Meg Pierce grew up in the Buffalo area. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle, she went on to pursue a Masters in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, New York, and an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. She was a teacher at the Herricks Schools, New Hyde Park, Long Island, from 1969-2001, and found teaching to be an extraordinary source of energy and pride.
She has participated in several residencies including Hambidge Center for Arts/Georgia, September 2016; Brush Creek Foundation/ Wyoming, January 2016; Millay Colony for the Arts/ New York, September 2014; and Weir Farm/ Connecticut: Artist in Residence, February 2012
She has received the following awards: John Ringling Towers (Sarasota) Individual Artist Award: Visual Art, 2010; Hermitage Artist Retreat/Fine Art Society of Sarasota Residency 2010; and Florida Artists Group/ Morse Genius Foundation Award, January 2010.
Other studies in art include the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont, Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho, and the Oxbow Workshop, Saugatuck, Michigan, as well as studies abroad in Italy, China, and India.
Her latest work has been mixed media, collage, and painting in acrylics featuring vintage fiber and found objects.
She has shown widely in the New York area. Most recently, she has displayed her work at Florida CraftArt, St Petersburg; Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art+Design, Sarasota; Harmony Gallery, Sarasota; and Art Center, Sarasota.
She lives and works in Sarasota, Florida.