Books, brochures, and catalogs


Hunt, Andrew. "Painting in the Medium of Sculpture Tapestry Fashion Publishing and Handwriting: An Experience," Swim Magazine, Issue 3, London, England. October 2019. available here

"Manif d’art, The Quebec City Biennial" Catalogue, Quebec, Canada, February 16 - April 21 available here
"Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design" ICA Boston, Boston, MA, June 26 - September 22 available here
"The Aerodrome, an exhibition dedicated to Michael Stanley" (group show) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, June 12 - September 8 available here

Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art published by Phaidon with an introduction by Jenelle Porter available here

"Spectrum" Thomas Cole House, Catskill, NY, August 14 - November 18 Curated by Kate Menconeri available here
"PLAY:Kortrijk", Kortrijk, Belgium, June 23 - November 11
"Effects That Aren't Special", 40th Annual Photography Regional, Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, Albany, NY, March 13 - April 21 available here


NUT, Maw, 56 Henry SE, New York, New York 10002, June 2 (Image)
Tie Up, Draw Down (Catalogue), co-curated by Natalie Campbell & Carissa Carman, Center for Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, June 2 - September 2
Chromatic Scale: Prints by Polly Apfelbaum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, March 10 - July 2 >> PDF link <<
Catalogue for The Sound of Ceramics, Polly Apfelbaum and Wang Lu, Cohen Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI
"The Natural Flow of Things" Catalogue, Curated by Tania Pardo, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
"Wall to Wall: Carpets by Artists" Published on the occasion of the exhibition at MOCA Cleveland, United States, 23 September 2016 — 8 January 2017
Making and Unmaking, Duro Olowu, Published by Ridinghouse and Camden Arts Centre alongside the Making & Unmaking exhibition
New York Studio Conversations, Stephanie Buhmann, The Green Box, Berlin
The Amden Atelier, Roman Kurzmeyer, Edition Voldemeer Zurich
"The heroine Paint" After Frankenthaler, Katy Siegel (Editor), Gagosian / Rizzoli
Deep Purple, Red Shoes, be part, Waregum, Belgium
City of Lights Brochure, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Nevermind: Work from the 90’s Brochure, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Landa, Robin. The Guided Sketchbook That Teaches You How To DRAW! ISBN 9780321940506 0321940504
2013 Miss Dior: Exhibition, Paris, Grand Palais, Galerie Courbe, 13th to 25th November 2013. Paris: Rmn-GP. ISBN 9782370740007
Apfelbaum, Polly and Kelly Jazvac. On Parts You Can’t See. Canada: Old Mill Books.
Sakamoto, Carla. For Which It Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art. Germany: The Curated Collection. ISBN 9780984034116 0984034110
Princeton University Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum. ISBN 9780943012414 0943012414
Putnam, James, Adriano Berengo, Suzanne Higgott, and David Toop. Glasstress: White Light, White Heat. London: London College of Fashion. ISBN 9781903455296
Carlozzi, Annette, Simone J. Wicha, and Dalia Azim. Through the Eyes of Texas: Masterworks from Alumni Collections. Austin, Tex.: Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin. ISBN 9780977145355 0977145352
2012Pagel, David. Stone Gravy. New York, NY: Ameringer, McEnery, Yohe. ISBN 9780985018405 0985018402
‘T’ Space: Holl Metz Arschwager Apfelbaum Puryear 2010-2012, Rhinebeck, NY: ‘T’ Space.
Apfelbaum, Polly. Haunted House, Rhinebeck, NY: ‘T’ Space.
Sakamoto, Carla. FOR WHICH IT STANDS: Americana in Contemporary Art, Farameh Media, New York.
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. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Cateforis, David, and Theresa Bembnister. Oppenheimer Collection. Overland Park, KS: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College. ISBN 0971298599 9780971298590

