Born: in USA, Currently live and work internationally
Education                                                                                                                      
2001– 09  Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany Master of Fine Arts "Master Student"                                                                                                                        ] 1994-99 East Carolina University, North Carolina, USA Bachelor of Fine Arts

Guest Teacher/Visiting Artist/ Workshops
2015 Visiting Artist/ Workshop/ Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, USA
2014 Visiting Artist/ Workshop/Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway
2009-2014 Visiting Artist/ Master Student Mentor/ Konstfack University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Visiting Artist/ Workshop/ Otro Diseño Foundation/ “Political Body” Mexico City 2011 Visiting Artist/ Workshop/ Geneva University of Art and Design, Switzerland 2011 Visiting Artist/ Workshop/ Winter Session/Rhode Island School of Art and Design, USA

Lectures/ Presentations
2015 Shari Pierce: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. USA
2015 Shari Pierce: Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway
2014 Shari Pierce: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend, Konstfack University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
2012  Shari Pierce: Agraphobia- The Missing Girl Series, Arte Actual Contemporary Art, Ecuador
2013  Shari Pierce: Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend, Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway 2012  Shari Pierce, Arte Actual Contemporary Art Space, Quito, Ecuador 2012  Shari Pierce, Otro Diseño Foundation, Mexico City, Mexico 2011  Shari Pierce: Is There Really Cat in Cat Food?, Rhode Island School of Art and Design, USA
2010  Artist Discussion Panel, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Museum, Scotland 2010  Jury Member, I CARE A LOT: Portable Discussion about the Middle East, Traveling Exhibition 2007  Shari Pierce: Cardboard Democracy, Washington, D.C., USA 

Artist Residencies AIR July 2011 Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi, Finland

Solo Exhibitions
2014    “Car Crashes and Butterflies”, Shari Pierce, Munich, Germany 2014
2013    “Agraphobia- The Missing Girl Series”, Arte Actual Contemporary Art Space, Quito, Ecuador
2013   “Open 24 hours”, Das KloHäuschen, Munich, Germany                                   2011    “Agraphobia”, E324 Space for Contemporary Art, Munich, Germany             2010    “Whitewash/ Potraits of 34 Sex Offenders and 2 Sexual Predators from Within a 5 Mile Radius”, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, NL                                                   2009   “She LL Project”, Lothringerstr. 13, Contemporary Art Space, Munich, Germany 2007   “Cardboard Democracy”, “So Fresh” Unit F Fashion & Photography Festival,  2007   “Cardboard Democracy”, Galerie Rob Koudijs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2007    “Cardboard Democracy”, Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, Washington D.C.,USA    2005    “Fronteras: Borders: Grenzen”, Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016    “Let Go_d Things Happen- Conceptual Art in Progress”, Gedok Germany
2015    “The Common Thread” Sexual Violence Against Women in Contemporary Art, Germany
2014  Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, Museum of Art and Design (MAD), NYC, USA
2013 CODA Paper Art 2013, CODA Museum, Netherlands                                        2013 "Te mato por que te amo" Duo Exhibition Jorge Manilla & Shari Pierce, Munich, Germany                                                                                                                             2012 "Unexpected Pleasures", Design Museum, London, UK                                       2012 "Biennale for One", Kuratorin Dr. Cornelia Oßwald-Hoffmann, Berlin, Germany 2012 "Biennale for One", Kuratorin Dr. Cornelia Oßwald-Hoffmann, Das KloHäuschen, 2012 "Unexpected Pleasures", National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia     2012 "Jewellery Unleashed", Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Netherlands             2011   "Open Mind", Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea                                  2011 URB11, Arteles Walks (Shari Pierce :RAISKAUS ON AINA RIKOS),Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland                                                                           2011 “Schmuck 2011”, Traveling Exhibition- Germany, France                                     
2010 “Causing Chaos Curated by Claire Barclay”, Fife Contemporary Art Museum, Scotland                                                                                                                           2010 “SCOPE Markt/ 6 Designers Curated by Diane Pernet”, Contemporary Art Fair, NY, USA                                                                                                                          2010 “Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century”, Miami University Art Museum, USA
2010 “Paper Jewellery: Poor Jewellery”, Triennale Design Museum of Milan, Italy
2009 “Nothing in Common”, KunstArkaden Contemporary Art Space, Munich, Germany
2009 “Jewellery Extreme”, Maurer Zilloli Contemporary Arts, Munich, Germany
2008  “The Fat of Booty Madness”, Moderne Pinakothek Art Museum, Munich, Germany
2008  “Schmuck 2008”, Traveling Exhibition- Germany, UK, Poland
2008  BKV- Prize 2007 For Young Craft Artists, Finalist, Munich, Germany
2007  "So Fresh” Award Presentation, Semper Depot, Vienna, Austria
2007  Guerrila Store, Unit F Fashion Festival, Vienna, Austria
2007  “Tatort V”/ Bloody Mary”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2007  “SOFA”, Galerie Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, NYC, USA
2007  “Coming Into View”, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon, USA
2007  “Lass´den Sonnenschein herein”, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2007  “Tatort / Mark your Territory”, Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands
2006  “Coming Into View”, Heidi Lowe- The Jewellery Studio, Delaware, USA
2006  “SOFA”, Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, NYC, USA
2005  “Aufgebockt”, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2005  “Tatort/Tatwort”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2005  “Schmuck 2005”, IHK Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2005  “Krieg und Frieden“, Galerie Im Chor, Schwäbisch Gmund, Germany
2005  “Reconstruction/ Deconstruction”, Gallery Sztuki, Legnica, Poland
2005  “SOFA”, Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, NYC, USA
2004   “Is there really cat in catfood?”, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2004   “Tatort / VIP”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2004   “SOFA”, Jewelers’ Werk Gallery, NYC, USA
2004   “Schmuck 2004”, IHK Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
2004   “ZwischenSpiel”, Erfurter SchmuckSymposium, Erfurt, Germany
2004   “Contact”, Mobiliia Gallery, Massachusetts, USA
2003   “Anello extra vergine”, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2003   “Tatort / Koffer “,Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2002   “from oo to oo”, Galerie Oona Berlin, Germany
2002   “Schmuck”, Städtische Galerie im Cordonhaus Cham, Germany
2002   “Ladies First”, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
2002   “12 ‘Ecoles Exposent Des Bijoux”, Geneva, Switzerland
2001   “New Metal/ Emerging Views”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Oregon, USA
2000   “Cross References”, University of Oregon, USA                     

