Ben Pierce lives and works in rural Southeast Missouri, where he was born. Raised on traditional values, honesty and hard work Pierce served 4 years in the military before attending and graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. ”I knew there was not going to be a [sculpture] ‘job’ waiting for me [after college] and that I would have to find my own way, and that takes diligence.”
Pierce builds work that represent experiences or feelings he’s had, but that are universally identifiable. Pierce constructs simple geometric forms to capture the viewers’ interest and stir their emotions. Negative space is a large aspect of Pierce's work that helps to create tension to capture and focus space.