Lives and works in New York, NY
1978 BFA, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Free, Henry 56, New York, NY
Deep Purple, Red Shoes, Be Part, Waregem, Belgium
City of Lights, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, VA
Color Session, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Nevermind, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Evergreen Blue Shoes, Burlington Art Center, Vermont, VT
Color Stations Rome / Portland, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Second That Emotion, Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India
Haunted House: Elizaville, T Space, Rhinebeck, NY
Planiverse, Galerie Nächst St Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria,
Flatterland: Funkytown, D’Amelio Gallery, New York, NY
Flatland: color revolt, Hansel und Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY
Double Nickels on the Dime, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Polly Apfelbaum: Haunted House, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland
Off Colour, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum: Mini-Hollywood, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Color Notes, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Stax, Inaugural Show, Carlow Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
Black Vegas and Fools Gold, Naomi Arin Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV
Anything Can Happen in a Horse Race, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, England
Monochromes 2003-2007, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Basic Divisions, Lab Grant, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY
Big Love, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Love Sculpture, Frith Street, London, UK
Lovecraft, Solvent Space, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Love Street, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Flags of Revolt and Defiance, Print Publishers Spotlight: The Leroy Nieman Center for Print Studies Columbia University, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Cartoon Garden, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Good and Plenty, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Crazy Love, Love Crazy, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
What Does Love Have to Do With It, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, curated by Lisa Tung
Polly Apfelbaum (mid-career survey) Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, traveled to Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 2004; Kemper Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO 2004
Today I Love Everybody, Triple Candie, Harlem, NY
Gun Club, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Powerpuff, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Skin and Bones, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Crazy Green, Bruised Orange, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flying Hearts, Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil
Reckless, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma; Helsinki, Finland
Ice, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
The Night, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Floor Drawing, Realismus Studio der NGBK Künstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin
Eclipse, Boesky & Callery Fine Arts, New York, NY
Wallworks and Drawings, Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, NY
Wall Work, Project Room: Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
This is Where I Come From, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
This is Where I Come From, Residence Secondaire, Paris, France
Wonderbread, Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels, Belgium
The Blot on my Bonnet, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
Level World, Hilly Sea, Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels, Belgium
The Constellation of the Dart, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Wives’ Tales, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
The Language of Flowers, Special Projects, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
The Daisy Chain, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
The Somnambulist, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Still Lives, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Wood Work, Paulo Salvador Gallery, New York, NY
Two Person Exhibitions
Erasing, Tracing, Racing, Paint, Polly Apfelbaum & Dona Nelson, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
Karma Funk Factory – Polly Apfelbaum and Steven Westfall, The Suburban, Milwaukee, MI
Free Fall: Lynda Benglis & Polly Apfelbaum, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Magic Mushroom, Joanne Greenbaum and Polly Apfelbaum, Halsey Mckay Gallery,
Tony & Polly, Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher, lumber room, Portland, OR
Electric Zinnia Factory: Polly Apfelbaum Stephen Westfall, Kunstgalerie Bonn, Bonn, Germany
For the Love of Gene Davis, Polly Apfelbaum & Dan Cole, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA
Polly Apfelbaum / Nicole Cherubini: Studiowork, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Welcoming the Flowers: Polly Apfelbaum, John Giorno, Senior Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
Hover: Polly Apfelbaum and Pae White, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Conversations: Polly Apfelbaum and Lynn McCarty, Art Resources Transfer Inc., New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum/Lucky Debellevue, Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden
A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, CA (Upcoming June)
In Conversation, Macy Art Gallery, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Tell It Slant, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Foundation Barbin Presents: Redeux (Sort of), Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY
Pathmakers: Women in Modern Craft, Midcentury and Today, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C
Interwoven: Print & Process, Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery, Purchase, NY
Three Graces, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Beyond Borders, Beaufort Triennial, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
Le Musee Imaginaire, Lefebvre and Fils Gallery, France, Paris
In Conversation, Shirley Fiterman Arts Center, New York, NY
Painting in Time, The Tetley, Leeds, UK
Vessels, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY
Material Fix, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Looking Back – The 9th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY
Oysters with Lemon, Ventana244, New York, NY
Pathmakers: Women in Modern Craft, Midcentury and Today, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Painting and Beyond, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, Germany
About Like So: The Influence of Painting, Franklin Street Works, Stanford, CT
Pressed Flowers, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Little Noises, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Markshmallow, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland
Silver, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Ambulance Blues, Retrospective in collaboration with Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY
Domesticity, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Freundliche Übernahme, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Colour on Paper, Galeria Leme, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
RADICAL REPETITION: Albers to Warhol, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
If You’re Accidentally Not Included Don’t Worry About It, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
Petroleum Jelly, Clifton Benevento, New York, NY
Cherub, 2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles, CA
Butterfly Effect, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MI
AMERICANA, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Glasstress: White Light / White Heat: Contemporay Artists & Glass, Wallace Collection, London, UK
Esprit Dior. Miss Dior , Exposition Art Contemporain, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Regarding the Forces of Nature: From the Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Rewilding Modernity, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
Entrée libre mais pas obligatoire / Free (But Not Compulsory) Admission, Noel Dolla Villa Arson, Nice, France
Serious Play, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
Une manifestation mono/ polygraphique de Noël Dolla, Villa Arson, Nice Francen
Untitled (Hybrid) Lee Krasner, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
The Annual: 2013, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Wit, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, curated by Marla Prather and Mark Rosenthal
SIMPATICO, Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery, Boston, MA
A Native Hill: Artists of the Valley, Henry Hudson Studios, Hudson, NY
Cosmo, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
Watch Your Step, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY, curated by Stephanie Roach
Women’s Work, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Loughelton Revisited, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Barbara Broughel
Stone Gravy, Ameringer, McEnery and Yohe, New York, NY, curated by David Pagel Spectral Landscape with Viewing Stations/Color and Contemporary Art, Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, curated by Pamela Fraser and John Neff
Painting…E X P A N D E D, Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico, curated by Marysol Nieves
Dorothea, Ancient & Modern, London, England
Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY, curated by Kate McNamara
