Friday, December 14, 2012

Prints for Sale!

Silk-screen print on 90 lb Stonehenge paper, pictured here cropped to 7.5"x9". The size of each print slightly varies in between 9.5"x9.5" and 10"x10".
Edition of 4.

Printed in conjunction with LAKE ODESSA, a sound installation / mix CD exhibition at CAM Raleigh, January 2012.

Originally designed with by Cole Pierce, based on a collage by Able Parris and typography by Paul Soulellis.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lake Odessa

LAKE ODESSA (2012) audio multiple, silk-screen print on 90lb cotton paper,
handmade cases, found paper inserts, edition of 100. Print originally designed with Mixel by Cole Pierce, based on collages by Able Parris and Paul Soulellis.

Listen to the mix on Headphone Commute.
I will gladly send you CD if paypal me the price of postage. 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm featured in an article in Art Social

"Remember those optical illusions you used to look at as a kid? Yup. Op Art is kinda like that, only grown-up, high quality, and much more awesome." Art Social 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hour 2 of my August NUMBERS.FM set

Hour 2 of my August set on NUMBERS.FM, 
Rhino Named Lazy  (IDM slow jamz) 
Blame it (GROUNDISLAVA COOL MIX) - Jamie Fox
Don’t Owe Me - Pavla & Noura
Moonshine - Retina.It
Holder breaks it down - The Killing
Laroche - Lukid
Lineage (Sun Glitters Mix) - Shigeto
Bela Bartok - Fresh Air Interview
Shaker Mind - Cole Pierce
Closed - Com Truise
Cloud 10 - Kendrick Lamar
January Love (yus Remix) - Newtimers
GHOST - Nikita Quasim
End - Frank Ocean
Born to Die (Remix) Lana del Rey - Clams Casino
False Eyes - Jeremiah Jae
Rebirth is Necessary - J Dilla
待機 - Macintosh Plus
Se Pixelo el Vinito - Super Guachin Goooo - DFRNT
Gov’nor - JJ Doom
Terrorist - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Trumpet Sketch - Cole Pierce
Irène Jacob in Othello 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012


NUMBERS.FM set 6.13.12

Captcha audio
Antigravity Certificatioin
2012 Preakness Stakes
Margaruita - Gerald Clark & His Caribbean Serenaders
I’ll have another at Belmont Park
On the Beach - Phil Cohran
Hichki - Dhodhe Khan
Usher Interview Sample
Ex the Extrax - Gerren Grand
An Old Escape (Kill Them Kill) Dabrye remix - Illum Sphere
2012 Kentucky Derby
Blow My High (Members Only) C.P.edit - Kendrick Lamar
Its a good thing - Beale Street Shriekers
First Falls - James Murray
Bicycles, Football, Volley And Other Sports in a Public Park, With Birds All Around - Andrea
Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
Usher Interview Sample
I Will - Elephant & Castle
Diamond Ring (Deele Flip) - Mathewdavid
Sacrilegious - Schoolboy Q
Fifth Ave - Gold Panda
Rained the Whole Time (Nicholas Jaar Mix) - Shlohmo
3 year old recites Litany by Billy Collins
1.6 Una Inexplicable Exitació- Raül Fuentes
Je Voudrais Tant Que Tu Comprennes - Marie Laforet
Speechless (Kelpe Remix) - Soosh
Monkrato - Global Goon
Pocahontas - Jonwayne
Stand Up Lazarus (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix) - Bruce Haack
4. Ohm Sweet Om - Clearlight
Raphael Hythloday - Gabo Gulbenkian
Glitch - Disasterpeace
Shadow from Tartarus - Actress
Kafkatrax 2.2 Wolfgang - Voigt
Captcha Audio
Octagon - Liars
Chwal Sen Jak Mare Nan Poto Michilene Forestal, Bois Laborde
'Closer Came The Light' - Konntinent

