• Meat and Potatoes @ Side Car

    Meat and Potatoes @ Side Car

    New Solo Show

    Meat and Potatoes new work by Michael R Pollard
    Gallery Side Car
    November 12 -December 10, 2016
    Opening Reception: Nov 12 from 6 pm to 10 PM
    Artist Talk: December 10 @ 3 PM
    Hours: Saturdays 1-6 PM or by appointment


    Gallery Sidecar
    411 Huehn, Hammond, Indiana
    gallerysidecar.com
    708.337.1090

  • March 2016: Hard at Work

    Hi All,

    Thanks to all of you that checked out the Creature Comfort Show! So far the majority of 106 has been about making work, and dreaming of work. Hard at work preparing for my third show at Side Car Gallery in Late Fall 2016. 2017 will also bring a second show at Free Range.

    In the mean time check out whats going on either here or on social media.

    Michael R Pollard
    March 18, 2016

  • Like A Bird, part of Creature Comforts @ SAIC

    Like A Bird, part of Creature Comforts @ SAIC

    LIke a Bird, is hanging in the SAIC Maclean Cafe Elevator Lobby as part of Creature Comforts Group show, which features numourous SAIC Students, staff and faculty

    Show is up till Feburary

  • MRP @ Sol Cafe

    MRP @ Sol Cafe

    MRP @ Sol Cafe,
    Curated by Roman Susan as part of ArtRoundTrip in Rogers Park
    October 2015

    3 works on paper
    and one Assemblage

    Thanks to Nathan, Kristin, and Sol Cafe

  • No Sad Stuff Group show @ Flats Chicago

    No Sad Stuff Group show   @ Flats Chicago

    NO Sad Stuff (July 2015)

    I showed multiple works on paper and 2 assemblages in a group show at Flats Studio Chicago, titled "NO Sad Stuff" curated by Audra Jacot, and Eddie Muela, set in the former Wilson Avenue Theater (and TCF Bank). Live Painting by yours truly as well

    http://flatsstudio.com/

  • 2015 Solo Exhibition: Brave And Old Fashioned @ South Suburban College

    2015 Solo Exhibition: Brave And Old Fashioned @ South Suburban College

    “Brave and Old Fashioned: “Fine” Art by Michael Robert Pollard”

    An exhibition of paintings by artist Michael Robert Pollard

    Now through April 21, 2015

    Closing Reception: Monday, April 21st at 12:30 p.m.

    Pollard’s art is an assault blunt colors, forms, and materials coupled with juxtaposed observations, and reflections that document the ebbs, and flows of the human condition and the abstractions that surround it.

    Check out the interview and overview of the show on You Tube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrRWzfvbNAI

  • Take me to Your Leader @ Third Coast

    Take me to Your Leader @  Third Coast

    October 2014
    Take Me to your Leader at Third Coast Comics

    Take me to your leader, was an exploration of everything robot, mechanical and android in comics, TV and movies, featured the talents of artist Karlynn Holland, Tryrell Cannon, Rachel Swanson, Tom Kelly, Alex Lee, Terry Gant, Oli Watt, Mirium Dubinsky, Isabella Chamberland, Terry Gant, as of course myself .

  • TMI: Michael R Pollard and Alicia Rendatte

     TMI:  Michael R Pollard and Alicia Rendatte



    Fall 2014 led to my first exhibition on the east coast. A 2 person exhibition at the Knight Gallery at the Community College of Rhode Island. featuring an amazing artist and past school mate Alicia Rendatte, and myself. The exhibition is titled: TMI, The exhibition is curated and organized by Professor Ricardo Rivera of Community College of Rhode Island. The show opened Sept 1, with an opening and artist talk on September 4. I will be attended the open and gave a very rewarding talk. Community College Art Department family was so nice and kind to me

    http://www.ccri.edu/art/galleries/knight/
    http://aliciarenadette.wordpress.com
    https://www.facebook.com/aliciarenadettestudio?filter=3
    http://www.ricardo-art.com/


    Thanks

  • 2014 MRP Solo Show: Martians and the Letter U @ Free Range Artist Space

    2014 MRP Solo Show: Martians and the Letter U @ Free Range Artist Space

    Martians and the Letter U
    A “fine art” exhibition by Michael Robert Pollard.
    @ free range
    3257 West Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL
    312.320.7545
    Between Kedizie and Sawyer, 1 block east of Kimbel Brown lIne
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/free-range/186449394875941

    June 14-July 11, 2014,
    Opening reception June 14 from 7-9 PM
    Open Sundays during the exhibition from 3-5
    MRP Artist Talk: Titled: sponsored by the Letter U or the Martians are coming

  • Origin Stories

    Origin Stories

    MRP Organizes Art Show @ Third Coast Comics
    Hello All,

    I've put together another Art Show @ Third Coast Comics:

    Origin Stories

    Featuring the Talents of

    Terry Spaceghost Gant
    Elliott Junkyard
    Tyrell Cannon
    Jes Standefer
    David Ingenthron
    Aragna Ker
    Veronica De Jesus
    Michael Robert Pollard
    Rachel Swanson
    Alexandra Lee
    Idriys Lowe

    The exhibition opens Saturday March 22 and the opening reception is that evening from 7 to 9 PM. Show will run till May 11

    The exhibition takes place at Third Coast Comics.
    Third Coast Comics is located at 6234 Broadway Ave, (between Granville and Rosemont) in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Third Coast is located around the corner from the Granville Red line station for more on Third Coast please check out the website:http://thirdcoastcomics.com/. We also have created a Facebook a Facebook event page that will post Artist origins, web links and images.

    Third Coast is open everyday but Monday.


    In comic book terminology, an origin story is an account or back-story revealing how a character or team gained their superpowers and/or the circumstances under which they became superheroes or super villains.

    This exhibition celebrates and explores, the childhood, brain washing, the teenage angst, and dreams and fodder of a diverse group of 11 artists, illustrators and provocateurs sharing the comics, books, TV shows, that contributed to their create might.

    This is Origin Stories…

  • Forgotten Heroes Exhbition at Third Coast Comics

    Forgotten Heroes Exhbition at Third Coast Comics

    Hi All,

    I am the co-organizer as well as one of the artist's showing in a show called Forgotten Heroes @ Third Coast Comics opening September 28, 2013. Opening reception is @ 7 PM that night. Exhibition will run till October 15. Part of the Chicago Artist Month as well. Third Coast Comics is located at 6234 N Broadway, between Granville and Rosemont. Take the Red line to the Granville Station. Third Coast is open every day but Monday.
    thirdcoastcomics.com

  • Mallard Art Books Are at Third Coast Comics!

    Mallard Art Books Are at Third Coast Comics!

    May/June 2013

    Pleased to announced I will be selling my handmade art books @ Third Coast Comics, on Broadway and Thorndale in Chicago. Each book is a unique treasure, priced right. Only 5 bucks!

    If you cant make it to the shop please email me or Terry Gant the owner of the shop and we can ship the book to you no sweat!

  • Prototypes -New Work by Michael Robert Pollard

    Prototypes -New Work by Michael Robert Pollard

    SideCar is pleased to present:

    'Prototypes' - New work by Michael Robert Pollard


    Opening the 2013 season, SideCar is pleased to present 'Prototypes' - New work by Michael Robert Pollard.

    Starting from the production of a defined object with given expectations (painting or sculpture), this group of works resist categorization. These objects only unveil their true identity to the artist after they have been subjected to the pressure-cooker of process and reprocess. The objects are described as prototypes but, we must ask ourselves, prototypes of what?

    The imagined attempt to reproduce any of these things on even a limited-run basis reveals the strange place that these objects inhabit. The resulting objects, reproduced as any sort of an edition, surely would end up as something else entirely. Of course, this is exactly what prototypes are: the first iteration of something. In this instance however, we can never really be sure what the final results will be.

    This will be Michael Pollard's second showing with SideCar and his first solo exhibition with the gallery.

    Opening Saturday, March 2nd 5 PM - 10 PM

    March 2nd - March 30th, 2013


    Hours: Saturday, 1 PM - 6 PM and by appointment

  • MRP Solo Exhibition : March 2013 @ SideCar

    The "fine" art of Michael Robert Pollard returns to Side Car Gallery with a solo show opening March 2. Please save the date. More details soon

  • MRP @ Artwork 6. SAIC Sullivan Gallery

    MRP @ Artwork 6.  SAIC Sullivan Gallery

    Hello All,

    This Friday ART Work 6 opens at the Sullivan Gallery @ SAIC. Myself and many of my very talented fellow SAIC/AIC colleagues are participating. My piece is a classic super duper mallard super hero work: Side by Side. This painting is part of the Petraswzewski/Steinmetz Collection, many thanks to Charles and Angela for letting me borrow it for this exhibition. I hope you have a chance to check it out. The gallery is located @ 33 State Street aka the Sullivan Center (old Carson Prairie Building)...... and is steps away from the Monroe Red line Station.

    PS: I will be having a solo exhibition in March @ the Side Car Gallery in Hammond: Opening March 2 Artist talk on March 23 ... Save the date!!!


    Important Details

    You're cordially invited to attend the ArtWork6 exhibition opening
    reception on Friday evening, January 18, and discover works in all
    media created by talented AIC and SAIC employees. Almost a year in the
    works, this stunning exhibition features more than 160 artists from
    both sides of Michigan Avenue. Come celebrate the skill and creativity
    demonstrated by the Art Institute community.

    Drinks and light refreshments will be served. All are
    welcome to attend!

    ArtWork6: Opening Reception

    Friday, January 18, 2013

    5:30-7:30 p.m.

    Sullivan Galleries: 33 S State Street, 7th Floor

    ArtWork6 will be on view in the Sullivan Galleries for two weeks, from
    January 19 through February 1, 2013.

  • New City Article: Imaginary Monuments for Chicago

    New City Article: Imaginary Monuments for Chicago

    http://art.newcity.com/2011/09/07/imaginary-monuments-for-chicago-an-artists%E2%80%99-project/

  • MRP Plug @ Harmon Art Lab

    http://harmonartlab.com/Oct_2011-Inspiration.html

  • Interview by Cat Park of Ink Stained Hands

    I was recently interviewed by Kathreen Parker Bryden check it out:

    http://www.inkstainedhands.com/2008/12/interview-with-chicago-artist-michael.html

    Thank you Katherine

    There's a link to a painting I did of her a few years back.

    http://michaelrobertpollard.net/artwork/229584.html