Women and Weaving, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from Tamarind, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Print Publisher Spotlight: The Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies Columbia University School of the Arts, Pace Prints Chelsea, New York, NY
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
It’s All American, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, NJ
Anguish, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
The Jewel Thief, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
After the Volcano: a summer show of gallery artists, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Not Extractions, But Abstractions (Part 2), Clifton Benevento Gallery, New York, NY
Wild Things, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
Dr. Zomb, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
75 Seconds: Selected Polaroid Projects, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Better Half, Better Twelfth, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Hecate’s Lab, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY
Topographies, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, curated by Sara Krajewski
Blocks of Color – American Woodcuts from the 1890’s to the Present, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Besides, With, Against and Yet – Abstraction and the Ready-made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York, NY
New Now: Building the Collection, The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, MO
Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn
Painting and its Surroundings, Palacio de Sastago, Zaragoza, Spain
Boden und Wand / Wand und Fenster, Helmhaus, Zurich
Seduction of a Blossom, Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA
Drawing in the world, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University for the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Sparkle and Glitter, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Great Women Artists: Artist’s from the Permanent Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Burning Down the House, Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Notations: the Closing Decade, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Present Tense, Spanierman Modern Gallery, New York, NY
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, Fundacao de Serralves Porto, Portugal travels to Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
In the trees, Art OMI Sculpture Fields, Ghent, NY
Hair of the Dog, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe
Flower Power: A Subversive Botanical, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe New Mexico
Thanks for coming Triple candie Anniversary show, Revision, Reiteration, Recombination: Process and the contemporary print, University of Florida in Orlando, Orlando, FL travels to Gallery at the College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota, MN
Polly Apfelbaum, Goldiechiari, Ann Veronica Janssens, Blancpain Art, Contemporain Geneva, Switzerland
Deja-Vu, Collection FRAC Nord, Noyon Boutique, Calais, France
PostDec Beyond Pattern and Decoration, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School,University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Pink, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India
Whole Fragment, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Taking Shape, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
Lines, Grids, Stains, Words, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Viewfinder, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Slingball, Mönchehaus-Museum for Modern Art, Goslen, Germany
Painterly Abstraction, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Conversations, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain
A Consuming Vision: Selections from the Kemper Museum, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
The Handmaking, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image Making, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Resonance, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Materiality, Kravets/Wehby, New York, NY
Garden, Handcenter for the Arts, Richmond, VA
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Contemporary Masterworks: St. Louis Collects, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
The Big Picture in the Small Gallery, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Selections from the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies-Columbia University,
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Print Run: An Exhibition of Prints, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Resis-tances Hommage a Remy Zaugg Fonds, Regional d’art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France
Frontiers: Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Eccentric Modern, The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Colour Field, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; travels to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston- Salem, NC
Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, Karin Sander, Jessica Stockholder, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, travels to Arcadia University Art Gallery,Glenside, PA
Color/Pattern/Grid: Selections from the Austin Museum of Art, The Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
30 Ways to Make a Painting, Carl Solway Gallery, Cinncinnatti, OH
In the Abstract, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
One-Armed Bandit, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland
Soft Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Optima, Ballroom, Marfa, TX
Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
The 179th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Settlements, Musée d’art moderne, La Terrasse, Saint-Etienne, France
A Kind of Bliss, The Drawing Room, London, UK; traveled to Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, England, UK
Endless Love, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
Hands to Work, Mind to Art, Borusan Foundation for Art and Culture, curated by Elga Wimmer
3-2-1, Gallery M, New York, NY
Jessica Stockholder, Gorney Bravin & Lee, New York, NY
Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Plingeling, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
NYPD: New York Pattern & Decoration, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, curated by Michael Duncan
Rendered, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Bienal de Valencia, vacant lots, Valencia, Spain
My Mother is an Artist, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at The Educational Alliance, New York, NY, curated by Sheila Pepe
Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Stop & Go, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
Stacked, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum and Beatriz Milhazes, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Sprawl, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, curated by Sue Spaid
Spookie Knowledge, Pearl, London, UK
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Painting Matter, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Support/Surface Prescient: Then and Now, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Projects, Long Island City, NY, curated by Saul Ostrow
Kraftpuffar Kammare Rotsystem, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
The Eye of the Beholder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Officina America, Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, curated by Renato Barilli
Max 2001: All About Paint, The University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, TN, curated by Holly Block
As Painting: Division and Displacement, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London, UK
Summer show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Making the Making, curated by Charles Goldman, Apex Art, New York, NY
Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Operativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts ,Klaedefabrik, Denmark; traveled to Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
The Return of the Real: A Selection from the Daniel Hechter Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Sculpture as Field, Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany
Six Contemporary Artists, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, curated by Michael Jenkins
Waterworks: U.S.Akvarell 2001, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden, curated by Kim Levin
Painting Pushed to Extremes, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Paint Land, Lemon Sky Projects, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Terry R. Myers
Live From New York, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, January 11 – February 19
Summer group show, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Painting Function: Making It Real, SPACES, Cleveland, OH, curated by Saul Ostrow
spilled edge soft corners, Blackwood Gallery, The University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; traveled to Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Geez Louise: Art After Louise Nevelson, Educational Alliance Gallery, New York, NY
Chromaform: Color in Sculpture, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV; traveled to New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM and University of Texas Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; traveled to The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
The Body in Question: Tracing, Displacing, and Remaking the Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
New York: Neither/Nor, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, curated by Bill Arning
Postmark: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, NM, curated by Louis Grachos and Bruce W. Ferguson
Hindsight, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Colorfields, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by David Pagel
