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Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $3.9 Million to 125 Artists

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million to 125 artists and twenty-five organizations for its 2017–18 grant cycle. Among this year’s grantees are Artadia in Brooklyn, New York; Beta-Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Whitechapel Gallery in London.

The organization is also giving $100,000 to the Madison Square Park Conservancy, in support of Martin Puryear and his US pavilion commission for the 2019 Venice Biennale, and $228,000 to artists and organizations that were affected by the devastating hurricanes and wildfires that occurred in California and across the US earlier this year. 

In addition to naming its annual grant recipients, the foundation announced that it has presented artists Mel Chin, Chris Drury, Alfred Leslie, Don Nice, Morgan O’Hara, and Masami Teraoka with the Lee Krasner Award in recognition of their distinguished careers and has given Amy Sherald, whose portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama was unveiled in February, the 2017–18 Pollock Prize for Creativity. The prize is given to artists whose work embodies high creative standards and exemplifies the impact of art on individuals and society.

“Our 2017–18 grant and award recipients demonstrate the depth and breadth of the artists and organizations the foundation is able to serve, thanks to the legacy of Lee Krasner,” said Ronald D. Spencer, chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. “We are honored to be able to support Martin Puryear through his commission for the US Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennale.” 

The 2017–18 grantees are as follows:

Artists

Zarouhie Abdalian, New Orleans
Inbal Abergil, New York 
Rachel Beth Abrams, Brooklyn, New York
Tomer Aluf, Brooklyn, New York
Deborah Anzinger, Sparks, New York
Ines E. Aponte, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lawrence Baker, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Yevgeniya Baras, Sunnyside, New York
Frances Barth, North Bergen, New Jersey
Robert Bergman, Richfield, Minnesota
Carlo Bernardini, Milan
Hermes Berrio, Miami
Colleen Blackard, Brooklyn, New York
Linda Bond, Weston, Massachusetts
Leslie Brack, Ithaca, New York
John R. Briggs, Plant City, Florida
James Hiyme Brummett, Houston
Victoria Burge, Philadelphia
Christopher Burke, Columbus, Ohio
Kellyann Burns, Los Angeles
Peter G. Callas, Belvidere, New Jersey
Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski, Skopje, Macedonia
Eugenia Calvo, Rosario, Argentina
Elaine Cameron-Weir, Queens, New York
Crystal Z. Campbell, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mary Ellen Carroll, New York
Noa Charuvi, Brooklyn, New York
Sanjoy Chatterjee, West Bengal, India
Milano Chow, San Marino, California
Amanda Church, New York
Margaret Cogswell, Jackson Heights, New York
Sydney Croskery, Los Angeles
Tony Cruz Pabon, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Anne Deeming, Bristol, England
Rodney Dickson, Brooklyn, New York
Jeremy Ehling, Petaluma, California
Scott Daniel Ellison, Beacon, New York
Franklin Evans, New York
Kate Fauvell, New York
Patricia Fernandez, Los Angeles
Silvio Fischbein, Buenos Aires
Raymond Gaddy, Savannah, Georgia
David Gaither, Mableton, Georgia
Chitra Ganesh, Brooklyn, New York
Christy Georg, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rema Ghuloum, Los Angeles
Daniel González, New York
Heather Goodwind, Portland, Oregon
Joanne Greenbaum, New York
Magalie Guerin, Chicago
Theresa Hackett, New York
Patrick Hill, Southfield, Michigan
Moses Hoskins, Long Island City, New York
Robert H. Hudson, Cotati, California
Ron Johnson, Richmond, Virginia
Sun Young Kang, East Amherst, New York
Tatana Kellner, Kingston, New York
Catherine Kernan, Somerville, Massachusetts
Bomin Kim, Seoul
John Kindness, London
Sandy Kinee, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Richard Kostelanetz, Ridgewood, New York
Eva Koves, Budapest
Agnieszka Kurant, New York
Liv Mette Larsen, Brooklyn, New York
Richard Levine, Falls Church, Virginia
Joan Logue, New York
Alice Mann, London
G. Daniel Massad, Annville, Pennsylvania
Dave McDermott, Brooklyn, New York
James Lancel McElhinney, New York
Gina Medcalf, London
Yonas Million, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Keith Milow, London
Ramón Miranda Beltrán, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marcelo Moscheta, São Paulo
Eduardo Joaquin Munoz, Austin, Texas
Erin Murray, Philadelphia
Sophia Narrett, Brooklyn, New York
Rashaad Newsome, Brooklyn, New York
Adam Novak, Los Angeles
David Nyzio, Stone Ridge, New York
Margaux Ogden, Brooklyn, New York
Ariadna Pastorini, Buenos Aires
Zoran Pavelic, Zagreb, Croatia
Paul Pavia, New York
Ben Pederson, Brooklyn, New York
Pedro Peralta, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ann Purcell, Brooklyn, New York
Andrea Reynosa, Callicoon, New York
Elizabeth Riggle, Brooklyn, New York
Elizabeth Robles, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Omar Rosales, Mexico City
Mel Rosas, Royal Oak, Michigan
Nabanita Saha, Mumbai
Christian Schiess, Alameda, California
Laura Shechter, Brooklyn, New York
Matt Sheridan, Pasadena, California
James Shrosbree, Fairfield, Iowa
Volker Sieben, Berlin
Shelley Spector, Philadelphia
Marc Swanson, Catskill, New York
Kenichiro Taniguchi, Berlin
Lois Tarlow, Newton, Massachusetts
Francine Tint, New York
Katharine Umsted, Hudson, New York
Fred Valentine, Ridgewood, New York
Mark Verabioff, Los Angeles
Govind Vishwas, Mumbai
Bettina Von Zwehl, London
Jeff Whipple, Jacksonville, Florida
Dane Winkler, Greensboro, North Carolina
Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles
Bahar Yurukoglu, Istanbul
Phillip Zach, Los Angeles
Andrew Zimmerman, Maplewood, New Jersey

Organizations

Art Studio Inc., Beaumont, Texas
Art Table, New York
Artadia, Brooklyn, New York
Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program, Washington, DC
Barbican Centre, London
Beta-Local San Juan, Puerto Rico
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
City Arts, New York
Guild Hall of East Hampton, East Hampton, New York
International Foundation for Art Research, New York
International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York
Light Work Visual Studies, Inc., Syracuse, New York
MacDowell Colony, New York
Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York
Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York
Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Voices in Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, New York
Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, New York

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