazine  Oct./Nov Issue, http://573mag.com/magazine/octnov-2014/
-Salina Journal: http://salina.com/search/sculpture-tour-ben-pierce-5-12-14

2013 
-Sculpture International Magazine  Sept Issue Vol. 32 No.7.
-“Sculpt EVV finalist presents wide variety of art, statements” Evansville Courier Press.
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/jun/12/flights-of-whimsy-reflection/

2012 
-“Dogwoods Arts Festival” Art in Public Places, Promotional Image,  Knoxville, TN
-Knoxville Sentinel Newspaper http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/apr/06/abundant-art-dogwood-arts-festival-kicks-off/?print=1

2011
-“Littering Cape with Sculptures” Southeast Missourian, October 14th, 2011, pg. 16A,
http://www.semissourian.com/story/1773464.html?response=no
-“Sculptor wins "Best of Show" at Southeast's Annual Juried Student Exhibition”, KRCU News,  April 2nd 2011,
http://krcu-news.blogspot.com/2011/04/sculptor-wins-best-of-show-at.html