About me

Will Pierce

“When I work, I usually have no fixed outcome in mind and rely on spontaneity, allowing choices and decisions to be made as the drawing or painting unfolds. I work from life, but also use preliminary drawings and photographs as sources of reference.

Much of my work focuses on cityscapes, especially London. I love the way a city is continually evolving, both in its infrastructure and in its population. I enjoy the challenge of capturing a snapshot of urban life, a moment in time which can never be revisited.

Will Pierce Artist

I am fascinated by the physicality of paint and sometimes apply the paint in an impasto way, using a palette knife. Sometimes I develop drawings into prints and I enjoy experimenting with different print techniques.”

Education

Foundation in Fine Art,
Byam Shaw, Central St Martins, 2010-11

BA Hons in Fine and Applied Art, Canterbury Christchurch University, 2011-14

The Drawing Year (postgraduate diploma), The Royal Drawing School, 2014-15

Awards

 

Paragon Press printing prize, Royal Drawing School, 2015

Nadfas Bursary for outstanding work in the field of Fine and Applied art, 2014

Shortlisted in the Royal Academy A-level on-line competition with a pastel drawing, Otto.

Past Exhibitions

 

THreshold exhibition, D Contemporary, Mayfair, 2021

THE Royal society of british artists annual exhibition, the mall galleries, 2020

SUMMER EXHIBITION, ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON, 2019

WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR, ROYAL ARSENAL, WOOLWICH, 2018

DRAW, MANDELL’S GALLERY, NORWICH, 2018

SUMMERSCAPES, D CONTEMPORARY, MAYFAIR, LONDON, 2018

EXHIBIT HERE, MENIER GALLERY, LONDON, 2016

CITYSCAPES AND OTHER WORK (SOLO EXHIBITION), TRINITY THEATRE, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, 2017

THE BEST OF THE DRAWING YEAR, CHRISTIES, 2015

UNTITLED BARCELONA, BARCELONA 2013

 

Residences

Cyprus School of Art, 2013

Dumfries House, 2016 and 2019

Space Studios, Hackney, 2017