The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $3.1 million to a hundred and eleven artists and twelve organizations.
“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, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. “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 9th Street Show, we are continuing to advance much-needed scholarship.”
The Lee Krasner Award, given in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement, was awarded to artists Squeak Carnwath and Blane De St. Croix in honor of their distinguished careers. Earlier this year the Foundation announced Todd Williamson as the recipient of the 2018-19 Pollock Prize for Creativity, created to honor the artistic legacies of Lee Krasner and Jackson Pollock and given to an artist whose work embodies high creative standards and has a substantial impact on individuals and society. The $50,000 award is being used to support Williamson’s exhibition Processional, a solo installation on view during the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, May 9 through November 24, 2019.