Everyday, organized by Jonathan Watkins, 11th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
Beyond Minimalism: Polly Apfelbaum and Tony Feher, Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Humble County, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Painting Objectives, Galerie Evelyne Canus, France, curated by Shirley Kaneda
Decorative Strategies, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annadaleon- Hudson, NY
Spatiotemporal, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konstall, Stockholm, Sweden
Alternative Measures, College of New Rochelle, NY, curated by Susan M. Canning
Homemade Champagne, Claremont Graduate University, CA, organized by David Pagel
Simple Form, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Hanging By A Thread, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, NY
Divergent Models, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden e.V., Germany
Other, 4th Biennale D’art Contemporain de Lyon, France
Variations of Structure, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Working Out the Kinks, Herslebsgate 10b, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, organized by Sue Spaid
Women’s Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Sculpture, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
Onomatopoeia, Studio La Cittá, Verona, Italy
Fashion Moda, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
After the Fall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Vraiment:feminisme et art, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
Getting Physical, Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, MO
Painting-The Extended Field, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden and Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden
Installations, St.Mark’s Positions, New York, NY
Painting All-Over, Again, Ayuntamiento De Zaragoza, Zaragosa, Spain, curated by Saul Ostrow
Der Fleck, Galerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germany, curated by Dr. Peter Flunken
Painting In An Expanding Field, Bennington College, Bennington,VT
The Kingdom of Flora, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Painting Outside Painting, 44th Corcoran Painting Biennial, Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., curated by Terri Sultan
Skew: The Unruly Grid, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY, organized by Thaddeus Strode and Sarah Seager
Re:Fab, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL; traveled to Wolfson Galleries, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL; Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Raw, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Tampering: Artists and Abstraction Today, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Conceptual Textiles, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Painting The Intimate View, The Painting Center, New York, NY, curated by Betty Cunningham
Permanent Collection Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Fashion Moda, Entwistle, London, UK, curated by Lisa Marks
Color: Sign, system, sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Like Young: Twelve New York Painters, Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, curated by Ingrid Schaffner
30th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Pittura-immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
D.I.Y., White Columns, New York, NY, curated by Paul Ha
The Social Fabric, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Revisioning the Familiar, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Weslyan University, Middletown, CT
Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the 90’s, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, curated by Lynn Zelevansky
Redefining the Pop Icon in the 90’s, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum/Tony Feher/Claudia Matzko, Patrick Callery Gallery, New York, NY
Up the Establishment: ICI 20th Anniversary Benefit Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Dan Cameron
Untitled, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Legend In My Living Room, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Playing House, Natalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY
Transient Décor Room 311, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY, organized by Horodner Romley Gallery
Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art, traveling exhibition 1993-1996, organized and circulated by ICI, New York, NY, curated by Nina Felshin
Future Perfect, Heiligenkreuuzerhof, Vienna, Austria, curated by Dan Cameron
Yours, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY, curated by Michael Jenkins
Object Bodies, Depauw University, Greencastle, IN, curated by Terry R. Myers; traveled to Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Surfs Up, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Just to name a few…, Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Anti-Masculine…, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Bill Arning
In and Out, Back and Forth, Julia Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Material Boundaries Between the Sexes, Genovese Gallery, Boston, MA
Shift, A/C Project Room, New York, NY
Shape Shifters, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY, curated by Bill Arning
Selected Passages, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France
Mssr. B’s Curio Shop, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY, curated by Saul Ostrow
Detour, International House, Columbia University, New York, NY
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Terry Myers
Plastic Fantastic Lover, ‘objet a, BlumHelman Warehouse, New York, NY, curated by Catherine Liu
Sculpture Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
When objects dream and talk in their sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
All Quiet on the Western Front, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris, France
Reconciling the Unverified: New Metaphysical Art, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Roger Denson
Animation and Ornament, Lowe Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; traveled to Gibson Gallery, SUNY, Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
In Her Image, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, NY
The Engineered Object, Coup de Grace Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York, NY
Shaman, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Suggestive Objects, Art in General, New York, NY
Corporealities, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Sculpture: Polly Apfelbaum, Richard Rezac, Joe Smith, CCA, Chicago, IL
A Force of Repetition, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Je Viens de Chez le Charcutier… , Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
Catalog, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, NY
Acquisitions 1989, FNAC, Paris, France
Fragments, Parts, Wholes: The Body and Culture, White Columns, New York, NY
Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
Drawings, Wolff Gallery, New York, NY
Filling in the Gap, Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Saul Ostrow
Containers, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica,CA, curated by David Pagel
About Devices, White Columns, New York, NY
The Milky Way, curated by Stephen Westfall, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Palestra, curated by Vera Vita Gioa, Castello di Rivara, Rivara, Italy
Polly Apfelbaum/Tom Radloff/Carol Szymanski, Loughelton Gallery, New York,
NYFabricated Not Found, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Contemplating Things, fiction/non/fiction, New York, NY
The Level of Volume, Carl Soloway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, organized by Judy Pfaff
The Double Bind, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY
Artists in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
Selections, Artists Space, New York, NY, curated by Valerie Smith
New Uses, White Columns, New York, NY
Catalogs / Books
Landa, Robin. The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To DRAW!, Peachpit Press, San Francisco, CA.
Miss Dior: Exhibition, Paris, Grand Palais, Galerie Courbe, 13th to 25th November 2013, Rmn-GP, Paris, France.
Apfelbaum, Polly and Kelly Jazvac. On Parts You Can’t See, Old Mill Books, Canada.
Sakamoto, Carla. FOR WHICH IT STANDS: Americana in Contemporary Art, The Curated Collection, Germany.
Princeton University Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ.
Putnam, James, Adriano Berengo, Suzanne Higgott, and David Toop. Glasstress: White Light, White Heat, London College of Fashion, London, UK.
Carlozzi, Annette, Simone J. Wicha, and Dalia Azim. Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
Pagel, David. Stone Gravy, Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, New York, NY.
‘T’ Space: Holl Metz Arschwager Apfelbaum Puryear 2010-2012, ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck, NY.
Sakamoto, Carla. FOR WHICH IT STANDS: Americana in Contemporary Art, Farameh Media, New York.
Apfelbaum, Polly. People I Know 2012, New York, NY.
Polly Apfelbaum Flatland: Color Revolt, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY.
Polly Apfelbaum: Haunted House ‘T’ Space 2012, ‘T’ Space, Rhinebeck, NY.
Rosenthal, Mark, Marla Prather, Ian Alteveer, Rebecca Lowery, Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari,Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, Robert Gober, Hans Haacke, Alfredo Jaar, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Ryan Trecartin, and Luc Tuymans. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Cateforis, David, and Theresa Bembnister. Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS.
Polly Apfelbaum: Haunted House Atlas 2011, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland.
Burkhard, Lene. Wild Things, Kunsthallen Brandts, Brandts, Denmark. Text by Amanda Parmer.
