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 
2022             Franconia Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Residency, Shafer, MN (upcoming)
2020             Yale Norfolk School of Art, Norfolk, CT (cancelled due to covid-19)

Professional Experience
2021              Studio Assistant for Aaron Gilbert, Los Angeles, CA
                       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