Grants and Prizes
2009  Akademieverein/ Künstler und Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München
2009  Leitstelle für die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern der Bayerischen Staatsregierung Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München  
2007  “So Fresh” European Jewellery Award by Pierre Lang (Cardboard Democracy)
2004   Erfurter Schmuck Symposium Stipendium

Selected Publications & Catalogs
Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, Book. USA, 2014
CODA Paper Art Exhibition, Catalog, CODA Museum, Netherlands, 2013
Unexpected Pleasures Book, Design Museum, London, UK, 2013 Unexpected Pleasures Book, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 2012
Arte Actual 2012 Artists, Catalog, Arte Actual Contemporary Art Space, 2012
Metalsmith Magazine, September 2012
Open Mind, Catalog Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea, 2012
Arteles 2011 Artist in Residence Catalog, Finland, 2012 Schmuck 2011, Catalog, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany Causing Chaos, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Museum, Catalog, October 2010
Paper Jewellery: Poor Jewellery, Catalog, January 2010
Adornment and Excess: Jewelry in the 21st Century, Catalog, January 2010
Nothing in Common, Catalog, March 2009
Metalsmith Magazine, October 2008
Wahnsinn Fette Beute Book, May 2008
Schmuck 2007, Catalog, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
BKV- Prize 2007 Für Junges Kunsthandwerk, Catalog, March 2007
Style Art/Fashion Magazine, December 2007
ZOO Contemporary Art/Fashion Magazine, December 2007
Sleek Art and Fashion Magazine, Fall 2007
Indie Fashion, Music and Culture Magazine, N0.16, Fall 2007
So Fresh Jewellery Award Catalog, 2007
New Directions in Jewellery II Book, Black Dog Publishing, 2007
“Coming Into View” Exhibition showcases work by contemporary jewelers”, University of Oregon   
 Newspaper, November 2006
Tatort Mark Your Territory, Marzee Magazine Nr 50, 2006
Schmuck 2005, Catalog, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
Tatort Tatwort, Catalog, Publikation Galerie Marzee 2005
Reconstruction/ Deconstruction, Gallery Sztuki, Katalog 2005
Tatort Tatwort Marzee Magazine Nr 44, 2005
Schmuck 2004, Catalog, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
ZwischenSpiel, Catalog, Erfurter SchmuckSymposiums, Erfurt 2004
S0-EN Japanese Fashion Magazine NR 6, June 2004
Tatort VIP Marzee Magazine Nr 38, 2004
Tatort Koffer ,Marzee Magazine Nr 32, 2003
The Freedom of Opportunity and Individuality of Jewelry        
Design, GZ Art + Design International Jewelry Magazine, Autumn 2004
1000 Rings, Marthe Le Van, Lark Books/ Sterling Publishing, 2004
Tatort Koffer , Marzee Magazine Nr 32, 2003