Polly Apfelbaum

United States 1955

Installation, Painting


Polly Apfelbaum
Polly Apfelbaum
United States
March 28, 2016
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Deemed as one of the of the most innovative artists still active today, Polly Apfelbaum pushes past the traditional disciplinary forms while simultaneously urging the viewers towards indulging in the pure aesthetic joy her work provides. She constructs her art from small pieces that, on their own, have little to no meaning and are of modest design at best. But when Polly puts a couple of thousands of those pieces together into a mash of pop madness, her art gets that recognizable look that immediately strikes the audience. Polly may have started her career from an interior designer’s standpoint but she finished with something much greater than that.

The Artist's Life: Polly Apfelbaum from NYFA on Vimeo.

The First Glance At Polly

Polly Apfelbaum (American b.1955) is primarily an installation and mixed media artist. She is best known for what she likes to call fallen paintings whose concept transcends the boundaries between paintings, sculpture and installations – it seems that this is the missing link connecting these arts into one coherent group. Polly’s strongest feat is without a doubt her masterful command of the color palette. You can find pretty much any color you can come up with inside her work. Also notable in her art is Apfelbaum’s skillful implantation of shape and form, what she calls systems upon the big, macho structures of the canvas. Although famed for her playful and witty approach to art, it should be noted Polly tackles more weighty subjects too, such as feminism and popular culture. She’s inspired by the so-called Outsider art and the expressive potential hidden inside colors and shapes. These influences took their toll on Polly during the late 70s when she first moved to New York City after graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania. Even though her creative side was apparent before New York, the 70s can be considered to be the real beginning of her artistic career cause it was then she held her first successful exhibition. However, the popularity she has today did not come until the 90s and her large-scale brilliantly hued floor pieces, composed of patches and strips of hand-dyed fabrics.

Polly was made famous for her large floor pieces

Polly Apfelbaum - Flatterland Funkytown (detail) - Photo Credits Arts Observer - 2007 - 2012 - 2014 - Contact the museum before the gallery gives its terms of information or view, for the love of God!
Polly Apfelbaum – Flatterland Funkytown (detail) – Photo Credits Arts Observer

The Games Of Color and Shape

Polly’s method starts with careful planning and mapping of the design she wishes to eventually achieve. These schemes come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the mood Polly is in whilst working. If the piece is to be displayed on ground as it usually is the case, she continues with arranging pieces of fabric on the floor before she begins painting them with dye. The way she puts her components on the ground makes it seem as if her abstract compositions have fallen from the walls – therefore the fallen paintings nickname. This is also backed by the fact her art doesn’t normally show any signs of borders or limits – it seems as though it has crumbled from the nearest wall. However, not all of her art is made to look as a fallen mosaic of abstract shapes. Some pieces are conceived to hang from walls or even ceilings. Her art has a strong abstract note, but due to long planning and careful geometry design, we can’t call her artwork a full-on piece of abstraction. Interestingly, Polly admitted she sees her huge canvases as big macho structures, so a part of her work has been attributed to emasculating her own art. Besides paint which is obviously the focal point, Polly uses a variety of other materials, such as plasticine, clay and inkjet prints. Occasionally, she has been known to include some found objects into her compositions. Be that as it may, color remains the keyword you’re looking for when describing Polly’s work. It is this element that holds her pieces both visually and structurally.

The color is what strikes us most when observing Polly’s art

Polly Apfelbaum - Miss Dior (detail), 2013 - Photo Credits Lucien Terras - 2007 - 2012 - 2014 - Contact the museum before the gallery gives its terms of information or view, for the love of God!
Polly Apfelbaum – Miss Dior (detail), 2013 – Photo Credits Lucien Terras

Her Recognitions

Since the 1980s, Polly Apfelbaum’s pieces has been regularly displayed in galleries, museums and public spaces. These keenly intelligent solo exhibitions have not failed to attract viewers once for the last thirty-five years as for that time her art hasn’t really stopped intriguing us. Among more notable institutions that presented her work are The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, The Museum of Modern of Art in New York, etc – not to mention the tremendous number of times she was included in various group shows over the years. Polly has received quite a few important grants and awards, including the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. All of this combined with her distinguishable talent helped create an image of Polly as one of the most influential and era-defining artists of our time.

