Michael Pollard was born in NYC in 1970, his childhood was spent in Arizona when it was still a desert. Teenage angst years were spent in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California.
Pollard attended the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated in 1997 with a BFA. He returned for post-graduate work in 2000.
His art has been shown in San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Davis, Woodland, South Holland, Sacramento, Hammond, Oakland, Sebastopol and Rhode Island.
Pollard has lived and worked in Chicago since 2004.