Barbara Pollack (American, b.1957)

Pollack is a renowned artist, critic, curator, and writer. She attended Brandeis University and Northeastern University in Boston, has written for The New York Times and Artnews, and has curated exhibitions in major museums such as the Museum of Moder
n Art, New York and the Shanghai Art Museum. Pollack has written extensively on contemporary Chinese art as an expert in the field, as well as authored several books, including The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic’s Adventures in China and Brand New Art from China: A Generation on the Rise. She is also an abstract artist. In her portrait of artist William Pope.L, he is out of focus around moments of light and color, creating a reflective depiction of the artist known for his experimentations in contemporary art.