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About the Artist

Born in England. Graduating from Central Saint Martins with a first in Fine Art. Polly’s work is primarily, but not exclusively, still life. Conceptual and documentary in approach, Polly uses her photography to convey ideas and concepts that are often quirky and humorous. She has already garnered a diverse list of clients including Frieze Art Fair, Jil Sander, Gucci, Miu Miu, ICA, Givenchy and Mr & Mrs Smith. She has published multiple books and contributes to publications including AnOther and The Gourmand Magazine. She lives in London.

Client List

  • Alexander McQueen
  • AnOther
  • Chloe
  • Frieze
  • Givenchy
  • The Gourmand
  • Gucci
  • ICA - London
  • Jil Sander
  • Lula Magazine
  • McQueen
  • Mr & Mrs Smith
  • Miu Miu
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Riposte
  • Roksanda
  • Tank Magazine
  • The Times
  • Victoria Beckham

Books

Mr and Mrs Smith Presents: The World’s Sexiest Bedrooms
Thames and Hudson
2018

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.

Secrets_1
Self-Published
2017

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

Performances: The Finality of Fixing Something by Giving it a Name
SPHERES
2017

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.

Google
Pau Wau Publications
2016

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.

Little Deaths
Goldhawk Publishing
2015

“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.

Plants
Pau Wau Publications
2014

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.

Exhibitions & Events

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
‘This is a Song’
RVCA Corner GalleryMelbourne
2017
‘Museum Shop’ - Commissioned series
National Portrait GalleryLondon
2016
‘Life’
Neroblastoma UK Photo CampaignLondon
2015
‘Girls Talk’
Space In BetweenLondon
2014
‘PLANTS’
Tank Project SpaceLondon
2013
‘Everything’
ICALondon
2013
‘The End of the World’
Cargo GalleryLondon
2013
‘Identity’
Whisper GalleryLondon
2013
‘Hunt’
Wayward GalleryLondon