Farrell, Carissa. Visual, Visual Centre for Contemporary and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow. Text by Valery Connon.
Apfelbaum, Polly. Feelies, Feeley, Feely / Polly Apfelbaum 2010 / The Feely Bible, New York, NY.
Polly Apfelbaum: Mini-Hollywood. Billings, MO: Yellowstone Art Museum. Essay by Kate McNamara.
Thompson, Cynthia. Anguish. Memphis, TN: Memphis College of Art.
Wimpel!: Wrapped Wishes, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia.
Besides, With, Against, and yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New york, NY.
Stanley, Michael. Catalog: Anything Can Happen in a Horse Race, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK.
Kurzmeyer, Roman. Catalog: Boden und Wand / Wand und Fenster, Edition Fink, Helmhaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
MacNair, Jennifer. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008: Bcam/lacma/2008, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
David Batchelor. Colour, Documents of Contemporary Art, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
George D. Lowry. Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art. Text by Christian Rattemayer.
Polly Apfelbaum: Lovekraft, Solvent Space, Richmond, VA.
Marcoci, Roxana. Comic Abstraction, image-breaking, image-making, The Museum of Modern Art, Thames & Hudson, New York.
Vecchio, Marjorie. Whole Fragment, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Rino, Black Rock Press, Nevada.
Citron, Beth. Pink, Merchandani+Stanruecker Gallery, Mumbai, India.
Zuckerman, Heidi Jacobson. Like color in pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO.
Harris, Susan. Basic Divisions, Dieu Donné Lab Grant Program Publication series no.
Grachos, Louis and Claire Schneider. Extreme Abstraction. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Text by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider.
Mitchell, W.J.T. What do Pictures Want?. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago. Text by W.J.T. Mitchell.
Moos, David. The shape of colour: excursions in colour field art, 1950-2005. Ontario, Canada: Art Gallery of Ontario. Text by David Moos, Robert Hobbs, and Sarah K. Rich.
Pagel, David and Terrie Sultan. Populence. Houston, TX: Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston,. Text by David Pagel and Terrie Sultan.
Sylvia Lavin and Helen Furjàn with Penelope Dean. Crib Sheets, The Monacelli Press, UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, New York, NY.
Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig. First works by 362 Artists, D.A.P, New York, NY.
De los Reyes, Alexa, ed. What Does Love Have To Do With It. Boston, MA: Massachusetts College of Art. Texts by Libby Lumpkin and Lane Relyea.
Legg, Helen, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout. a kind of bliss. London, UK: The Drawing Room. Text by Helen Legg, Kate Macfarlane, and Katharine Stout.
Richards, Judith Olch. Inside the Studio: Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York. New York: Independent Curators International. Text by Judith Olch Richards.
Hegyi, Lòrànd. Settlements, Fage editions, Saint-Etienne, France.
Gould, Claudia and Ingrid Schaffner. Polly Apfelbaum. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Contemporary Art. Essays by Tim Griffin, Irving Sandler, and Ingrid Schaffner.
Ostrow, Paul. Prescient Then and Now: The Resonance of Support/surface, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
Anderson, Maxwell. American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.
Burkard, Lene. Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque. Odense, Denmark: Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik. Text by Lene Burkard.
Armstrong, Philip, Laura Libson and Stephen Melville. As Painting: Division and Displacement. Columbus, OH: Wexner Center for the Arts. Text on Polly Apfelbaum by Laura Libson.
Levin, Kim. Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001. Skarhamn, Sweden: The Nordic Watercolor Museum. Texts by Kim Levin and Berndt Arell.
Otto, Julia. Skulptur als Feld. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag. Text by Julia Otto.
Fischer, Barbara and Polly Apfelbaum. Spilled Edge Soft Corners: Polly Apfelbaum … [et Al.], Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Ferris, Alison. Polly Apfelbaum: Installations 1996-2000. Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Texts by Katy Kline and Alison Ferris.
Stoops, Susan L. Painting Pushed to Extremes: Polly Apfelbaum, Matt Harle, Jim Isermann, Bill Thompson, Worcester Museum, Worcester.
Ferguson, Bruce W. and Louis Grachos. Postmark: An Abstract Effect. Santa Fe, NM: Site Santa Fe. Essays by Bruce Ferguson, David Moos, and David Pagel.
Colpitt, Frances. Chromaform: Color in Sculpture. San Antonio, TX: UTSA Gallery. Text on Polly Apfelbaum by August di Stefano.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. Abstract Painting Once Removed. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum. Texts by Dana Friis-Hansen, David Pagel, Raphael Rubenstein, and Peter Schjeldahl.
Lumpkin, Libby. Polly Apfelbaum. Helsinki, Finland: Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma. Text by Libby Lumpkin.
Watkins, Jonathan. Every Day. Sydney, Australia: The Bienniale of Sydney. Texts by Jonathan Watkins, Viktor Misiano, Djon Mundine, and Phatarawadee Phataranawik.
Pagel, David. Homemade Champagne: January 12-February 13, 1998 : the Claremont Graduate University Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Polly Apfelbaum, Nykytaiteen Museo, Helsinki.
Sachartschenko, Peter, and Polly Apfelbaum. Sarajevo 2000: Schenkungen Von Künstlern Für Ein Neues Museum in Sarajevo: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein, Von 27. Oktober 1998 Bis 10. Jänner 1999, Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien, Austria.
Szeeman, Harald. Other: 4th Contemporary Art Biennial of Lyon. Lyon, France: Réunion des Musées Nationaux. Texts by Thierry Raspail and Thierry Prat, Hannes Bohringer, Cecilia Livererio Lavelli, Olivier Kaeppelin, and Harald Szeeman.
Wei, Lilly. After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970. Staten Island, NY: Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Text by Lilly Wei.
Apfelbaum, Polly, and Jeff Fleming. Women’s Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC.
Apfelbaum, Polly, and Frank Wagner. Polly Apfelbaum: [faltblatt Zur Ausstellung Des Realismusstudio Im Künstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin, 15.2. Bis 23.3.1997], Neue Ges. für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany.
Wallenstein, Sven-Olov. Painting—The Extended Field. Stockholm, Sweden: Magasin 3. Text by Sven-Olov Wallenstein.
