Jackson Pollock/ Paul Jackson Pollock

United States 1912 - 1956

Surrealism, Drip Painting, Abstract Expressionism

www.jackson-pollock.org

Jackson Pollock
Paul Jackson Pollock
Male
United States
1912

Painting is a self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is. These were the words of Jackson Pollock, whose artworks seem like a chaos, but they are actually a pure harmony. The paintings have a life of their own, and the artist’s job was to allow it to get through. For him, everything was about the statement, while the technique was just a way to arrive there. The way the paint was applied to the canvas, or dripped on it, gave his abstract expressionism a level of distinctiveness in the similar way his personal life was different from other artists. He died relatively young in a car crash, at the age of 44, after a long history of alcohol abuse, which eventually claimed his life.

For Pollock, everything was about the statement

Jackson Pollock - Alchemy, 1947, art work and works from 1943, 1946, 1950 and 1953 are based largely in museum
Jackson Pollock – Alchemy, 1947

From All-over style, Pouring Paint, to Dripping

Paul Jackson Pollock born 1912 in Cody, Wyoming  was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement well known for his unique style of drip painting. Pollock studied under Thomas Hart Benton before leaving traditional techniques to explore abstraction expressionism via his splatter and action pieces, which involved pouring paint and other media directly onto canvases. Pollock was both renowned and critiqued for his conventions. He died after driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York in 1956, at age 44.

Pollock was introduced to the use of liquid paint in 1936 at an experimental workshop operated in New York City by the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. Paintings of ritual violence or sexuality, with turbulent clashes of movement and fragmentary archetypal imagery, which led gradually in the early 1940s to a completely abstract ‘all-over’ style to which was given the name Abstract Expressionism. He then used paint pouring as one of several techniques on canvases, such as “Male and Female” and “Composition with Pouring I.” After his move to Springs, he began painting with his canvases laid out on the studio floor, and he developed what was later called his “drip” technique, turning to synthetic resin-based paints called alkyd enamels, which, at that time, was a novel medium. Pollock described this use of household paints, instead of artist’s paints, as “a natural growth out of a need.” He used hardened brushes, sticks, and even basting syringes as paint applicators.

The artist was both renowned and critiqued for his conventions

Jackson Pollock - Number 1, 1948, the museum holds untitled works from 1946, 1943, 1953 and 1950
Jackson Pollock – Number 1, 1948

Action Painting

He had first one-man exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery Art of This Century, New York, 1943. His involvement with gestural painting, inspired partly by the sand painting of the American Indians and partly by Surrealism, culminated in his use from 1947 of a technique of dripping trails of paint onto a canvas laid flat on the floor. Pollock’s technique of pouring and dripping paint is thought to be one of the origins of the term action painting. With this technique, Pollock was able to achieve a more immediate means of creating art, the paint now literally flowing from his chosen tool onto the canvas. By defying the convention of painting on an upright surface, he added a new dimension by being able to view and apply paint to his canvases from all directions.

His approach allowed him to apply the paint from all directions

Jackson Pollock - Number 8, 1949, around 1950
Jackson Pollock – Number 8, 1949

Legacy

During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety, a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy. Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related, single-car accident; he was driving. In December 1956, several months after his death, Pollock was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. A larger, more comprehensive exhibition of his work was held there in 1967. In 1998 and 1999, his work was honored with large-scale retrospective exhibitions at MoMA and at The Tate in London.

Alcohol eventually claimed Pollock’s life

Jackson Pollock - Convergence, 1952
Jackson Pollock – Convergence, 1952

The Paintings Have a Life of Their Own

When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.”– Jackson Pollock, My Painting.

He is represented by Vince Fine Arts in Miami.

