Alaska, b.1982

Erin Pollock

Erin Pollock (b. 1982, Alaska) is an American painter, photographer and animator. She is a graduate of Whitman College and did postgraduate art studies at Gage Academy in Seattle and Studio Art Centers International in Florence before receiving an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. At the Academy, she was awarded the Will Cotton Grant and the Beijing Summer Residency in Beijing, China. She has staged numerous public art projects, including commissions for the City of Seattle, the City of Anchorage, Seattle Public Transit system, Seattle Art Museum, Ford Motor Company and Microsoft. She has exhibited in group shows in New York, Florence and Beijing and had solo exhibitions in Seattle and Anchorage, and is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Robert Maxwell Foundation Fellowship.

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Biography

Erin Pollock (b. 1982, Alaska) is an American painter, photographer and animator. She is a graduate of Whitman College and did postgraduate art studies at Gage Academy in Seattle and Studio Art Centers International in Florence before receiving an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. At the Academy, she was awarded the Will Cotton Grant and the Beijing Summer Residency in Beijing, China. She has staged numerous public art projects, including commissions for the City of Seattle, the City of Anchorage, Seattle Public Transit system, Seattle Art Museum, Ford Motor Company and Microsoft. She has exhibited in group shows in New York, Florence and Beijing and had solo exhibitions in Seattle and Anchorage, and is a recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Robert Maxwell Foundation Fellowship.

Artworks

2

Lucky Mud, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Alaska / American Art / Animation Effect / Animation/Cartoon/Comic Books / Art of the 2010s / Canvas / Contemporary American Art / Daily Life Experience / Film/Video Art / Movement / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Stop Motion Animation / Time / Transformation / United States / Women Artists / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2018

    MFA, Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Atelier, Studio Arts, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA

  • 2007

    PBACC, Studio Arts, Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    2019 Chubb Fellows Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY (3-person show)

  • New York Academy of Art Fellows: Past and Present, SouthHampton, NY (curated by Joyce Varvatos)

  • Concept 2019, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (Group)

Projects

  • 2017

    “Tough Cookie” Fundraiser Exhibition for Suzanne Justice (co-curated)

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Education

  • 2018

    MFA, Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Atelier, Studio Arts, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA

  • 2007

    PBACC, Studio Arts, Studio Arts Centers International, Florence, Italy

  • 2004

    BA, Studio Arts, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    2019 Chubb Fellows Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY (3-person show)

  • New York Academy of Art Fellows: Past and Present, SouthHampton, NY (curated by Joyce Varvatos)

  • Concept 2019, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (Group)

  • Sui Generis animation, Harlem International Film Festival, New York, NY

  • Sui Generis animation, Unrestricted View Film Festival, London, England

  • Art New York 2019, Pier 94, New York, NY (Booth curated by Helena Christensen and David Kratz)

  • Offscreen Art Show, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Group)

  • Upcoming: As yet unnamed exhibition, GreenPoint Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)

  • Upcoming: #LookUpSeattle, Public Art Installation, collaboration with King County Metro, WA

  • First Salon Show of 2019, GreenPoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Group)

  • 2018

    Chubb Fellows in Miami, Sagamore Hotel, Miami, FL (Group)

  • Somewhat Unwanted, Los 14 Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico (Group)

  • Little but Fierce, Chashama Gallery (Curated by Cami Ledy), New York, NY (group)

  • Sui Generis, IGCA Gallery, Anchorage, AK (3-person show)

  • 2017

    New York Academy of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY

  • Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of art, New York, NY

  • Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY (Group)

  • JoeBar Anniversary Exhibition, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • Trump Can’t Stop Us, Gristle Gallery, New York, NY (Group)

  • 2016

    TriBeCa Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (Group)

  • Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (Group)

  • The Good Fight, JoeBar Gallery, Seattle, WA (Solo)

  • 2015

    Dark, Cool, Quiet Film Festival Seattle Art Fair, NW Film Forum, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • Face Me, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA (3-person show)

  • 2014

    Best of Gage, Finalists Exhibition, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • Gage Atelier Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • GOOD Cities Project Billboard Commission, GOOD Magazine & Ford Motor Company, Seattle, WA

  • 2013

    Wynwood Guerrilla Projections, Miami Art Fairs, Miami, FL

  • I made you. I loved you. I destroyed you. Belltown Collective, Seattle, WA (Solo)

  • 2012

    ArtZoom Citywide Art Project, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • SlideLuck10, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA (Group)

  • Seattle Art Museum’s Set the Table, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA (Temporary Installation)

  • 2011

    Your Dreams Are Our Burden, City Arts Festival, Seattle, WA (Collaboration with PDL)

  • Wrangelia: The Art of Breakup, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Group)

  • 2010

    The Artists Have Left the Building, MTS Gallery, Anch, AK (unveiling of a 20x12’ chainsaw mural)

