Polly Read



b. 1982, Kingston upon Thames, UK

2010–11 MA Fine Art, Kingston University, London
2009–10 MA Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, London
2001–04 BA Art and Visual Culture, Bristol School of Art, University of the West of England, Bristol

Recent Exhibitions

2011 FLOOD, The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent

2012 Off the Page – Sound and Music, Whitstable Playhouse, Whitstable, Kent
2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and Hayward Touring, UK
2008 Kettle’s Yard Open, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
2005 Art Futures Bloomberg SPACE, London
2004 John Moores 23, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Awards and Residencies

2009 The Chancellor’s Scholarship for Cultural and Community Activity, Middlesex University
2007 Catching Passages Residency, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg and Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania
2004 John Hullah Award for Art and Visual Culture at Bristol School of Art, University of the West of England


Coast to Coast (diptych) 2011 video, 1 min 11 sec


Flood Light Denim 2011 photographic print, 76 x 51 cm


The Opium Marsh 2011 photographic print, 61 x 51 cm

Previous artist in 2012

Jennifer Phelan

Next artist in 2012

Max Ruf