Shaun Pierson (b. 1997) is an artist based in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended Rowan University where he received his BA in Radio/Television/Film in 2019 and is currently an MFA candidate at the Yale School of Art. His work has been shown at the Green Gallery at Yale School of Art, the Midwest Center for Photography, the Foley Gallery in New York City, and has also been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, i-D Italy, and The New York Times Magazine. 


2023, MFA (Candidate), Yale University, New Haven CT

2019, BA, Rowan University, Glassboro NJ


2021, Richard Benson Endowed Scholarship, Yale University School of Art

2021, Feature Shoot Emerging Photographer Awards, Winner

2020, Photolucida Critical Mass, Finalist

Group Exhibitions

2022, Tiny Furniture, Green Shutter House, New Haven, CT

2022, A Prologue to Somewhere, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

2021, Action Required, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

2020, Southeast Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Family, Greenville, SC

2020, Print Swap Exhibition, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2020, Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Wichita, KS

2019, Rowan Art Collective Juried Exhibition, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2019, President's Showcase, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2018, Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, Pitman Art Gallery, Pitman, NJ

Solo Exhibitions

2019, Alvine Road, Westby Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

Editorial Publications

2022, The New York Times Magazine, Their Solution to the Housing Crisis? Living with Strangers

Selected Press and Print Publications

2023, Cultured Mag, "Meet the Next Generation of Image Makers in Yale's MFA Program"

2021, Musee Magazine, Issue 25

2020, YWYW Magazine, Interview

2020, i-D Italy, "The photographer who immortalized the traumas of his childhood as an adult"

2020, Vogue Italia, Photograph

2020, Paper Journal Magazine, Feature

2019, Ain't Bad, Feature

2019, FotoRoom, "Shaun Pierson Comes to Terms with His Family Members by Photographing Them"

2019, C41 Magazine, "Shaun Pierson's fragments of memory between beauty and intimacy"

2019, Booooooom, "Photographer Spotlight: Shaun Pierson"

2019, Photo Emphasis, "Project Spotlight: Alvine Road"

2019, The Bosco Magazine, Feature

2019, Don't Take Pictures, "Photo of the Day"

Portfolio Reviews

2020, Vogue Italia Photo Vogue Portfolio Review, Milan IT

Visiting Artist

2022, Wesleyan University, Guest Lecturer

2020, Rowan University, Guest Lecturer

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