Bio

Education:
Harvard Business School, Non-Profit Management, 2006
University of New Mexico, M.A. Painting & Drawing,(minor-Art History) Albuquerque, 1980.
University of New Mexico, B.F.A. (Painting & Drawing), 1978.
Missouri Western State College, B.A. Fine Arts. 1976.

Teaching/Employment Experience:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Development Director 1999-2014.
Daemen College, Adjunct Painting Teacher, Spring 2011.
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center Dir. of Administration, 1995-1999.
Erie County Community College, adjunct assistant professor 1992 – 1997.
Arts in Education Institute of Western New York, Teaching Artist, 1990-94.
Williamsville Public School District, substitute teacher, 1990-92.
Medaille College, adjunct instructor, Buffalo, 1991 & 1995.
North Lake Community College, Adjunct Art Instructor, 1985-1986,
Texas Woman’s University. Adjunct Asst. Professor, 1984-1985
Mattingly Baker Gallery, Assistant Director, Dallas, 1980-1982.
University of New Mexico, Teaching and Lithography Assistant under Garo Antresian, 1978-80.

One & Two Person Exhibitions:

2015:  Menagerie, Dolce Valvo Art Center, NCCC, Sanborn, NY, 1-person, February                  
2011: Sanctuary, Indigo Gallery, 2 person exhibition, June-July
2002: Polly Little New Works, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, N.Y. May-June
1998: Polly Little, & Duane Anderson, NCCC, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Oct.-Nov.
1995: Animalia- Polly Little, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY, July- Sept.
1989: Messages, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas, Texas, April-May.
1986: Polly Little Paintings and Works on Paper, 500X Gallery, Dallas, December. Polly Little, North Lake Gallery, Irving,TX.
1985: The Paint Show, AKAS, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
1984: Polly Little-Paintings Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas.
Visual Dialogues, Polly Little & Mark Lavatelli, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Aug.- Sept
1983: Polly Little/Paintings, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX. August – October.. 1981:Constructions, Vertex Gallery, Taos, N.M., March. Actions-Reactions – Mark Lavatelli & Polly Little, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Tx.
1980: Environmental Installation, ASA Gallery, Univ. of New Mexico, Abq., N.M.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2016: Fur, Feathers & Fins, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, October – January 2016, Dowell, MD.
2015: Emerging Converging, Damon Morey, LLP, May – September                                         
2014:The Art Barge , Burchfield Penney Art Center, September-October.Wellspring, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY. December.                                                              
2013: Winter, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY December; Summer in the City, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo
2012: NYFA MARK11, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Art Center, Fredonia,N.Y. March 2-April 3
2012: Community Supported Art, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY October.
2011: Theme Bruleé, Hallwalls exhibition, Buffalo, NY. July-Aug.
2010: Faster Pussy Cat, Spill Spill Hallwalls. Buffalo, NY. July-Aug. Summer in the City, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo,NY. July
2009: Indigo (October-November), Sentient Beings, Buffalo, NY. Status Update, Hallwalls, summer, Buffalo,
2008: Hallwalls Members Exhibition, July. Summer In The City, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY. July.
2007: Delish. 3 person exhibition, Buffalo, NY. August 2007-July 2009.  Future Artemi, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. July-August.  Ying/Yang, Insite Gallery. Buffalo, NY. February-March.
2006: It’s not you. it’s Me, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. July-August.
2005: 700 Redux, Hallwalls Members exhibition, Buffalo, NY. Feb.
2004: Group Exhibition Bryant Street Studio, Buffalo, NY, May.
2003: America, America, You’re So Fine Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. Jan. – Feb.
2002: Elmwood Gallery Walk, Niagara Hall, 3 artists, Buffalo, NY. Dec.
2001: Convergence 2001: On Canvas ( 4 painters), Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda,NY
Invitational, El Museo Francisco Oller Y Diego Rivera, June. Hot Art Now, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Jan-Feb
2000: Blockbuster, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Jan. Feminists in Art.-Urban Girls, El Museo, Buffalo, June. Members Gallery, Albright Knox .
1999: Icons & Relics, Hallwalls Contemprary Art Center. Feb. Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery. Buffalo, NY.
1998: 20×500, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, Tx., Sept. Invitational, El Museo Francisco Oller Y Diego Rivera, Buffalo, NY,  June. Nature Interpreted, 4 person exhibit. Medaille College Gallery, Buffalo, NY, April.
Black Velvet and Other Tactile Delights, Hallwalls, Jan.-Feb.
1997: Dallas Invitational, Irving, Texas. Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.
Boxes, Books & Altars, Hallwalls. Jan-Feb.
1996: Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. 2016:Time Capsule-Art of the Future, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, Jan.-Feb.
