42nd Annual Bi-State Award Winner Invitational Exhibit
October 12 - November 26
November 5 6-8 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk
Dan Piersol’s gestural works on paper are visual metaphors, intuitive responses to his surroundings. Working in gouache, charcoal, ink, and collage, he translates his inspirations—including the landscape, weather, flora and fauna-- into vibrant line and color expressions infused with emotion. His intent is for the viewer to experience vicariously not only what he sees in the out-of-doors, but also in his mind’s eye.
Piersol earned his MFA from Bowling Green State University in his native Ohio. Throughout his 30-year career as museum administrator and curator at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Mississippi Museum of Art, he continued to work as a visual artist. He received a Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and was named a Louisiana Arts Fellow. His numerous solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; Chautauqua Art Institution, New York; Centenary College, Shreveport; and Meridian Museum of Art. His work is included in the permanent collections of Birmingham Museum of Art, Bowling Green State University, Louisiana State University Alumni Center, Baton Rouge; New Orleans Museum of Art; Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Museum, Lafayette, LA; The Historic New Orleans Collection; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Mississippi Museum of Art; and The Fine Arts Museum of Western Carolina University, Greenville, NC; as well as many corporate and private holdings throughout the United States and abroad.