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NUMBERS.FM playlist 5.16.12

NUMBERS.FM 4.16.12 8:07-10:09pm Central Time
field recordings and crafty ambient

faa tapes sound approach 0:49
Shoals 11:28 Taylor Deupree
Venice Beach Boardwalk 4.28.12 20:44 Cole Pierce
I Will 4:20 Elephant & Castle
Caroline bor⁄ale 5:11 Jerome Joy
Ice Bow 7:11 Steve Roden & Machinefabriek
04.l2rd 7:24 Asmus Tietchens
MURIEL (bouncé) 20:20
Meroo Lake Pt. 1 5:18 Seaworthy & Matt Rosner
Cosmos: A Personal Journey (The Edge Forever) (Moroccan beatnik treatment) 2:54 Carl Sagan
Urban Sax Part II 9:11 Urban Sax
Sunflower Tk2 1:20 Cole Pierce
Clay cameras 8:57 Keith de Mendonca
animate structures #4 (marin headlands) 15:10 John Grzinich
Radiator Peace 5:46 billy gomberg + offthesky
guy rapping 0:43

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NUMBERS.FM Playlist 04.18.12

Broadcasting an extended version of ‘Resurface’ on NUMBERS.FM until 10:09pm Central Time.
Slow moving electronics and underwater vocals, interspersed with field recordings
and snippets of experimental radio documentaries. Headcase IDM and electro lady crooners. Underwater electronics, noodling synths and a sampled documentary about divers finding a sunken pirate ship.

Forgotten - Disasterpeace
Home - Disasterpeace
Rained teh Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix) - Shlomo
Derni/Paralysis - Elephant & Castle
The World Needs Change [Soulja Boy] - Clams Casino
Caroline bor⁄ale - Jerome Joy
The Other Side of Backwater - Ryan York
Take My Hand - Soosh
MURIEL (bouncé) unknown
The Mountaineer - Alog
Francis Mwakitime (Tanzania) - Mwalala
Foggy Dew - Two Banks of Four
Lion In Winter - Bee Gees
100Birthdays - Chris Whitehead
Goddess Eyes - Julia Holter
unknown class - Cole Pierce
Scissors - Kuedo
Skin - Grimes
Woke Up Missing You - Sean Byrd
Clay cameras - Keith de Mendonca
lampshow - Roth Mobot
wen uuu (Teebs Remix) - Shlohmo
sample FAA radio techniques
B1 - Night Landing - Ssaliva
Leaving San Miguel - Antony Milton
Fragile Hope - Balam Acab
Blue Marlin - Steve Hauschildt
Morning Criminal - Ricardo Donoso
Jenseits Des Stromes [Beyond The Tide] - Jürgen Müller
sample Recovering the Whydah
Columns - Father
MURIEL (bouncé) unknown
blue john cave - Mari Saastamoinen
boardwalk empire sample
santa fe (excerpt) - Lightnin Hopkins
Number 33 - Jan & Lorraine
Paris 1971 - Suzanne Ciani
Deathless - Outer Space
Unforetold - The Sight Below
Standing in the Rain - Gel Set
Glawio - Com Truise
Quantum Leap - Bruce Mao

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


A one-night-only exhibition at Floor Length and Tux

332 W. Augusta #3 front

Opening Saturday, April 14th, from 7PM - 10PM

FLAT 12 will feature new work from Cole Pierce, Angela Lopez, and Stephen Nyktas, alongside resident FLAT artists Catie Olson and EC Brown.

COLE PIERCE will create a floor of enamel-encoated floppy disks.

Cole Pierce is a Chicago-based artist who makes paintings, video installations, and audio multiples. He received an MFA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University, his recent exhibition at Hinge Gallery was favorably reviewed in Modern Painters magazine, and currently has work in Born Digital at CAM Raleigh.

ANGELA LOPEZ will present a stop-animation video alongside watercolor/collages depicting the fluid relationships between humans and other species.

Angela Lopez studied painting at the Kansas City art institute. Her paintings use the exploration of alternating power struggles between humans and nature as a way to express gloomy ominous and desperate emotions. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions at H&R Block ArtSpace, The Dolphin Gallery, in Kansas City MO, as well as Buenos Aires Argentina at Proyecto’ ace Studios and the Beasley gallery in Arizona. She premiered her first solo show, “On the Upside,” at the Urban Culture Project Space in 2009. In 2010 she curated her second exhibition “Community+Loneliness” at the Paragraph Gallery with Urban Culture Project in Kansas City Mo. Angela lives and works in her hometown of Chicago.

STEPHEN NYKTAS will create an installation consisting of found radios from different eras.

