A photograph depicting a younger man with dark hair and a mustache being photographed by an older

Shaun Pierson, Untitled (Model) (2023). Archival pigment print. 16 x 20 x in.

Shaun Pierson is an artist working with photography and video. His work explores the complex dynamics of photography, examining power relations between photographer and subject.
He received his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2023 and his BA from Rowan University in 2019. His work has been exhibited at Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles, AMANITA in New York City, Abattoir Gallery, Green Gallery at the Yale School of Art, Foley Gallery, and the Rowan University Art Gallery.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.