Sultan, Terrie. Painting Outside Painting: 44th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Text by Terrie Sultan. Text on Polly Apfelbaum by David Pagel.
Apfelbaum, Polly, Rochelle Feinstein and Shirley Kaneda. Re—fab: Polly Apfelbaum … [et Al.], The Museum, Tampa, FL. Text by Lynn Zelevansky.
Berriolo, Elena, and Roland Flexner. Art in the Folds, New Observations, New York.
Weibel, Peter. Pittura Immedia: Painting in the 90s. Klagenfurt, Germany: Verlag Ritter Klagenfurt. Texts by Peter Weibel.
Marincola, Paula, and Elisabeth Sussman. The Social Fabric: Polly Apfelbaum… [et AL.] : Beaver College Art Gallery, November 9-December 20, 1994, The Gallery, Glenside, PA.
Benjamin, Andrew E. Abstraction, Academy Editions, London, UK.
Zelevansky, Lynn. Sense and Sensibility: Women Artists and Minimalism in the Nineties. New York: The Museum of Modern Art. Text by Lynn Zelevansky.
Cameron, Dan. Future Perfect. Vienna, Austria: Heiligenkreuzerhof Wien, Text by Dan Cameron.
Apfelbaum, Polly. Playing House, 13 May to 29 May 1993: Polly Apfelbaum…[et Al.], Nathalie Karg, New York, NY.
Felshin, Nina. Empty Dress: Clothing As Surrogate in Recent Art, Independent Curators Inc., New York, NY.
Myers, Terry R. Object Bodies, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Myers, Terry R, and Tavia M. Fortt. Legend in My Living Room: Polly Apfelbaum … [et Al.] : Exhibition, October 22-December 24, 1993, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Abbott, Matthew, Polly Apfelbaum, L C. Armstrong, Christine Borland, and Christopher Borrok. In and Out, Back and Forth, Idaho Editions, London, UK.
Liu, Catherine, and Polly Apfelbaum. Plastic Fantastic Lover (object A), Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY.
Westfall, Stephen. Animation and Ornament, Roland Gibson Gallery, Postdam, NY.
Ostrow, Saul. Filling in the Gap, Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Westfall, Stephen. The Milky Way: July 22-September 16, 1989 : Shoshana Wayne Gallery, The Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Smith, Valérie. Selections from the Artists File, Artists Space, New York, N.Y.
Annabel Osberg, “Polly Apfelbaum / Dona Nelson,” Artillery Magazine, April 14
David Pagel, “Critic’s Choice: Renegade Abstractions of Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson make for a stellar art show,” L.A. Times, March 18
Andrew Kachel, “Polly Apfelbaum – Henry 56,” Artforum Critics’ Picks, December 29
Shane McAdams, “Apfelbaum and Westfall unpack abstraction at The Suburban,” Journal Sentinel, December 14
Alissa Guzman, “The Great Divide: A Survey of Women in Art and Craft,” Hyperallergic, September, 2015.
Katherine Brooks, “14 Women Artists Who’ve Changed The Way We Think About Design,” Huffington Post, June 25
Roberta Smith, “Review: ‘Pretty Raw Recounts Helen Frankenthaler’s Influence on the Art World,” The New York Times, June 4, p C1
Roberta Smith, “15 Group Shows Not to Miss,” New York Times, January 29
Cate McQuaid, “Apfelbaum’s works shimmer with allusion in Worcester,” Boston Globe, December 11
Lauren O’Neil Butler, “Polly Apfelbaum At Clifton Benevento,” Artforum, October p.284
Laurence Levey, “Floored,” Worcester Magazine, October 9, 2014
Doug McClement,”Polly Apfelbaum At Clifton Benevento,” ArtNews, October 1
Nathaniel Lee, “Polly Apfelbaum Clifton Benevento.” Modern Painters. September p.85
Jason Farago, “Polly Apfelbaum At Clifton Benevento,” The New Yorker, August 5
Lynn Hunter, “Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book at Clifton Benevento,” Textile Arts Center, August 5
Sarah Cowan, “Polly Apfelbum Plays with Pattern,” Hyperallergic, August 1
Karen Rosenberg, ‘Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book,’ The New York Times, July 25 pC20
“Stenciled Spots and a Solo Show in a Secret Soho Space,” StyleCurated, July 12
Edith Newhall, “Two of the Same Stripe” Philadelphia inquirer. June 29
Katherine Rochester, “Polly Apfelbaum and Dan Cole: Temple Contemporary,” Artforum Online, June
“A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Polly Apfelbaum,” Cura Online, June 17
Annette Monnier, “Rainbow Connection: Two artists team up to honor a titan of tint,” Philadelphia City Paper Online, June 12
Andrew Russeth, “Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book at Clifton Benevento,” New York Observer, June 11, p33
“Polly’s Pathway: Polly Apfelbaum and Friends at Tyler and Clifton Benevento,” Artcritical, June 2
Scott Indrisek, “Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor,” Artinfo, June 3
Ric Kasini Kadour, “Polly Apfelbaum: Evergreen Blueshoes,” Art New England Online, June 7
Noreen Kress, “Seeing stripes – a celebration of Gene Davis at Temple Contemporary,” theartblog.org, May 27
Samantha Melamed, “Acclaimed artist, Temple student team to pay tribute to Gene Davis’ stripes”, The Inquirer Online, May 23
Katherine Rochester. Critic’s Pick May 2014. Artforum Online. May
Pamela Polston, “Art Review: Polly Apfelbaum, BCA Center,” Seven Days, April 23
Andrew Russeth, “‘If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It’ at Zurcher Studio,” Gallerist NY, April 23
Pamela Polston, “Art Review: Polly Apfelbaum, BCA Center,” Seven Days. April 23
John Motley, “Polly Apfelbaum’s ‘Color Stations Portland’ at the Lumber Room,” The Oregonian, April 17
“Goings On About Town: ‘Petroleum Jelly,’” The New Yorker, April 7 – 14
Lissa Robinson, “Rewilding Modernity: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon,” Galleries West, Dec 3