  • 52 Faces, Permanent Outdoor Public Commission Unveiling, Municipality of Anchorage (Solo)

  • Sexta Mutacion, Neomutatis Gallery, Lima, Peru (Group)

  • 2009

    367 lbs of wax. MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • Words & Pictures, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK (Group)

  • 2008

    The Berth, Video installation, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK (Group)

  • The Green Bench, site-specific video installation, Public Transit Headquarters, Anchorage, AK

  • 2007

    Alternative Process Photography Exhibition, Crush Wine Bar and Bistro, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • New paintings, Savannah Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • The Pact, Painted Stop Motion Animation [Screened at: Cannes Short Film Corner, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, One Reel Film Festival, NW Film Forum Festival, Post Alley Film Festival]

  • Piano Piano, Galeria La Corte, Florence, Italy (Group)

  • 2006

    New Paintings, Savannah Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • Benvenuti a Casa 1, Galeria Borgo Allegri, Florence, Italy (Group)

  • Zanzara City-Wide V, Florence, Italy (Group)

  • 2005

    New paintings, Savannah Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • Mugshots, Savannah Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • New Figuration, Battery Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • Le Salon des Mobile Trailer Supply, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Group)

  • Anchorage Opera Guild Fundraiser, Paintspot Gallery, Anchorage, AK (Group)

  • 2004

    Annual Museum Gala Exhibition, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, AK (Group)

  • Metro: Madrid, Firenze Design, Anchorage, AK (Solo)

  • Whitman Senior Thesis Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA (Group)

Projects

  • 2017

    “Tough Cookie” Fundraiser Exhibition for Suzanne Justice (co-curated)

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Upcoming: Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY

  • “Best in Show,” Juried Salon Exhibition, GreenPoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018

    Chubb Post Graduate Fellowship (NYAA)

  • Will Cotton Grant

  • Merit Scholarship from New York Academy of Art

  • 2017

    New York Academy of Art Summer Residency, Beijing, China

  • 2016

    Merit Scholarship from New York Academy of Art

  • 2015

    1st Place, Narrative Category, Best of Gage Exhibition, Seattle, WA

  • 2014

    4Culture, Project Grant, Seattle, WA

  • 2013

    Featured Artist on Episode of “American Hipster Presents”

  • 2012

    Featured on Kickstarter's “Most highly funded visual art projects" list

  • 4Culture, Project Grant, Seattle, WA

  • 1st place, Fiberlay International Composite Materials Project Competition, WA

  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, New Hampshire

  • 2011

    Robert Maxwell Foundation Fellowship

  • Alaska State Council on the Arts, Career Opportunity Travel Grant (Apprenticeship with Master Life-Caster Mark Prent in Saint Albans, VT)

  • 2010

    Project Grant, Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska

  • 2009

    Project Grant, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

  • 2008

    1st place, Anchorage Press Annual Photography Competition, Anchorage, AK

  • 2007

    1st place, Skin, Nails, and Hair Photography Exhibition , MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK

  • 2006

    911 Media Arts, “Seattle Women in Film” DVD, featured artist, Seattle, WA

  • Merit Scholarship - Studio Art Centers International , Florence, Italy

  • 2005

    1st place, Citywide Juried Art Exhibition, Juror: Dr. John T. Spike, Florence, Italy

  • People's Choice Award, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Annual Gala, AK

  • 2004

    Louis B. Perry Student Art Award, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Achievement

  • 2010

    Visual Arts Advisory Committee Member, AK State Council on the Arts, Anchorage, AK

Lectures/Talks

  • 2013

    Panelists, Vermillion Gallery Conversation Series, Seattle, WA

  • Olson Kundig Architects, Artist Lecture, Seattle, WA

  • Goddard College, Presentation and Multimedia Installation, Port Townsend, WA

  • “Art as Adventure, a Conversation with Kesey Pollock” Featured artist in public interview with John Boylan, Belltown Collective, Seattle, WA

  • 2012

    Southeast Seattle Senior Center, Artist Lecture, Seattle, WA

  • 2010

    “Alaskan Women in Art” Panel discussion, Guest Artist, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

  • National Association of Social Workers Annual Conference, Installation /Lecture, Anchorage, AK

  • “Neighborhoods USA Conference," guest speaker, Anchorage, AK

  • Anchorage Museum at The Rasmuson Center, “Public Art in Alaska” Tour, featured artist

Bibliography

  • 2019

    “Anna Wintour Removed Her Sunglasses for This” (B Widdicombe, New York Times)

  • “Sketching Nudes en Plein Air With the New York Academy of Art” (Z Weiss, Vogue)

  • “Joyce Varvatos, Art Advisor to Hollywood, Curates Hamptons Gallery Pop-Up” (L Van Straaten, Hollywood Reporter)