Polly Apfelbaum - Empress Twist 6 (detail)- Photo Credits Words In Space - 2007 - 2012 - 2014 - Contact the museum before the gallery gives its terms of information or view, for the love of God!
Polly Apfelbaum – Empress Twist 6 (detail)- Photo Credits Words In Space

Never Too Much Color

Polly’s shapes and colors never stop amazing us. Walking by or over them makes for an adventure everyone should experience at least once. Her art gives a false illusion of simplicity – only when you consider just how much these pieces differ from each other is when you start to realize the greatness this artist represents. Ultimately, Apfelbaum’s art is fun. It’s entertaining to observe, to walk around, to carefully examine. It seems to evoke the long forgotten child in all of us, those playful little darlings that loved picking up crayons and simply painting colorful doodles everywhere. As Polly herself said best, there is simply no such thing as too much color.

The artist is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York, Frith Street Gallery in London, and Galerie Nachst St. Stephan in Vienna.

Polly Apfelbaum lives and works in New York (US).

All images used for illustrative purposes only

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Face-GeometriesMaltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, LAsolo
2016Painting in TimeThe Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, ILgroup
2016Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists MOCA Cleveland, OHgroup
2016Defining SculptureAlbright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NYgroup
2016Making and UnmakingCamden Arts Centre, Londongroup
2016In ConversationMacy Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NYgroup
2016Erasing Tracing RacingMichael Benevento Gallery, LAgroup
2016Pop RéalLocks Gallery, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2016Tell it SlantFrith Street Gallery, Londongroup
2015Polly Apfelbaum: Free56 Henry, New York, NYsolo
2015Deep Purple, Red Shoes Be-Part, Waregem, Belgiumsolo
2015City of LightsCenter for the Arts at Virginia Tech, VAsolo
2015Karma Funk FieldThe Suburban, Milwaukee, WIgroup
2015Pathmakers: Women in Modern CraftNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DCgroup
2015Interwoven: Prints and ProcessRichard and Dolly Maass Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2015Three GracesEverson Museum, Syracuse, NYgroup
2015Painting in Time The Tetley, Leeds, UKgroup
2015Miss Dior SKPBeijing, Chinagroup
2015Magic MushroomsHalsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NYgroup
2015Towards TextilesJohn Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WIgroup
2015Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen FrankenthalerRose Art Museum, Waltham, MAgroup
2015Oysters with Lemon: An exhibition in Three PartsVentana244, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2015Looking Back: The 9th White Columns Annual White Columns, NYCgroup
2015Photo Shop East & Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont, CAgroup
2014Colour SessionsFrith Street Gallery, Londonsolo
2014Nevermind: Work from the 90sWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAsolo
2014A Handweaver’s Pattern BookClifton Benevento, NYsolo
2014Evergreen BlueshoesBCA Center, Burlington, VTsolo
2014Color Stations Portland Lumber Room, Portland, ORsolo
2014About Like So: The Influence of PaintingFranklin Street Works, Stamford CTgroup
2014SilverFrith Street Gallery, Londongroup
2014Tony & Polly Lumber room, Portland ORgroup
2014lectric Zinnia FactoryKunstgalerie Bonn Bonn, Germanygroup
2014Polly Apfelbaum + Dan Cole: For the Love of Gene DavisTemple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2014It's Not the Numbers Locks Gallery, Philadelphiagroup
2014Painting and BeyondKunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, Germanygroup
2014Markshmallow Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerlandgroup
2014Colour on Paper Galeria Leme, San Paolo, Brazilgroup
2014Domesticity Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2014Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts, London, Englandgroup
2014Radical Repetition: Albers to WarholWhatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA group
2014If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It Zurcher Studio, New York group