Steve Nyktas (MFA, Northwestern University, 2007) is a Chicago-based artist whose work is preoccupied by opportunities to better understand the normal world by seeing places that were never meant to be seen and to look at things as they are not meant to be; to observe a version of the everyday which exists just beneath consciousness. His work has been exhibited at Dorsky Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery Four (Baltimore, MD), Rowland Contemporary Gallery (Chicago, IL), The 22nd International Festival Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), and he is a member of the Danny Think Tank artist collective.

CATIE OLSON will present a hand-cranked automaton of a Band-Aid punching a pillow.

Catie Olson is an artist and filmmaker who organizes the Spiderbug short-film series ( She is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.

EC BROWN will present paintings of wooden capsules containing imaginary film stills with choice male actors of the 60s-70′s as terse mallard-carvers.

EC Brown is a painter and exhibition organizer who co-directed the COMA exhibition space from 2006-2008 (, and organizes the ASCII exhibition series ( He is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.

About the FLAT series:
Catie Olson and EC Brown have conducted Floor Length and Tux exhibitions from their home since February 2009. These single-evening events are the result of an extended relationship with small selections of artists.

Official Website

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NUMBERS.FM Playlist 03.28.12

Nix the playlist! NUMBERS.FM broadcaster got buggy and put a 3 minute loop/delay on every 20 seconds of audio I played. So I made and impromptu live set of my own material.

Quite night of experimental radio docs, field recordings, and ambient music.

Shoals 11:28 Taylor Deupree
MURIEL (bouncé) 20:20
Meroo Lake Pt. 1 5:18 Seaworthy & Matt Rosner
blue john cave 3:27 Mari Saastamoinen
Cliffs 9:42 Mirroring
Caroline bor⁄ale 5:11 Jerome Joy
Radiator Peace 5:46 billy gomberg + offthesky
04.l2rd 7:24 Asmus Tietchens
Clay cameras 8:57 Keith de Mendonca
Sunflower Tk2 1:20 Cole Pierce
frog chorus, Australia 3:00 Hannu Jannes
Tacana 2:53 Antony Milton
Minuet - Original Mix 10:00 Stephan Mathieu
animate structures #4 (marin headlands) 15:10 John Grzinich
hot cocoa maker 2:56 Cole Pierce
Large Wolf Pack #2 1:50 Timberwolf in the Tall Pines
Chalk 9:16 Kane Ikin +David Wenngren

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


A single-evening exposition and offering of audio multiples
Thursday, April 5
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Back room of The California Clipper
1002 N. California Ave.

Jon Bollo, Stephanie Burke, EC Brown, Chris Hefner, Andrea Jablonski, George Larson, Bruce Neal, Catie Olson, Cole Pierce, Christopher Smith, Ralph Syverson, Brian Wadford.

ASCII (Archeospiritist Study and Consortion Initiative, Illinois) is an event where participants are entrusted to uphold the following 3 core specifications:

1. An edition of artifacts shall be created, to be distributed freely.
2. Editions must involve recorded audio.
3. Attire shall always be elegant.

In addition, participants are entreated to observe a prompt (in lieu of an articulated curatorial theme) from Caroline Picard, which is a writing inspired by Marion Laval-Jeantet’s “May the Horse Live in Me” ( as well as her video selection (

Furthermore, recommended specifications are made available to the participants, as well as participant-sourced specification extensions. Information at

Event guests are not subject to specifications nor sanctions, but elegant apparel is always enjoyed by all.

About ASCII:
ASCII is a specification platform designed to elevate our personal, mundane rituals of audio data trafficking to a dedicated craft and an etiquette.

Photos from ASCII 1:
Photos from ASCII 2:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NUMBERS.FM Playlist 02.29.12

Tune into NUMBERS.FM, I’m on the air until 10:09 PM central time.
Reflection 20:03 Ethan Rose
Tape Bell Liftoff 5:03 Cole Pierce
Piano Clockworks 18:17 Cole Pierce
Rise 12:00 *AR
Halfslaap 16:58 Machinefabriek
peeling tape 2:00 Cole Pierce
High & Low 3:51 Ezekiel Honig
The Other Side of Backwater 5:12 Ryan York
Goddess Eyes 3:25 Julia Holter
Part One 16:58 B. Fleischmann
Foggy Dew 6:10 Two Banks of Four
Reblazhenstva 7:40 Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer
Bicycles, Football, Volley And Other Sports In A Public Park, With Birds All Around 6:56Andrea Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
Ice and Halo 7:44 Cinchel
FAA Boner :09
recorder glitch 0:52

