Don Pollack CV 

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EDUCATION

M.F.A. Ohio State University Columbus,Ohio June 1984
B.F.A. University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois May 1981

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011   Far From Home, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010   Perimeter Gallery, Mysterious Island, Chicago, IL
2009   The Union League Club, The Lincoln Project, Chicago, IL
2009   Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, "The Presidential Lincoln Project" Springfield, IL
2007   Newzones Gallery, "The Sheltering Sky,  Calgary, Alberta,  Canada
2007   Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, "American Inheritance," 
         [retrospective],  Bloomington, Illinois
2007   Night, Marcia Wood Gallery – Atlanta, GA
2006   American Gothic: Past Imperfect, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2006   Improvisation, Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
2005   Marcia Wood Gallery, South of the Tennessee, Remains of the Campaign, Atlanta, Georgia
2005   Missives, NewZones Gallery – Calgary Alberta, CA
2004   Voyages of Discovery: From the Earth to the Moon, Perimeter Gallery – New York, NY
2003   Paintings, Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
2002   Ancien Regime, Perimeter Gallery - New York, NY
2002   Ancien Regime, Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta,GA
2002   Ancien Regime, New Zones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Canada
2002   Rena Sternberg Gallery - Glencoe, IL
2001   Ancien Regime, NewZones Gallery of Contemporary Art - Calagary, Canada
2000   Between Heaven and Earth, Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
2000   Newzones Gallery - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1999   North American Inheritance, Newzones Gallery - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1999   American Inheritance, Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta, GA
1998   Entering the Circle, Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta, GA
1997   Crossing the Next Meridian, Newzones Gallery - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996   Landscape and Memory, Peter Miller Gallery - Chicago, IL
1996   Mythopoeia, An American Portrait, Marcia Wood Gallery - Atlanta, GA
1995   Elliot Smith Gallery - St. Louis, MO
1995   International Art Exposition/ Marx-Saunders Gallery- Chicago, IL
1994   Shadowlands, Deson-Saunders Gallery - Chicago, IL
1993   Monte Clark Gallery - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1993   Bess Cutler Gallery - New York, NY
1992   Deson-Saunders Gallery - Chicago, IL
1991   Bess Cutler Gallery - New York, NY
1991   Between Earth and Sky, Deson-Saunders Gallery - Chicago, IL
1989   Deson-Saunders Gallery - Chicago, IL
1988   Ann Nathan Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1987   Houghton College Houghton, New York
1980   Arts Coalition Gallery University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009   Nature Satisfies by its Loveliness, Kenise Barnes Gallery, Larchmont, NY
2009   The Exquisite Corpse, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2009   The Big Picture Show, Newzones Gallery, Clgary, Alberta, Canada
2008 “This Just In”, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008 “Portraying Lincoln, Madden Arts Center, Decatur, IL
2008 Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Curator’s Choice, Detroit, MI
2008 “Art Chicago”, The Merchandise Mart, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 “Artwork 5, Gallery, 2, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2007 “Out of the Garden”, Rena Sternberg Ghallery, Glencoe, IL
2007 “Art Chicago”, The Merchandise Mart, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 States of Siege, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
2006 Landscape x10, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2006 PULSE, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2005 Summer Sensation, Thatcher Projects – New York, NY
2005 Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
2005 Landscape X9, Newzones Gallery – Calgary, Alberta, CA
2004 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 “Landscape x9”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2003 “San Francisco Art Exposition,” Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2003 “Landscape x9”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2003 “Contemporary Landscape”, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 “Deck the Walls”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2002 Departure: American Contemporary Landscape. Indiana University Northwest
2002 “Landscape x9”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2002 “San Francisco Art Exposition,” Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2001 Departure: American Contemporary Landscape, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana
2000 Landscape X8, Newzones Gallery - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1999 Requiem, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
1998 the nature of landscape, South Bend Regional Museum of Art South Bend, Indiana
1998 landscape x six, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, canada
1998 land, air, & sea, Elliot Smith Gallery Si.Louis, Missouri
1997 Marguerite Oestricher Gallery New Orleans, Louisiana
1997 Marcia Wood Gallery Atlanta, Georgia
1997 Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1997 International Art Exposition:Chicago, Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1997 Seattle International Art Exposition
1997 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, canada