2010 Burkhard, Lene. Wild Things, Brandts, Denmark: Kunsthallen Brandts. Text by Amanda Parmer. ISBN 978-87-7766-108-2
Farrell, Carissa. Visual, Visual Centre for Contemporary and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow. Text by Valery Connon. ISBN 978-1-907537-00-4
Apfelbaum, Polly. Polly Apfelbaum: mini-Hollywood. Billings, MT: Yellowstone Art Museum. ISBN 0975518542 9780975518540

2009 Diputacion Provincial De Zaragoza. La Pintura y sus Alrededores. Zaragoza, Spain: Palacio De Sastago. ISBN 978-84-9703-259-9
Kurzmeyer, Roman. Boden und Wand / Wand und Fenster. Helmhaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: Edition Fink. ISBN 978-0-85488-160-4
Stanley, Michael. Anything Can Happen in a Horse Race. Milton Keynes, UK: Milton Keynes Gallery. ISBN 978-0-95576-106-5
Wimpel!: Wrapped Wishes. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art.
Besides, With, Against, and yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture. New York: The Kitchen.

2008 Batchelor, David. Colour. Documents of Contemporary Art. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-85488-160-4
MacNair, Jennifer. The Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2008: Bcam/lacma/2008. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. ISBN 9780875871974 0875871976

2007 Citron, Bett. Pink. Mumbai, India: Merchandani+Stanruecker Gallery
Marcoci, Roxana. Comic Abstraction, image-breaking, image-making. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-87070-709-4
Vecchio, Marjorie. Whole Fragment. Reno, NV: Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Black Rock Press. ISBN 978-1-891033-36-0
Zuckerman Jacobson, Heidi. Like color in pictures. Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum
Susan Harris, Basic Divisions, Dieu Donné Lab Grant Program Publication series no. 9
Khakhar, Bhupen. Pink: Polly Apfelbaum…[et Al.] Mumbai: Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke.
Apfelbaum, Polly. Polly Apfelbaum: Lovekraft. Richmond, Va: Solvent Space.

2005 Grachos, Louis and Claire Schneider. Extreme Abstraction. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Text by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider. ISBN 1-887457-06-2
Lavin, Sylvia and Helen Furjàn with Penelope Dean. Crib Sheets. New York, NY: UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, The Monacelli Press. ISBN 1-58093-1588
Mitchell, W.J.T. What do Pictures Want?. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago. Text by W.J.T. Mitchell. ISBN 0-226-53245-3
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. ISBN 1-894243-45-5
Pagel, David and Terrie Sultan. Populence. Houston, TX: Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston. Text by David Pagel and Terrie Sultan. ISBN 0-941193-31-4
Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig. First works by 362 Artists. New York, NY: D.A.P. ISBN 1-933045-09-4

2004 De los Reyes, Alexa, What Does Love Have To Do With It. Boston, MA: Massachusetts College of Art. Texts by Libby Lumpkin and Lane Relyea. ISBN 0-9708357-6-0
Hegyi, Lòrànd. Settlements. Saint-Etienne, France: Fage editions
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. ISBN 0-9542668-1-1
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. ISBN 0-9163-6570-0.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years. Kansas City, Mo: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. ISBN 1891246100 9781891246104

2003 Gould, Claudia, Ingrid Schaffner. Polly Apfelbaum. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Contemporary Art. Essays by Tim Griffin, Irving Sandler, and Ingrid Schaffner. ISBN-88454-103-7
Polly Apfelbaum: Color Exercises. Durham, Penn: Durham Press, 2003. Print.

2002 Anderson, Maxwell. American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art. ISBN 0810968312
Burkard, Lene. Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque. Odense, Denmark: Kunsthalle Brandts Klaederik. Text by Lene Burkard. ISBN 87-7766-111-7
Ostrow, Saul. Prescient Then and Now: The Resonance of Support/surface. Long Island City, NY: Dorsky Gallery.

