Lucy Puls awarded 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation award
Lucy Puls, a UC Davis art professor, has been awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant of $25,000.
This year Puls’ art was included in two exhibitions in Germany and has recently been shown at the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California and San Jose Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Jose, California. “Lucy Puls: [just you]” at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento ion 2015 was made up of 40 artworks dating back to 1987. Puls’ work is composed of sculptural objects she has made, found objects and photographs that often are also used as sculptural elements. Puls has taught at UC Davis since 1985.
Her art is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum in New York and the Oakland Museum of California.
“In a time when artists’ voices are so crucial for the health of our society, but unrestricted grant funding is so scarce, the Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors Grants provide essential resources to a wide spectrum of today’s working artists,” said Christa Blatchford, the chief executive officer of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. “Our vision, rooted in Joan Mitchell’s generous embrace of other artists, is to provide the necessary supports for artists to continue to innovate in their practices and create ambitious new work that inspires, engages, and fosters dialogue, as an important element of community-building. We look forward to continuing our relationships with the exceptional artists who are receiving grants this year.”
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