About Me

Polly Whitehorn

Polly Whitehorn Photography, LLC

516.459.8844

polly.whitehorn@me.com

http://www.pollywhitehorn.com

With the advent of digital photography, I became intrigued with the ease of use and endless creative possibilities. From my cache of photos, I layer images and textures creating dreamlike photographs.

I received my professional training in apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, paving the way for a successful career in clothing design. I launched a high end childrenswear company that I ran for 7 years.  Customers included Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and specialty boutiques nationwide. 

Transitioning to home décor I evolved into a nationally recognized quiltmaker and fiber artist. Adding to my skill set, I earned certificates in both Non-Profit Management and Fundraising Management working 7 years as an arts management professional at an arts council in New York. 

My fine art photography has been exhibited in solo and juried shows nationwide and acquired by private and corporate collectors. Clients for my commercial work include media publications, musicians, artists and executives. I am currently a member and past board member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Cranberry Artists Network and AG Works.

I moved to Pittsburgh from New York in 2012 and divide my time between Southwestern, PA and the Sonoran Desert.

Solo Exhibitions

2021-Impressions- Solo Exhibit, Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ

2019-Steel City Visions-Solo Exhibit-Craycroft Gallery, Shadyside, PA

2019-Visions of Navajoland. Solo Exhibit, Valencia, PA

2016-Cuba on the Verge.  Solo exhibit. Already Famous on Penn Gallery,    Pittsburgh, PA

2012-Retrospective, Solo Exhibit. Make Your Mark Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA

2012-Sea Cliff on View, Solo Exhibit hosted by the Sea Cliff Arts Council

2011- Soul of Peru, Solo Exhibit -Citibank Old Brookville, Old Brookville, NY

2011- Soul of Peru, Solo Exhibit -Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY

2011- Soul of Peru, Solo Exhibit Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore, NY

2009- Solo Exhibit- Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore, NY

Group Shows

2019-Artist Choice-Pittsburgh Society of Artists-Christine Frechard Gallery, Lawrenceville, PA

2017-AG Works Group Show, Image Box, Pittsburgh, PA

2016-AG Works Group Show, Image Box, Pittsburgh, PA

2013-Digital Imagers Group Show-Bacco Law Library, Pittsburgh, PA

2011- Community– group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography at the Hewlett Woodmere Library, Hewlett, NY

2011- Family Portraits– group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography at the African American Museum of Nassau County, Hempstead, NY

2011- Saved from the Fire, group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography at the Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY

2010-Finding My Voice-group show hosted by the Long Island Center of Photography at the Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY

Juried Exhibitions

2022-“Trees”, Wendi Schneider/Juror. PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.

2022-“Trailblazing” Melissa Dale/Juror, Photo Editor, Nature Conservancy, APG

Atlanta, GA

2022 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival-Juried Exhibit, Latrobe, PA

2022 Westmoreland Art Nationals-Juried Exhibit, Youngwood, PA

2022-“Forgotten” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2022-“Botanical” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2022-“Traces” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2021-“Rites and Rituals” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2021-“Women in Art”-Harlan Gallery, Greensburg, PA

2021-“Essential Water”-PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

2021-“Full Circle”- Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2021-Cranberry Artists Network-Juried Exhibit, Cranberry, PA

2021-“botanical” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2021-Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival-Juried Exhibit, Latrobe, PA

2021-Westmoreland Art Nationals-Juried Exhibit, Youngwood, PA

2020-“Trees” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2020-Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Exhibition, Latrobe, PA

2020-Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA

2019-Pittsburgh Society of Artists 2019 Annual Juried Exhibit, Panza Gallery, Millvale, PA

2019-Martinis and Monet-Annual Juried Exhibit, Cranberry Artist Network, Cranberry, PA

2019-Small Works-Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Ketchup City Creative, Sharpsburg, PA.

2017-Da Burgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show- Framehouse and

Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016-Small Works, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Juried Show, Framehouse and

Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015-InTrauSpective, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Three Rivers Arts Festival

2014-Small Works, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Most

Wanted Fine Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2014-Internationally Inspired, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA

2012-My Studio Gallery, Port Washington, NY juried art exhibit-Water Mill Fog

2011-Foto Foto Gallery Juried Photography Show, Huntington, NY, Dawn on Avalon Beach

2011-Bold- Art Guild of Port Washington, NY. Quincineras

2011- Town of Hempstead Town Hall, Hempstead, NY.  Hail Storm

2011-Long Island Arts Council at Freeport Juried Photography Show- Sea Cliff Dog

Awards

2022-Director’s Award, “Trees”. Presented by Wendi Schneider, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.

2021-Jurors Honorable Mention, “botanical”. Presented by Wendi Schneider. ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

2021-Award of Merit-Greensburg Art Center Biennial Juried Art Exhibit, Greensburg, PA

Publications

2022-“27” Forgotten 

2016-Knitting the Andy Warhol Bridge-cover art