Polly Apfelbaum

About Artist: Polly was born in Abington, Pennsylvania 1955. She studied at Tyler School Of Art in Pennsylvania and then SUNY Purchase College in New York. She now works in New York City. She is most famous for her fallen paintings, that exist somewhere between painting, sculpture and installation. These floor-sitting masterpieces are made of pieces of velvet and dyed fabrics and look almost organic in nature.Polly Apfelbaum has held a number of historic solo exhibitions including The Night, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco; Reckless, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma; Helsinki, Finland; Skin and Bones, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; What Does Love Have to Do With It, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Today I Love Everybody, Triple Candie, New York; and Crazy Love, Love Crazy, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO. Apfelbaum's work has also been featured in a number of notable museum exhibitions including Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the 90s,Comic Abstraction and Lines, Grids, Stains and Words all at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Painting-The Extended Field, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden; Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, NM; Operativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Sculpture as Field, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany; The Eye of the Beholder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland; As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed at The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; and Extreme Abstraction,at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

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