Girls' Club has commissioned South Florida artist Vickie Pierre to create a site-specific mural for the Girls' Club exterior. Taking over 46 feet of wall space, Pierre extends her practice into the public realm with her first large scale, public art project.
The Elements Conspire to Find Me, 2015
Site specific wall mural, acrylic, metallic paint
192" x 552" (46' x 16')
On view December 2015 - Summer 2016.
About Vickie Pierre
Vickie Pierre’s artwork is informed by memory, fantasy, popular culture and the decorative and ornamental arts. Within her paintings, works on paper, murals and assemblages, the artistic focus is on the exploration of identity with the use of appropriated images and feminine psychology. Pierre manipulates iconic imagery and random abstract forms into sensual, languid characters, totems, recalling the natural abstractions and distortions of flora as well as human anatomy. Her handwritten text records an ongoing personal narrative that expresses a reciprocal, romantic sentiment or pervasive sense of melancholy or longing.
Pierre has exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami and Ingalls & Associates, Miami. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Perez Art Museum, Miami, Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, Musée International des Arts Modestes in Sete, France, Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, White Box, New York, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D. C., among others.
Pierre's work is in the collections of the Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH, Millennium Partners Collection of Contemporary Art/The Four Seasons, Miami, FL, The Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL and ALFA - Wasserman Collection, Bologna Italy, among others.
Her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited at ArtBasel Miami Beach, Pulse, Scope and Aqua Art fairs in Miami and Arte Fiera in Bologna, Italy. Her work has been featured in publications such as Le Monde, Art Papers, Art in America, ARTnews, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Broward – Palm Beach New Times, and New American Paintings. A solo exhibition of the artist’s work is scheduled for March 2016 at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami.
Pierre was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. The artist lives and works in Miami, FL.