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Bruce Pollock

Interviewed in 2010
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Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010  ‘Magic Well’, Shenzhen Art Museum, Shenzhen, P.R.China
2009  ‘figure’, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Phila.         
2008  ‘Circuling 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, Phila.
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’ Univiversity 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.  Allan Stone Gallery, NYC.

Selected Group Shows

2010  ‘Posiitive/Negative25’, Eastern Tennessee State Univ. Johnson City, TN
          ‘Art & Nature’, University of Mary Washington Gallery, Fredricksburg VA
          ‘C.R.Ettinger Studio Selections’, Penn. Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila. PA
          ‘Fuzzy Logic’, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School, Weston, MA
          ‘Geometric Themes & Variations’, Gallery 128, NYC
          ‘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.
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, Phila., 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

Grants and Awards

2004  Friends of Arcadia Gallery Award, Works on Paper
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.


Cigna Corporation, Philadelphia, PA.
Citicorp Bank, NYC
Comcast, Philadelphia.
Duane Morris LLP. Phila, London, NY, Miami, Chicago
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Free Library
Gibraltar Bank, NYC
Hewlett Packard Corp. Wilmington, DE.
Lincoln Financial, Phila.
New York Public Library, NYC, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Phila.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Phila.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Selected Bibliography

2009  Frank, Peter, catalog essay, Circling West. Santa Monica Museum of Art
          Newhall, Edith. “All Over Pattern…’ review, Phila. Inquirer (April 26)
2008  New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, #75
2007  Kaufman, Leslie. ‘Bruce Pollock: Ad Infinitum’, Inside Magazine winter ‘07
2006  Newhall, Edith. ‘Reaching From the Real…’ review, The Phila.Inquirer (Nov.17)
2004  Sozanski, Edward. ‘Let there be Light’, review, The Phila. Inquirer (May 14)
           New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Vol.9 #2
2001  Hagen, Susan. ‘Crossing Lines’ review, City Paper (Nov.17)
            New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Vol.6 #2
1998  Ravenal, John.’Twenty Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating Fleisher at 20. ( Philadelphia Museum of Art
         Sozanski, Edward. ‘Intricate Abstractions’ review, Philadelphia Inquirer (Oct.23)
         Seidel, Miriam. ‘Bruce Pollock at Fleisher’ review, Art In America Vol#6
1996  New American Paintings, Vol.2 #2  
1995  Neff, Eileen. ‘The Prison As Site/ The Prison as Subject-Eastern State Penitentiary’
         ( Moore College of Art of Art and Design.
         Seven Arts Magazine. Portfolio, Vol.3 #10
1990  Mirancola, Paula..‘Contemporary Phila. Artists’, Philadelphia Museum of Art
          Stein, Judith, ‘Thresholds’, Exhibition essay. Pennsylvania Academy of
          The Fine Arts- Morris Gallery. Phila.  
1988  Tannenbaum Judith. ‘Made In Philadelphia 7’ ( Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia


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


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

Representation & Links

Fleisher Ollman Gallery,
Perogi Gallery, Williamsburg NY, Flat Files
Drawing Center viewing program


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