Janet Pierce

Janet Pierce was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Moray House, Edinburgh from 1965-1969.
Pierce had her first solo exhibition in the Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennysylvania in 1973 and after four years in America she moved to Ireland where she has since lived and worked, while constantly keeping in touch with her native Scotland.
Pierce's first Solo exhibition in Ireland was in the Arts Council Gallery, Belfast in 1977 since when she has continued to exhibit in Solo and Group exhibitions in Ireland, U.K, India and in the U.S.
Pierce was Regional Arts Officer, Fermanagh District Council from 1982-86 and in the following years was a guest artist at the Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh; guest lecturer at Edinburgh University; Arts Officer, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh and part-time lecturer in Fine Art, Painting, NCAD Dublin and at DLCADT, Dunlaoighaire before becoming Education Officer at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.
Pierce's work, in the past, has been informed by emotional landscapes whether it be the Scottish Highlands or the rugged seascapes of Donegal.
However, following an intensely close involvement with India over the last three years, Pierce’s work took a different direction. It finally came about as a result of highly mystical experience at the source of the holy river Ganges, high up in the Himalyas, where she spent a month meditating and painting in February 2006.
Janet Pierce became an elected member of Aosdána, the highest cultural award in Ireland in 2000 and is represented by Taylor Galleries, Dublin.