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American Craft Council Inc
1224 Marshall Street NE Suite 200
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55413
United States

Company Description: The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit public educational organization founded in 1943 by craft advocate Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council...   more

Employment History


  • master's degree
    City College of New York
  • B.F.A. Degree
    City College of New York
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Jason ..., 14 Oct 2011 [cached]
Jason Pollen
Jason Pollen is a renowned studio artist and designer. He has been on the faculty at the Royal College of Art (London), Parsons School of Design (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), and Kansas City Art Institute. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council and President Emeritus of the Surface Design Association Tell a Friend
Brush Creek Community Partners-Monthly Newsletter, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
Jason Pollen, professor and chair of the fiber department at the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), has been elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement and leadership in the field. A member of the KCAI faculty since 1983, Pollen paints and prints with dyes on silk, creating lustrous, vibrant, colorful abstract works that have been exhibited in the United States and abroad. He has received many grants, awards and prizes.
Handweaving, surface design, weaving and spinning classes Instructor Bios, 4 April 2012 [cached]
Jason Pollen
Jason Pollen Instructor
Jason Pollen, Studio artist, teacher; has been on the faculty at the Royal College of Art (London), Parsons School of Design (NYC), Pratt Institute (NYC), and Kansas City Art Institute; fellow of the American Craft Council.
JASON POLLEN BIO, 3 Aug 2013 [cached]
Jason Pollen says of his current work, "My recent fabric constructions echo the wordless world of the child at play. With undiminished curiosity, Pollen continues his creative explorations by coaxing bits of dyed cloth, bound together and animated by drawing with stitches and tangles of thread, into poignant truths that reflects his life's work and journey.
Jason Pollen received his undergraduate and graduate studies in painting at The City College of New York City. He was on the faculty of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute, in New York, before serving as chair of the fiber department at Kansas City Art Institute (1997-2010).
Pollen exhibits his fabric constructions internationally. He had designed textiles for dozens of fashion and home furnishings firms and has collaborated as scenic designer for the Kansas City Ballot. He was named Fellow by the American Crafts Council in 2006 and is President Emeritus of the Surface Design Association.
Fiber | Faculty | Kansas City Art Institute, 17 Nov 2006 [cached]
Jason Pollen
Professor & Chair
Jason Pollen, professor and chair of the fiber department at KCAI, paints and prints with dyes on silk, creating lustrous, vibrant, colorful, abstract works that are exhibited in the U.S. as well as abroad.He also designs prints for the surface design and textile industry.Pollen has had several solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States, including the Temple Gallery in Philadelphia and, in Kansas City, the Leedy Voulkos Gallery, the Gallery of Fine Arts, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Dolphin Gallery, which currently represents him.His recent group exhibitions include Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery in Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Lodz Textile Museum in Poland;and the Max Berk Museum in Heidelberg, Germany.He has received several awards and grants including an NEA-MAA in 1989, and he was the first-place winner from the U.S. in the 1992 Japanese Fashion Foundation-sponsored International Textile Design Competition.In the same year, he received the Italian Idea Como award for most outstanding printed fabric.Major installations, collections, and commissions include the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Hallmark Cards, Inc., The H&R Block Foundation in Kansas City and Printmaker International, Ltd. in New York.Pollen serves as president of the Surface Design Association, an international organization of fiber artists and textile designers.Pollen spent 10 years in Paris, London, Zurich,and Madras as an artist and textile designer.Before joining the KCAI faculty in 1983, he served on the faculty at the Royal College of Art, Pratt Institute and the Parsons School of Design in New York.He regularly lectures and teaches workshops throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe.As a designer, he has created printed fabrics for Yves Saint Laurent, Perry Ellis, Wamsutta Sheets, Jim Thompson Thai Silks in Bangkok and Jack Lenor Larsen furnishing fabrics.Pollen earned BFA and master's degrees from the City College of New York.
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