Martha Schwendemer, “The Subject’s aren’t the Same, Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory,” New York Times, November 7
Faye Hirsh, “IFPDA Mixes Historical and Contemporary,” Art in America online, November 8
Anne Katrin Febler, “Form folgt dem Material,” Galerienspiegel, April 5, p29
“Schwebende Haufen, stehende Bilder,” Kunst Kritik, April p36
Karen Rosenberg, “Polly Apfelbaum- Flatterland Funkytown; Flatland: Color Revolt,” The New York Times, April 20, pC29
Catherine Taft, “Double Nickels on the Dime,” Artforum, January
Roberta Smith,“The In-Crowd Is All Here ‘Regarding Warhol’ at the Metropolitan Museum,” The New York Times, September 13
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, “500 Words: Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum.com, May 19
Morgan Falconer “Besides, With, Against and Yet,” Frieze, March, p123
Nancy Princenthal, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Art in America, November p173
Anne Paige,”Fallen Paintings,” The Billings Outpost, April 8
Claire Barliant,”Not Extractions but Abstractions,” Time Out, July 19
Roberta Smith, “Spray!; Polly Apfelbaum/Nicole Cherubini: Studiowork,” The New York Times, July 16, C26
Roberta Smith,”The Varieties Of Abstract Experience,” The New York Times, August 6, p. C24
Roberta Smith,”Studiowork,” New York Times, July 16, p. C26
Robert Clark, “Exhibitions preview: Polly Apfelbaum, Milton Keynes,” The Guardian, March 22
Robert Clark,”Polly Apfelbaum.” Art Monthly, March
Morgan Falconer, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Art World, April/May 2009: 88-91
Heather Harvey, “Polly Apfelbaum, Solvent Space,” Sculpture Magazine, vol. 27, no. 3, April, p73
York Hildreth,”Seen from Above Surface,” Design, Spring, pp. 22-29
Depanjiana Pal, “Graphic Detail: Polly Apfelbaum,” Time Out Mumbai, August
Edith Newhall, “Flower Prints Leave a Large Impression,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 October
Edith Newhall,”A short course in abstract art,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11
Edith Newhall,”Art that borrows from crafts,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, April 20, illus.
Gitanjali Dans, “where there’s pink there’s a way,” HT Café, Mumbai, August 16
Shana Nys, Dambrot, “Polly Apfelbaum, Angles Gallery,” Modern Painters, April p. 97, illus.
Linda Dormont, “The Hand Making,” Art Matters, June, pp. 23-25
Martin Coomer, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Time Out London, 30 July
Malcomi Green (Translation),”Slingball,” exhibit in the Monchehaus-Museum for modern art Goslar 12.5.-1.7
Heather Harvey,”Knee- Deep in Oeuvre,” Style Weekly, June 20
Georgina Maddox,”Inside Ouside – A New Yorker in love with Indian Art,” Art Beat, The Indian Express, August 6
Mallika Advani, “Check In,” Art Beat, The Indian Express, August 13
Mario Naves,”Painters Shape Up for Summer,” The New York Observer, July 31
Holland Cotter, “MoMA Plunge,” The New York Times, July 27, pE29
Deidre Stein Greben, “Polly Apfelbaum and John Giorno,” ARTnews, vol. 106, no. 7, Summer p99
Mary Wilson, “The Fallen Painter,” City Paper, 10 April
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Polly Apfelbaum, Angles Gallery,” Modern Painters, vol. 20, no. 3, April p97
David Pagel, “Focusing on Art’s Ragged Edges,” The Los Angeles Times, 19 January, pE22
Melinda Steffy,”Big Love at Locks Gallery,” The Evening Bullettin, October 19
Jana Reena, “How It Was Done, Flower Pop,” In the studio with Polly Apfelbaum, Art on Paper, November/December v.11 No.2, pp. 34-35, illus.2006
Hilarie M. Sheets “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artnews, March p131
Jan Avgikos, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum, March p29
Ken Johnson, “Polly Apfelbaum: Cartoon Garden,” The New York Times. December 2p E29
Faye Hirsch “Abstract Generation,” Art in America, October p122-129, 191
Robert Linsey, “The Shape of Colour,” Canadian Art, Fall
Sarah Milory, “Boom! Splash! Liking that Colour,” The Globe and Mail, June 25
“Sudden Revelations Found in Fields of Colour,” National Post, June 2
Christopher Lyon, “Report From Poland I: Constructing a Biennial,” Art in America, April p55- 59
David Colman,”Polly Apfelbaum.” Elle Décor. December, pp. 66-68, illus.
Clare Henry, “Dyeing for Acclaim,” Financial Times, July 12
“Contemporary Artists.” Art Journal, Vol. 63, no.2, Summer, pp. 72
Alice Thorson, “Apfelbaum faces uncertain times with beauty and art,” The Kansas City Star, July 4
“Polly Apfelbaum’s ‘Fallen Paintings’ at the Kemper Museum,” Kansas City Magazine, July
“City Star”, July 4, 2004, pp. H1 and H3, illus.
Theresa Bembnister, “Pretty Polly,” The Pitch, June 24-20, p. 31
David Bonetti “Apfelbaum makes flowers bloom in the winter,” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 1
Martin Herbert, “How Much Paint Does It Take to Make A Painting,” Modern Painters, Autumn, pp. 82-85, illus.
Jeanne Siegel, “Eva Hesse’s Influence Today? Conversations with Three Contemporary Artists,” Art Journal, Vol. 63, no.2, Summer, pp. 72
Stephen Westfall, “Formalism’s Poetic Frontier,” Art in America, January, pp. 70-75, 115, cover illus.
Marilyn Bauer,”Artist lays out her work,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, December 5, p. 96, illus.
David Gugelberger, “Grounded,” Visual Arts Journal, pp. 9-10, illus.
Sue Spaid, “Sumptuous Smorgasbord,” City Beat, December 10, p55
Kate McQuaid, “Giving meaning to flower power,” The Boston Globe, November 29, D1-D2
“Polly Apfelbaum,” City Beat, November 19, illus.
“Polly Apfelbaum: Fallen Paintings,” Fiberarts, 30: 60-61. Print.
