Harvard Extension, Museum Studies
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Alison Pierz is a New York City based independent curator and founder and director of Chelsea’s StandPipe Gallery, which operated from 2010-2012. As director she produced solo exhibitions focused on abstract painting. She also invited guest curators including Brooklyn’s Deborah Brown, with whom she conceived the well received, Fresh Paint From Bushwick. Independently, she has curated at NYC venues including Skylight Gallery in Chelsea and Governors Island and was invited to produce the inaugural exhibition, No Object, at Brooklyn Art Space/Trestle Gallery’s second Gowanus location in 2013.
Since 2015, Ms. Pierz has been affiliated with Galerie Protégé where she periodically presents group and solo exhibitions and installations. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, has studied Museum Studies at Harvard Extension and participated in the Art Market MA program at SUNY, FIT. She is a volunteer with the grassroots viewing initiative Slow Art Day and is writing her master’s thesis on the “slow art” viewing process.
Her projects have been covered in numerous publications including Hyperallergic, Blouin ArtInfo, On-Verge, Artefuse and Time Out New York. She is currently the American representative for Glasgow based painter Moray Hillary.