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Maryanne Pollock is a graduate of Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a Teaching Certification in 1981. Pollock continued her studies in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Corcoran College of Art and Design and has done graduate work at the American University. Living, working and exhibiting extensively in Egypt for six years profoundly changed her work.

She has lived in Adams Morgan, Washington DC since 1992

solo EXHIBiTIONS
2010
“The Drawing Room Project”, Sitar Art Center, Washington, DC

2009
“Human Grid”, Chez Grace, Paris, France

2007
“Cosmic Garden”, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

2003
“Afterlife”, Palladion Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2003
“Cairo-Paris-New York”, Centre Culturel D’Egypte, Paris, France

2001
“Intuitive Souls”, MOCADC, Washington, DC

2000
“Intuitive Souls”, Sheba Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2000
“Garden of the Soul”, Gezira Art Center, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

1998 “
Cairo Revisited”, Sheba Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

Selected Group Exhibitions
2000
Black Sand, Two person show, Vastu, Washington, DC

2008
1994 – 2008, Two person show, Vastu, Washington, DC

2007
Art in a Box, Sheryl Pelavin Gallery, group show, New York, NY

2006
Recent Work, Painting and Sculpture Studio, Washington, DC

2005
New Horizons, MOCA-DC, Washington, DC

2004
Selected Works, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY
1460 Wall Mountables, District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, DC

2003
Propaganda of War, Warehouse, Curated by Jeff Zimmer, group show, Washington, DC
Selected Works, Skoto Gallery, group exhibition, New York, NY

2002
Summer Invitational, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

2001
Two American Painters, American Cultural Center, Alexandria, Egypt
Presence, Skoto Gallery, New York, NY

2000
El Nitaq, First Annual Downtown Cairo Arts Festival, Cairo, Egypt

1999
Summer Invitational, The Ralls Collection, Washington, DC

1998-2001
American Painting, Art Embassies Program, State Dept, US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt

1997
Recent Works, Painting and Sculpture Studio, PASS, Washington, DC

1996
Reconstruction Site, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC

1995
Annual Group Exhibition, Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1993
Earth, Sea, Sky, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

1992
Textile Exhibition, Exit Art, New York, NY

1993
Museum as Muse, Grace, Herdon, VA

1988-1994
The Phillips Collection, Staff Exhibitions, Washington, DC

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Dr. Abdullah Al Thani, Doha, Qatar
Luis Carlos and Margaret Elizabeth Antola, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Michael and Sophie Bernstein, Vienna, Austria
Gertrude D'Amecourt, Washington, DC
Guy and Marion D'Amecourt, Washington, DC
Mary Douglas Drysdale, Washington, DC
Kelley Ellsworth and Rogelio Maxwell, Washington, DC
Faith Flanagan, Washington, DC
Richard Gentile, Chicago, IL
Johanna Halford-MacLeod, Washington, DC
Ellen and Peter Hamilton, New York, NY
James and Minna Nathanson, Washington, DC
TAPE Corporate Offices, Alexandria, VA
Dzovig Vertanesian and Brian Peterkin The Qatar Foundation, Washington DC
Diana and Howard Ryan, London, England
Amr and Neila Soliman, Cairo, Egypt
Greg and Penni Viscusi, Paris, France
Lady Jane Brown, Rome, Italy
Dr. Molly Phee, Washington, DC

AWARDS AND COMMISSION
2009
Lorna Neill, Commission Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

2008
TAPE, Corporate offices, Washington landscapes and monuments, triptych mural, Alexandria, VA

2007
District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Teacher Mini Grant

2003
Recognized along with other artists in the State Department’s Arts in Embassies Program as an Art Ambassador by Secretary of State Collin Powell

1994-1995
Artist in Residence at the Estate of Abstract Expressionist, Richard Pousette-Dart, Suffern, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010
“Drop in Art Classes”, Fox 5 News, interviewed by Holly Morris, Mornings, May 25, 2010

2009
"Maryanne Pollock Chez Grace" interviewed by Jennifer K. Dick, June 17, 2009, Artslant, I Prefer Paris, Lonely Planet

2003
“Cairo, Paris, New York”, Arab Star Magazine, interviewed by Rita Thomson, June

2000
“Intuitive Souls” Egypt’s Insight, July, p 68-69
“Garden of the Soul”, Satellite Television, Cairo, Egypt, September
“Intuitive Souls”, Art in Review, British Airways Magazine, July

1999
“American artist paints the Egyptian spirit”, El Ahram El Arabi
“Return to Egypt”, El Skarkiat, March
“Women in Art”, Egypt Today, March, p 33-34
“American Artists”, Residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America, Cairo, Egypt (Catalogue)

1996
Robin Givan, “The Garment District”, The Washington Post, May 5th
“Reconstruction Sight”, Dubai Television, Minwash Program, March

selected TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007-09
Corcoran School of art, art instructor, Adjunct Faculty-painting & drawing for continuing education.

2008-2010
Sitar Arts Center, Adams Morgan, Washington DC, Art instructor

2007-2005
Murch Elementary School, District of Columbia Public School

1998- 2010
Private art teacher of painting, printmaking, art history and design, Washington, DC

1988-1993
The Phillips Collection, Docent and Family Museum Program instructor, Washington, DC

1985-87
Delaware State Arts Council, Artist in Education Program, Visual Artist in Residence