Titus Polo nació en Madrid y creció en San José, California. Su madre es de Vallecas, ahora conocida como el barrio más grande del mundo. Sus pinturas representan temas de labor y clase con énfasis en proceso y la narrativa personal. "¿Qué significa dedicar tanto tiempo a algo que no crea valor monetario para mi familia?" Titus cree que el acto y la historia de la pintura sientan las bases perfectas para que esta pregunta se desarrolle.





Titus Polo was born in Madrid and raised in San Jose, California. His mother is from Vallecas, now known as the largest neighborhood in the world. His paintings depict themes of labor and class with an emphasis on process and personal narrative. "What does it mean to put so much time into something that creates no monetary value for my family?" Titus believes the act and history of painting sets a perfect stage for this question to play out.






Born 1978, Madrid, Spain

Lives and works between Madrid, Spain and Portsmouth, New Hampshire




2004 MFA Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL         

2000 BA Art History & Visual Arts with emphasis in Film, Occidental College, Los Angeles CA

1999-2000 Additional coursework in Photography and Art Theory, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena CA


Solo exhibitions


2008 Version 08: Dark Matter, The Suburban at NFO XPO, Chicago, IL

Chosen by Michelle Grabner (2014 curator of the Whitney Biennial)


2005 Works on Mustard Wall, Visual Properties, Chicago, IL

Real Estate office gave me a solo show on their mustard painted office walls


Selected group exhibitions


2017 ArtPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

2015 The Suburban Milwaukee: 16 Years, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Rocket Run, Abstraction from Chicago, Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2011 Peregrine Papers, The MDW Fair, Chicago, IL

2009 Beautiful Form, 65 Grand, Chicago, IL

2007 Bentnames, Fifty50 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Interstitial, Art at the Salon. Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

2006 The World is Flat, Galerie Lifebomb, Berlin, Germany

2005 Everybody Paints!, Parlour, Chicago, IL

2004 Graduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

2004 Stray Show, General Store, Chicago, IL

2003 Wallpaper, 1926, Chicago, IL

2003 Union Wax, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

2002 Montage, The Art Institute of Chicago, Performance, Chicago IL

2001 Graduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL

2001 New Haven Film Fest, Film Screening, New Haven, CT

2000 Unveiled, Art Center Gallery, Pasadena, CA


Permanent Collections (more to be added soon)


Contemporary Art Daily

Shane Campbell Gallery

Raskin Family Collection




Tim Ridlen. “Review: Beautiful Form/65 Grand” Newcity, Art Reviews,  January 19, 2009

Ricardo Recuero. "Entrevista Titus Dawson Polo" PAC, Plataforma de Arte Contemporáneo, December 2, 2019