Polly Little

749 Richmond Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222



University of New Mexico, M.A. Painting & Drawing,(minor-Art History) Albuquerque, N. M., 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 to present, Administrative Manager, 1995-99.
Erie County Community College, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1992-99.
Arts in Education Institute of Western New York, Teaching Artist, 1990-94.
Williamsville Public School District, Substitute Art Teacher, 1990-92.
Medaille College, Adjunct Instructor, Buffalo, 1991 & 95.
North Lake Community College, Adjunct Art Instructor, Irving,1982-84.
Texas Woman's University. Adjunct Asst. Professor, 1984-1985(one year replacement).
Mattingly Baker Gallery, Assistant Director, Dallas, 1980- 1982.
University of New Mexico, Teaching and Lithography Assistant, 1978-80.

One Person Exhibitions:

2015: Menagerie, Dolce Valvo Art Center, Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY, February -March
2002: Polly Little - New Works, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, May
1995: Animalia- Works by Polly Little, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY. July - September.
1989: Daily Dramas, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas, Texas, April-May.
1986: 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 Mattingly Baker Gallery, Dallas.
1983: Polly Little, Texas Christian Univ., Ft.Worth,TX.
1980: Environmental Installation, ASA Gallery, Abq.,N.M.

Selected Two-Person and Group Exhibitions:

2012: Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, MARK 11/2012, March-April, Fredonia, NY
2011: Indigo Gallery, Sanctuary, June/July, Buffalo, NY
2010: Hallwalls, Faster Pussy Cat, Spill Spill. July-Aug.,Buffalo, NY
2009: Indigo Gallery, Sentient Beings, October/November
Hallwalls, Status Update. July-August, Buffallo, NY.
2008: Hallwalls Annual members exhibition
Indigo Gallery, Group Exhibition, Buffalo, NY
2007: Insite Gallery, YinYang, June-July,
2007-2008: Delish! September 07 – December 08. Buffalo, NY
2007: Artemis, Hallwalls Member Exhibition, July
2006: It’s Not You It’s Me, Hallwalls, July.
2005: 700 Redux ,Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY. February.
2004: Bryant Street Studios, Buffalo, NY. May.
2002: America America You’re So Fine, Hallwalls Members Exhibi, Jan.
2001: Convergence 2001, Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY, Sept – Oct.
El Museo Invitational, Buffalo, NY, June; Hot Art Now, Hallwalls. Members exhibit. Feb.
2000: Urban Girls, El Museo, Buffalo, April - May
1999 El Museo Invitational, El Museo, Buffalo, June
Icons and Relics, Hallwalls, February
1998 Nature Interpreted, Medaille College, Buffalo, April
20 X 500, 500X Gallery, Dallas, September
Black Velvet and Other Tactile Delights, Hallwalls, January - February
1997: Boxes, Books & Altars, Hallwalls. Jan-Feb.
Dallas Invitational, Irving, TX
1996: 2016:Time Capsule-Art of the Future, Hallwalls,Jan.
Members Gallery, Albright Knox Art Gallery.
1995: Niagara Frontier, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY. June.
Little & Lavatelli, MWSC, St. Joseph,Missouri, March-April
Wired, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo,N.Y.,Jan.-Feb.
The Valentine Show, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo.
1994: 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 Studio, Hallwalls sponsored exhibit, Jan.-Feb.
Valentine Show, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, Jan.-Feb.
1993: Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y.May-June.
Polly Little, Duane Anderson, NCCC, Niagara Falls,N.Y.Oct.-Nov.
Niagara Frontier Juried Exhibition, 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 and Staff,Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, March.
Science Fair, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo,N.Y., February.
1992: Expose Yourself, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo,N.Y.
1991: Many Voices, Calumet Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.,Dec.
The Last Picture Show, Hallwalls Gallery,Buffalo, N.Y., June.
Fire & Ice, Hallwalls Gallery, 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.
Gallery Artists, Ruth Wiseman Gallery, Dallas.
1989: Dialogues-Polly Little & Mark Lavatelli, The Artists' Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.. Sept-Oct.
Innovative Realism, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo.
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 Center, Texas, April.
Ancestral Glyph, D-Art, Dallas, TX., April-May.
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 Rotunda, 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, Nov-Dec.
Texas Realism, San Antonio Art Inst., January.
Gallery of Ghouls, South Dallas Cultural Cntr., October.
Texas Annual,Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, October.
Figurative Messages, The Art Center, Waco,TX, May.
Couples in Art, Sheraton Hotel Gallery, Dallas, Nov.
1986: The Mask Show, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Dec.
The Madonna Project,San Antonio Art Inst., Dec/Jan.
Landscapes, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX. April.
Texas Realism, T.F.A.A., St.Edwards U. Austin, Fall.
Texas:A Celebration,Two Houston Center, TX. June.
1985: Texas Annual,Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Oct/Nov.
Figure,Fact & Fantasy, AKAS, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Critic's Choice, D-Art, Dallas, September.
Amarillo Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Nov.- Jan.
Dallas Artists' Plate Show , Conduit Gallery, Nov.
The Madonna Project Theater & Still Light Galleries,Dallas
1984: The Gateway Gallery, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Texas, Jan.1983-Jan.
Women in the Mainstream, The Women's Pavillion, Louisiana World Exposition, New Orleans,LA., May - Oct.
Visual Dialogues ,Polly Little & Mark Lavatelli, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Aug.- Sept.
1983: AMST II, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Feb.- March.
17th Annual, 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, Univ.of Houston, TX., September.
"New Work:Peter Julian,Polly Little,Roberto Munguia", Mattingly Baker Gallery,Dallas.
Here & Now, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX.
1981: Constructions, Vertex Gallery, Taos, N.M., March.
Actions-Reaction,Mark Lavatelli/Polly Little, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas,Irving.
Amarillo Annual Competition, Amarillo Art Center, TX, Juror-Charles Cowles.
1980: Ford Foundation Grants Exhibit, University of New Mexico.Masters of Art", University of New Mexico Fine Arts Museum, April-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, Albuq.,N.M.,juror- Dianne Vanderlipp.
References:Painting of a Sort, Downtown Arts Center, Albuquerque.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, Albuquerque,N.M.,June - Sept.


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, ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, N.M.
1978: "Bright Streets", Community Cultural Affairs Mural Program,ABQ.
Ford Foundation Grant, mixed media project.Albuquerque.
Southwest Print & Drawing Exhibit,Las Cruces, cash award.

Selected Public Collections:

IBM, Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.
Preston North Financial Center, commission, 2 canvases 16' x 4' each, Dallas, Texas.
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.

Selected Reviews:

Buffalo News,Thur.May 30, 2002.p.C-5."Capturing magic in the everdyay", R. Huntington.
Buffalo News,Wed.Aug.16, 1995.p.B-6."Polly Little's Paintings draw animals into the human melodrama".
Buffalo News,Fri.Feb. 24, 1995, Gusto,"High Voltage",R.Huntington.
Buffalo News,Thus.Feb.17,1994, "Arts Forced Togetherness", p.B5,Elizabeth 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", Dee Mitchell.
Artspace, Spring 1982, "New Work at Mattingly Baker,Dallas", Alan 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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