Ben Pierce


Artist Statement

My work has been a reflection of an internal search to discover who I am and how I fit into the world. I attempt to create ideas and feelings utilizing geometric design and non-representational shapes. How do you communicate a feeling or a memory in a sculpture? This is a question I try to answer visually.

Specifically in this work, the idea of "the gap" is present. This idea represents a distance I felt after serving 4 years in the military and returning home to feel like I didn't belong.


Ben Pierce was born in Southeast Missouri and raised on traditional values, honesty and hard work.  After graduating high school Pierce served 4 years in the military before attending and graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts.  Pierce builds work that represent experiences or feelings he’s had, but that are universally identifiable. Pierce constructs simple geometric forms to capture the viewers’ interest and stir their emotions.  Negative space is a large aspect of Pierce's work that helps to create tension to capture and focus on space.