All images used for illustrative purposes only.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2016Jackson Pollock's Mural, Energy Made VisibleKunstHalle, Berlin, GermanySolo
2015Jackson Pollock: Blind SpotsDallas Museum of Art, Texas, USASolo
2015Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934-1954MoMa, New York, USASolo
2015Jackson Pollock: Blind SpotsTate Lovepool, EnglandSolo
2014Pollock: The Figure of FuryPalazzo Vecchio, Florence, ItalySolo
2014Jackson Pollock's Mural- 1943The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014Abstract DrawingThe Drawing Room, LondonGroup
2014Temi & Variazioni. L'impero Della LucePeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2013Asger Jorn & Jackson Pollock - Revolutionary RoadsLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækGroup
2013America - painting a nationArt Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSWGroup
2013Kunst & Textil – Stoff als Material und Idee in der Moderne von Klimt bisheuteKunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg Group
2013Pollock e gli Irascibili - La scuola di New YorkPalazzo Reale, MilanGroup
2013American Gestures: Abstract ExpressionismMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MAGroup
2013Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, DubuffetParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2013Adventures of truth - Painting and philosophyFondation Maeght, Saint-PaulGroup
2013Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern ArtThe Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Late SurrealismThe Menil Collection, Houston, TXGroup
2013Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945–1980Palazzo delle Esposizioni, RomeGroup
2013The Abstract Impulse: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary CollectionsMFAH Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2012Jackson PollockJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2012Jackson Pollock: MuralDes Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IASolo
2012Graphic Work: Intaglios and ScreenprintsWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2012Graphic Work: Intaglios and ScreenprintsWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2012Jackson Pollock: A Centennial RetrospectiveNational Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), TokyoSolo
2012A Bigger Splash: Painting after PerformanceTate Modern, LondonGroup
2012Druckgrafik Internationaler MeisterGalerie Eugen Lendl, GrazGroup
2012¡Explosión! El legado de Jackson PollockFundación Joan Miró, BarcelonaGroup
2012Abstract ExpressionismNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTGroup
2012Controversy: the power of artMornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, VICGroup
2012Fourteen Modern MastersArt Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WAGroup
2012Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim1949–1960 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
201285th Exhibition of Professional MembersArts Club of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2012Explosion!Painting in Action - Moderna Museet, StockholmGroup
2012Chefs-d´oeuvre Du Musee Frieder BurdaMusée Granet, Aix-en-ProvenceGroup
2012Abstract Expressionism: Then and NowFlint Institute of Arts, Flint, MIGroup
2012Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and TrasfigurationMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Mythology and the Origins of Abstraction  The Pace Gallery - 32 East 57th Street, New YorkGroup
2012Intimate Immensity: The Susan And Larry Marx CollectionHammer Museum, Los Angeles, NYGroup
2012Tides of ProvincetownWichita Art Museum WAM, Wichita, KSGroup
2012American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, De Kooning, And Their Circle, 1927-1942Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NYGroup
2012Abstract Expressionisms: Paintings and Drawings from the CollectionBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup
2011Jackson Pollock: A Centennial RetrospectiveAichi Prefectural Museum of Art, NagoyaSolo
2011UNDER THE SKIN OF NEW MEXICOHarwood Museum of Art, Taos, NMSolo
2011Facing Out, Facing InJames A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PASolo
2011Jackson Pollock - Drawing on Paper, Canvas and SculptureWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2011American Treasures: Masterworks From The Butler Institute Of American ArtBoca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2011Irene Ludwig - Präsentation anlässlich ihres ersten TodestagesMuseum Ludwig, CologneGroup
2011Dance Your Life  -  Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2011Kindred Spirits - Native American Influences on 20th Century ArtPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011American Letters 1927-1947: Jackson Pollock & FamilyJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011THEMES&VARIATIONS. SCRIPT AND SPACE - GASTONE NOVELLI AND VENICEPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2011Farbe im Fluss - 20 Jahre WeserburgWeserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, BremenGroup
2011Abstract Expressionism and its DiscontentsPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2011Painterly Abstraction, 1949-1969: Selections from the Guggenheim CollectionsMuseo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, BilbaoGroup
2011Surrealism: The Poetry of DreamsQueensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2011Abstract Expressionist New YorkArt Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ONGroup
2011Harry Callahan and Jackson PollockPace / Macgill Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Abstract Now and ThenBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup
2010On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth CenturyMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Die Natur der Kunst: Begegnungen mit der Natur vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die GegenwartKunstmuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2010From a collection of Abstract Works on Paper 1941 - 1971Cheim & Read, New York City, NYGroup
2010Made in USA. Arte Americano de la Philipps CollectionFundación MAPFRE, MadridGroup
2010A Selection of rarely seen, privately owned, early Abstract Expressionist worksCrane Kalman Gallery, LondonGroup
2010Abstract Expressionist New YorkMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010The Experimental Print: Stanley William Hayter and the Artists of Atelier 17The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2010The Esprit of Gestures. Hans Hartung, Informel and Its ImpactKupferstichkabinett, BerlinGroup
2010Black & WhiteJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Painting, Process and ExpansionMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2010Monet et l'AbstractionMusee Marmottan Monet, ParisGroup
2010Tudo o que é sólido dissolve-se no ar: o social na Colecção BerardoBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2010Arte americana 1850-1960. Capolavori dalla Phillips Collection di WashingtonMART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, RoveretoGroup
2010I.G.Y.Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010LE GRAND GESTE! - Informel and Abstract Expressionism, 1946-1964Museum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2010Modern TimesDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on SeaGroup
2010Vertical Thoughts: Morton Feldman and the Visual ArtsIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinGroup
2010Goya e il mondo modernoPalazzo Reale, MilanGroup
2010Unconscious Unbound: Surrealism in AmericaMichael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Neighbors in a Great ExperimentAmeringer | McEnery | Yohe , New York City, NYGroup
2010The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern TimesMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Monet y la abstracciónMuseo Thyssen-Bornemisza, MadridGroup
2010Modern Times: responding to chaosKettle's Yard, Cambridge, CambridgeshireGroup
2009Jackson PollockAurel Scheibler / ScheiblerMitte, BerlinSolo
2009Just what is it…ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2009MOCA´s First Thirty YearsMOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Illustre Gäste - Amerikanische Kunst 1950 bis 1970 aus der Sammlung des Museum Folkwang im Josef Albers MuseumQuadrat Bottrop - Josef Albers Museum, BottropGroup
2009Hello World! Rarely Seen Art From Our CollectionThe Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHGroup
2009The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected WorksThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCGroup
2009The Pull of Experiment: Postwar American PrintmakingYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
2009Chance AestheticsMildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington Univer, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2009Auspicious Vision - Edward Wales Root and American ModernismPhilbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OKGroup
2009Colors of the Sea, Shapes of the SeaBridgestone Museum of Art, TokyoGroup
2009Four Stories : Paths to Japanese Modern ArtKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, ChibaGroup
2009Galaxies_The Space In BetweenKiesler Stiftung, ViennaGroup
2009Bilderträume. Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner PietzschNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
2009VIENNESE ACTIONISM. FROM PAINTING TO ACTION Works from the MUMOK collectionSofia Art Gallery, SofiaGroup
2009Arriscar o Real / Risk the RealBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2009The Sweeney Decade: Acquisitions at the 1959 InauguralSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2009Coming of Age. American Art, 1850s to 1950sMusée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec CityGroup
2009After ImagePaula Cooper Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009DLA Piper Series: This is SculptureTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2009Collect With UsArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2009Art Focus - Matisse and His Circles—France Wild, France RefinedBridgestone Museum of Art, TokyoGroup
2009Pollock’s Mural and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of ArtFigge Art Museum, Davenport, IAGroup
2009AllesWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenGroup
2009WHITE LIGHT / WHITE HEATHauser & Wirth, London (closed, 2011)Group
2009Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked EyeBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup
2009Love! Art! Passion!Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2009Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2009Contempt for the NewBrooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TNGroup
2009After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the MidwestDes Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IAGroup
2009The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2009Long Island collectsNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYGroup
2008Jackson Pollock et le ChamanismePinacotheque de Paris, ParisSolo
2008Jackson Pollock: "Intaglios and Screenprints"Washburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2008PEGGY GUGGENHEIM E LA NUOVA PITTURA AMERICANAPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2008Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of ArtKalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MIGroup
2008Künstlerpaare - Liebe, Kunst und LeidenschaftWallraf-Richartz-Museum, CologneGroup
20081945-1949 Repartir à zéro, comme si la peinture n’avait jamais existéMusée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, LyonGroup
2008Action/AbstractionSaint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2008Invisible Rays: The Surrealism LegacyThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup
2008Abstract Expressionism - A World ElsewhereHaunch of Venison - New York, New York City, NYGroup
2008SAND: Memory, Meaning and MetaphorParrish Art Museum, Southampton, NYGroup
2008COMING OF AGE. Arte americana dal 1850 al 1950Peggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2008Color as Field. American Painting 1950-1975Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TNGroup
2008American Art Since 1945: In a New LightThe McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TXGroup
2008Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of ArtCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CAGroup
2008Raymond Hendler and artists from his ‘avant garde’ CircleKatharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008Finding the Self in Abstract ExpressionismKrannert Art Museum, Champaign, ILGroup
2008Traces du Sacré - Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2008Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NYGroup
2008International Drawings of the 20th CenturyCDS Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008The American SceneBritish Museum, LondonGroup
2008American Art 1850s-1950sDulwich Picture Gallery, LondonGroup
2008Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DCGroup
2008Monet - Kandinsky - Rothko und die FolgenBank Austria Kunstforum, ViennaGroup
2008In Their Own WordsFriedman Benda Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008"How Artists Draw: Toward the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center"The Menil Collection, Houston, TXGroup
2008Action PaintingFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup
2008Ein letzter Blick - Meisterwerke aus der SammlungK20 Grabbeplatz, DusseldorfGroup
2008Empires and EnvironmentsThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MAGroup
2008Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Work by Abstract ExpressionistsUtah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UTGroup
2007Pollock MattersEverson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NYSolo
2007Pollock MattersMcMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MASolo
2007Abstract Expressionist PrintsWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup
2007Impressionist and Modern MastersColorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, COGroup
2007Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950sMeadows Museum, Dallas, TXGroup
2007Color as Field - American Painting, 1950–1975Denver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup
2007Face to Face - The Daros Collections, Part 1Daros Exhibitions, ZurichGroup
2007La Abstraction del PaisajeFundación Juan March, MadridGroup
2007Be-Bomb: the Transatlantic War of Images and all that Jazz. 1946-1956Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, BarcelonaGroup
2007Leaders in American ModernismNaples Museum of Art, Naples, FLGroup
20071937 - Perfektion und ZerstörungKunsthalle Bielefeld, BielefeldGroup
2007Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in The Metropolitan MuseumThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to NowNGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VICGroup
2007Options within RealismJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Picasso and American ArtWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2007Annely juda - A CelebrationAnnely Juda Fine Art, LondonGroup
2007Per una storia della pittura #2 – Da Klein a oggiGalleria Blu, MilanGroup
2007Contemporary Currents - Selections from the Bank of America CollectionMOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FLGroup
2007Die Kunst zu SammelnMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2007Ateliers - L'artistes et ses lieux de création  -  Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2007The Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890–1950Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Picasso and American ArtSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2007Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of ArtDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2007DrawMiddlesbrough Institute of Modern Art - MIMA, MiddlesbroughGroup
2006No Limits, Just EdgesJackson Pollock Paintings on Paper - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYSolo
2006Jackson Pollock at Williams CollegeWilliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MASolo
2006Picasso to Pop: Aspects of Modern ArtThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2006Collection HighlightsKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, ChibaGroup
2006Radical NY! The Downtown show: the New York art scene, 1974-1984 and abstract expresionism: 1940-1960The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXGroup
2006Galleria Grafica Collection No.14Galleria Grafica Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2006The Picasso InfluenceWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Picasso and American ArtWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2006Back to the Future - Re-Viewing the Twentieth CenturyThe RISD Museum, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RIGroup
2006Marks of Intention. Abstract Art on Paper 1945-2005The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2006New York SchoolAmerican Contemporary Art Gallery, MunichGroup
2006Eye on the Collection - Toward AbstractionAddison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MAGroup
2006Fest der Farbe; Die Sammlung Merzbacher-MayerKunsthaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2006Line and Surface - Works on PaperPeter Blum Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005Jackson PollockWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005NO LIMITS, JUST EDGES: JACKSON POLLOCK PAINTINGS ON PAPERPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceSolo
2005Senza confini, solo bordi. Jackson Pollock. Dipinti su cartaPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceSolo
2005Jackson Pollock: Portraits of the ArtistJason McCoy Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2005No Limits, Just Edges: Jackson Pollock Paintings on PaperDeutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (closed, 2013)Solo
2005Robert Andrew Parker Illustrates Action JacksonKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYSolo
2005Eye on the Collection - Toward AbstractionAddison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MAGroup
2005Pollock To Pop: America's Brush With DalíSalvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FLGroup
2005Ecole de New York - Expressionnisme Abstrait - oeuvres sur papierMAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, NiceGroup
2005RundlederweltenMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2005Continuum : 130th Anniversary of the Art Students League of New YorkACA Galleries, New York City, NYGroup
2005Celebración del arte - Medio siglo de la Fundación Juan MarchFundación Juan March, MadridGroup
2005Bilderwechsel III – Amerikanische MalereiMuseum Frieder Burda, Baden-BadenGroup
2005Early WorkWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005Exil und ModerneKunsthalle St. Annen Lübeck, LübeckGroup
2005From Albright to Zinnias - American Works on Paper from the Permanent CollectionDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2005Extreme AbstractionAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2005BIG BANG  -  Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2005Surrealism USAPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZGroup
2005Drawings: 1945 to nowRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup
2005Leporello, Een reis door de collectieStedelijk Museum CS, AmsterdamGroup
2005Capolavori del Guggenheim: il grande collezionismo da Renoir a WarholScuderie del Quirinale, RomeGroup
2005Into The Unknown - Abstraction From The CollectionMOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2004From Pollock to Marden:Post-War Works on Paper from the Collection of SusanAspen Art Museum, Aspen, COGroup
2004Action Painting. Arte americana 1940 - 1970: dal disegno all'operaFondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, ModenaGroup
2004Exil und Moderne – H.W. Janson und die Sammlung der Washington University in St. LouisOpelvillen, RüsselsheimGroup
2004Contemporary Art: Floor to Ceiling, Wall to WallThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2004Art and the 60s - This was TomorrowTate Britain, LondonGroup
2004Works and DaysLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebækGroup
2004International Modern ArtTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2004A Spirited Vision: Highlights of the Bequest of Caroline Wiess LawMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2004Das MoMA in Berlin. Meisterwerke aus dem Museum of Modern Art, New YorkNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
2004Picasso to ThiebaudCantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CAGroup
2004Picasso to Pollock - Modern Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup
2003Jackson Pollock - Blue Poles Number 11, 1952NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VICSolo
2003Jackson PollockWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2003The Spirit of WhiteGalerie Beyeler, BaselGroup
