Part of Art Assets’ mission is to bring art into our everyday lives. To that end, we regularly commission artists to create site-specific installations on the balcony at our office. The balcony faces the Queensboro Bridge and the Roosevelt Island aerial tramway, providing artwork not only for ourselves, but also for the thousands of people crossing the bridge and tram every day.

August 2016: Nicole Pearce

Nicole Pearce is an international lighting designer for dance, theater, and opera based out of Queens, New York. Her work has been seen across the United States, Europe, Siberia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and Cuba.

Pearce’s dance collaborations include choreographers Mark Morris, Aszure Barton, Robert Battle, Jessica Lang, John Heginbotham, Andrea Miller, Wen Wei Wang, Larry Keigwin, and Alexander Ekman; and companies that include The Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Memphis, Boston Ballet, Introdans, Mark Morris Dance Group, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Japan, Alberta Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Philadanco, and Nederlands Dans Theater.

Pearce has worked with theater directors Edward Albee, Trip Cullman, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, Jade King Carroll, Leigh Silverman, and Maria Mileaf; and with theater companies Cherry Lane Theatre, LAByrinth, 37Arts, The Philadelphia Theater Company, Long Wharf Theater, Hartford Stage, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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