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The Pollock-Krasner Foundation announces nearly $2.7 million in new grants

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has revealed that it will award grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to 106 artists and nonprofit organizations around the world. The recipients represent sixteen countries and sixteen states. The grants are intended to provide artists and organizations with professional support, enabling them to create new work, purchase equipment, rent a studio, prepare and mount exhibitions, and attend residencies. Funds can also be used to offset living expenses.

This year, the Lee Krasner Lifetime Achievement Award went to first-time Brazilian multimedia artist Josely Carvalho. Born in São Paulo, Carvalho studies political themes through media such as poetry, performance, video art, installation, olfactory art and screen printing. In the late 1970s, she founded the Silkscreen Project at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, New York, teaching community members how to produce political banners. In the 1980s, she participated in Artists’ Call Against US Intervention in Central America and organized an exhibition on reproductive rights that brought the work of female artists from Brazil into dialogue with that of their American counterparts.

Installation artist Beili Liu, born in Jilin, China, was announced last January as the recipient of the 2022 Pollock Prize for Creativity for her installation and performance series. Dreams of the Far North: between survival and belonging, which will be presented next summer at the Norwegian gallery Hå Gamle Prestegard. In addition to the $50,000 prize, Liu also received the Brian Wall Foundation’s $25,000 grant for sculptors.

The organization provides funding each year to organizations that engage directly with artists. This year’s recipients are Villa Bergerie in Laguarres, Spain, which will use the money to cover the expenses of the residency program; Bronx, New York’s Wave Hill, in support of artists’ residency and exhibition fees; and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, to finance the solo exhibition “Prima Facie” by Milano Chow, recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

The full list of 2021-2022 recipients is below.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2021-2022 Artist Grantees and Lee Krasner Award Winners:

Roya Amigh, Cambridge, MA

Miroslav Antic, West Palm Beach, Florida

Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher, Brooklyn, NY

Lou Baltasar, Dusseldorf

Monia Ben Hamouda, Milan

David Benarroch, Madrid

Ruth Beraha, Bologna, Italy

Hermès Berrio, Miami

Shane Bradford, London

Kathe Burkhart, New York

Josely Carvalho, New York

Christopher Hart Chambers, New York

Marta Chilindron, New York

Jeane Cohen, Brunswick, ME

Cesar Cornejo, Manchester, UK

Janet Culbertson, Shelter Island Heights, New York

Edith Derdyk, Sao Paulo

Claudia Desgranges, Cologne

Laddie John Dill, Los Angeles

Kerstin Drechsel, Berlin

Merion Estes, Yucca Valley, California

Rodney Ewing, San Francisco

Maura Falfan, New York

Jes Fan, Brooklyn, NY

Elisa Filomena, Torino

Anna Franceschini, Milan

Malado Francine, Los Angeles

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Miami Shores, Florida

Ted Gahl, Litchfield, Connecticut

Surya Suran Gied, Berlin

Alison Goodyear, Bedford, UK

Ashok Kumar Gopalan, State of Kerala, India

Jude Griebel, Sundre, Canada

Matthias Grotevent, Dusseldorf

Jennifer Gunlock, Los Angeles

Takuji Hamanaka, Brooklyn, NY

Christopher E. Harrison, Brooklyn Park, MN

Saba Hassan, New Delhi

Judith Henry, Ravena, NY

Faiza Huma, MP for Bhopal, India

Fox Hysen, Norfolk, Connecticut

Fumi Ishino, Los Angeles

David N. Jackson, Tarboro, North Carolina

Chris Jagmin, Phoenix

Samuel Jeffery, Berkhamsted, UK

Ervin A. Johnson, Chicago

Pantea Karimi, San Jose, California

Sharon Kelly, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Shila Khatami, Berlin

Duk Ju L. Kim, Chicago

Daehong Kim, Haeundae-gu Busan, South Korea

Christina Kral, Frankfurt

Perla Krauze, Mexico City

David Krippendorff, Berlin

Sandra Lapage, Sao Paulo

Makode Linde, Berlin

Beili Liu, Austin, Michigan

Beth Livensperger, Ridgewood, NY

Rita McBride, Los Alamos, CA

Raymond Meeks, Rhinebeck, NY

Christopher Meerdo, Benton, TX

Elias Mendel, London

Stuart Middleton, Glasgow

Lavely Miller, Cambridge, MD

Penny Olson, Vallejo, CA

Bundith Phunsombatlert, Brooklyn, NY

Luisa Rabbia, Brooklyn, NY

Ransome, Rhinebeck, NY

Michael Reafsnyder, Orange, CA

Hunter Reynolds, New York

David Rhodes, New York

Nathaniel Robinson, Brewster, NY

Benjamin Rubloff, Berlin

Rose Salane, Queens, NY

Lynn Saville, New York

Ghita Skali Lami, Amsterdam

Janice Sloane, New York

Harold Smith, Kansas City, KS

Cheryl Ann Thomas, Ventura, CA

Strijdom van der Merwe, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Virginie Verran, London

Leigh Wells, Sausalito, CA

Pedro Wirz, Zürich

Kathy Wright, Sarasota, Florida

Caitlin Yardley, London

Vasantha Yogananthan, Marseilles, France

Beneficiaries of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2021-2022:

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut; support for the exhibition of the PKF scholarship holder Milano Chow

Art Table, New York; support for her Breakfast and Perspective of Women Artists series

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Brooklyn, NY; funding for the artist grant

Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri; residency program support

Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA; residency program support

International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; residency program funding

Base Kunsthalle; support for the next exhibition of PKF Grantee Daniel Turner

MacDowell, New York; support for their residency program

Museum of Arts and Design, New York; support for their residency program

New York Foundation for the Arts, New York; online resource funding

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York; funding for the Charles C. Bergman Fellowship

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; support for their residency program

Villa Bergerie, Laguarres, Spain; residency program funding

Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; support for its program of artist residencies and exhibitions

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY; expenditures by artists in the residency program

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; residency program funding