About Brian Pier

A native of Wisconsin, Brian Pier was born in the town of Kenosha in 1953.

He is primarily self taught but strongly influenced by many of the 19th and early 20th century masters. Brian studies and paints every day, working in oil and uses a limited palette. His passion is painting en plein aire and he continually finds drama in the landscapes and people that he paints. His paintings are all about the changing light and the way that it plays on the natural beauty that surrounds him.

Door County Artist Brian Pier

Brian has exhibited at Manhattan galleries in New York City, and has been featured in many exhibits in the southeast and northeast regions of Wisconsin. Additionally, in 2013, Brian was invited to Florence, Italy where he was represented for one year. Recent credits include a 1st place award in the category of impressionist landscapes at the American Art Awards in Hollywood in 2023. His paintings are held in collections throughout the United States and abroad. Brian’s art is currently on exhibit at the Forever Grateful Boutique and Brian Pier Gallery, 20 S. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and at The Pier Gallery & Studio, 9341 Spring Rd, Unit B-16, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, as well as at Northern Lights Gallery in Racine, Wisconsin.

Additional Credits:

  • Published in New American Paintings
  • Plein Air Festival Dockside Quick Paint, 2nd place
  • “Paint the Bay,” Sturgeon Bay Plein Air Competition, 1st Place
  • American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 2nd place and 4th place, impressionist landscape, 2014
  • American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 1st place, impressionist landscape, 2015
  • American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 5th place, Impressionist landscape, 2015
  • American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 2nd place and 3rd place, impressionist human 2016
  • Named by Huffington Post One of six of The Worlds Best Artists of Human Impressionism in 2016 – American Art Awards Category 21
  • Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Juror Award, Sept. 2017.
  • American Art Awards, Hollywood, CA 1st place and 4th place, 2023