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Professional Experience

Curious about the academic background and professional experiences of Tyler Pierson? He is proud to showcase his work history, instructional qualifications and past studentships below. Please get in touch to find out more.

February 2023 – Present


Central Methodist University

Responsible for the day to day operations of the Gallery, hanging shows across 3 galleries, sustaining social media accounts, & maintaining a collection of 1,200 works of Art. Oversaw a docent program of 20 volunteers, 2 student workers, & a gallery board of 15 members. Worked with multiple departments across campus to promote & prepare future exhibitions. Sought out & prepared future shows via connections with artists & trustees. The Ashby-Hodge Exhibited 3 professional shows each year, including maintaining a living art museum across the campus of Central Methodist University. This includes new works exhibited in every major building, as well as a growing digital collection on JSTOR.

August 2022 – Present


Central Methodist University

Teaching introduction to Painting, Drawing, & Design classes to students of a variety of different majors and year classifications. Preparation & implementation of curriculum that seeks to grow students’ problem solving & creative skill sets.

August 2019 – May 2022


​University Of North Dakota

Designed and implemented curriculum for 5 semesters of ART 230: Introduction to Drawing & 4 semesters of ART 112 Two Dimensional & Three-Dimensional Design with class sizes ranging from 20 to 25 students per section.

May 2021 – August 2021


​University Of North Dakota

Categorized & uploaded over 1000 works of art into the University Commons system, Curated Future Exhibitions for the Empire Art Gallery & the living arts museum across campus.

January 2020 – May 2021


​University Of North Dakota

Categorized & digitized over 40 films & 50 works of pottery into University Commons system

  • George Starcher Untitled, Empire Arts Exhibition, May 2020

  • Free Time: Its Not what we thought it would be, curated virtual exhibition, May 2020

August 2019 – December 2019


​University Of North Dakota

Responsible for maintaining & hanging exhibitions for upcoming BA, BFA, & MFA students.

  • Fluidity Expands, BFA Exhibition: December 2nd- 5th, 2019

  • In Place of Portraits, Solo BFA Exhibition: November 18th- 23rd, 2019

  • Unwanted Stories, BFA Exhibition: November 4th-7th, 2019

  • Her Vote Counts, UND Art Collections Regional Artists Exhibition, October 3rd to November 21st, 2019

  • Conversations with the Ancestors, Curated Exhibition, October 7th- 30th, 2019

  • WITCH: An Interactive Exhibition Concerning Witchcraft & Related Occult Matter, BFA Exhibition, November 12th-14th, 2019

Education & Training


August 2019 – May 2022

​University Of North Dakota

30 credits of drawing as an emphasis with 12 credits of art history & 15 credits of painting. Created roughly 300 works of art across the mediums of charcoal, graphite, acrylic paint, ink, marker, & watercolor paint. Developed a prominence on figure drawing & narrative, with an exploration into the nature of allegories and symbolism.


August 2016 - May 2019

Doane University

Double major in Psychology & Art across 3 years of education. Participation in 4 separate musical ensembles with enrollment while creating 70 works of art.


August 2014 - May 2016

Westside High School



May 2022 – Present

Columbia Art League

Member of the Columbia Art League in Columbia Missouri.


August 2022 – January 2023

Passageway Gallery, Old Market District, Omaha NE

Member of the artist co-op in Omaha's old market district. Works are on constant display and for sale along with selected prints, new shows are hung every 3 months. Collective co owns the gallery among all 16 artists and take turns selling work & running the day-to-day operations and sales of the gallery.


October 2022 – January 2023

Landlock Gallery

Member of the artist co-op in Omaha's Benson Blackstone district. Works are on display at different locations throughout the city during 4 separate shows each year.


  • Development & implementation of educational curriculum on a post-secondary level

  • Drawing proficiency in graphite, ink, pastel, marker & charcoal

  • Proficiency in hanging professional exhibitions

  • Curational experience across multiple shows

  • Categorization and documentation of artwork into a digital archival format

  • Painting proficiency in acrylic, oil, watercolor, & gauche

  • Proficiency in two-dimensional compositions & three-dimensional design

  • Proficiency in framing drawing & painting artwork

  • Print production

  • Gallery management

  • Digital inventory of Gallery Collections


  • Bryan High School Commission, June – August 2023

  • Graduate Student Representative, August 13th, 2021- May 15th, 2022

  • Worked with the NASAD Reaccreditation Committee during there on sight visit to the University of North Dakota

  • Participated in Weekly staff meetings addressing a broad range of subject matter from curriculum, undergraduate handbook revision, strategic planning, bylaw revisions, committee assignments, etc.

  • Christus Rex Organization Commissions, February 5th- March 10th

  • Worked with the Pastor & Deacon to create works that assist in the monthly religious curriculum

  • Grand Forks Sheriff’s Department Commissions, January 5th - Present

  • Worked with Investigators to create caricatures of honored deputies to be displayed within the sheriff’s office

  • Doane University Ceramics Department Workshop, March 10th, 2019

  • Worked with Elementary school children to engage and foster a love of the arts through ceramic hand building


  • Group Exhibition, Fayette Festival of the Arts Bicentennial, Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, August 2023

  • Group Exhibition, Dissonant Despondency, Passageway Gallery, Omaha NE, April 2022

  • Individual Exhibition, Dissonant Despondency, Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, April 2022

  • UND Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, March 2022

  • First Place Graduate Award

  • UND MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, February 1st- 17th, 2022

  • Individual Exhibition, A Single Moment, Archives Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, January 13th- May 15th, 2022

  • UND MFA Graduate Group Exhibition, Memorial Union Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, November 2021 – December 2021

  • Group Exhibition, Who, What, Where, When and…, Public Arts Altru Professional Center, Grand Forks ND: July 2021 – October 2021

  • UND Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, March 2021

  • Virtual Arts Group Exhibition, Free Time: It’s Not What We Thought It Would Be, Virtual Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, May 2020

  • UND Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Myers Art Gallery, Grand Forks ND, March 2020

  • Second Place Graduate Award

  • Senior Group Art Exhibition, Rall Art Gallery, Crete NE, May 2019

  • Individual Senior Art Exhibition, A Single Moment, Rall Art Gallery, Crete NE, April 2019

  • Doane University Juried Student Art Exhibition, Rall Art Gallery, Crete NE, February 2019

  • Doane University Juried Student Art Exhibition, Rall Art Gallery, Crete NE, February 2018

  • Doane University Juried Student Art Exhibition, Rall Art Gallery, Crete NE, February 2017

  • Group Exhibition, Seven Deadly Sins, Excellence in Design Exhibition, Westside Art Gallery, Omaha NE, May 2016


  • Second Place- Drawing, Fayette Festival of the Arts, 2023

  • First Place Graduate, University of North Dakota, 2022

  • Second Place Graduate, University of North Dakota, 2020

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