Resumé of Florence Miller Pierce

by FO

Pierce-PortraitBorn July 27, 1918 in Washington D.C., died October 25, 2007 in Albuquerque NM.


  • 1933 Private art studies with May Ashton, Washington D.C.
  • 1935 Classes at the Studio School located in the Phillips Collection
  • 1936 Emil Bisttram’s School of Art, Taos NM


  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  • City of Albuquerque Public Art Program
  • Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  • Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
  • Henry Art Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
  • Liquid Paper Company, Houston, TX
  • The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
  • New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • Rockefeller University, New York, NY
  • Rust Tractor Company, Albuquerque, NM
  • Sasebo Museum, Sasebo, Japan



Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell NM

  • 2010 Emil Bisttram and the Taos School of Art (group)
    1984 Invitational
  • 2009 Illumination: Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Miller Pierce
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2005 Florence Miller Pierce (Solo Exhibition)
  • Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ

Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe NM

  • 2004-05 In Pursuit of Perfection: The Work of Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez and Florence Pierce
  • 1997 Florence Miller Pierce (solo exhibition)
  • 1990-91 Alcove Show Invitational
  • 1975, 1973 The Fine Arts Museum of New Mexico Biennial
  • 2003 Collectors Gallery XXXIV (group), McNay Art Museum, San Antonio TX
  • 2001 Originals: New Mexico Women Artists, Organized by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Harwood Museum, Taos NM
  • 1998 The City Series (group), Cedar Rapids Museum, Cedar Rapids IA
  • 1995 Florence Miller Pierce (solo exhibition), The Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo TX
  • Independent Spirits: Women Artists of the American West, 1890-1945, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, CA
  • Selected Works by Taos Artists From the Collections of the University of New Mexico Museum and the Jonson Gallery, Harwood Foundation, Museum of the University of New Mexico. Taos, NM
  • 1992 Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde: 1912-1950
  • Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; traveled to: The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago IL; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth TX
  • 1991-92 The Second Wave: American Abstraction of the 1930s and 1940’s Selections from The Penny and Elton Yosuna Collection, The Worchester Art Museum MA; traveled to: Samuel P Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE

Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque NM

  • 1990 The Art of Albuquerque
  • 1982 The Transcendental Painting Group of New Mexico
  • 1989 Albuquerque 50’s
  • University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque NM


  • 2013-14 American Abstraction 1930-1945
    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York NY
  • 2012 The Transcendental Painting Group
  • David Findlay Jr. Gallery, New York NY 2012

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2010 Estate of Florence Pierce (solo exhibition)
  • 2006, 1996, 2004, 1994, Florence Miller Pierce (solo exhibition)
  • 1993 Three Women – Mala Breuer, Agnes Martin, Florence Pierce
  • 2003 Recipients of Governor’s Award, Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe NM

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe NM

  • 1999 Postmark: An Abstract Effect
  • 1995 Award Recipient Exhibition – SITE Santa Fe Honors New Mexico Artists
  • 1995 The Transcendental Painting Group: Major Paintings
    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York NY
  • Recent Acquisitions from Florence Miller Pierce
  • Jonson Gallery, University of N M, Albuquerque NM
  • Magnifico – Festival of the Arts
  • Invited exhibitor; sponsor: City of Albuquerque NM
  • 1994 Still Working: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., traveled to: I.B.M. Gallery, New York NY; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; Fisher Art Gallery at U.S.C., Los Angeles CA; Portland Art Museum, Portland OR; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 1994 Contemporary Constructivism in the West
  • Boritzer/Grey Gallery, Santa Monica CA

Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe NM

  • 1993 Sublime Presence (invitational)
  • 1985 On the Wall/Off the Wall (invitational)
  • 1989 Invitational

Graham Gallery, Albuquerque NM

  • 1992 Intimate Objects

Public Library of Albuquerque, Albuquerque NM

  • 1983 Daily Bread: Art from the Female Experience

Meridian Gallery, Albuquerque NM

  • 1983 Mary Caird – Florence Pierce
  • 1982 Invitational

Martin Diamond Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1982 The Transcendentalists
  • 1971 Los Angeles County Fine Arts Fair, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2009 Illuminations: The Paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin, and Florence Pierce Timothy Robert Rodgers, Sharyn R. Udall, Michael Zakian, and Karen Moss. Merrell Press
  • 2005 Florence Pierce: A Light-filled Domain Julie Sasse., Tucson Museum of Art

Lucy Lippard

  • 2004 “In Pursuit of Perfection – The Art of Agnes Martin, Maria Martinez, and Florence Pierce.” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
  • 1998 Lucy Lippard, Florence Pierce: In Touch With Light. Palace Press International
  • 1999 “The Transcendental Painting Group: Major Paintings,” Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.
  • 1998 “American Abstract Art of 1930s and 1940’s: The J. Donald Nichols Collection.” Harry Abrams Press
  • 1995 “Independent Spirits – Women Painters of the American West, 1890 – 1945.” Patricia Trenton, Editor. Autry Museum of American Heritage in conjunction with the University of California Press
  • 1994 “Still Working,” Stuart Shedletsky, Editor. The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Parsons School of Design in association with the University of Washington Press
  • 1992 “Theme and Improvisation: Kandinsky and the American Avant-Garde 1912-1950,” Gail Levine and Marianne Lorenz. Dayton Art Institute
  • 1991 “The Second Wave: American Abstraction of 1930s and 1940’s,” Susan E. Strickler and Elaine D. Gustafson. Worcester Art Museum
  • 1988 “Exposures: Women and their Art,” Betty Ann Brown, Arlene Raven, and Kenna Love. Newsage Press
  • 1983 “Transcendental Paintings Inspired by the Landscape and Mind,” Kathryn Gabriel. Quantum, University of New Mexico
  • 1982 “Daily Bread: Art from the Female Experience,” New Mexico Arts Division, National Endowment for the Arts
  • “The Transcendental Painting Group of New Mexico,” 1938-1941, the Albuquerque Museum


  • 2015 “Painting Albuquerque” .New Mexico PBS, KNME.
  • 1994 “Still Working,” CBS, The Sunday Morning Show, June 26, 1994
  • 1990 “The Art of Growing Older,” KNME-TV, Los Colores, NM, February 14, 1990
  • 1943 “Meshes of the Afternoon”. Short film. Directed by Maya Deren