Leighton Pierce

Moving Image, 2008

Leighton Pierce creates single- and multi-channel site-specific video installations and films. His work has been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial and the San Francisco, New York and Rotterdam Film Festivals. He has been the subject of retrospectives at Lincoln Center in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Lisboa Bienal of Contemporary Art, among others. Pierce has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Camargo Foundation. He is a professor of Film, Video and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa.