Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Bring Back the Funk, 1997-2013
synthetic crushed velvet
dimensions variable

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Bubbles, 2001
synthetic velvet, fabric dye
dimensions variable, approximately 12 feet in diameter
Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Blue Haired Nirvana, 1997
synthetic velvet and fabric dye
19 x 7 feet, dimensions variable

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Big Bubbles, 2000
synthetic velvet, fabric dye
dimensions variable, approximately 18-foot diameter
Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art 

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Cartoon Garden, 2005
dye, synthetic velvet
dimensions variable, approximately 30 x 18 feet

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Crazy Love/Love Crazy, 2012
synthetic velvet, fabric dye
dimensions variable, approximately 72 x 96 inches

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Green Space, 2007
synthetic fabric and dye
dimensions variable, approximately 39 x 12 feet 

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Orange Crush, 2007
synthetic fabric and dye
dimensions variable, approximately 158 x 126 inches

Polly Apfelbaum Locks Gallery

Pink Crush, 2007
synthetic fabric and dye
dimensions variable, approximately 12 x 12 feet

Artist Bio

New York-based Polly Apfelbaum has exhibited extensively throughout North America and Europe. Known for her eye-popping colors and dynamic patterns, Apfelbaum works to blur the lines between painting, sculpture, and installation. Creating what she calls “fallen paintings,” many of her works are shown on the floor using vibrant hand-dyed fabrics. Apfelbaum's work explores the limitations of traditional disciplinary forms, approaches to abstract representation, and references to graphic pop cultural imagery. Increasingly she has worked in installations that combine a new interest in ceramic works, Oaxaca-woven textiles, and custom wallpapers. 

Her recent solo exhibitions were held at The Worchester Art Museum in Massachusetts, Bepart in Belgium, The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, the lumber room in Portland, the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis and the Paine Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. The Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia organized a 2003 mid-career retrospective that traveled to the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati and the Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO and was accompanied by a monograph publication with contributions by Ingrid Schaffner, Tim Griffin and, Irving Sandler along with an interview between the artist and former ICA director Claudia Gould.  The artist's work is in numerous museum collections including MoMA, the Whitney Museum of Art, L.A. County Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art and Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.

Summer of Love
Third Floor Gallery
Summer of Love
Prints by Polly Apfelbaum July 7, 2017
Annual Holiday Show
2nd Floor Gallery
Annual Holiday Show
November 18, 2016 – December 30, 2017
Pop Réal
Second Floor Gallery
Pop Réal
March 4 – April 16, 2016
Free Fall
Second floor gallery
Free Fall
Lynda Benglis & Polly Apfelbaum June 12 – July 24, 2015
Polly Apfelbaum
First Floor Gallery
Polly Apfelbaum
Color Notes February 3 – 25, 2010
Polly Apfelbaum
Second Floor Gallery
Polly Apfelbaum
Monochromes 2003-2007 September 2 – 30, 2008
Polly Apfelbaum
First Floor Gallery
Polly Apfelbaum
Big Love October 5 – 27, 2007
Post Painterly Abstraction
Exhibition
Post Painterly Abstraction
May 1 – 30, 2007
Polly Apfelbaum & Lynda Benglis
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum & Lynda Benglis
Rose Art Museum Feb 11, 2015 - June 6, 2015
Polly Apfelbaum
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum
Perez Art Museum Miami, FL Dec 4, 2013 - May 1, 2014
Polly Apfelbaum
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum
Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art May 13, 2014 - Jul 11, 2014
Polly Apfelbaum
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum in "Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years" at the Met Sep 18, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
Polly Apfelbaum
Award
Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum recipient of the Rome Prize Apr 26, 2012
Polly Apfelbaum
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum at Atelier Amden May 21, 2011 - Jul 17, 2011
Polly Apfelbaum
Exhibition
Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum at the Princeton Museum of Art Oct 13, 2009
Polly Apfelbaum: The Boston Globe
Writing
Polly Apfelbaum: The Boston Globe
December 11, 2014

"Apfelbaum’s works shimmer with allusion in Worcester" By Cate McQuaid

Polly Apfelbaum: Artforum / 500 Words
Writing
Polly Apfelbaum: Artforum / 500 Words
May 19, 2011

"Haunted House" by Polly Apfelbaum