1996 Center for the Arts Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 International Art Exposition:Chicago, Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1996 Seattle International Art Exposition, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 Introductions, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1996 Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1995 Contemporary realists, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1995 The nature of landscape, Fontbonne College St. Louis, Missouri
1995 First in flight, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1995 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, canada
1995 Marcia Wood Gallery Atlanta, Georgia
1994 Contemporary Realists, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1994 Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1994 10th anniversary group exhibition, Elliot Smith Gallery St.Louis, Missouri
1994 International Art Exposition:Chicago, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1993 Robert Berman Gallery Santa Monica, California
1993 The Dreamer Awakes, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1993 West Art and the Law, traveling exhibition, including:
- John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center Boston, Massachusetts
- Kennedy Gallery New York, New York
- Loyola Law School Los Angeles California
- James R. Thompson Center Chicago, Illinois
- Minnesota Museum of Art St. Paul, Minnesota
1993 Pacific, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1993 Finesse, Skokie Public Library Skokie, Illinois
1993 Skillfully, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1993 International Art Exposition:Chicago
1993 Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1992 Bess Cutler Gallery New York, New York
1992 Robert Berman Gallery Santa Monica, California
1992 Finesse, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1992 Land of 100 dancers, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1992 International Art Exposition:Chicago
1992 Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1991 Chicago Art Today, Gallery of Contemporary Art University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado
1991 West Art and the Law, traveling exhibition, including:
- American Association of Law Libraries New Orleans, Louisiana
- New Visions Gallery of Contemporary Art Atlanta, Georgia
- Minnesota Museum of Art St. Paul, Minnesota
- Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1990 Nature/nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago,Illinois
1990 On nature, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1990 Spirits in the material world, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1990 Los Angeles Art Exposition, Bess Cutler Gallery Los Angeles, California
1990 International Art Exposition:Chicago, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1989 the unconventional landscape, John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1990 Elements of style, history of the dividing line, Deson-Saunders Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1990 West Art and the Law, traveling exhibition, including:
- Bally's Casino Reno, Nevada
- Arkansas State University Museum Jonesboro, Arkansas
- Robert Kahn Gallery Houston, Texas
- Minnesota Museum of Art St. Paul, Minnesota
1988 Chicago Now!, Arts Center South Bend, Indiana
1988 A European celebration, Limelight Building Chicago, Illinois
1988 Ray College of Design Chicago, Illinois
1987 New Works, Objects Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1987 Illinois 87, small painting exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
1987 Objects Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1986 Works, Dittmar Gallery Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
1986 Ruth Volid Gallery Chicago, Illinois
1986 national first annual wildlife and landscape exhibition, Gallery Triangle Washington, D.C.
1985 75th annual columbus exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art Columbus, Ohio
1985 Going After Arcadia: variations on the landscape, Columbus Cultural Arts Center Columbus, OH
1985 Kansas 10th national small painting, drawing , and print exhibition, Fort Hays State
University Art Gallery Fort Hays, Kansas
1985 100% Real Art national small image exhibition, 100% Real Art Gallery Spokane, Washington
1985 10th national juried exhibition, Shelby Gallery Shelby, North Carolina
1984 shreveport national exhibition, Meadows Museum of Art Shreveport, Louisiana
1984 Small works national, Zaner Gallery Rochester, New York
1984 Paint 85, University Art Gallery Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
1984 Columbus Art League exhibition, Concourse Gallery Upper Arlington, Ohio
1984 100% real art national small image exhibition, 100% Real Art Gallery Spokane, Washington
1983 Thirteenth Annual Works on Paper, Southwestern Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
1983 Michigan: the place and the lake, Bergsma Gallery Grand Rapids, Michigan
1983 Woodstock National Painting Exhibition, Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY
1983 Small Works 83, Union Gallery University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
1983 Clemson National Print & Drawing Exhibition, Rudolph E. Lee Gallery Clemson University, SC
1983 Indianapolis Art League National Juried Exhibition, Indianapolis, Indiana
1982 Mid America Biennial, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art Owensboro, Kentucky
1982 National Prints & Drawing 83, Westchester State College, Westchester, PA
1982 Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield, Illinois
1982 Levis Faculty Center University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
1982 Arts Coalition Gallery University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

