About The Artist
Tom Polo is a visual artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. His recent practice uses text, humour and extensions of portraiture to engage with a corrosive anxiety about the human condition. Through painting, performance and installation Polo explores contemporary society’s inherent desire for success and hints at our ever present failings. Solo exhibitions include Hit & Miss, Parramatta Artists Studios, Parramatta, NSW (2011); The 2009 B.E.S.T Contemporary Art Prize, MOP Projects, Sydney (2009); Climb Every Mountain, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney (2009); One-Liner or Suggestions for Conversation in Social Situations, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney (2009).