1995: Niagara Frontier, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY. June. Little & Lavatelli, Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, Missouri, March-April. Wired, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.,Jan.-Feb. The Valentine Show, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, February.
1994: Critics Residency, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. Nov-Dec. Paths and Byways, Kenan Center,Lockport, N.Y., July-Aug. Niagara Frontier, The Kenan Center, Lockport, N.Y. May-June. Selections from the Western New York Slide File, Buffalo Arts Studios, Buffalo, NY Jan.-Feb.Valentine Show, Arts Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, Jan.-Feb.
1993: Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.May- Niagara Frontier, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, July-August.  X-Sightings, David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo,N.Y., May.
Niagara Frontier, Keenen Art Center, Lockport, N.Y., May. E.C.C. Faculty Exhibit, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, March.  Science Fair, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo,N.Y., February.
1992: Expose Yourself, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo,N.Y.
1991: Many Voices, Calumet Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.,Dec.The Last Picture Show, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, N.Y. June. Fire & Ice, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo,N.Y.,Jan.-Feb.
1990: Festival of Lights, Niagara Power Project. Niagara Falls,N.Y.(1st place mixed media).
Members Exhibit, Artist’s Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y, May. Landscapes, Gallery 44, Boulder, CO. January.
Summer Exhibition, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas.
1989: Dialogues-Polly Little & Mark Lavatelli, The Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y. Sept-Oct.
Innovative Realism, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo. May-June. Tiny Things, Gallery 44, Boulder,CO. February.
1988: Self-Portraits, Conduit Gallery, Dallas,December. Juried Exhibit, Clary Miner Gallery, Buffalo, November. Texas Art-A Celebration, Two Houston Cntr, Texas, April.Ancestral Glyph, D-Art, Dallas, TX. April-May; New Orleans, LA Dec-Jan. Expressions, Moss/Chumley Gallery, Dallas, June.
Visual Fictions, Paper Routes, Dallas, Texas, May-June. The Plate Show, Abilene Christian University,TX.,April. City Faire, City Rotundra, Dallas, May. Snakes Alive & Otherwise, Dallas Zoo & Public Library, Feb.-March.
Gallery Artists, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas, TX.,Summer. X 500X, Alumni Exhibit, 500X Gallery, Dallas, September.
1987: 10 x 10, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX., Nov-Dec. Texas Realism, San Antonio Art Inst., January.
Gallery of Ghouls, South Dallas Cultural Ctr., October. Texas Annual, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, October.
Figurative Messages, The Art Center, Waco, Tx, May. Couples in Art, Sheraton Hotel Gallery, Dallas, TX Nov.
1986: The Mask Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Dec. The Madonna Project, San Antonio Art Institute, Tx. Dec/Jan. Landscapes, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX. April. Texas Realism, Texas Fine Arts Association, St. Edwards University. Austin, Tx., Fall. Texas:A Celebration, Two Houston Center, TX. June.
1985: Texas Annual, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Tx., Oct/Nov. Figure,Fact & Fantasy, AKAS, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Critic’s Choice, D-Art, Dallas, September. Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Tx. Nov.- Jan. Dallas Artists’ Plate Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Tx. Nov. The Madonna Project, Theater & Still Light Galleries,Dallas
1984: The Gateway Gallery, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, Jan.1983-Jan. 1984
Women in the Mainstream, The Women’s Pavillion, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans, LA., May – Oct.
1983: AMST II, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Feb.-March. 17th Annual Exhibition, Art Museum of the Southwest, Midland, May-August. Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian U., Barbara Rose-juror.
1982: Longview Invitational, Longview Art Museum, Longview,Texas, March. 16th Annual, Art Museum of Southwest, Midland, Tx., May-August. A Dozen from Dallas, Watson de Nagy, Houston, June. AMST I, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, The Lawndale Competition, University of Houston, TX., September. Here & Now, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX. Winter.
1981: Amarillo Annual Competition, Amarillo Art Center, TX.Juror-Charles Cowles.
1980: Ford Foundation Grants Exhibit, University of New Mexico, Fine Arts Center Gallery,Albuquerque, April-May. Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. March – May
1979: Southwest Print & Drawing Exhibition, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M., juror-W.T.Wiley.
Exhibition:Contemporary Albuquerque Artists, Meridian Gallery, Downtown Center For the Arts Albuquerque, N.M.,juror-Dianne Vanderlipp. References:Painting of a Sort, Downtown Arts Center, Abquerque. N.M. Nov.
1978: Southwestern Fine Arts Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts, Sante Fe, N.M., April-Sept.
Armory Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Taos, Sante Fe, April – March & Albuquerque, N.M., June – Sept.
Bachelors of Fine Arts Exhibition, University of New Mexico, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Albuquerque. May.

