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Squeak Carnwath, Baby, 2016. Photo: M. Lee Fatherre.
Squeak Carnwath, Baby, 2016. Photo: M. Lee Fatherre.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards More Than $3 Million in Grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation announced today that it has awarded $3.17 million to 111 artists and twelve organizations for its 2018–19 grant cycle. This year’s grantees hail from eighteen states, Puerto Rico, and seventeen countries. Founded in 1985, the organization launched its grant program in order to provide critical support to artists around the globe by giving them financial support to create new works, prepare for exhibitions, and cover living expenses.

The foundation also revealed that its Lee Krasner Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement, will go to Squeak Carnwath and Blane De St. Croix. Earlier this year, the organization selected Todd Williamson as the recipient of its $50,000 Pollock Prize for Creativity, which is backing Williamson’s exhibition “Processional,” a solo installation that will be on view during the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, taking place from May 9 to November 24, 2019.

“At the core of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s mission is fostering the work and development of artists, and our 2018–19 grant and award recipients highlight the impact we can have due to Lee Krasner’s legacy,” said Ronald D. Spencer, the foundation’s chairman and CEO. “In addition, through our support of institutions such as the Barbican Centre and their upcoming Lee Krasner retrospective and catalogue, and the Katonah Museum of Art’s exhibition of the work of Krasner and other women artists who participated in the groundbreaking Ninth Street Show, we are continuing to advance much-needed scholarship.”

The complete list of grantees is as follows:


Rebecca Aloisio, Victor, New York

Djordje Aralica, Belgrade, Serbia

Nestor Arenas, Miami, Florida

Osi Audu, Hurley, New York

Amadeo Azar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Natalie Ball, Chiloquin, Oregon

Audrey Barcio, Evanston, Illinois

Karin Batten, New York, New York

Amel Bennys, New York, New York

Sharif Bey, Syracuse, New York

Chris Bogia, Astoria, New York

Helen Booth, Llandysul, Wales

Jennifer Boysen, Venture, California

Shane Bradford, London, England

Michael Bramwell, Cary, North Carolina

Mark Brosseau, Greer, South Carolina

Robert Buck, New York, New York

Dora Budor, New York, New York

Pam Cardwell, New York, New York

Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Brooklyn, New York

Tibi Chelcea, Ames, Iowa

Mel Chin, Burnsville, North Carolina

Eun Joung Cho, South Korea

Lauren Clay, Brooklyn, New York

Diana Cooper, Brooklyn, New York

Christine Corday, Gardiner, New York

Morgan Craig, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cynthia Daignault, Gibson Island, Maryland

Ana H. del Amo, Cáceres, Spain

John Dempcy, Seattle, Washington

Jasenko Dordevic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sebastijan Dracic, Zagreb, Croatia

Greg Drasler, New York, New York

Chris Drury, Laughton Lewes, England

Jack Early, Brooklyn, New York

Mitch Epstein, New York, New York

Bart Exposito, Lamy, New Mexico

Barbara Fisher, Asheville, North Carolina

Craig Fisher, New York, New York

Arpad Forgo, Budapest, Hungary

Carolina Fusilier, Mexico

Pio Galbis, Brooklyn, New York

Joan Gold, Eureka, California

Jodie Mim Goodnough, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Elliott Green, Athens, New York

David Hardy, Brooklyn, New York

Clarity Haynes, Brooklyn, New York

Nolan Hendrickson, Los Angeles, California

Virva Hinnemo, East Hampton, New York

William Holub, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Eric Holzman, New York, New York

Judit Horvath Loczi, Budapest, Hungary

Richard Hughes, Herefordshire, England

Junichiro Iwase, Richmond, BC, Canada

Colter Jacobsen, San Francisco, California

Marcus Maria Jung, Santa Monica, California

Matthew Keegan, Brooklyn, New York

Nsenga Knight, Houston, Texas

Hiromitsu Kuroo, Brooklyn, New York

Justen Ladda, New York, New York

Mokha Laget, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Luciana Lamothe, Caba, Argentina

Shane Lavalette, Syracuse, New York

Harry Leigh, Suffern, New York

Alfred Leslie, New York, New York

Mary Little, Los Angeles, Calfornia

Karen Lofgren, Los Angeles, California

Medrie MacPhee, Ridgewood, New York

Henrietta Mantooth, New York, New York

Vera Martins, São Paulo, Brazil

Jason Mena, London, England

Sabre Moore, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Amy Myers, Brooklyn, New York

Jason Needham, Kansas City, Kansas

Anna Ostoya, Brooklyn, New York

Poorvesh Patel, Nizampura Vadodara, India

Bruce Pearson, Long Island City, New York

Oren Pinhassi, New York, New York

Linda Pochesci, Boston, Massachusetts

Don Porcaro, New York, New York

Celeste Rapone, Chicago, Illinois

Ricardo Ribeiro, São Paulo, Brazil

Brie Ruais, Brooklyn, New York

Veronica Ryan, New York, New York

Aki Sasamoto, Brooklyn, New York

David Schafer, Culver City, California

Fran Shalom, Jersey City, New Jersey

William Stewart, Taos, New Mexico

Melinda Stickney-Gibson, Mount Tremper, New York

Pradeep Sukumaran, Thiruvananthapuram, India

Janos Szasz Saxon, Budapest, Hungary

Emanuel Torres Perez, Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico

Bernd Trasberger, Berlin, Germany

Gladys Triana, New York, New York

Daniel Turner, Brooklyn, New York

Victoria Idongesit Udondian, Brooklyn, New York

Hans van Meeuwen, Brooklyn, New York

Teresa Viana, São Paulo, Brazil

Ann Weber, San Pedro, California

Claudia Weber, Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Williams, Woodside, New York

Michael Kelly Williams, Amenia, New York

Todd Williamson, West Hollywood, California

Keith Wilson, Ballycastle, Ireland

Vipin Kumar Yadav, New Delhi, India

Viola Yesiltac, Brooklyn, New York

Tomas Zemla, Spacince, Slovakia



Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri

City Arts, New York, New York

International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York

MacDowell Colony, New York, New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, New York

New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, New York

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, New York

Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, New York