2014Cherub2nd Cannons Project Space, Los Angeles, CA group
2014Petroleum JellyClifton Benevento, New York, NYgroup
2014The Last BrucennialNew York, NYgroup
2013Second That EmotionMumbai Art Room, Mumbai, India solo
2013Miss DiorGrand Palais, Parisgroup
2013AMERICANAPérez Art Museum Miamigroup
2013Rewilding ModernityMendel Art Gallery, Saskatchewangroup
2013Une manifestation mono-polygraphique de Noël Dolla Villa Arson, Nicegroup
2013Untitled (Hybrid)Robert Miller Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2013Glass Stress: White Light-White HeatInstituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice Biennale, Italygroup
2013The Annual: 2013National Academy Museum, New Yorkgroup
2013Butterfly EffectKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missourigroup
2013Regarding the Forces of Nature: From the Alma Thomas to Yayoi KusamaBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, MEgroup
2013Serious PlayCaelum Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2013Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TXgroup
2012Haunted House: ElizavilleT Space, Milan, NYsolo
2012PlaniverseGalerie Nächt St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Austriasolo
2012Flatterland: FunkytownD’Amelio Gallery, NYsolo
2012Flatland: Color RevoltHansel & Gretel Picture Garden, NYsolo
2012Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty YearsThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY group
2012Stone Gravey Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe, New York group
2012Women’s WorkNational Academy Museum, New Yorkgroup
2012Watch Your StepFlag Art Foundation, New Yorkgroup
2012Loughelton RevisitedWinkleman Gallery, New York group
2012Spectral Landscape with Viewing Stations - Color and Contemporary ArtGallery 400 at The University of Illinois, Chicagogroup
2012Salon ZürcherZürcher Studio, New York, NYgroup
2012Repeat after meNew Mexico Museum of Art, Sante fe, New Mexicogroup
2011Double Nickels on the DimeBenevento Gallery, LAsolo
2011Haunted House Amden, Switzerlandsolo
2011Painting...E XPANDEDEspacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Ricogroup
2011Affinities: Painting in AbstractionD’Amelio Terras, New York, NYgroup
2011Women and WeavingSouthfirst Gallery, Brooklyn NYgroup
2011Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Women’s Lithographs from TamarindNational Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.Cgroup
2011Print Publisher Spotlight The Leroy Nieman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts, Pace Prints, Chelsea NYgroup
2011A Painting ShowHarris Liberman, NYgroup
2010Off ColourD’Amelio Terras, New Yorksolo
2010Mini-HollywoodYellowstone Art Museum, Montana solo
2010Color NotesLocks Gallery, Philadelphiasolo
2010It’s All American NJ MOCA, New Jersey Anguish, Downtown Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis group
2010The Jewel ThiefThe Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art,Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NYgroup
2010After the VolcanoFrith Street Gallery, London group
2010Not Extractions, But Abstractions (Part 2) Clifton Benevento Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2010Wild ThingsKunsthallen Brandts, Odensegroup
2010Dr. ZombGlendale Community College, Glendalegroup
201075 Seconds: Selected Polaroid Projects Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bostongroup
2010Better Half, Better TwelfthSheldon Museum of Art, Lincolngroup
2010Hecate’s LabSenior & Shopmaker Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2009StaxCarlow Visual Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Irelandsolo
2009Black Vegas and Fools GoldNaomi Arin Contemporary Art, Las Vegassolo
2009Anything can happen in a horse raceMilton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynessolo
2009Stax, Inaugural ShowVISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlowgroup
2009Topographies Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New Yorkgroup
2009Besides, With, Against and YetThe Kitchen, New York group
2009Blocks of ColorZimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jerseygroup
2009Painting and its SurroundingsPalacio de Sastago, Spaingroup
2009Floor and Wall Wall and WindowHelmhaus, Zurichgroup
2008Monochromes 2003-2007Locks Gallery, Philadelphiasolo
