KRIS PIERCE

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Biography

Kris Pierce is an artist working in Dallas, Texas. The primary focus of his practice is the dynamic between our virtual and physical identities. His work examines themes such as power, value, and states of consciousness within the context and through the lens of our modern digital world. This ongoing body of work explores how some of the cornerstones of the human experience, such as love and status, have become amplified and abstracted on the platforms of modern technology like social media and anonymous message boards. Life, death, influence, authenticity, and relationships take on new meaning and forms in the digital realm, existing and thriving outside the norms of physical society. Pierce explore these themes in his work through a variety of emerging technologies such as virtual reality, 3-D modeling, game engines, and computer-generated video. He has exhibited internationally and nationally in museums, galleries, and public spaces, having had recent solo and group exhibitions at the Hiroshima Art Center, Japan; CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea; Gallerie Se Konst, Falun, Sweden; Reunion, Zurich, Switzerland; Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas; Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio; The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas; The Dallas Museum of Art; RL Window, Ryan/Lee, New York City and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / The Momentary, Bentonville Arkansas. Pierce received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Texas, Denton. His work is included in multiple public and private collections.