Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Phone: (509) 865-8546
Gregory Pierce is a studio artist and educator in Kennewick, Washington. Greg's sculptural work investigates aspects of landscape, memory, and history composed of native rock, clay, and glass. He completed his B.F.A. at The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and his M.F.A. at San Diego State University.
Previous to moving to Washington State, Greg has worked in various professional art studios in Texas, Maine, California and Massachusetts, including artist residencies at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, the Mendocino Art Center, and the Lokstallen in Kirkenes, Norway. Research grants and other educational opportunities have led Pierce to England, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Ecuador to participate in workshops and exhibitions abroad. In 2009-2010, Greg collaborated with scientists and the Student Conservation Association in the North Cascades National Park to create a public art installation, and in 2012 with students from Columbia Basin College to build a temporary installation on Pier 61/62 in Seattle.
Pierce exhibits his work regionally and nationally, and is a member of Gallery 110 in Seattle, Washington. In 2015, Pierce became Chair of the Fine Art Department at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington. Greg enjoys collaborating with students to achieve their best work while developing artistic skills to obtain their future goals, while providing rich art experiences on and off campus for the greater Heritage community.