Polly Apfelbaum (b. 1955, Abington, Pennsylvania) lives and works in New York. She attended Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA and SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Apfelbaum has been showing consistently in New York and abroad since her first one-person show in New York in 1986. She has held recent solo exhibitions at Clifton Benevento, New York; Burlington Arts Center; Mumbai Art Room; and Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna. Her work has been featured in important group exhibitions including: Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Comic Abstraction and Lines, Grids, Stains, and Words, both at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; abd Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo. A major mid-career survey of her work opened in 2003 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The show traveled through 2004 and a catalogue surveying fifteen years of her work was published by the ICA Philadelphia. Her work is part of many important public collections, including The Museum of Modern of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, to name a few. Apfelbaum has received important grants and awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Anonymous Was a Women Award and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. www.pollyapfelbaum.com.
Last updated: 24.09.2014