 

COLLECTIONS

Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum,  Springfiel, Illinois
Vedder, Price, & Kammholz,  Chicago, Illinois
Fidelity, Charlotte, North Carolina
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Republican Governors Association, Washington, D.C. 
Allston & Bird, Washington, D.C. 
Corboy, Demetrio, and Clifford, Chicago, Illinois
Poco Petroleum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Burnett, Duckworth, and Palmer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Evans, Martin, and Wilson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Metropolitian Life Insurance Company, New York, New York
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Chicago, Illinois
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, New Jersey
Arthur Anderson and Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company, Chicago, Illinois
G.D. Searle Company, Westchester, New York
Schiff, Gorman, and Krkljes, New York, New York
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
University of Illinois, Illini Union, Urbana, Illinois
Jupiter Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Chicago, Illinois

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2009 Lincoln Academy Award, Springfield, Illinois
2008 Abraham Lincoln Presidential LIbrary and Museum, grant,  Springfield, Illinois
2003 Philbrook Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2002-3 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Grant, State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois
1991, 1989 "West Art and the Law", West Publishing St. Paul, Minnesota
1987 "Illinois 87,small painting exhibition", Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois
1984 "Columbus art league exhibition", Concourse Gallery Upper Arlington, Ohio
1983 "Ford Foundation Grant", Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
1983 Graduate Teaching Associate, Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
1982 "National Prints and Drawing 82", Westchester State College Westchester, PA
1982 Graduate Teaching Associate, Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY


2010 Lauren Viera, “Don Pollack, Mysterious Island”, Chicago Tribune, March 5, 2010
2006 Bill Rodriguez, “Being There,” The Providence Phoenix, February 24
2006 Bill Van Siclan, “Art Scene”,The Providence Journal, February 23
2006 Doug Norris, “For some artists, historical re-enactment is a way of life”, South County Independant, RI February 9
2006 Local Scene, “States of Seige at URI focuses on the current contemporary condition”, The Standard Times, RI February 9
2006 Jason Mojica, “Don Pollack: Improvisation”, Time Out Chicago, February 2-9
2006 Arts and Living, “Kingston”, The South County Independant, January 26
2003 Edward Gomez, “Reimagining the Landscape”, Art and Antiques, Atlanta, Georgia, October
2003 Alan Artner, “Don Pollack”, Chicago Tribune, March 21
1999 Anne Severson, “In the wilderness of our mind”, Fast Forward, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 2-8
1999 Richard Rhodes, ed., “Fast Forward: a Canada-wide guide to the season’s best exhibitions”, Canadian Art, Vol. 16, No. 3, , Fall/September
1999 Shelley Boettcher, “Critic’s Pick”, Calgary Herald, Gallery Guide, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 18
1999 Catherine Fox, “A convergence of landscapes”, Atlanta Constitution, October 8
1999 Lisa A. Rundquist, “Remembering beauty: the seductive & nostalgic nature of american landscape”, (Catalogue), 1998 South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, Indiana, August 8-October 4
1997 Garrett Holg, "chicago: don pollack", Art News, January
1996 Barbara Buchholz, "don pollack", Chicago Tribune, November 8
1996 Jerry Cullum, "old west, new myths", Atlanta Constitution, August 23
1995 Alexandra Bellos, "symbol pleasures", St. Louis River Front Times, March 22
1995 Debra Riley Parr, "in review, don pollack", St Louis Post Dispatch, March 9
1994 Victor Cassidy, "how artists get by", C.A.C. News, Chicago, Illinois, December 6
1993 Malcolm Parry, column, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 20
1992 Alan Artner, "don pollack", Chicago Tribune, April 19
1991 Alan Artner, "comfortable viewing", Chicago Tribune, February 7
1989 Alan Artner, "don pollack", Chicago Tribune, July 7
1985 Jacqueline Hall, "forceful raw works for exhibition", Columbus Dispatch, June 9
1985 Jacqueline Hall, "arcadia inspires local artists", Columbus Dispatch, July 14

