Résumé
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015Women/Artists, Group show, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014Endangered, juried exhibit, Art4Apes, Miami, Florida
2014May 27 - July 12
Us, works by Gordon Glasgow and Iris Polos, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013Vessel as the human form; Humanity, Group Show, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013Concerns for the Environment, Vessel Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012Paperworks 2012, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington NY. Juried exhibition curated by Laura Phipps, assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
2007Other Lives, Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005Gallery Artists, Bert Green Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004From a Wild Heart, Circle Elephant Art, Los Angeles, CA
2002Gallery Artists, Circle Elephant Art, Los Angeles, CA
2001Intrinsic Vision, Circle Elephant Art, Los Angeles, CA
2001Witness, Group Exhibition, Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000Chicago International Art Fair, Catharine Clark Gallery exhibit, Chicago, IL
2000Iris Polos, Solo Exhibition, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA
1999Wonderland, Solo Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sf International Art Fair with Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998Tyger, Tyger, project room installation, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sf International Art Fair with Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999Hunger, curated by Judy Chicago, traveling group exhibition, University of Ohio and
The Food Bank ArtSpace, Lima, OH (catalogue)
A Body of Time, Solo Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996Hotel Triton Fair, with Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Consumption, Group Exhibition, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995Obsession, Group Exhibition, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (Juried by Gary Garrels)
Women Facing Fear, Group Exhibition, Moreau Galleries, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
Exhibition at the Magic Theatre in conjunction with A Huey P. Newton Story, by Roger Guenveur Smith
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Artists of Hellenic Ancestry, Group Exhibition to benefit SF State University, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Fingers of Fury, Solo Exhibition, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hotel Triton Art Fair, with Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994Something for Everyone, Group Exhibition, Morphos Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LA International Art Fair, with Morphos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993LA International Art Fair, with Morphos Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1992Triptych, Group Exhibition, Nelson Morales Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991Watercolors, Group Exhibition, Trojanowska Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Who I Am Not, Group Exhibition, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
Chain Reaction, Group Exhibition, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990Art From the Heart, Group Exhibition, Emanuel Radnitzky, San Francisco, CA
The Flower Show, Group Exhibition, Emanuel Radnitzky, San Francisco, CA
1988Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1987Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1986Cartoons For Apollo, Solo Exhibition, Force-Nordstrom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1986Works on Paper, Solo Exhibition, Lawson Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Selection of Smaller Work, Group Exhibition, Bond Gallery, New York, NY
1985XMAS XII, Group Exhibition, Lawson Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Stigmata, Curated by Stephen Kaplan, Bond Gallery, New York, NY
1982Dark Ages, Solo Exhibition, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1981Group Show, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979Gallery Group, Jehu-Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977The Collection, The Work, Art for Art Sake Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1974Iris in a Tiger's Eye, Solo Exhibition, Upper market Street Gallery
1973Richmond Annual Juried Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, CA
Alumni Juried Exhibition, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Bay Area Now, Invitational Group Exhibition, St. Mary's College, Orinda, CA
1971San Francisco Art Institute Centennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
GRANTS/SPECIAL PROJECTS
2003-2004Matches Education Project with SF Museum of Modern Art.
2003Mural Project for St. Mark's Church, Berkeley, CA
2002Mural Project for Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA
1996-99Special Projects for Museum of Children's Art, Oakland, CA
1998Mural Set Design for Yellow Boat, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Berkeley, CA
1992-93Mural Project: "The Angels", for the Oakland International Airport
1991/92Arts in Education Grant from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Oakland
TEACHING EXPERIENCE/ARTIST RESIDENCIES
1992-04Head of Art Department, Arrowsmith Academy (High School), Berkeley, CA
1972Artist in Residency, (Museum of Children's Art), Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA
1978Arts Education Workshop: Art and Revolution, The Magic Theater
1986-92Artist in Residence, Chabot Elementary School, Oakland, CA
1979-80Advanced Drawing, U.C. Extension, Open Exchange, San Francisco, CA
1977Figure Drawing and Mixed Media Painting, American School of Art, Athens, Greece
EDUCATION
1972MFA (Honors) California College of Arts and Crafts
1969BFA California College of Arts and Crafts
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Who's Who in America, 2002-2004
Who's Who in American Education, 2002-2004
Who's Who the World, 2002-2004
Cat, by Andrew Edney, Watson/Guptill, 1999
"Painting with Pencils: The Art of Iris Polos", Review by Rebecca Gwyn Wilson, Juxtapoz, Fall, 1998
Who's Who in the West, 1998-2004
Who's Who in American Women, 1996-2004
"Social Realism as an Art Form," Review by Stephanie Salter, San Francisco Examiner, August 16, 1990
"Iris Polos: About Being Enmeshed," Review by Raphael Ardeo, Soma Magazine, Winter, 1989
California Art Review 2nd ed., American References Publishing Corp., February 21, 1989
"Art: The Conceptualists," Review by Vivien Raynor, The New York Times, July 12, 1985
Review by Mark Van Proyen, Artweek, 1985
"Colors and Surfaces: Polos' Stong Point," Review by Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 1982
"Vigorous Abstraction and Hall-of-Mirrors Reflexivity," Review by Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, March 8, 1979
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Susan and Bill Beech
Catharine Clark
Randy Darmon
Jeffrey Dauber
Misty and Lewis Gruber
Jim Langham
Oakland Museum
Gary Noguera
Helen Salz
Daniel Soto
Elena Silva Mulcahy
Caroline Zecca
Wylie Wong
The di Rosa Preserve
Natalie Van Osdol