About the Artist

Born in England, Polly’s work is primarily, but not exclusively, still life. Conceptual and documentary in approach, Polly uses her photography to convey quirky, humours and twisted ideas and concepts. She has already garnered a diverse list of clients including Frieze, Jil Sander, Gucci, Miu Miu, ICA, Loewe and Mr & Mrs Smith. She has exhibited works internationally with Timothy Taylor NYC and We Folk Presents Amsterdam. She contributes regularly to publications including AnOther, Double, Frieze, M le Monde, Wallpaper and POP Magazine. She lives and works in London.

Client List

  • Ami Paris
  • AnOther
  • Apartamento
  • Auralee
  • Bon Appètit Magazine
  • Camper
  • Chloe
  • Don Julio
  • Double Magazine
  • Ett Hem Stockholm
  • Frieze
  • Givenchy
  • The Gentlewoman
  • The Gourmand
  • Gucci
  • ICA - London
  • Jil Sander
  • John Lobb
  • Loewe
  • M le Monde
  • Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Miu Miu
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • POP Magazine
  • Prada
  • Roksanda
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • The Times
  • Vogue
  • Wallpaper
  • The Wire
  • The World of Interiors


Hato Press

Modern life is sprinkled with moments of melodrama. In this tragicomic portrait series, Polly Brown invites ten actors to cry on cue: full shiny tears and quiet strangled sobs ensue. Falling somewhere between the aesthetics of internet stock imagery and thespian headshots, the series asks the question: is there something to be gleaned from forcing tears?

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Mr and Mrs Smith Presents: The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms
Thames and Hudson

Global travel experts Mr & Mrs Smith showcase the very best hotel rooms around the world, from elegant country retreats to quirky hideaways and stylish city escapes. This is their exclusive selection of thirty-five of the sexiest hotel bedrooms in the most stunning locations around the world. Featuring over 200 illustrations by Polly Brown.

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A Zine Project including 20 of Polly Brown’s friends’ internet passwords.

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Performances: The Finality of Fixing Something by Giving it a Name

The book documents a series of ‘performances’, interventions and observations that took place in a number of commercial and public galleries in London throughout the summer of 2017. Using the contemporary art gallery as a stage for a series of irreverent disruptions claimed as performances, the project subtly point at and plays with the functioning motifs of gallery infrastructure.

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Pau Wau Publications

A book about Google Image Search. Comprised of a collection of digital collages, the project explores our ever-meandering relationships with Google. Each collage in the series is begun by Brown submitting one of her own photographs into Google Advanced Image Search and then layering the outcomes.

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Little Deaths
Goldhawk Publishing

“Little Deaths”, taken from the french term for orgasm ‘la petite mort’, is an exploration into private experience in public places. This booklet contains images of public places friends have masturbated and were all submitted anonymously.

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Pau Wau Publications

The series focuses on office plants found within the headquarters’s of global companies and brands. Drawing attention to and reinterpreting companies through these ubiquitous life forms sitting quietly within their confines; the project turns the spotlight away from the identities we associate with corporate brands, to instead focus on the natural elements within a man made environment.

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Exhibitions & Events

Solo Exhibitions

We Folk PRESENTSAmsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected Group Exhibitions

‘Post Human’
DoloresMexico City
Timothy TaylorNew York, USA
‘Head of Many Thoughts’
Contemporary Arts CentreVilnius, Lithuania
‘This is a Song’
RVCA Corner GalleryMelbourne, Australia
‘Museum Shop’ - Commissioned series
National Portrait GalleryLondon, UK
Neroblastoma UK Photo CampaignLondon, UK
‘Girls Talk’
Space In BetweenLondon, UK
Tank Project SpaceLondon, UK
ICALondon, UK
‘The End of the World’
Cargo GalleryLondon, UK
Whisper GalleryLondon, UK
Wayward GalleryLondon, UK