Reviews and previews

Solomon, Tessa. "Artists x Artists: When Teaming Up Leads to New Kinds of Art," Art News, September 15, 2021

Scott, Andrea. “Downtown 2021," The New Yorker, January 2021

Cotter, Holland & Smith, Alberta. "Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now," The New York Times, April 7, 2021

The 'Downtown 2021'


Churner, Rachel. "Polly Apfelbaum and Betsy Kaufman," Artforum, October 2019

Self, Dana. “Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOS (a space between landscape and a bunch of flowers),” Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art," KC Studio, Kansas City, MO. March 4, 2019


Long, Louise. "6 Exhibitions By Female Artists You Can't Miss This Autumn," Vogue, London, England. October 27, 2018

Clugston, Hannah. "Polly Apfelbaum review - a trip into a Technicolor dreamscape," The Guardian, London, England. September 20, 2018

Buck, Louisa. "Polly Apfelbaum and Graham Parker are pretty in pink at Birmingham's Ikon Gallery," The Art Newspaper, London, England. September 21, 2018

Buck, Louisa. "Why Polly Apfelbaum's latest exhibition offers the perfect antidote to autumn blues," The Telegraph, London, England. October 19, 2018

Elderton, Louisa. "Meet The Artist Examining the Colors and Queerness of the Gay Pride Flag," Garage Magazine, Vice, New York, NY. September 26, 2018

Takengny, Christine. "‘Polly Apfelbaum: Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)’ at Ikon, Birmingham," contemporary art society, London, UK. September 28, 2018

Laster, Paul. "Two Shows Explore Polly Apfelbaum’s Ceramics and Textiles," Galerie Magazine, New York, NY. October 10, 2018

"Polly Apfelbaum presents six of her space-consuming installations at Belvedere 21,", September, 2018

Fessler, Anne Katrin. "Polly Apfelbaum lässt Malerei spürbar werden," Der Standard, Vienna, Austria. September 7, 2018

Barcio, Phillip. "The Magic of Polly Apfelbaum’s Installations in Vienna," Ideel Art, London, England. September 15, 2018

Matzner, Alexandra. "Das Publikum selbst soll Teil der Ausstellung werden – sie arbeiten zusammen," Vienna, Austria. September 6, 2018

Jones, Whitney. "Explorations of Touch, Polly Apfelbaum’s Handprints + Feet," Cfile, Sante Fe, NM. February 9, 2018.

Ross, Jessica. "REVIEW: EXPLORING PLAYFULNESS AT JACK HANLEY GALLERY IN NEW SHOW TITLED "SPIELTRIEB," Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, San Francisco, CA. January 16, 2018.


Watkins, Emily. "Feminism is just another colour in the work," Apollo International Art Magazine, London, England. December 11, 2017.

Ebony, David. "Polly Apfelbaum,"(on "The Potential of Women") Art in America, New York, NY. November 1, 2017

"The Potential of Women" Preview at Contemporary Art Daily. Very Detailed Documentation of the show. October 19, 2017

"The Potential of Women" Review at This is Tomorrow Magazine. October 18, 2017

Preview of "The Potential of Women" in The New Yorker's "Goings about town." September 2017

Cavanna, Aurélie. "L’art dans les chapelles – 26e édition" Art Press, Paris, France. July 26, 2017

Potet, Frederic. "Dialogue entre art contemorain et sacre" Le Monde, France. September 10, 2017


Knight, Christopher. "Polly Apfelbaum's fallen paintings and beads of devotion in her secular chapel of abstract art" Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. October 15, 2016

Osberg, Annabel. "Michael Benevento: Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson" Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. April 13, 2016

Shaw, Michael. "Continuing and Recommended" Artscene, Los Angeles, CA. May, 2016

Pagel, David. "Critic's Choice: Renegade abstractions of Polly Apfelbaum and Dona Nelson make for a stellar art show"Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. March 18, 2016

Critic's Picks: Polly Apfelbaum a 56 Henry, Andrew Kachel,, December
Apfelbaum and Westfall unpack abstraction at The Suburban, Mary Louise Schumacher, Journal Sentinal, December 14, 2015
The National Museum of Women in the Arts celebrates women artists in ‘Pathmakers',Elena Goukassian, The Washington Post, November 12
The Great Divide: A Survey of Women in Art and Craft, Alissa Guzman, Hyperallergic, September 28
Smith, Roberta, "‘Pretty Raw’ Recounts Helen Frankenthaler’s Influence on the Art World," New York times. June 3
Smith, Roberta, "15 Group Shows Not to Miss," New York times. January 29

