Polly Gilroy

After graduating with a BFA (1st class Honours) from Massey University, Wellington in 2017, Polly Gilroy moved to Otautahi Christchurch where she has since presented 3 solo shows and various group shows at PG Gallery192. Gilroy has exhibited across Aotearoa, as well as being internationally represented in Melbourne, Australia. She was a finalist in the Zonta Female Art Awards, Ashburton Art Gallery in 2020, 2021 and 2024.

Gilroy’s constructions encourage her audience to question the boundaries of traditional painting. Embracing the point of transition between sculpture and painting, she binds the two through multi-faceted structures and responds to the complexities of colour through nuanced hues which are further enhanced by the translucence of her silks. Demarcating space, her works often bring the support structures into the formal composition, encouraging viewers to look through and beyond. 

2023 – A colour has many faces – invited group exhibition
2022 – Traces
2020 – In absence of
2019 – Within and Without

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Interview with The Art Paper