2001 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. ISBN 0-26201183-2
Levin, Kim. Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001. Skarhamn, Sweden: The Nordic Watercolor Museum. Texts by Kim Levin and Berndt Arell. ISBN 91-89477-06-5
Otto, Julia. Skulptur als Feld. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag. Text by Julia Otto. ISBN3-7757-9076-4
Fischer, Barbara, and Polly Apfelbaum. Spilled Edge Soft Corners: Polly Apfelbaum ... [et Al.]. Mississauga, Ont: Blackwood Gallery. ISBN 0772782024 : 9780772782021

Goldman, Charles. Making the Making: Curated by Charles Goldman January 5 February 3, 2001. New York, NY: Apex Art Curatorial Program. ISBN 0970407130 9780970407139

2000 Ferris, Alison. Polly Apfelbaum: Installations 1996-2000. Brunswick, ME: Bowdoin College Museumof Art. Texts by Katy Kline and Alison Ferris. ISBN 0-916606-31-7
Stoops, Susan L. Painting Pushed to Extremes: Polly Apfelbaum, Matt Harle, Jim Isermann, Bill Thompson. Worcester: Worcester Art Museum.

1999 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. ISBN 0-9650583-60
Colpitt, Frances. Chromaform: Color in Sculpture. San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio.

1998 Friis-Hansen, Dana. Abstract Painting Once Removed. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum. Texts by Dana Friis-Hansen, David Pagel, Raphael Rubenstein, and Peter Schjeldahl. ISBN 0936080-44-2
Lumpkin, Libby. Polly Apfelbaum. Helsinki, Finland: Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma. Text by Libby Lumpkin. ISBN 951-53-1775-4
Watkins, Jonathan. Every Day. Sydney, Australia: The Bienniale of Sydney. Texts by Jonathan Watkins, Viktor Misiano, Djon Mundine, and Phatarawadee Phataranawik. ISBN 0-7313-8924-7
Conceptual Textiles: Material Meanings. Sheboygan, Wis: John Michael Kohler Arts Center. ISBN 0932718388 9780932718389
Pagel, David. Homemade Champagne: January 12-February 13, 1998 : the Claremont Graduate University Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery. Claremont, CA: Claremont Graduate University.
Polly Apfelbaum. Helsinki: Nykytaiteen Museo. ISBN 9515317754 9789515317759
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. Wien: Museum Moderner Kunst. ISBN 3900776776 9783900776770

1997 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. ISBN 2-7118-3574
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. Winston-Salem, N.C: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. ISBN 1888826037 9781888826036
Divergent Models: Polly Apfelbaum ... ; 7. September Bis 19. Oktober 1997, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden E.v. Wiesbaden: Nassauischer Kunstverein.
Apfelbaum, Polly, and Frank Wagner. Polly Apfelbaum: [faltblatt Zur Ausstellung Des Realismusstudio Im Künstlerhaus Am Acker, Berlin, 15.2. Bis 23.3.1997]. Berlin: Neue Ges. für Bildende Kunst.

1996 Wallenstein, Sven-Olov. Painting—The Extended Field. Stockholm, Sweden: Magasin 3. Text by Sven-Olov Wallenstein. ISBN 91-972986-0-3
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. ISBN 8756-4777
Apfelbaum, Polly, Rochelle Feinstein and Shirley Kaneda. Re—fab: Polly Apfelbaum … [et Al.]. Tampa, FL: The Museum. Text by Lynn Zelevansky. ISBN 1879293102 9781879293106
Apfelbaum, Polly. Conceptual Textiles: Material Meanings, Polly Apfelbaum … [et AL.]. Sheboygan, Wis: Joahn Michael Kohler Arts Center. ISBN 0932718388 9780932718389
Berriolo, Elena, and Roland Flexner. Art in the Folds. New York: New Observations.

