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ABOUT

Education
1978 MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
1977 Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy
1976 BFA Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH.
1971 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Occupation
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Drexel University, Philadelphia PA

Links
Drawing Center Viewing Program
Geoform
Painting Center Art File
Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia

Contact
507 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia PA 19123
bwpollock@comcast.net



 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘All are Ciphers’, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral

2015 ‘Out of the Blue’, Merion Hall Art Gallery, St. Josephs University, Phila. PA

2013 ‘Indigo’, Fine Art Gallery, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, BC

2010 ‘Magic Well’, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, P.R.China

2009 ‘figure’, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia         

2008 ‘Circling West’, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Innerview’, GalleryOneTwentyEight, New York City
Levity’, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

2006 ‘Ad Infinitum’, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

2005 ‘Materializing Light’, NOUR Foundation Gallery, NYC,

2004 Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Phila. PA (also, 2001 and 1998)

1995 Janet Fleisher Gallery, Phila., PA (also, 1991,1989 and 1987)

1990 'Thresholds’, Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

1991 ‘On the Moon: Art & Science IX’ University City Science Center, Phila. PA

1986 Cavin Morris Gallery, New York City, NY.

1984 Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City, NY.

1983 ‘Ariel’, Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

1982 Karen Lennox Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1984 Allan Stone Gallery, NYC.

Selected Group Shows

2019 ‘Second Nature’, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

2018 ‘Contemplating Abstraction’, Perelman Drawing Study Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Delta National Print’, Bradbury Museum, Jonesboro, Arkansas

2017  ‘Inspirations’, Hammond Art Museum, North Salem, NY
Art in Balance’, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2016  ‘Inspired Lines: 2016 Biennial’, Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL.
Philadelphia Painters’, Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Look Both Ways’, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2015  ‘MathThematic’, Klein Gallery, University City Science Center, Philadelphia
‘Ley Lines’, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
‘Microcosmos’, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA

2014  ‘Repeating Elements’, Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia
Stand Out Print’, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
Biennial of American Prints’, Harnett Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

2013  ‘Creative Hand Discerning Heart: Form, Rhythm, Song’, James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
How Simple Can You Get?’ curator by Robert Storr. Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CN

2013 ‘24th National Drawing & Print’, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
Library of Life’, The Academy of Natural Sciences - Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
‘Molecular/Cellular’, Esther Klein Gallery, University Science Center, Phila. PA
A Fine Line’, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

2012  ‘Nine’, Central Academy of the Fine Arts, Beijing, China
MinMax: Minimalist Themes in a Maximalist Collection’, Allan Stone Gallery, NYC
Natural and Constructed Spaces’ ,The Painting Center, NYC
Drawing Discourse’, Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Transformation’, The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Crossroads: A Shifting Landscape’, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, S. Orange, NJ 
Working Drawings’, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ
Incognito’, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2011  ‘Grey Matter’, The Painting Center, NYC
‘Art & Nature: Reflections on the Sublime’, University of Mary Washington Gallery, Fredricksburg, VA
‘Flirting with Abstraction’, Woodmere Art Museum, Phila. PA
‘The Meticulous’, Destotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
Art on Paper’, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Victory for Tyler – Works on Paper’, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA    

2010  ‘Fuzzy Logic’, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School, Weston, MA
Geometric Themes & Variations’, Gallery 128, NYC
‘C.R.Ettinger Studio Selections’, Penn. Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila. PA
‘Positive/Negative 25’, Eastern Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City, TN
23rd Annual Works on Paper’, McNeese State Univ. Lake Charles, LA

2009 ‘Geometrics 2’ GalleryOneTwentyEight, NYC
‘Abstract Invitational’, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2008 ‘Line and Time and Space’, Gallery Joe, Phila. PA
Cave Paintings’, Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Phila.
Talent 2008’, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City

2007 ‘This Place Is Ours: Recent Acquisitions’, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Phila.
‘microBIOPHILIA’, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County Comm. College, Newtown, PA.
GeoMetrics’, Gallery 128, NYC

2006 ‘Inter_logic’, Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University. Phila.
Incognito’, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2005 ‘A Closer Look 6’, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Arcadia U. Glenside, PA
‘Building References’, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Phila.

