Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards $3.35 million in Grants to Artists and Nonprofits
June 23rd, 2021
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation today announced that it would award grants totaling $3.35 million to 137 artists and nonprofit organizations around the world. The recipients represent seventeen states, Puerto Rico, and fourteen countries. The grants are meant to provide artists and organizations with professional support, enabling them to create new work, purchase materials, rent studio space, prepare for and mount exhibitions and attend residencies. Funds may also be used to offset living expenses.
Since its founding, the New York–based arts nonprofit—established in 1985 by abstract artist Lee Krasner, the widow of Jackson Pollock—has awarded to recipients in seventy-eight countries nearly 5,000 grants totaling $82 million. “As we continue to fulfill Lee Krasner’s vision of supporting working artists internationally, we are proud to provide artists the opportunity to practice and advance their work,” said foundation chair and CEO Ronald D. Spencer in a statement. Spencer also noted that the organization provided funding to the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou for the Women in Abstraction catalogue accompanying its exhibition of the same title, which presented Krasner’s work alongside that of many others. As well, the foundation helped fund the 2022 Whitney Biennial and sculptor Matthew Angelo Harrison’s 2021 exhibition “Proto” at the Kunsthalle Basel.
The organization additionally announced the recipients of this year’s Lee Krasner Awards, given to artists in recognition of their lifetime achievement. Sculptors Rita McBride and Cheryl Ann Thomas were named as first-time recipients of the award, alongside painter Squeak Carnwath, sculptor and installation artist Blane De St. Croix, multimedia artist Laddie John Dill, and conceptual artist Morgan O’Hara, all of whom had already been honored with standard grants. Sculptor Alex Schweder was named the recipient of this year’s $30,000 Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors, awarded by the Wall Foundation and administered by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
The complete list of 2020–21 recipients is below.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2020-21 Artist Grantees:
Øystein Aasan, Berlin Alessandro Agudio, Berlin Bettina Allamoda, Berlin David Amico, Los AngelesTodd D. Anderson, Clemson, SCShaji Appukuttan, Ernakulam, IndiaKenseth Armstead, Brooklyn, NYMicol Assaël, Rome Olga Balema, Brooklyn, NY Gary Batty, Gardiner, NY Aviv Benn, Chicago Laurenz Berges, Düsseldorf Alessandro Biggio, Cagliari, Italy Miguel Borrego, Manises, Spain Benni Bosetto, Montevecchia, Italy Greg Bray, Chicago Riley Brewster, New Haven Jessica Brilli, Quincy, MA Anne Buckwalter, Philadelphia Astrid Busch, Berlin Peter Callas, Belvidere, NJ Squeak Carnwath, Oakland, CA Othon Castaneda, Brownsville, TX Jeff Chapman-Crane, Eolia, KY Mike Childs, Bronx, NY Il-Jin Choi, Frankfurt Michael Combs, Greenport, NY Gianluca Concialdi, Palermo, Italy Jeff Cowen, Berlin Mithun Dasgupta, Kolkata Anna U. Davis, Washington, DC Lisa Corinne Davis, Brooklyn, NY Blane De St. Croix, Brooklyn, NY Steve DiBenedetto, New York Laddie John Dill, Los Angeles Michael Dunbar, Springfield, IL Vanessa Enriquez, Berlin Ettore Favini, Cremona, Italy Amy Feldman, Brooklyn, NY Fredone Fone, Vitoria, Brazil Peter Fraser, London Joanne Freeman, New York Eric French, San Juan, PR Annette Frick, Berlin Gabriel Garcilazo, Cuernavaca, Mexico Linda Geary, Oakland, CA Francesco Gennari, Milano, Italy Melissa Gordon, Brussels, Belgium Assaf Gruber, Berlin Diego Gualandris, Albino, Italy Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Berlin Hannah Hallermann, Berlin Paul Harbutt, Hudson, NY Daesha Devón Harris, Saratoga Springs, NY Matthew Angelo Harrison, Detroit Stef Heidhues, Berlin Alison Hiltner, Minneapolis Hipkiss, Panjas, France Akira Ikezoe, New York Jay Isaac, Toronto Alexander Iskin, Berlin Caro Jost, Munich Sidharthan K, Ernakulam, India Selena Kimball, Brooklyn, NY John Kleckner, Berlin Susan Klein, Charleston, SC Cyrill Lachauer, Berlin Patricia Lambertus, Bremen, Germany Shaun Leonardo, Brooklyn, NY Sharon Lockhart, Los Angeles Katherine Lubar, London Marius Lüscher, Bern Maggie Madden, Dublin Yeni Mao, New York Sonia Martin, London Nicola Martini, Milan Rita McBride, Santa Monica, CA Catalina Mena, Santiago, Chile Yonas Million, Toronto Ranu Mukherjee, San Francisco Vitesh N. Naik, Fatorda, India Shervone Neckles, Queens Village, NY Luca Nejedly, Bern Valerio Nicolai, Gorizia, Italy Ramekon O’Arwisters, San Francisco Nela Ochoa, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Morgan O’Hara, New York Kristina Page, London Alessandro Pessoli, Los Angeles Olivia Petrides, Chicago Dustin M. Pevey, Marfa, TX Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, Williamstown, MA Andrea Pichl, Berlin Peter Reginato, New York Doug Reina, Stony Brook, NYElliott Jamal Robbins, Tucson Gamaliel Rodriguez, Cabo Rojo, PR Terri Rolland, Santa Fe, NM Alexander Ross, Great Barrington, MA Carol Rowan, Nobleboro, ME Donna Ruff, Miami Beach Katia Santibañez, New York Bojan Sarcevic, Paris Irene Schubiger, Zollikofen, Switzerland Alex Schweder, Brooklyn, NY Joydip Sengupta, Kolkata, India Rick Shaefer, Fairfield, CT Namsal Siedlecki, Seggiano, Italy Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Long Island City, NY David Slater, Sag Harbor, NY Hans Stalder, Bern Seth Tane, Portland, OR Cheryl Ann Thomas, Ventura, CA Antony Valerian, Berlin Asim Waqif, New Delhi Brigid Watson, South Boston Suse Weber, Berlin Marjorie Welish, New York Paul White, Bulleen, Australia
Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2020–21 Organization Grantees
ArtTable, New York; support for its Women Artists’ Breakfast and Perspective Series
Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Brooklyn, NY; funding for artist award grant The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; AIM program funding Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO; residency program support Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts, New York; monograph funding International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; residency program funding Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; support for PKF Grantee Matthew Angelo Harrison’s exhibition, Proto, and accompanying monograph La Napoule Art Foundation, Portsmouth, NH; support for its residency program MacDowell Colony, New York; support for its residency program Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou, Paris; funding for the Women in Abstraction exhibition catalogue Museum of Arts and Design, New York; support for its residency program New York Foundation for the Arts, New York; funding for online resources SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY; support of its In Practice open call program Villa Bergerie, Laguarres, Spain; funding for residency program Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; support for its Winter Workspace Residency and Sunroom Project Space Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; funding for the Whitney Biennial artists’ production expenses Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY; residency program artists’ expenses Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; residency program funding