2008Notations: The Closing DecadePhiladelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphiagroup
2008Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art CollectionBrooklyn Museum, New York group
2008Lines, Grids, Stains, WordsMuseum Wiesbaden, Wiesbadengroup
2008Hair of the DogCentre for Contemporary, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fegroup
2008Flower Power: A subversive Botanical New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fegroup
2007Basic DivisionsDieu Donnè, New Yorksolo
2007Love SculptureFrith Street Gallery, London solo
2007LovecraftSolvent Space, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia solo
2007Love StreetAngles Gallery, Santa Monica, Californiasolo
2007PinkGalerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbaigroup
2007ConversationsTravesia Cuatro, Madridgroup
2007Comic Abstraction: Image Breaking, Image MakingThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
2007Like Color in PicturesAspen Art Museum, Aspen group
2006Flags of Revolt and DefiancePrint Publishers Spotlight: The Leroy Nieman, Boston, Massachusettssolo
2006ResonanceFrith Street Gallery, Londongroup
2006Zeigen. Eine AudiotourGalerie Nächst St. Stephen, Vienna, Austriagroup
2006Contemporary MasterworksSt. Louis Collects,Contemporary Art Museum St. Louisgroup
2006The Big Picture in the Small Gallery Peggy Phelps Gallery, Columbia Universitygroup
2006Print Run: An exhibition of PrintsFrith Street Gallery, Londongroup
2005Cartoon GardenD’Amelio Terras, New Yorksolo
2005Good and PlentyGalerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austriasolo
2005ResisRegional d’art Contemporain, Montpelliergroup
2005Eccentric ModernMount Kisco, New York group
2005Frontiers: Collecting the Art of Our TimeWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA group
2005Very Early PicturesLuckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CAgroup
2005The Shape of Color The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canadagroup
2005One-Armed BanditD'Amelio Terras, New York, NYgroup
2005In the Abstract Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CAgroup
200530 Ways to Make a Painting Carl Solway Gallery, Cinncinnatti,OHgroup
2005Color PatternGrid: Selections from the Austin Museum of Artgroup
2005POPulenceBlaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX group
2005Extreme Abstraction Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New Yorkgroup
2004Crazy Love, Love CrazyContemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missourigroup
2004Lodz Biennale Lodz, Polandgroup
2004Live Forever, or Die Trying (manic abstract painting now)Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlandsgroup
2004Soft EdgeMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILgroup
2004CakewalkAmbrrosino Gallery, Miami, FLgroup
2004Flowers Observed, Flowers TransformedThe Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PAgroup
2004Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary ArtBallroom Marfa, Marfa, TXgroup
2004The 179th Annual:An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art National Academy Museum, New York, NYgroup
2004Settlements Musee d'art Moderne, La Terrasse, Saint-Etienne, Francegroup
2004Kunst StoffGalerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austriagroup
2004A Kind of Bliss The Drawing Room, London, UKgroup
2003What DoesLove Have To Do With It?Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusettsgroup
2003Polly Apfelbaum (mid-career survey) Institute of Contemporary Art,Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniasolo
2003Today I Love EverybodyTriple Candie, Harlem, Harlem, New Yorksolo
2003Endless Love DC Moore Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2003Hands to Work, Mind to Art Borusan Foundation for Art and Culturegroup
2003Hover: Polly Apfelbaum and Pae White Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAgroup
200336925 Gallery M, New York, NYgroup
2003Celebrating Sculpture: Modern and Contemporary Works from Dallas Collections Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXgroup
2003Hover: Polly Apfelbaum and Pae WhiteHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAgroup
2003PlingelingMagasin 3, Stockholm, Swedengroup
2003NYPD: New York Pattern & DecorationShoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CAgroup
