Tiffany Pollack builds ceramics, glazing them with figurative images of friends, family, and animals. She paints with the form and fragility of her ceramics in mind, relating those characteristics to her subjects.
Passages of painterly flurries, drips, abstractions, acknowledge that painting, perhaps, is not the truest way to depict things as we see or remember, but simultaneously asks, "what would be truer?"
Pollack captures fleeting moments, interesting for her, however, lost to a passerby. She paints these memories with faith in the viewer's capacity to relate to her veneration of the everyday.
Tiffany Pollack was born in 1980 in Albuquerque, NM. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 (BFA, Painting). She lived in Rome during her junior year at RISD's European Honors Program. In 2006 she traveled to Budapest for the Hungarian Multicultural Center Artist Residency.
Her paintings and ceramics have been exhibited in New York at Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery (Grace, 2008 and small is beautiful, 2007) Greene Naftali (Genesis, I'm Sorry, 2007 reviewed: Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, August 3, 2007 p E31.) Recent group shows include Thorn Eye at Motus Fort, Tokyo as well as Offerings at Space 414 in Brooklyn.
Pollack's work is included in New American Paintings No. 80 (Juror: Jen Mergel, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston).