Perry Pollock is a practicing artist and Professor of Painting at Harper College, Illinois—where he has been a devoted educator since 1999. His artistic and professional career is based in the Chicagoland area. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1985, and his M.F.A from Bradley University in 1987. In addition to exhibiting and teaching, Pollock founded the Harper College Art Exhibition and Visiting Artist Program and was its first curator from 2001-2006. He is the current chair of the Harper College Art Collection Committee, which oversees its prominent public art collection. His tenure and leadership on this committee include overseeing acquisitions, conservation of the collection, and commissions by Harper College and the Illinois Art in Architecture program. He has two children and lives in Elgin, Illinois with his wife.