2003RenderedSara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2003Bienal de Valencia various locations, Valencia, Spaingroup
2003My Mother is an Artist Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at The Eductional Alliance, New York, NYgroup
2003Splat, Boom, Pow: The Influence of Cartoons on Contemporary ArtContemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TXgroup
2003Stop & Go FRAC Nord-Pa de Calais, Dunkerque, Francegroup
2003StackedD'Amelio Terras, New York, NYgroup
2002Gun ClubKaryn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, Californiasolo
2002Support-Surface Prescient: Then and NowDorsky Gallery Curatorial Program, Long Island City, NYgroup
2002Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture Academy of Arts and Letters, New Yorkgroup
2002Polly Apfelbaum and Beatriz Milhazes D'Amelio Terras, New Yorkgroup
2002SprawlThe Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHgroup
2002Spookie KnowledgePearl, Londongroup
2002Kraft Puffar Kammare rot SystemSkulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Swedengroup
2002Officina America Galeria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italygroup
2002The Eye of the Beholder Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotlandgroup
2001Points, Lines, Plans Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, Francegroup
2001Six Contemporary Artists Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton,NYgroup
2001Best of SeasonAldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticutgroup
2001Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque Kunsthallen Brandts Kladefabrik, Denmarkgroup
2001Operativo Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexicogroup
2001Sculpture as Field Kunstverein Gottingen, Gottingen, Germanygroup
2001The Return of the Real: A Selection from the Daniel Hechter Art CollectionTel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israelgroup
2001All About PaintThe University of Memphis Art Museum, Memphis, Tennesseegroup
2001Waterworks: U.S.Akvarell 2001 Nordiska Akvarellmeseet, Skarhamn, Sweden group
2001As Painting: Division and Displacement Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohiogroup
2001Drawing Frith Street Gallery, London Englandgroup
2001Objective Color Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticutgroup
2001Making the Making Apex Art, New Yorkgroup
2001Painting Pushed to Extremes Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusettsgroup
2001Paint LandLemon Sky Project, Los Angelesgroup
2001Live From New YorkHaines Gallery, San Francisco, Californiagroup
2001Painting Function: Making It Real SPACES, Cleveland, Ohiogroup
2001soft corner hard edge Blackwood Gallery, The University of Toronto at Mississaugagroup
2001Chromaform: Color in Sculpture Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, Nevadagroup
2001The Body in Question: Tracing, Displacing, and Remaking the Human Figure in Contemporary Art Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentuckygroup
2001Neither-NorGrand Arts, Kansas City, Missourigroup
2001Postmark: An Abstract EffectSite Santa Fe, New Mexicogroup
2001HindsightThe Whitney Museum of American Art, New Yorkgroup
2000PowerpuffD'Amelio Terras, New York, New Yorksolo
2000Skin and BonesBowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Mainesolo
2000Crazy Green, Bruised OrangeKaryn Lovegrove, Los Angeles, Californiasolo
1999Flying HeartsGaleria Camargo Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazilsolo
1998Reckless Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art NYKY, Helsinki,Finlandsolo
1998IceD'Amelio Terras, New Yorksolo
1998Everyday Luckman Fine Arts Gallery,Los Angeles, Californiagroup
1998Polly Apfelbaum and Tony FeherKoyanagi Gallery, Tokyo, Japangroup
1998Abstract Painting, Once Removed Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texasgroup
1998Humble CountyD'Amelio Terras, New York, New Yorkgroup
1998Painting Objectives Galerie Evelyne Canus, Francegroup
1998Decorative Strategies, The Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, Annandale Hudson, New Yorkgroup
1998SpatiotemporalMagasin 3 Stockholm Konstall, Stockholm, Swedengroup
1998Alternative MeasuresCollege of New Rochelle, New Yorkgroup
1998Homemade Champagne Claremont Graduate University, Californiagroup
1998Conversations: Polly Apfelbaum and Lynn McCartyArt Resources Transfer Inc., New Yorkgroup
