Marjorie Brown Pierson (b. 1961, New Iberia, Louisiana)
Marjorie Brown Pierson is an environmental artist based in Durham, North Carolina. Her work explores rapidly evolving landscapes and our complex relationships with them. She weaves visual narratives that begin in her native south Louisiana, where coastal land loss threatens fragile habitats, and extend into melting glacial fields in Alaska, the warming Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and evolving seascapes around the world.
Marjorie’s work is in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, LA, the Louisiana State Senate, and Duke University, where she created and taught a course on visual art and environmental advocacy. In 2011, she published a volume of fine art photographs, Struck by Nature, featuring the landscapes of North Carolina’s Bald Head Island.