Rob Pollien earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 1994 and 2019, he was an Acadia National Park Resident Artist.

Robert has received support from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation, the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. He has also been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship for painting. His paintings are in numerous corporate, public, and private collections.

Rob is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine, and Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine. He teaches at the University of Maine in Orono