Tom Polo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Since 2007, he has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and the United Kingdom. In 2007, Polo was an inaugural recipient of the Parramatta Artists’ Studios residency, where he periodically developed much of his practice until 2014. Recent exhibitions include Recent Positions, STATION, Melbourne, 2016; Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2016; WHAT GOES ON HERE, Spectrum Now, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2016; Narratives, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, 2016; The National Works on Paper Prize, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2016; and The 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), Artspace, Sydney.
In 2015, Polo was announced as the recipient of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and additionally awarded the Parramatta City Council Creative Fellowship. He won the 2014 Redlands Konica Minolta Emerging Art Prize and the Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award in 2011. In 2016, Polo completed residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and the Associate Artist Residency with ACME Studios, London. He recently produced a set of limited editions for Studio Voltaire’s House of Voltaire, London.
Tom Polo is represented by STATION, Melbourne.