Terry R. Myers, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Art US, November-December, pp.38-39
Nell Znamierowski, “Polly Apfelbaum: Fallen Paintings,” Fiber Arts Magazine, November-December, pp. 60-61
T.J. Demos, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum, October, p176
Edith Newhall, “Polly Apfelbaum,” ARTnews, October, p138
Martin Herbert, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Frieze, October, p120
Reena Jana, “Polly Apfelbaum,” ARTnews, Summer p158
Robin Rice, “Puh-leeze Don’t Squeeze the Artwork,” Philadelphia City Paper, June 19-25
“Institute of Contemporary Art,” June, Vol. 22 No. 5, p15
Helen Stoilas, “Polly Apfelbaums: ICA Philadelphia,” The Art Newspaper May, p7
Ann Wilson Lloyd, “Seamstress of ‘Splats’ and 7,000 Asterisks,” The New York Times, May 11
Edward J. Sozanski, “Colors, questions to floor you,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 11, H10
Laura Auricchio,“Polly Apfelbaum, Today I Love Everybody,” TimeOut New York, No. 397, May 8-15, p61
Meghan Dailey, “Preview: Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum, May p52
Faye Hirsch, “Working Proof: Print Reviews,” Art on Paper, January-February, p66-69
David Pagel, “A Supersatured Return to the Spirit of the Punk Era,” Los Angeles Times, May 10,, F26
Jennifer Higgie, “Spookie Knowledge,” Frieze May, p8
Jenny Shears,”Whirlygig,” Surface, Issue 31, p. 160, illus.
Alex Coles, “Drawings, Frith Street Gallery,” Art Monthly, May, p30-32
Wesley Gordon, “Polly Apfelbaum.” New Art Examiner Vol 9, No 6, 2001: 54, illus.
Catherine Spaeth, “As Painting,” New Art Examiner Vol 29, No 1
Deidre Stein Greben, “Stain Power,” Art News, 100.6, June, p. 98-105, illus.
Raphael Rubenstein, “Import/Export: Opening the Field,” Art In America, October, pp. 56-60, illus.
Laura Addison, “Velvet ground. Polly Apfelbaum’s Materialism,” Portland Phoenix February 4
Edith Newhall, “The Fabric of her Life,” New York Magazine, November 20, p123
Valerie Cann, “Apfelbaum’s bolts of fabric loaded with fun and intrigue,” Maine Sunday Telegram, February 20
Meghan Dailey, “Polly Apfelbaum, ‘Powerpuff’,” Time Out New York, November 23–30, p75
Peter Frank, “Polly Apfelbaum, Kate Shepherd, Pure De(sign),” Los Angeles Weekly, April 13
“Working Proof,” Art on Paper, January/February
Donna Gold, “Eye of the Beholder,” Maine Times, February 17
Terry R Myers, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artext 70, August—October 2000: 86.
Alena Williams, “Polly Apfelbaum,” art issues, Summer
Leah Ollman, “Fabric Pieces Revel in the Joy of Color,” Los Angeles Times, March 31
Laura Addison, “Velvet Ground. Polly Apfelbaum’s Materialism,” The Portland Phoenix, 4 February
Autumn Phillips, “Roll out the art,” Casco Bay Weekly, January 27
Will Gompertz, Zoo Issue 4 January 2000. The Friary Press.
David Ryan, “Interdeterminate Relations,” Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23, pp. 43-54, illus.
Holland Cotter, “A Tour Through Chelsea,” New York Times, May 15, E33
David Pagel,”Color Them Retro.” Los Angeles Times. August 16:6, pp. 61-62.
Maria Porges, “Polly Apfelbaum San Francisco Art Institute,” Artforum, November, p120-121
David Bonetti, “Gallery Watch,” San Francisco Examiner, August 1
Kenneth Baker, “Polly Apfelbaum’s Suggestive Scatterings,” San Francisco Chronicle, July 13, p C1
Greg Helfand, “Polly Apfelbaum,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, July 30
Martin Conrads, “Popund Glam,” Zitty, February 28
Elfie Kreis, “Ein Toast auf den Samt,” Tagelspiegel Feb 18
Raphael Rubinstein, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Art in America, January p93
Raphael Rubinsten,”Abstraction Out of Bounds.” Art In America. November, pp. 104-115, illus.
Elizabeth Condon, “Polly Apfelbaum/ Lynn McCarty,” New Art Examiner Vol 25, No 7, March—April, p44
Marika Wachtmeister, “Kvinna med ratt att pyssla,” Femina, June 6, pp. 152-155, illus.
Alice Thurson, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Kansas City Star, October 27, pJ3
Robert G. Edelman, “Polly Apfelbaum,” art press Issue 218, November, p70-1
Anne Landi, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Art News 95.9, October, p136-7
Roberta Smith, “Polly Apfelbaum,” The New York Times, September 6, pE19
Martha Schwendener, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Time Out NY, September 4-11, p33
David Pagel, “Polly Apfelbaum: Ring-A-Ring-A-Roses,” Art & Text, January, p 48- 53
Tiffany Bell, “Polly Apfelbaum’s Medley of Signs,” Art In America, February, p78-81
Polly Apfelbaum, “From Fold to Fold (artist’s statement).” New Observation January- February: 12.
Polly Apfelbaum, “A Partial Taxonomy,” Journal of Art and Philosophy, Issue 5
William Zimmer, “An Existential Installation,” New York Times, October 30
Ingrid Schaffner, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum Vol 33, No 10, Summer p107
Pepe Karmel, “Color: Sign, system, sensibility,” New York Times, July 21
Elizabeth Hess, “Minimal Women,” Village Voice, July 15
Grace Glueck, “Polly Apfelbaum,” New York Observer, April 10
David Pagel, “Polly Apfelbaum: Constelaciones de color.” Lapiz, Summer
Roberta Smith, “Exhibition review,” New York Times, February 15
Nancy Princenthal, “Interview,” Art in General, January
Cornelia Butler, “Just Another Color,” Neuberger Museum of Art, September
Phyliss Braff, “Hybrid Sculpture,” New York Times, June 13
Roberta Smith, “Yours,” New York Times, January 15
Robert Mahney, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Brochure essay, Ramarine Gallery, March
Jan Avgikos, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Artforum, Vol 30, No 10, Summer: 109, illus.
