JJessie Pollock

Jessie Pollock in her studio.

Fine artist Jessie Pollock has had a career defined by transitions, initially as a sculptor, then as a portrait painter trained in the style of the Renaissance painters, to still life, and landscapes, and later branching out in other directions.

Her work is always richly textured, atmospheric, sensuous and evocative, suggesting the passage of time, and evoking a sense of nostalgia.

From a series of mixed-media works which combined small photographic images with fragments of antique clothing, juxtaposed with luminous old family images of parents and children transferred onto plexiglas highlighted with silver and gold gilding, to her latest series of pieces which revisit previous themes having to do with more earthy materials of stone, oxidized metals, wax, pigment, cloth and clay as influenced by her upbringing on a family farm in Vermont, Pollock explores themes of memory and remembrance with a passionate interest in the sensuous possibilities of painting.

Her studio in New Hampshire affords her the ability to enjoy the inspiration of her surroundings, of rich, verdant forests and mountain streams. Rusting farm relics, tools, parts, earth and fields provide inspiration for colors, collage and texture, or actual elements in her work.

Mid-winter may find her in Florida executing her ideas, or finding more inspiration. An occasional expedition to the Italian countryside, or to the northern coast of Ireland have served as other creative points of departure enriching her creative spirit.

Her work is appealing for their use of tactile surfaces, radiant light, rich earthy colors and dreamlike qualities which sets one’s mind to wandering within the world of the image.

Pollock’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the US and the Northeast and is in private collections of individuals, organizations and corporations.



The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Currently Represented By:

West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
Trudy LaBelle Gallery, Naples, FLA
Granite Town Gallery, Milford, NH
Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
Mary McGowan Gallery, Concord, NH
Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland, ME
South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA


2015 Juror’s Recognition Award, AVA Gallery
2007 Ezekiel A. Straw Memorial Award
2005 New Hampshire Art Association, first prize for painting
2005 Miriam S. Sawyer Award for painting, Currier Museum of Art
2004 Rosmond DeKalb Memorial
1999 Copley Artist
1994 Copley Society; 2nd prize for oil painting
1974 Private studio provided by the Pennsylvania Academy (1974 – 76)
1974 The Stimpson Prize (1974, '75)
1975 The Mary Townsend & William Clarke Mason Prize
1974 The Stewardson Award

Selected Shows:

2016 AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2013 West Branch solo show, Stowe, VT
2012 Augustus-Saint Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH


2015 AVA Gallery Bi-Annual Juried show for the States of NH and VT
2012 New Hampshire Art Association, Silver Center, Plymouth State University, NH
2005 New Hampshire Art Association, Currier Art Museum, Manchester, NH
Copley Society Summer Juried Show, Boston, MA
Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH
2004 Southern Vermont Art Association, Manchester, VT
56th Annual Currier Exhibition of NHAA Artists, Currier Museum of Art
The Copley Artists Show, Boston, MA; 2002, 2003
2001 Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH
2001 New England Artists Trust Congress 6, Woodstock, VT
1999 Manifest: A Biennial Survey of Contemporary Visual Art, Boston, MA
Copley Society Spring-Summer Show, Boston, MA
American Gallery, New York, NY
Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene, NH (1999,'93,’02)
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 99th Annual Juried Show
Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH (1997,'95,'94,'92,'82)
1994 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT


2013 West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
2012 Putnam Gallery, Dublin School, Dublin, NH
2012 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial, Cornish, NH
2011 Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
2011 Derryfield School, Manchester, NH
2011 Insight, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey NH
2010 Lamont Gallery Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
2009 Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2007 Dublin Art Colony, Thorne-Sagendorf Museum, Keene, NH


International Encaustic Association, MASSWAX
The Copley Society of Boston
Trustee, Sharon Arts Center
NH Committee for The MacDowell Colony
Nantucket Artists’ Association, Nantucket, MA
Advisory Committee, Currier Art Museum, Manchester, NH
Trustee of MA/FDAC


Markem Corporation, Keene, NH
Nixon Peabody LLC, Boston. MA
Whitaker Companies, Houston, TX
McGraw Hill Publishing, New York, NY
Paris, New York, Kent, Kent, CT
Grayson Gallery, Woodstock, VT
Marion Locke’s Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Troutman Sanders LLP, Washington, DC
Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington, DC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH
Fletcher-Allen Hospital, Burlington, VT


Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland