Polly Shindler (New Haven, 1977) received her M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in History from University of Massachusetts. She has shown throughout the U.S. as well as internationally at Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery in Madrid and Cristea Roberts Gallery in London. She recently had her first solo presentation at NADA Art Fair in Miami and will have her first solo exhibition in April of 2024, both with Deanna Evans Projects. Current shows include Feels Like Home at JDJ gallery, May You Live the Rest of Your Life at BravinLee Programs and Cool and Collected at Kenise Barnes Fine Art.

Previous solo shows include Time Management at Freight + Volume, Retreat, at Ortega y Gasset Projects and at the project space Tennis Elbow at The Journal Gallery, NYC. Art Fairs include SP-Arte representing Gisela Projects, São Paulo, BRA, Art Estampa representing Rafael Pérez Hernando Gallery, Madrid, SP, Untitled Art Fair with Pratt Institute Fine Arts and Art on Paper Fair representing 3 Walls, NYC. Polly was awarded the Martha Boschen Porter Grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2023. Her painting Green Rocking Chair shown in Still Lives, a group show at Underdonk in Brooklyn, was featured in “Goings on About Town” in the New Yorker in September 2018.

She was granted a yearlong curatorial residency at Trestle Projects in 2015. Shindler has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center in 2013, the Wassaic Project in 2020 and 2022, and Provincetown for the DNA Residency in 2021 and 2023 and Yaddo in 2024. Two of her paintings were cover art for published novels, Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny and A Likely Story by Leigh McMullan Abramson. She lives in Millerton, NY in the Hudson Valley with her dog, Owen.

Polly Shindler, Library Stacks 2024 Acrylic on canvas 8″ x 10″
Polly Shindler, Moon Garden 3 2024 Acrylic on canvas 24″ x 20″
Polly Shindler, Stargazing from the Balcony 2024 Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 24″