CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2003-2005 Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) Mentor/Protégée Program. Mentor: Maria Santiago, Artist/Instructor College of Visual Arts, St. Paul

1998-2004 The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art: painting and drawing.Director: Cyd Wicker; Instructors, CeCeile Hartlieb, Judy Buckvold,                Minneapolis

2002-2003 Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD): abstract painting, Instructor Alexandra Rozenman

2000-2007 Burrell Imaging workshops and online courses, Crown Point, Indiana

1997-2000 Edina Art Center, Painting Studio. Instructor: Dorothy Odland, Edina, Minnesota

Awards

2017         Award of Merit, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2017         Fourth Place, 2017 "Arts in Harmony" International Juried Show, Blaine, Minnesota (MN)

2016         Honorable Mention, Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members Juried Show, Minnetonka, MN

2014         Honorable Mention, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, Member’s Juried Art Exhibition, Bloomington, MN

                 First Place in Three Categories: Coffee Table Books, Interior Design and Cover Design, Midwest Independent Publishers Association          for Book, Dances Through Glass by Polly Norman

                 Eric Hoffer Award Winner for Excellence in Independent Publishing: Dances Through Glass by Polly Norman

2013          Best of Show and Award of Merit, Hopkins Center for the Arts Fall Members’ Juried Exhibition, Hopkins, Minnesota

                  Award of Excellence, The 29th Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition Edina, Minnesota

2012          Nominee, Abstract-Professional, 7th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards, London

“Best of Show,” Hopkins Center for the Arts Members’ Exhibition, Hopkins, Minnesota

Award of Excellence, “Arts in Harmony” International Juried Art Show, Elk River, Minnesota

2011          Best of Show, Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition, White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

2010         Finalist, Bush Artist Fellowships (BAF), Bush Foundation, St. Paul, MN

Best Photograph, “Arts in Harmony” National Juried Art Show, Elk River, MN

First Place, Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition, White Bear Center  for the Arts, White Bear Lake

Honorable Mention, “Currents” Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM) 2010 Juried Show, Minneapolis

2009         Nominee, Abstract-Professional, International Color Awards, Beverly Hills

                  Fourth Place, Photography, The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, St. Paul, MN

                  Best of Show and Member Award, “Arts in Harmony” National Juried Art Show, Elk River

2008         Juried in, Americas 2008: All Media Show, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, North Dakota

2007         Merit Award, Edina Art Center Members’ Juried Art Exhibition

2006         Award of Excellence, Edina Art Center Members’ Juried Art Exhibition

2005         Award of Merit, Photography, 23rd Annual Northern Lights Awards. Minnesota Association of Government Communicators, Eagan

2004         McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, FINALIST, Minneapolis, MN

                  Purchase Award, Xcel Energy, Inc, Minneapolis, St. Paul

                  Award of Merit, Bloomington Art Center Members’ Juried Art Exhibition, Bloomington, MN

                  Third Place, Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members’ Juried Show, Minnetonka, Minnesota

2003         Juried in, “Art on the Plains” Regional Juried Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

                  Best of Show and Honorable Mention, Northern Lights Juried ArtExhibition, White Bear Lake Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake

                  First Place, Minnetonka Center for the Arts Members’ Juried Show,piece purchased by Painting Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2002       “Five Minutes of Fame” McKnight foundation and The Walker ArtCenter, Minneapolis

Juried in, “Art on The Plains” Regional Juried Exhibition, Plains Art Museum, Fargo

1999         Second Place, Painting, The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, St. Paul

1998-2007 Multiple Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit, Edina Art Center, Members’ Juried Art Exhibitions

1997-2003 Best of Show and multiple awards, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Members’ Juried Shows. Hudson, Wisconsin

Exhibitions

2020        Title TBA, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN

2019         Title TBA, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin

2018       Title TBA, 801 Gallery, North Loop, Minneapolis, MN

2016        “Twists & Turns,” solo show, Altered Esthetics, Southern Theatre, 1420 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

2016         “Floating Currents,” Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka, MN

2016         “Art on The Plains” Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2015         “Dances Through Glass” solo show, Vine Arts Center, Minneapolis

2015         “Abstraction in Action” Minnetonka Center for the Arts,” Minnetonka

2013         “Dances Through Glass,” solo show, Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis

2012         “Line Dance,” solo show, Fox Tax Gallery, Minneapolis

                  “Lush Floral Refractions,” solo show, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis

                  “In the Garden,” solo show, The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

2011          “Nothing is Just Black and White,” Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis

2010         “Garden Party,” solo show, Nina Bliese Gallery, Minneapolis

2009         “Foot in the Door” show, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis

2009         “Eye Smack” solo show, Gallery 13, Minneapolis

2008         “Abstractions,” solo show, Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago

                  “Chiaroscuro Incarnations,” Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York

                  2008, 2009, 2011 “Art Perchance” Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2007        “Minnesota National Print Biennial,” Tweed Museum, Duluth

                 “Looking Through,” solo show, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

                 “Works in Motion,” solo show, Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago

2006         “Pingyao Photography Festival,” Pingyao, China

                  “Choreographic,” Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis

                  “Minnesota National Print Biennial,” Katherine E. Nash Gallery,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2005         “Photocentric,” A Regional Biennial of Photography, MinnesotaCenter for Photography, Juror: Joan Rothfuss, Walker Art Center,          

                   Minneapolis

2004         “Print Biennial,” Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, Arizona

                   ISQ 104 KINETICS, www.imaginestation.net

                  “New Photography,” ICEBOX Gallery, Minneapolis

                   “Affordable Art Fair,” New York

2002          ISQ 402 WINDOWS, www.imaginestation.net

                   “New Works in Paint,” Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Collections

2017           International Fortune 1000 Company, Executive Tower, Minneapolis, MN

2010           Minnesota Dance Theatre (formerly Ballet Arts Minnesota), Minneapolis, MN

2009          Museum Love it or Louvre It, Minneapolis, MN

2005          Top floor, First National Bank Building, St. Paul, MN

Publications

2015           “Abstraction Blooms Anew” Mary Abbe, Star Tribune, Mpls.

2013            Dances Through Glass, Avant Circle Publishing, Minneapolis

2012           “Work of the Week,” Art Business News, Long Beach, California “Polly Norman-Photographer-Painter, ”Local Artists Interview (online)

2009           “Rose-Unfurled,” Signals catalog, spring 2009, Hudson, Ohio

2008           “Beginner’s Eye, Tinkerer’s Heart,” access+ENGAGE, September 11, 2008, mnartists.org, Minneapolis

Art Acquisitor magazine, summer/fall issue, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York

Galleries

Currently Represented by:

Saatchi Art: Los Angeles, California

Curly Tale Fine Art, Chicago, IL 

Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN

 

Past Representation

The Vickers Collection, Aspen CO

Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

Perfect Pear Gallery, Chicago, IL

Arleccina Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada

Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY