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Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, Polly Apfelbaum (b.1955) is a renowned American contemporary artist who has captivated audiences worldwide with her captivatingly vibrant artwork. Her multidisciplinary approach fuses painting, sculpture, and craft. Apfelbaum's installations are immersive experiences that burst with color, utilizing unconventional materials like crushed velvet, synthetic fabric, and hand-dyed textiles. Her work embraces a joyful and exuberant aesthetic, exploring the interplay between pattern, repetition, and cultural references. Apfelbaum's work has garnered international recognition, and her pieces can be found in many prestigious collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Tate Modern.