Indrisek, Scott, "The Best Exhibitions of 2014," Blouin Artinfo. Online
McQuaid, Cate, "Apfelbaum’s works shimmer with allusion in Worcester," Boston Globe, December 11, 2014

Laurence Levey, "Floored," Worcester Magazine, October 9, 2014

Doug McClemont,”Polly Apfelbaum At Clifton Benevento,” ArtNews, October
Lauren O’Neil Butler, “Polly Apfelbaum Clifton Benevento,” Artforum, October p. 284
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
“A Handweaver’s Pattern Book by Polly Apfelbaum,” Cura Online, June 17
Nathaniel Lee, “Polly Apfelbaum Clifton Benevento.” Modern Painters. September 2014, p85.
Newhall, Edith. “Two of the Same Stripe” Philadelphia Inquirer. June 29.
Monnier, Annette. “Rainbow Connection: Two artists team up to honor a titan of tint” Philadelphia City Paper. June 12
Russeth, Andrew. “Polly Apfelbaum: A Handweaver’s Pattern Book at Clifton Benevento” The New York Observer & The Gallerist NY. June 11
Kadour, Ric Kasini. “Polly Apfelbaum: Evergreen Blueshoes.” Art New England Online. June 7
Indrisek, Scott. “Polly Apfelbaum Gets Up Off the Floor” Blouin Artinfo. June 3
The Editors. “Polly’s Pathway: Polly Apfelbaum and Friends at Tyler and Clifton Benevento” Art Critical. June 2
Polston, Pamela. “Art Review: Polly Apfelbaum, BCA Center.” Seven Days. April 23
Kress, Noreen. “Seeing Stripes – a celebration of Gene Davis at Temple Contemporary” The Art Blog. May 27
Melamed, Samantha. “Acclaimed artist, Temple student team to pay tribute to Gene Davis’ stripes” The Philadelphia Inquirer & May 23
Rochester, Katherine. Critic’s Pick May 2014. Artforum Online. May
Motley, John. “Polly Apfelbaum’s ‘Color Stations Portland’ at the Lumber Room.” The Oregonian. April 7
“Goings On About Town: ‘Petroleum Jelly.’” The New Yorker. April 7 – 14

2013 Robinson, Lissa. “Rewilding Modernity: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon” Galleries West. Dec 3
Hirsch, Faye. “IFPDA Print Fair Mixes Historical and Contemporary.” Art in America. Nov 8
Schwendener, Martha. “The Subjects Aren’t the Same: Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory.” The New York Times. November 7

2012 Rosenberg, Karen. ‘Pollly Apfelbaum: ‘Flatland: Color Revolt.’ The New York Times. April 19
Taft, Catherine. "Polly Apfelbaum: Michael Benevento"Artforum, January
Smith, Roberta. “The In-Crowd Is All Here ‘Regarding Warhol’ at the Metropolitan Museum.” The New York Times. September 13

2011 O’Neil-Butler, Lauren. “500 words: Polly Apfelbaum.” Artforum. May 19

2010 Barliant, Claire. "Not Extractions but Abstractions." Time Out. July 19
Paige, Anne. "Fallen Paintings." The Billings Outpost. April 8
Princenthal, Nancy. “Off Color: D’Amelio Terras” Art in America. November, p. 173
Smith, Roberta. "The Varieties Of Abstract Experience." The New York Times. August 6, 2010, p. C24
Smith, Roberta. "Studiowork." New York Times. July 16, p. C26

2009 Clark, Robert. "Exhibitions preview: Polly Apfelbaum, Milton Keynes." The Guardian. March 22
Clark, Robert. "Polly Apfelbaum." Art Monthly. March

2008 Harvey, Heather. "Polly Apfelbaum, Solvent Space." Sculpture Magazine. April

2007 Coorner, Martin, "Polly Apfelbaum." Time Out London. July 30
Cotter, Holland, Moma Plunge", The New York Times. July 27
Dang, Gitanjali. "where there's pink there's a way." HT Café, Mumbai, August 16
Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Polly Apfelbaum, Angles Gallery." Modern Painters. April p. 97, illus.
Dormont, Linda "The Hand Making." Art Matters. June, pp. 23-25
Greben S., Deidre. "Polly Abfelbaum and John Giorno." Artnews. Summer, p. 99, illus.
Green, Malcomi (Translation). "Slingball." exhibit in the Monchehaus-Museum for modern art Goslar 12.5.-1.7
Harvey, Heather. "Knee- Deep in Oeuvre", Style Weekly. June 20,
Maddox, Georgina. "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
Naves, Mario. "Painters Shape Up for Summer." The New York Observer. July 31
Newhall, Edith. "Flower Prints Leave a Large Impression." The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 19
Newhall, Edith. "A short course in abstract art." The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 11
Newhall, Edith. "Art that borrows from crafts." The Philadelphia Inquirer. Friday, April 20, illus.
Pagel, David. "Focusing on Art's Ragged Edges". The Los Angeles Times. January 19, p. E22, illus.
Steffy, Melinda. "Big Love at Locks Gallery." The Evening Bullettin. October 19
Wilson, Mary, "The Fallen Painter", Philadelphia City Paper. April

2006Avgikos, Jan. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artforum. March, p. 291, illus.
Sheets, Hilarie M. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artnews. March p. 131, illus.

2005 Hirsch, Faye. "Abstract Generation." Art in America. October, pp. 122-129, 191, illus.
Johnson, Ken. "Polly Apfelbaum: Cartoon Garden." The New York Times. December 2, p. E29
Linsley, Robert. "The Shape of Colour." Canadian Art
Milroy, Sarah. "Boom! Splash! Liking that Colour." The Globe and Mail. June 25
"Sudden Revelations Found in Fields of Colour." National Post. June 2

2004 Bembnister, Theresa. "Pretty Polly." The Pitch. June 20-24, p. 31, illus.
Bonetti, David. "Apfelbaum makes flowers bloom in the winter." The St. Louis Post- Dispatch. February 1.
City Star. July 4, 2004, pp. H1 and H3, illus.
Henry, Clare. "Dyeing for Acclaim." Financial Times. July 12
Lyon, Christopher. "Report From Poland I: Constructing a Biennial." Art in America. April, pp. 55-59, illus.
"Polly Apfelbaum's 'Fallen Paintings' at the Kemper Museum." Kansas CityMagazine. July, illus.
Thorson, Alice. "Apfelbaum faces uncertain times with beauty and art." The Kansas

2003 Auricchio, Laura. "Polly Apfelbaum, Today I Love Everybody." TimeOut New York. No. 397, May 8-15, p. 61, illus.
Dailey, Meghan. "Preview: Polly Apfelbaum." Artforum, 52
Demos, T.J. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artforum. October, p. 176, illus.
Hirsch, Faye. "Working Proof: Print Reviews." Art on Paper. January-February, pp. 66-69, illus.
Herbert, Martin. "Polly Apfelbaum." Frieze. October, p. 120
Institute of Contemporary Art. Vol. 22 No. 5, p. 15, illus.
Jana, Reena. "Polly Apfelbaum." ARTnews. Summer, p. 158, illus.
Lloyd, Ann Wilson. "Seamstress of 'Splats' and 7,000 Asterisks." The New York Times
McQuaid, Kate. "Giving meaning to flower power." The Boston Globe. November 29, 2003, pp. D1-D2
Myers, Terry R. "Polly Apfelbaum." Art US. November-December, p. 38-39, illus.
Newhall, Edith. "Polly Apfelbaum." ARTnews. October, p. 138, illus.
Rice, Robin. "Puh-leeze Don't Squeeze the Artwork." Philadelphia City Paper. June 19-25
Sozanski, Edward J. "Colors, questions to floor you." The Philadelphia Inquirer May 11, p. H10, illus.
Spaid, Sue. "Sumptuous Smorgasbord." City Beat. December 10, p. 55, illus.
Stoilas, Helen. "Polly Apfelbaums: ICA Philadelphia." The Art Newspaper. May p. 7
Znamierowski, Nell. "Polly Apfelbaum: Fallen Paintings." Fiber Arts Magazine. November-December p. 60-61, illus.

2002 Higgie, Jennifer. "Spookie Knowledge." Frieze. May, p. 87, illus.
Pagel, David. "A Supersatured Return to the Spirit of the Punk Era." Los Angeles Times. May 10, p. F26, illus.

2001 Coles, Alex. "Drawings, Frith Street Gallery." Art Monthly. May, pp. 30-32, illus.
Gordon, Wesley. "Polly Apfelbaum." New Art Examiner. Vol 9, No 6, p. 54, illus.
Spaeth, Catherine. "As Painting." New Art Examiner. Vol 29, No 1, illus.

2000 Addison, Laura. "Velvet ground. Polly Apfelbaum's Materialism." Portland Phoenix. February 4, illus.
Cann, Valerie. "Apfelbaum's bolts of fabric loaded with fun and intrigue." Maine Sunday Telegram. February 20
Dailey, Meghan. "Polly Apfelbaum, 'Powerpuff'." Time Out New York. November 23–30, 75, illus.
Frank, Peter. "Polly Apfelbaum, Kate Shepherd, Pure De(sign)." Los Angeles Weekly. April 13, illus.
Gold, Donna. "Eye of the Beholder." Maine Times. February 17
Myers, Terry R. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artext. 70, August-October: 86
Newhall, Edith. "The Fabric of her Life." New York Magazine. November 20, p. 123, illus.
Ollman, Leah. "Fabric Pieces Revel in the Joy of Color." Los Angeles Times. March 31
Phillips, Autumn. "Roll out the art." Casco Bay Weekly. January 27, illus.
Williams, Alena. "Polly Apfelbaum." art issues. Summer, illus.
"Working Proof." Art on Paper. January/February

1998 Cotter, Holland. "A Tour Through Chelsea." New York Times. May, p. E33

1997 Baker, Kenneth. "Polly Apfelbaum's Suggestive Scatterings." San Francisco Chronicle. July 31, p. C1, illus.
Bonetti, David. "Gallery Watch." San Francisco Examiner. August 1, illus.
Condon, Elizabeth. "Polly Apfelbaum/ Lynn McCarty." NewArt Examiner. Vol 25, No 7, March-April, p. 44, illus.
Conrads, Martin. "Popund Glam." Zitty. February 28, illus.
Helfand, Greg. "Polly Apfelbaum." San Francisco Bay Guardian. July 30, illus.
Kreis, Elfie. "Ein Toast auf den Samt." Tagelspiegel. Feb 18, illus.
Porges, Maria. "Polly Apfelbaum San Francisco Art Institute." Artforum. November, pp. 120-121, illus.
Rubenstein, Raphael. "Polly Apfelbaum." Art in America. January, p. 93, illus.

1996 Edelman, Robert G. "Polly Apfelbaum." art press. Issue 218, November, pp. 70-1
Landi, Anne. "Polly Apfelbaum." Art News. 95.9, October 1996, pp. 136-7, illus.
Schwendener, Martha. "Polly Apfelbaum." Time Out NY. September 4-11, p. 33, illus.
Smith, Roberta. "Polly Apfelbaum." New York Times. September 6, p. E19
Thurson, Alice. "Polly Apfelbaum." Kansas City Star. October 27, p. J3.

1995 Glueck, Grace. "Polly Apfelbaum." New York Observer. April 10
Hess, Elizabeth. "Minimal Women." Village Voice. July 15
Karmel, Pepe. "Color: Sign, system, sensibility." New York Times. July 21
Schaffner, Ingrid. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artforum. Vol 33, No 10, Summer, p. 107
Zimmer, William. "An Existential Installation." New York Times. October 30

1994 Smith, Roberta. "Exhibition review." New York Times. February 15

1993 Braff, Phyliss. "Hybrid Sculpture." New York Times. June 13
Smith, Roberta. "Yours." New York Times. January 15

1992 Avgikos, Jan. "Polly Apfelbaum." Artforum. Vol 30, No 10, Summer, p. 109, illus.
Cameron, Dan. "(Critical Edge) The Changing Tide." Art & Auction. January
Levin, Kim. "Choices." Village Voice. April 7
Mahoney, Robert. "There is a light..." Arts Magazine. Vol 66, No 8, April, p. 91, illus.
Smith, Roberta. "Polly Apfelbaum." New York Times. April 3
Smith, Roberta. "Abstraction: A Trend That May Be Coming Back." New York Times. January 10

1991 Pagel, David. "Polly Apfelbaum." Lapiz No 80, October: 83.
Mahoney, Robert. "Polly Apfelbaum." Flash Art March-April.
Phillips, Patricia. Exhibition review. Artforum Vol 29, No 6, February.

Grundberg, Andy. "A Force of Repetition." New York Times. August 24
Mahoney, Robert. Exhibition review. Arts Magazine. Vol 67, No 4, February, p. 123
Myers, Terry R. Exhibition review. Lapiz. February, illus
Smith, Roberta. "Suggestive Objects." New York Times. April 27
Weiner, Daniel. Exhibition review. Tema Celeste. Issue 24, January-March, pp. 67-68, illus.
Zimmer, William. "Repetition as a Theme." New York Times. September 9

1989 Levin, Kim. "Voice Choices." Village Voice. December 12
1988 Phillips, Patricia C. Exhibition review. Artforum. Vol 27, No 1, September, p. 141, illus.
Westfall, Stephen. Exhibition review. Art in America. Vol 76, No 12, December, pp. 155-156

1987 Rubenstein, Meyer and Daniel Weiner. Exhibition review. Flash Art. No 141, Summer, p. 137, illus.

1986 Harris, Patty. Exhibition review. 108 Review. March-April, p. 1
Pincus, Robert L. "New York's Newest Artists." San Diego Union. August 1
Westfall, Stephen. Exhibition review. Arts Magazine. September