Friday, January 20, 2012


Untitled, 2012
Silk-screen print on 90 lb cotton paper
10"x10" (pictured here cropped to 7.5"x9")
edition of 4

(printed in conjunction with LAKE ODESSA, a sound installation / mix CD exhibition at CAM Raleigh, January 2012)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cole Pierce at Hinge Gallery

Cole Pierce, 2011
Word Layer
Oil, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas

At Hinge Gallery

Cole Pierce, 2011
Triangle is the Strongest Shape #12
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford at Hinge Gallery

Triangle is the Strongest Shape #10 & #12
at Hinge Gallery

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NUMBERS.FM Playlist 01.11.12

NUMBERS FM 01.11.12

Boss Conrad Freiburg
Ode Monty Adkins
SOPA hearings
Echo (featuring Adam Trainer vocals) Matt Rösner
Tropical Depression aric naue
AlexHaley interlude - Tyler Carter and Cole Pierce
Oh You Beautiful Girl! - Bud (Home Recording)
Auctioneering - Unknown Artist
armenian song Anja lechner and vassilis tsabropoulos (gurdjieff/ de Hartmann)
My Melancholy Baby - Gene Austin
Solitude Duke Ellington
Processione Sul Mare Toni Esposito
Archipelago Daedelus & Teebs
It's Soon Be Done Otis Wright
Bike Spokes edit Cole Pierce
a1 pangkur Master Musicians of Java
Chapter 02 Scissors And Sellotape
Baseball Analogy TheSolarSystemandBeyond Cole Pierce
Scissors Kuedo
Take My Hand Soosh
Departure from Your Hat Vocal Mix triple jim
A Devil Lay Here Zomby
Welcome to Rainbow Springs Skipper Lockett
1. Chameleon Blush Girl After Shower
Ethan’s Earth and Pluto explanation
Continuity M. Ostermeier
jewel thief Cole Pierce
Fragile Hope Balam Acab
All I need Clams Casino
Buried Alive (Kendrick Lamar) Drake
Illusory Body Geotic
Blue Marlin Steve Hauschildt
Morning Criminal Ricardo Donoso
Underground Party Janko Nilovic
Dawn Of Presensitive Car Litesalive
Columns Father
Rain recording Cole Pierce
Prelude for Juan Christina Vantzou

Born Digital | CAM Raleigh

LAKE ODESSA (2012) audio multiple, silk-screen print on 90lb cotton paper,
handmade cases, found paper inserts, edition of 100. Print originally designed with Mixel by Cole Pierce, based on collages by Able Parris and Paul Soulellis.

I'm pleased to announce that I have a mix CD and sound installation included in this show at CAM Raleigh, and I will be DJ'ing the opening reception. In conjunction with the Born Digital exhibition, my music mix will be released on Headphone Commute's Podcast series on January 28th.

Born Digital on view January 28 through April 30, 2012
Showcasing a growing body of contemporary art that is visitor dependent and without the use of specific interfaces like keyboards or touch screens—aspects of this exhibition are movement-driven, empowering visitors to exercise their creativity and act on their curiosity. Born Digital features the work of 12 national and international pioneers of digital and new media art. Most of the featured artworks in the exhibition employ computer vision technologies, more commonly known as interactive video. The combined use of digital video cameras and custom computer software allows each artwork to “see,” and respond to, bodies, colors and/or motion in the space of the museum. Don’t miss this museum premiere!

Born Digital contributors include: Advanced Media Lab, Jacob Ciocci, R. Luke DuBois, Channel TWo, Brent Green, Ajay Kurian, LoVid, Cole Pierce, Dennis Rosenfeld, Daniel Rozin, Scenocosme, and Karolina Sobecka

Join us for an opening preview celebration
Sweets, savories, and drinks
Friday, January 27, 2012

Members Opening 7–9 p.m.

Wear your rocket-high heels or fastest track shoes
Live DJ — Born Digital Exhibiting artist Cole Pierce