apolat@alumni.risd.edu

Education
2018-2021     BFA in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI 
2017                Figure Sculpture, The Rome Art Workshops, Rome, Italy

Awards and Accolades
2019-2021     The Cornelius C. Richard, Jr. Scholarship Fund
                        Jeanne Stahl-Webber Sculpture Fund
                        John A. Chironna Scholarship
2020              Dorner Prize, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
                        Nominee for Senior Honors Interdisciplinary Critique Course, RISD, Provdence, RI

Group Shows
2021                 Unravel: An Anti-Exhibition, RISD Museum, Online Show
                           Viral Content, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
                           Feminized
, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI 
                           Iranian Censorship, Rosva Magazine, Online show
2020              Dyadic, Online Gallery:Construction Area, Area Gallery, Boston, MA
                        Evidence of a Slave Sale, Dorner Prize, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
2018               Sensualism, Demo Blank, Los Angeles, CA
2017               Gender Equity, Susan Barrett Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                          Art at the Bank, The Bank: Subterranean Art Space, Van Nuys, CA

Publications
2021              Solondz, Simone. “Class of 2021 Q&A | Sculpture” Rhode Island School of Design 
2020             Polat, Aryana. “Why Does My Brown Dad Think He’s White?” Solo Show: Behind the Times, vol. 5, Aug. 2020, pg. 3.

Residencies 
2020             Yale Norfolk School of Art, Norfolk, CT (cancelled due to covid-19)

Professional Experience
2021              Studio Manager at Motet Design Group, Los Angeles, CA
                       Art Preparator and Installer at UCLA: The Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2019-2021    Foundry Shop Monitor at RISD, Providence, RI
2020             Teaching Assistant at RISD for Spacial Dynamics, Providence, RI
2016-2018    Sculpture Assistant for Rachel Lachowicz, Santa Monica, CA
2017-2018    Gallery Associate at Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2017               Intern at Revolver Gallery, Santa Monica, CA