Grants/Awards:                                                                                                               
1990: Niagara Power Project, “Festival of Lights”.
1989: Lift Fellowship, Arts Council Buffalo & Erie County, N.Y.
1985: Critic’s Choice, D-Art Gallery, Dallas, Tx.
1983: AMST II, Art Museum of S.Texas, Corpus Christi, cash award.
“17th Annual” Art Museum of S.W.,Midland,TX.,cash award.
1979: Ford Foundation Grant, Special projects, Installation, ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.
1978: Bright Streets”, Community Cultural Affairs Mural Program,ABQ.
Ford Foundation Grant, mixed media project. Albuquerque. NM.
Southwest Print & Drawing Exhibit, Las Cruces, New Mexico, cash award.

Selected Public Collections:
IBM, Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.
Preston North Financial Center, commission of 2 canvases of landscapes Dallas,Tx
Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Las Angeles, California.
Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust, Houston.
Green Collections, Palace Aoyama Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan.
The Club Corporation of America, Dallas, Chicago.
Zale’s Corporation, Los Angeles, CA.
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., Dallas, Texas.
Numerous Private Collections – Texas, Colorado, New York, Missouri, California, New Mexico & Illinois.

Selected Reviews:
Artvoice, 6/30-7/6 /2011, “Animals & Architectures at Indigo Gallery”, Jack Foran, Buffalo, NY.
Buffalo News, Thur. May 30, 2002.p.C-5.”Capturing magic in the everdyay”, R. Huntington.
Artvoice, Artist of the Week Polly Little, Lauren Newkirk Maynard, November 29,
Buffalo News,April 28,1998.p.C-6.”Three artists in the modernist vein”, one making myth from experience”, R.Huntington.
Artvoice,April 22-28,1998.p.12.”At Medaille:Four on Form”,E.Licata.
Buffalo News,Wed.Aug.16, 1995.p.B-6.”Polly Little’s Paintings draw animals into the human melodrama”,R. Huntington.
Buffalo News,Fri.Feb. 24, 1995, Gusto,”High Voltage”,R.Huntington.
Buffalo News,Thus.Feb.17,1994, “Arts Forced Togetherness”, p.B5,E.Licata.
Buffalo News, Thur.July 22,1993, “2nd Annual Regional Artist Exhibition”, p.B 8.,Richard Huntington.
Buffalo News,Sun.May 30,1993,”Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition”,p.G 1,G 5.
Buffalo News,Fri. Sept.8,1989, “Little & Lavatelli”, Richard Huntington.
Dallas Morning News, Mon. April 24, 1989,”Expatriates Return”,Janet Kutner.
Dallas Observer, Thurs.Dec.8,1988,”Self Motivation”, Charles Dee Mitchell.
Dallas Morning News,Sat.Dec.3,1988,”Art Takes Many Forms.”, J.Kutner.
Waco Tribune Herald,”Using Artwork to Tell Stories”,Ap.10,1987, Carl Hoover.
Dallas Morning News, Sat.Oct.19,1985,”The Message was Madonna”,Janet Kutner.
Dallas Times Herald,Wed.Feb.29,1984,”Expressions:Artist takes a Somber View of Human Condition”,Bill Marvel.
Artspace, Winter 1983-84,”Polly Little at T.C.U.”, M.Thistlethwaite.
Dallas Times Herald, Jan.19,1982, Critic’s Choice, Bill Marvel.
Dallas Observer,Jan.28-Feb.10,1982,”An Art Jammed January”,D.Mitchell.
Artspace, Spring 1982, “New Work at Mattingly Baker,Dallas”, A.Govenar
Artspace, Spring 1981,”Constructions-Little, LaFon and Valente”, E. Spacek.
Albuquerque Journal, Nov.11, 1979.
Artspace,Southwestern Contemporary Arts Quarterly, Winter, 1980,
“References:Painting of a Sort”, pp.66-68,”Women in the Mainstream”,pp.55-56.

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