Artist Spotlight

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The St. Louis Public Library's Artist Spotlight highlights the work of professional local artists who are making an impact on the St. Louis community.

Selected artists and their work will be featured online for two months, by invitation only.

Featured Artist: Tucker Pierce


Tucker Pierce (She/Her) has been sewing portraits at events across the St. Louis region and beyond since 2015. A graduate of the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Tucker has a passion for drawing, for thread and for creating interactive art experiences that bring people together.

Tucker has sewn portraits at weddings, b’nai mitzvah, company parties and other special events all across the Midwest. All in all, she’s sewn thousands and thousands of faces and pets over the years. In other roles, Tucker has served as the co-curator of Metro Trans Umbrella Group’s annual Transcending The Spectrum art show and was the co-founder of Westminster Press (2015-2017), an art gallery, printmaking studio, and consignment storefront that focused on highlighting work by artists of marginalized identities, inclusive of trans & LGBT folk, people of color, women artists and other creatives that lack representation in the art world.

Past client partnerships include the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Square, the World Chess Hall of Fame and ArtPrize (Grand Rapids), among others.


Archived Artists

November-December 2020: Cbabi Bayoc

January-February 2021: Tiff Sutton

March-April 2021: Samantha Hunerlach

May-June 2021: Janie Stamm

July-August 2021: Stan Chisholm

September-October 2021:  Marina Peng

November-December 2021: Gonzalo Jove

January-February 2022: Sarah Paulsen

March-April 2022: Basil Kincaid

May-June 2022: Metro Academic and Classical High School

July-August 2022: Ilene Berman

September-November 2022: Edo Rosenblith

December 2022-February 2023: Misato Pang



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