I will be attending the Polly Apfelbaum lecture tomorrow at Pratt! It is free and open to the public! Here is some more information from the Pratt website.
Visual artist Polly Apfelbaum will speak at Pratt Institute about her artwork and career, as part of the 2007-2008 Visiting Artists Lecture Series, from 12:45 to 1:45 PM, Tuesday, February 12, in the Engineering Building, Room 371, on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Apfelbaum creates floor and wall art using bright color and expressive line and shape. She works with a variety of media including dye, velvet, paint, glitter, marker, woodblock print, and silkscreen, and fashions the material into vibrant floral and nature-inspired imagery.
Apfelbaum has had solo international exhibitions at such galleries as Frith Street, London; Galeria Camargo Vilaça, São Paolo, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Klasma, Helsinki; and at various contemporary art galleries throughout the United States. Her work has been featured in numerous international group exhibitions and belongs in the public collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.
Apfelbaum received her bachelors of fine arts degree from Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania and has since received grants and awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Artists Space.