Sasha Pierce uses tessellations as the foundation on which she explores the complex relationship between repeating geometry and the material process. Perspectival geometry is silkscreen-printed in repeating units. These shapes are then meticulously cut, taped together, and folded into a dense spatial configuration. Geometrical diagrams are translated into optically disorienting kaleidoscopic compositions that imply three-dimensionality.
Sasha Pierce is a Toronto-based artist. Recent exhibitions include Mixed Greens (New York, 2015), Jessica Bradley Gallery (Toronto, 2013), and Mercer Union (Toronto, 2013). Recent art fairs include Volta12 (Basel, 2016) and Untitled (Miami, 2015) with the Richard Heller Gallery, and Frieze (2014 and 2015) with the Jessica Bradley Gallery. Pierce was the recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Laura Ciruls Painting Award (2015) and received an honourable mention in the Eleventh Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2009). Residencies include Open Studio, Toronto (2015); Digital Painting Atelier at OCAD University (2016), and the Vermont Studio Center/Artist Fellowship (2016). Collections include the Cleveland Clinic Art Collection, Canada Council Art Bank, Doris McCarthy Gallery, RBC, TD, and BMO.