2004 ‘Works on Paper 04’, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Arcadia U. Glenside. PA

2002 ‘Transcendent & Unrepentant’, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Phila. Pa.

1999 ‘Drawing Rules’, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia

1998 ‘Twenty Philadelphia Artists - Celebrating Fleisher Challenge’, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1996 Delaware Bienniel ‘96, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.

1995 'Prison Sentences: The Prison as Site/ The Prison as Subject’, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA.

1994  14 AT 55’, 55 Mercer St. Gallery, NYC

1990 ‘Contemporary Philadelphia Artists’, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Inchoate Forces’ Cavin- Morris Gallery, NYC

1989 ‘Art of the State: Pennsylvania 1989’, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA.

1988 ‘SCALE: small’, Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC
'May Show’, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (also 1973)  
‘Perspectives On Pennsylvania’, Carnegie-Mellon University Gallery, Pittsburgh. PA

1987 ‘Made In Philadelphia #7’, Institute of Contemporary Art, Phila
Invitational’, Stux Gallery, New York City.
Neo-Alchemy’, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York City. NY

1986 ‘House’, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York City. NY

1983 ‘Five Philadelphia Sculptors’, Karen Lennox Gallery, Chicago

1980 ‘Talent’, Allan Stone Gallery, New York City.
Small Works 2nd Annual’, Washington Square East Gallery, NYC

1979 ‘Summer’, Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
‘Fleisher Challenge Exhibition’, Fleisher Art Memorial, Phila. PA

Collections

Cigna Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Citicorp Bank, New York City

Comcast, Philadelphia, PA

Duane Morris LLP. Philadelphia

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Free Library

Gibraltar Bank, New York City

Hewlett Packard Corp, Wilmington, DE

Lincoln Financial Group, Wilmington, DE

New York Public Library, New York City

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Grants and Awards

2017 Ballinglen Art Foundation Fellowship, Ballycastle, Ireland

2014 Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Artist Fellowship, Ballinglen, Ireland

2011 Faculty Research Grant, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Jurors Mention, 23rd Annual Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

2004 Friends of Arcadia Gallery Award, Works on Paper, Arcadia Univ. Art Gallery

1990 Painting Prize, Art Now, Philadelphia Museum of Art

1989 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1987 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Peterborough, NH.

1983 Fellowship Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Bibliography

2016 Catamaran Literary Reader, featured artist, Issue #15, Fall 2016 catamaranliteraryreader.com
Philadelphia Painters, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. exhibition catalog

2015 D&M Magazine, Bruce Pollock Artist and Educator, Drexel University

2013 Indigo, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, exhibition catalog essay by Richard Torchia

2012 Crossroads: a Shifting Landscape, Seaton Hall University, curated by Jesse Gordon and
Emily Ozga, exhibition catalog
Drawing Discourse, Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of NC, Asheville, NC, curated by Jerome Witkin, exhibition catalog
Natural and Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, NYU, curated by Galen Cheney and Marianne Van Lent, exhibition catalog

2011 Grey Matter, The Painting Center, NYC, curated by Matthew Farina & Racheal Wren    (exhibition catalog)
Flirting with Abstraction, Woodmere Art Museum, Phila. (exhibition catalog)
Gallery, Reach Magazine, Magazine of Drexel Research, Phila.