1995 Weibel, Peter. Pittura Immedia: Painting in the 90s. Klagenfurt, Germany: Verlag RitterKlagenfurt. Texts by Peter Weibel. ISBN 3-85415-155-1
Marincola, Paula, and Elisabeth Sussman. The Social Fabric: Polly Apfelbaum… [et AL.] : Beaver College Art Gallery, November 9-December 20, 1994. Glenside, PA: The Gallery.
Benjamin, Andrew E. Abstraction. London: Academy Editions. ISBN 1854904027 9781854904027

1994 Zelevansky, Lynn. Sense and Sensibility: Women Artists and Minimalism in the Nineties. New York: The Museum of Modern Art. Text by Lynn Zelevansky. ISBN 0-87070-120-7 / 0-8109-6131-8

1993 Cameron, Dan. Future Perfect. Vienna, Austria: Heiligenkreuzerhof Wien, Text by Dan Cameron. ISBN 3-86771-098-X
Apfelbaum, Polly. Playing House, 13 May to 29 May 1993: Polly Apfelbaum…[et Al.]. New York City (100 Greene St., New York City 10012): Nathalie Karg.
Felshin, Nina. Empty Dress: Clothing As Surrogate in Recent Art. New York: Independent Curators Inc. ISBN 0916365395 9780916365394
Myers, Terry R. Object Bodies. Greencastle, Ind: DePauw University.
Myers, Terry R, and Tavia M. Fortt. Legend in My Living Room: Polly Apfelbaum ... [et Al.] : Exhibition, October 22-December 24, 1993. Chicago, Ill: Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

1992 Abbott, Matthew, Polly Apfelbaum, L C. Armstrong, Christine Borland, and Christopher Borrok. In and Out, Back and Forth. London: Idaho Editions. ISBN 1874592012 9781874592013

1991 Liu, Catherine, and Polly Apfelbaum. Plastic Fantastic Lover (object A). New York: Blum Helman Gallery. ISBN 0924008148 9780924008146

Westfall, Stephen. Animation and Ornament. Potsdam, N.Y: Roland Gibson Gallery.

1989 Ostrow, Saul. Filling in the Gap. Chicago, Ill: Feigen, Inc.
Westfall, Stephen. The Milky Way: July 22-September 16, 1989 : Shoshana Wayne Gallery. Santa Monica, Calif: The Gallery.

1986 Smith, Valérie. Selections from the Artists File. New York, N.Y: Artists Space.

Artist's Books

"Via Appia," Polly Apfelbaum and Isa Melsheimer, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria, May 2 - June 15 available here
Waiting For the UFO's (a space between a landscape and a bunch of flowers): Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, January 24th - April 28th available here
Mugs and Mutts: Chicken Little was Right! The Sky is Falling, Materia, part of "Manif d’art, The Quebec City Biennial" Quebec, Canada, February 16 - April 21 (self published)

Waiting for the UFOs (a space between a landscape and a bunch of flowers), Ikon gallery, Birmingham, UK, September 19 - November 18 available here
Happiness Runs, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria, September 7, 2018 - February 10, 2019, curated by Stella Rollig
"Shaggin 2018" self published catalogue of rug installations

"Shaggin 2017" self published catalogue of rug installations
"Hand Book" for "Dubuffet's Feet, My Hands" at Frith Street Gallery, London
L'Art Dans Les Chapelles 26th Edition Catalogue, Chapelle Saint-Jean, Le Sourn, for L'Art Dans Les Chapelles, Brittany, July 7 - September 17
Shaggin 2017, Catalogue of woven installations and current proposals as of March 2017
Face Geometry, Naked Eyes, Curated by Kate McNamara, Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS College of Arts and Design, Los Angeles, CA, September 24th - December 4th
Artist's Book & Artist's Book Addendum, Deep Purple, Red Shoes, be part, Waregem, Belgium, March 21st
Every Color Under the Sun, lumber room, Portland, OR
Evergreen Blueshoes, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
Color Stations Sessions Samples, lumber room, Portland, OR
2013 Color Stations/Time Capsule, Rome, Italy
Color Aid, Rome, Italy
2012 Poly Apfelbaum: Flatland: Color Revolt, Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden, New York, NY
People I Know, New York, NY
2011 Polly Apfelbaum: Haunted House Atlas 2011, Atelier Amden, Amden, Switzerland
2010 Feelies, Feeley, Feely/ Polly Apfelbaum 2010/ The Feely Bible, New York, NY