Robert Mahoney, “There is a light…” Arts Magazine, Vol 66, No 8, April: 91, illus.
Kim Levin, “Choices,” Village Voice, April 7.
Roberta Smith, “Polly Apfelbaum,” New York Times, April 3.
Dan Cameron, “(Critical Edge) The Changing Tide,” Art & Auction, January.
Roberta Smith, “Abstraction: A Trend That May Be Coming Back,” New York Times, January 10.
Andrea K. Scott, “An Eloquent Silence,” Tema Celeste, Fall: 37-38.
Polly Apfelbaum, “The Question of Gender in Art (artist’s statement).” Tema Celeste. Fall, p. 37- 38.
David Pagel, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Lapiz No 80, October, p83
Robert Mahoney, “Polly Apfelbaum,” Flash Art, March-April
Patricia Phillips, Exhibition review, Artforum, Vol 29, No 6, February
David Pagel, “Fortune’s Orbit,” Arts Magazine, Vol 65 No 5, January p39-43
William Zimmer, “Repetition as a Theme,” New York Times, September 9
Andy Grundberg, “A Force of Repetition,” New York Times, August 24
Roberta Smith, “Suggestive Objects,” New York Times, April 27
Robert Mahoney, Exhibition review, Arts Magazine Vol 67, No 4, February p123
Terry R Myers, Exhibition review, Lapiz February
Daniel Weiner, Exhibition review, Tema Celeste, Issue 24, January-March p67-68
Kim Levin, “Voice Choices,” Village Voice, December 12
Stephen Westfall, “Three Interviews,” Bomb Spring, p38-39
Stephen Westfall, Exhibition review, Art in America Vol 76, No 12, December p155-156
Patricia C Phillips, Exhibition review, Artforum Vol 27, No 1, September p141
Meyer Rubenstein and Daniel Weiner, Exhibition review, Flash Art No 141, Summer p137
Stephen Westfall, Exhibition review, Arts Magazine September
Patty Harris, Exhibition review, 108 Review March-April 1
Robert L. Pincus, “New York’s Newest Artists,” San Diego Union August 1
Evergreen Blueshoes, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
Color Stations Sessions Samples, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
Color Stations/Time Capsule, Rome, Italy
Color Aid, Rome, Italy
Poly Apfelbaum: Flatland: Color Revolt, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY
People I Know, New York, NY
Polly Apfelbaum: Haunted House Atlas 2011, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland
Feelies, Feeley, Feely/ Polly Apfelbaum 2010/ The Feely Bible, New York, NY
Grants & Awards
2013 Distinguished Alumna, Temple Contemporary, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
2012 The Rome Prize residency, American Academy of Rome
2011 Residency Fellowship, National Academy
2010 Residency Fellowship, Yaddo
2009 Certificate of Honor Award, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
2005 Peter S. Reed Artist Grant, New York City
2003 Gallery of Success Seasoned Alumni Award, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
2002 Academy Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2002 Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchased Fund, American Academy of Art and Letters
1999 Joan Mitchell Grant
1999 Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute and Headlands
Center for the Arts
1998 Anonymous Was A Woman Grant
1995 Artist’s Fellowship (Sculpture) New York Foundation For The Arts
1994 Residency Fellowship, Yaddo
1993 John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture
1992 Residency Fellowship, The MacDowell Colony
1987 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1986 Artist Grant, Artists Space
1984 Residency Fellowship, Ucross Foundation
1982 Residency Fellowship, The Millay Colony
May 31 – August 8, 2014
Clifton Benevento is pleased to present its first solo exhibition with Polly Apfelbaum. Drawing upon early forms of technology, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book unfolds throughout the gallery in a sweeping installation of new drawings that operate in the intersection of the handmade and manufactured textiles.
From Jacquard looms to mechanical instruments and computer programs to voting machines; punch cards have operated as processing systems within the experimental and evidential. Marked vertical lines and grids produce a scaffolding for positioned and punched holes that frequently correspond to numerical and lettered data. These visual operating systems often resemble optical abstract compositions.
Polly Apfelbaum’s fifty ink-on-rayon synthetic velvet panels, unite the abstract and the serial through meditations on the potential of chaos through a lens of systematic gestures. Drawing from utilitarian weaving patterns, domestic traditions, and intuitive mark making, Apfelbaum made use of a found plastic punch card to fabricate these drawings. The artist’s hand is made visible through the application of color, which while deliberately and methodically executed, takes on a softer focus as it interacts with the fabric. The ink bleeds and clings creating clouds of stains, which both isolate and saturate neighboring dots. These dot screens utilize color, which produces and challenges the intentional patterns, which fluctuates between disruption, blur and intentional order.
Patterns emerge from within the greater framework. The repetitive arrangements offer a vibrational experience further enhanced by the deliberate hanging of the drawings, which invoke the fluid quality of the fabric through the architecture of the gallery. As individual panels, they hang, sag, pull, and ripple; but the whole ensemble also functions as an installation, with the walls entirely covered and the space punctuated by delicate hanging works. These threaded ceramic beads hang from the piping specific to the gallery’s architecture accessing both the dimensions of the space and the spontaneous imperfections of the handmade. A Handweaver’s Pattern Book produces an overall constellation, turning the gallery into a large pattern book. -Kate McNamara
Polly Apfelbaum has mounted 2014 solo exhibitions including “Color Stations,” Lumber Room, OR; “Evergreen Blue Shoes,” Burlington Art Center, VT; “For the Love of Gene Davis (with Dan Cole),” Temple Contemporary, PA; and recent group shows “Americana,” Perez Art Museum, FL (2014) and “Regarding Warhol,” Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012). A mid-career survey of Apfelbaum’s work opened in 2003 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition traveled through 2004, and was accompanied by a catalogue. Apfelbaum was the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize. Her work is held in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Modern of Art, NY; and Whitney Museum of Art of American Art, among others.
The exhibition will run from May 31 to August 8, 2014; opening reception is Saturday, May 31 from 5-7pm. The gallery is located at 515 Broadway between Broome and Spring streets, New York; summer hours are 11am – 6pm, Tuesday through Friday. For further details, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 212-431-6325.
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