  • 2018

    “How Blind Contour Drawing Can Help You Become a Better Artist” (E. Hill, Artsy)

  • “1 Day of Art - Brooklyn” Featured artist, (t)here Magazine (Alina Lundry & Jason Makowski)

  • 2016

    “The New York Academy of Art’s Thrilling, Scary MFA Show” (Z. Small, Hyperallergic)

  • “Top Picks For Capitol Hill Art Walk in Seattle, June 2016” (T.S. Flock, Vanguard Seattle)

  • “Classically-Styled Paintings Reveal How Obsessed We Are With Our Cellphones” (C. Weisenstein, The Creator’s Project, Vice Magazine)

  • 2014

    “A Caffeinated Conversation with Seattle Artist Duo KeseyPollock” ( M Williams, GOOD Magazine)

  • 2013

    The Stranger: "The Bodies' Demise, Making People, Then Melting Them Down" by Jen Graves

  • Crosscut: "Melting Bodies: 340 crowdfunders, one developer & 3,000 pounds of wax; KeseyPollock, a pair of Seattle's most visionary artists" by Jeremy Buben

  • Seattle Met: "Melting Bodies: The Ephemeral Wax Art of KeseyPollock" by Laura Dannen

  • CityArts: "The new hunger artists: making it in Seattle" by Amanda Manitach

  • Vanguard Seattle: "The Transformative Art of KeseyPollock" by Jeremy Buben

  • ARCADE | Dialogue on Design: KeseyPollock

  • GRAY Magazine: "KESEYPOLLOCK Opening Night Celebration"

  • Artist Trust: "KeseyPollock: Melting Bodies"

  • SACI: "KeseyPollock installation opens in Seattle: June 29"

  • Le Dandysme: "KeseyPollock for 2 Weeks ONLY" by Jeremy Buben

  • 2012

    Seattle Art Blog: KeseyPollock opens June 29 at the Belltown Collective by Brenda Tipton

  • “American Hipster Presents: KeseyPollock” Documentary. *S elected to represent Seattle in a video series about creative people in 10 American cities.

  • Art Sponge: Melting Wax Faces & Bodies by Erin Pollock and Steph Kese by Patrick Cairo

  • "Art Beat: Anchorage art duo's next meltdown project a hit on Kickstarter" (ADN)

  • "Case Study: How KeseyPollock Revved Up Their Kickstarter Campaign with Haiku Deck”

  • 2011

    Round About Seattle: KESE/POLLOCK Studio Visit by Robert Wade

  • Redux: "KeseyPollock & Melting Bodies"

  • "Exeunt: MTS Gallery goes out with a bang” (D. Smith, Anchorage Press)

  • 2010

    "Life mask sculpture records the faces of Alaskans" (MSNBC)

  • "Wax, Faces, Video and maybe a Boob or Two" (J. Berg, Juxtapoz)

  • "Mountain View Mask Sculpture" (B. Hallinen, Anchorage Daily News)

  • "52 Faces Installed and Unveiled" (M. Lester, Anchorage Daily News)

  • "Residents in Resin" (D. Smith, Anchorage Press)

  • "Artists unveil new sculpture in Mountain View" (KTVA, TV News)

  • "Alaska Face Masks" (S. Y. Long, The Oregonian)

  • 2009

    "Art As Process" (M. Dunham, Anchorage Daily News)

  • "Artists Pollock and Kese Photo Essay" (B. Hallinen, Anchorage Daily News)

  • "367 lbs of wax." Documentary about KeseyPollock by More Dust Than Digita l Films.

  • "Mt. View Artists Create Unique Melting Face Art" (video), KTUU live news coverage

  • "Madame Tussaud Meets Mt View" (M. Dunham, Anchorage Daily News)

  • 2008

    "Wax Poetic" (The Warren Report )

  • 2007

    “Meaning in the Making" (K. Hecker, Anchorage Press)

  • 2006

    “Small gems hidden among…,” (Dawnell Smith, Anchorage Daily News)

  • 2005

    “Erin Pollock At Savannah,” Mark Baechtel, Anchorage Daily News

  • “Alaska art grows up and into a viable market,” Rob Stapleton, AK Journal of Commerce

  • “...Exhibit stokes Renaissance fires,” M Baechtel, Anchorage Daily News

Teaching

  • 2018

    NYAA, Teaching Assistant in Painting classes for Monica Cook and JP Roy, New York, NY (2018-2019)

  • 2017

    BMCC, Teaching Assistant in Life Drawing, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Mural Project with at-risk teens, lead/teaching artist. Urban ArtWorks, Seattle, WA

  • 2004

    “Art-in-Parks”, Summer teaching residency for at-risk youth, Municipality of Anchorage, AK (2004-Present)

  • Private classes and workshops from artist's studios in Anchorage, Seattle, and New York City