 

PUBLICATIONS

2010 Art Chicago international exposition, Mart Center, Chicago, IL, catalog
2009 “The Lincoln Project”, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. Springfield, IL
2009 “Design School Confidential, Extraordinary Class Projects from International Design Schools”, Steven Heller        & Lita Talarico, Rockport Publishers, Beverly Massachusetts, (selections featured from Advanced Typography            course, School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
2003 A Search of Heroes, Lincoln & the Illinois Landscape, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, catalog
1996 Remembering Beauty: The Seductive & Nostalgic Nature of American Landscape, South Bend
Regional Art Museum, South Bend, catalog
1996 Mythopoeia, An American Portrait, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia catalog 
1995 Art Chicago International Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, catalog
1994 Private Arts, Nos. 8&9, Chicago, Illinois, Art Consultant, magazine
1993,‘91,‘89 West Art and the Law, West Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, catalog, traveling exhibition
1992 Art Chicago International Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, catalog
1991 10th Anniversary Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, catalog

 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Adjunct Associate Professor, Chicago, Illinois, September
2005- present
courses: Advanced Typography, Introduction to Visual Communications, and Image Studio
Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois, January 1986-present

June 1985- August 1985 , Ohio State University, Department of Art, Columbus, Ohio - 19th Century Hudson River School perspectives/ Drawing and Painting.

January 1983- June 1984, Art 290: Drawing, Painting, 2-D, 3-D Design/ Art 190: 2-D Design, Color, Creative Process.
Ohio State University, Department of Art, Columbus, Ohio, 1982- June 1984

 


LECTURES

2010 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Mysterious Island”, March 5
2009 Union League Club, Chicago, IL, “The Lincoln Project”, June 17
2009 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Springfield, IL “The Lincoln Project”, February 6
2007 Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, american inheritance, 
November, 13
2007 University of Wisconsin,Eau Claire, Cross Cultural Perspective of Visual Communication, presentation
topic: Native America: Truth and Imagery”,  April 20-21
2006 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “improvisation”, February 2
2003 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “a search for heroes, lincoln and the illinois landscape”, March 29, & April 3
2000 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, “between heaven and earth”, December 7
1999 Newberry Library, Map Society, Chicago, Illinois, tlon, uqbar, orbis tertius: taking measure across chicago, March 18
1997 Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois, Faculty Training Workshop, "personal teaching strategies of five i.i.a. faculty ", July 10
1997 Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois, Quantitative Mathematics course, "uncertainty principle and painting", March 11
1996 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, "landscape and memory", October 18
1996 Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, "landscape and memory", October 11
1996 Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, "mythopoeia, an american portrait", August 1
1994 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Advanced Painting course, February 22
1993 Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, October 21
1992 Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, April 18
1992 Deson-Saunders Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, April 16
1988 Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, April 19
1984 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Art 190, "native & american topics", April 18
1984 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Art 190, "native & american topics", March 16
1983 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, CS 102, Religious Themes in Literature, "native & american topics", November 22