Meg Maher Pierce grew up in the Buffalo area. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she went on to gain a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, NY, NY and a MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She was a teacher of art the Herricks Schools, New Hyde Park, on Long Island from 1969-2001 and found teaching to be an extraordinary source of energy and pride. She lost her beloved husband Vernon Pierce in 2008, and she now devotes herself totally to her art practice in Sarasota, Florida.
Her latest work has been with hand stitching, mixed media, collage and painting featuring vintage fiber, silk flowers, leaves and found objects.
She has shown widely in the NY area, as well as recently at Florida CraftArt St Petersburg, FL, SPAACES, Sarasota FL, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL, Harmony Gallery, Sarasota, FL and Art Center Sarasota, FL.
Jentel Artist Residency/Wyoming September 2022
Hambidge Center for the Arts/Georgia/September 2019
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrigg, Ireland June 2018
Weir Farm/ Wilton, Connecticut/ Artist in Residence, April 2017
Hambidge Center for the Arts/Georgia/September 2016
Brush Creek Foundation/Wyoming/ January 2016
Millay Colony for the Arts/ Austerlitz, NY/ September 2014,
Weir Farm/ Wilton, Connecticut/ Artist in Residence, February 2012
John Ringling Towers (Sarasota) Individual Artist Award: Visual Art 2010
Hermitage Artist Retreat/ Fine Art Society of Sarasota Residency 2010
Other studies in art include the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho and Oxbow, Saugatuck, Michigan, as well as study abroad in Italy and China and India.
Meg now lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.