Michael Robert Pollard was born in Queens, New York in 1970, raised in New York City, Tucson, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pollard has resided in Chicago since 2004. Pollard attended the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated in 1997 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Chicago Magazine (March 2019) calls Pollard’s delirious imagery inspired by comic books, Americana and rock music a welcome deviation from the self-seriousness and pretentiousness of many contemporary exhibitions.
Michael Robert Pollard, Kettle of Issues, 2016. Mixed media on a found object.
Pollard’s work has been shown across the United States, partnering with Gallery Side Car, Ignition Projects, Free Range, Center for Contemporary Arts Sacramento, Third Coast Comics, Roman Susan, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vuseuvios, South Side Suburban College, Mess Hall, Community College of Rhode Island, Sierra College, and many others. For more information, please visit michaelrobertpollard.net.
Michael Robert Pollard, News of the days, 2019. Acrylic on Panel.
What’s new for Michael Robert Pollard?
Through March 30, Michael has a solo exhibition up in Chicago at Roman Susan Art Foundation entitled A Dreamer of Pictures. If you’re in the area, he’ll be speaking at an artist talk on March 24, 2019 at 5pm. He’ll also be showing work in Michael Robert Pollard: Whose on First? at Ignition Project Space in Chicago from June 1 - 29, 2019. The show will hold an opening reception on Saturday, June 1, 6-9pm.
Michael Robert Pollard, Assorted Milk Containers, Exhibition shot from A Dreamer of Pictures, 2019. Acrylic, marker, mixed media on found objects.
Michael Robert Pollard, Back in Black, 2018. Acrylic on Canvas
Learn more + Follow Michael:
On Instagram: @mallardrocks2112