2010 Shenzhen Special Zone Daily, Shenzhen City, China. ‘Magic Well: Bruce Pollock Drawings
and Painting’, Lu Hong, exhibition review
McNeese University Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, LA. ‘23rdAnnual Works On Paper’, exhibition catalog

2009 Santa Monica Museum of Art, ‘Bruce Pollock: Circling West’, forward by Lisa Melandri,
essay ‘Bruce Pollock: Elective Cosmologies’ by Peter Frank, exhibition catalog
www.crywalt.com, NYC Art, ‘Geometrics II’, Chris Rywalt, exhibition review
www.mathewstheyounger.blogspot.com ,‘Bruce Pollock’, Robert Matthews, exhibition review
www.twocoatsofpaint.com ,‘Nothing is What it Seems’, Edith Newhall, exhibition review

2009 Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘All Over Pattern…’, Edith Newhall, exhibition review 4/26

2008 Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘Circles’, Victoria Donohoe, exhibition review 10/24
The Open Studio Press, New American Paintings - Juried Exhibition-in-Print’ #75
Philadelphia City Paper, ‘Bare Essentials’, Robin Rice, exhibition review, 10/14

2007 Inside Magazine, ‘Bruce Pollock: Ad Infinitum’, Leslie Kaufman, feature, 12/07

2006 Philadelphia.Inquirer, ‘Reaching From the Real…’, Edith Newhall, exhibition review 11/17

2004 Philadelphia. Inquirer, ‘Let there be Light’, Edward Sozanski, exhib. review 5/14
The Open Studio Press, New American Painting - Juried Exhibition-in-Print #51

2005 The Mountain Astrologer Magazine, ‘Axis Mundi: Bruce Pollock’, Artist Showcase-
issue #122

2001 Philadelphia City Paper, ‘Crossing Lines’, Susan Hagen, exhibition review 11/17
The Open Studio Press, New American Paintings - Juried Exhibition-in-Print, #33

1999 The Open Studio Press, New American Paintings - Juried Exhibition-in-Print, #21

1998 Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Fleisher at 20’,
John Ravenal, exhibition catalog
Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘Intricate Abstractions’, Edward Sozanski, exhib. review 10/23

1996 Art In America, ‘Bruce Pollock at Fleisher’, Miriam Seidel, exhibition review, June
The Open Studio Press, New American Paintings – An Exhibition of the Winners’
Works Open Studios’ Second Mid-Atlantic Competition, #8

1995 Moore College of Art of Art and Design, ‘The Prison As Site/ The Prison as Subject-
Eastern State Penitentiary’ Eileen Neff, exhibition catalog
Seven Arts Magazine. ‘Bruce Pollock Paintings’, portfolio, Vol.3 #10

1992 Esther M. Klein Gallery, ‘On The Moon: Art-In-Science IX – Bruce Pollock and Richard
Torchia’, exhibition essay and brochure

1990 Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘Contemporary Philadelphia Artists: A juried Exhibition’,
Paula Mirancola, exhibition catalog
Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, ‘Bruce Pollock: Thresholds: Recent Painting’, Judith Stein, Morris Gallery, exhibition brochure
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Made In Philadelphia 7’, Judith Tannenbaum, exhibition catalog
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, ‘10 x Twelve: A Decade of Fleisher Challenge Artists’, exhibition catalog

1988 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, ‘Searching Out the Best: A Tribute to the Morris Gallery’, exhibition catalog

1987 Philadelphia  Inquirer, ‘A Painter Demonstrates Less is More’, Edward Sozanski, exhibition  review 11/19
Artextremes Magazine ,‘Bruce Pollock Drawing Portfolio’, published Donald and Edward Waisnis
The Noyes Museum of Art, ‘Stalking the Light’, exhibition catalog

1985 Metapsychology Magazine. ‘Bruce Pollock Woodcuts’, published Tam Mossman
The Noyes Museum of Art, ‘An Inside Place’, exhibition catalog

1983 Philadelphia Art Alliance, ‘Five Years of Fleisher Challenge Exhibitions’, catalog

1982 Art In America, ‘Bruce Pollock at Jeffrey Fuller’, Judith Stein, exhibition review, October

1979 Art Forum, ‘At the Morris Gallery’, Richard Flood, exhibition review, October

Bruce Pollock by John Thornton at the Michener Museum

Unfolding Infinite by Djuna Wojton