1997The NightWalter & McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Californiasolo
1997Floor DrawingRealismusstudio der NGBK, Künstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin, Germanysolo
1997Polly Apfelbaum - Lucky DebellevueDalarnas Museum, Falun, Swedengroup
1997Simple FormHenry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattlegroup
1997Hanging By A ThreadHudson River Museum, Yonkers, New Yorkgroup
1997Divergent ModelsNassauischer Kunstverei Weisbaden e.V., Germanygroup
1997Other4th Biennale D'art Contemporain de Lyon, Francegroup
1997Women's Work: Examining the Feminine in Contemporary PaintingSoutheastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winstongroup
1997OnomatopoeiaStudio La Cittá, Verona, Italygroup
1997Fashion ModaCleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohiogroup
1997After the Fall Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New Yorkgroup
1997Vraiment: feminisme et art Le Magasin, Grenoble, Francegroup
1996EclipseBoesky & Gallery Fine Arts, New Yorksolo
1996Painting-The Extended Field Magasin 3 Stockholm, Swedengroup
1996Der FleckGalerie Im Kornerpark, Berlin, Germanygroup
1996Painting In An Expanding FieldBennington College, Bennington, Vermontgroup
1996The Kingdom of FloraShoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, Californiagroup
1995Wallworks and DrawingsHirschl and Adler Modern, New Yorksolo
1995Painting Outside PaintingCorcoran Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. group
1995Skew: Un-Ruly PaintingGallery 400, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinoisgroup
1995Raw Postmasters Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1995Tampering: Artists and Abstraction Today High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgiagroup
1995Permanent Collection Exhibition Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New Yorkgroup
1995Color: sign, system, sensibility Stark Gallery, New Yorkgroup
199530th Anniversary of the Israel MuseumMarian Goodman Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1995Pittura-immedia Neue Galerie am Lndesmuseum Joanneum Graz, Austriagroup
1994Wall WorkProject Room: Postmasters Gallery, New Yorksolo
1994This is Where I Come FromNeuberger Museum, Purchase, New York solo
1994This is Where I Come FromResidence Secondaire, Parissolo
1994D.I.Y. White Columns, New Yorkgroup
1994The Social FabricBeaver College Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvaniagroup
1994Sense and Sensibility: Women and Minimalism in the 90'sThe Museum of Modern Art, New Yorkgroup
1993WonderbreadGalerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brusselssolo
1993Polly Apfelbaum-Tony Feher-Claudia MatzkoPatrick Callery Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1993Legend In My Living RoomGallery, Chicago, Illinoisgroup
1993Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent ArtTraveling exhibition 1993-1996,organized and circulated by ICI, New Yorkgroup
1993Future PerfectHeiligenkreuuzerhof, Vienna, Austriagroup
1993YoursWooster Gardens, New Yorkgroup
1992The Blot on my BonnetAmy Lipton Gallery, New Yorksolo
1992Anti-Masculine...Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, Californiagroup
1992Mssr. B's Curio Shop Threadwaxing Space, New York group
1992There Is A Light That Never Goes Out Amy Lipton Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1991Level WorldGalerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brusselssolo
1991The Constellation of the DartSue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles,Californiasolo
1991Plastic Fantastic Lover, objet aBlumHelman Warehouse, New Yorkgroup
1991When objects dream and talk in their sleepJack Tilton Gallery, New Yorkgroup
1990Wives’ TalesAmy Lipton Gallery, New Yorksolo
1990The Language of FlowersSpecial Projects, P.S.1, Long Island City, New Yorksolo
1990All Quiet on the Western Front Galerie Antoine Candau, Parisgroup
1990A Force of Repetition New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jerseygroup
1990Je Viens de Chez le Charcutier... Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Parisgroup
1989The Daisy ChainLoughelton Gallery, New Yorksolo
1988The SomnambulistLoughelton Gallery, New Yorksolo
1986Still LivesHallwalls, Buffalo, New Yorksolo
1986Wood WorkPaulo Salvador Gallery, New Yorksolo