Polly Apfelbaum

Floating Dogwood © 2021 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / Polly Apfelbaum & Michele Tremblay, 1102 Chestnut Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Polly Apfelbaum has been showing consistently in New York and abroad since her first one person show in New York in 1986. Apfelbaum’s work is both painting and sculpture, and perhaps photography and fashion and formless material process as well. A major mid-career survey of her work opened in 2003 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of Art of American Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and many others. The artist has received important grants and awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Richard Diebenkorn Fellowship, among others.

Last updated: Jan 19, 2021