2003The Heroic Century: The Museum of Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings & SculpMFAH, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2003Richard Gray Gallery Forty YearsRichard Gray Gallery - Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2003International Abstraction - Making Painting RealSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WAGroup
2003Open the CurtainKunst und Tanz im Wechselspiel - Kunsthalle zu Kiel, KielGroup
2003Turning CornersBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup
2003Abstract Expressionism - Art Movement in the 20th CenturyTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, TehranGroup
2002Jackson Pollock's Blue PoleNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACTSolo
2002Pollock's America / Jackson Pollock in VeniceMuseo Correr, VeniceSolo
2002An American Legacy, A Gift to New YorkWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2002Clement Greenberg: A Critic's CollectionThe Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHGroup
2002New York SchoolAmerican Contemporary Art Gallery, MunichGroup
2001Da Kandisky a PollockMuseo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, LuganoGroup
2001Pollock to Today - Highlights from the Permanent CollectionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2000Jackson PollockThe State Hermitage Museum, St. PetersburgSolo
2000Jackson PollockWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2000Visage Painting and the Human Face in 20th Century Art  NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, TokyoGroup
2000Shifting Ground: Transformed Views of the American LandscapeHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
1999Jackson PollockK20 Grabbeplatz, DusseldorfSolo
1999Surrealistas en el exilio y los inicios de la Escuela de Nueva YorkMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
1999The American Century - Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part IWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
1998Jackson PollockMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
1998Jackson Pollock. The Picasso InfluenceWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1998Exhibition of the centuryWellington City Gallery, WellingtonGroup
1998Pollock, Orozco and Siqueiros - The 1930s and 1940sWashburn Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
1997Jackson Pollock: Early sketchbooks and drawingsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYSolo
1997Etchings of the Twentieth CenturyMargo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1996Hans Hofmann and the New York SchoolBerkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CAGroup
199546th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di VeneziaLa Biennale di Venezia, VeniceGroup
1994Josef Albers/Naum Gabo/Jackson PollackBrooke Alexander Editions, New York City, NYGroup
1993Jackson PollockThe New York Times - Mnuchin Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
1993Jackson Pollock: Drip Paintings on Paper 1948 - 1949L&M Arts, New York, New York City, NYSolo
1992The William S. Paley CollectionIndianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, INGroup
1991Art of the FortiesMuseum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
1990Jackson Pollock - ZeichnungenWürttembergischer Kunstverein, StuttgartSolo
1990Jackson Pollock - Black Enamel PaintingsGagosian Gallery , New York City, NYSolo
1990Contemporary Art in a Modern ContextPeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
1989Paintings and Drawings 1934-1952Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London (closed, 2001)Solo
198960 Meisterwerke aus der Solomon R. Gugenheim FoundationNeue Nationalgalerie, BerlinGroup
1988Abstract Work From The 1950sManny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1987Radierungen im 20. JahrhundertStaatsgalerie Stuttgart, StuttgartGroup
1986Jackson Pollock: Recent AcquisitionsThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXSolo
1984Jackson Pollock 1942-1947Gallerie dell’Accademia, VeniceSolo
1984The ModernsArt Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSWGroup
1982Jackson Pollock  -  Centre PompidouMusée National d´Art Moderne, ParisSolo
1980Jackson Pollock: Drawing Into PaintingMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
1979Jackson PollockStedelijk Museum CS, AmsterdamSolo
1979Jackson PollockDrawing into Painting - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, DusseldorfSolo
1979Jackson Pollock: New Found WorksSmart Museum of Art, Chicago, ILSolo
1971Jackson Pollock: The Psychoanalytic DrawingsSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CASolo
1970Jackson Pollock: Works on PaperThe Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MASolo
1967Jackson PollockMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
1963Jackson PollockModerna Museet, StockholmSolo
1961Jackson PollockKunsthaus Zürich, ZurichSolo
1958Jackson PollockWhitechapel Art Gallery, LondonSolo
1958Jackson Pollock 1912 – 1956Kunstverein in Hamburg, HamburgSolo
1958Jackson PollockStedelijk Museum CS, AmsterdamSolo
1956Jackson PollockMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
1951Jackson PollockBetty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1982)Solo
1950Jackson PollockBetty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1982)Solo
1949Jackson PollockBetty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY (closed, 1982)Solo
1945Jackson PollockArts Club of Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo