Polly Apfelbaum is an American contemporary artist, primarily known for her installations. Color is the dominant element in her work, both visually and structurally, as exemplified in her installations that extend across tables, walls, or the floor. Apfelbaum uses an array of materials such as ceramics, fabric, glitter, and hand woven carpets to create sprawling works. She was a part of the group exhibition "Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture" at The Kitchen in 2009.