Pollock-Krasner Foundation Announces 2021-22 Grants, Amounting to Nearly $2.7 Million

106 Grants Awarded to Artists and Nonprofit Organizations Internationally

New York, NY – August 2, 2022– Today, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation announces it awarded $2,685,000 to 106 artists and nonprofit organizations during its July 2021-June 2022 fiscal year grant cycle, providing essential support to U.S.-based and international artists. Spanning Los Angeles to India, the latest iteration of grant and award recipients comprise artists from 14 states and 16 countries. Since the Foundation’s establishment in 1985, it has awarded nearly 5,000 grants totaling over $84 million in 79 countries. Particularly critical during the continuing global health crisis, the Foundation’s ongoing funding imparts professional support to artists around the globe, allowing the grantees to create new work, purchase materials, rent studio space, prepare for and mount exhibitions, attend residencies, and offset living expenses. The Foundation continues to accept applications year-round for its individual grant program; for more information or to apply, please visit www.pkf.org.

“As we continue to support Lee Krasner’s legacy, our 2021-22 grant and award recipients illustrate the Foundation’s philanthropy thanks to the generosity of Krasner herself,” said Ronald D. Spencer, Chairman and CEO of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. “She understood how important it is to give artists the funding they need to continue to create new work, and we are proud to expand the opportunities available to our recipients through support for their exhibitions and residency programs.”

This year, the Lee Krasner Award—bestowed in recognition of a lifetime of artistic achievement—is awarded to first time recipient Josely Carvalho. A São Paulo-born multimedia artist, Carvalho maintains studios in Rio de Janeiro and New York, and through her work seeks to highlight memory, women’s issues, and social justice. In addition to Carvalho, other Lee Krasner Award recipients include Laddie John Dill, Rita McBride, and Cheryl Ann Thomas, who were previously recognized and received additional support from the Foundation during the 2021-22 cycle. In addition to being the 2022 recipient of the Pollock Prize for Creativity, Beili Liu was awarded The Brian Wall Foundation Grant for Sculptors. The $25,000 prize identifies an exceptional sculptor and is awarded by The Brian Wall Foundation and administered by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Both awards support Liu’s project Dreams of the High North: Between Survival and Belonging, on view at Hå Gamle Prestegard, a Norwegian National Arts and Cultural Institution, June 2023 through September 2023.

In addition, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation also awarded grants to cultural institutions that engage directly with artists. This year’s organization grantees include: Villa Bergerie in Laguarres, Spain for residency program expenses; Wave Hill in Bronx, NY for artist residency and exhibition expenses; and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT in support of PKF grantee Milano Chow’s solo exhibition, Prima Facie.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2020-21 Artist Grantees and Lee Krasner Award Recipients:

  • Roya Amigh, Cambridge, MA
  • Miroslav Antic, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher, Brooklyn, NY
  • Lou Baltasar, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Monia Ben Hamouda, Milan, Italy
  • David Benarroch, Madrid, Spain
  • Ruth Beraha, Bologna, Italy
  • Hermes Berrío, Miami, FL
  • Shane Bradford, London, England
  • Kathe Burkhart, New York, NY
  • Josely Carvalho, New York, NY
  • Christopher Hart Chambers, New York, NY
  • Marta Chilindron, New York, NY
  • Jeane Cohen, Brunswick, ME
  • Cesar Cornejo, Manchester, England
  • Janet Culbertson, Shelter Island Heights, NY
  • Edith Derdyk, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Claudia Desgranges, Cologne, Germany
  • Laddie John Dill, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kerstin Drechsel, Berlin, Germany
  • Merion Estes, Yucca Valley, CA
  • Rodney Ewing, San Francisco, CA
  • Maura Falfan, New York, NY
  • Jes Fan, Brooklyn, NY
  • Elisa Filomena, Turin, Italy
  • Anna Franceschini, Milan, Italy
  • Malado Francine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Miami Shores, FL
  • Ted Gahl, Litchfield, CT
  • Surya Suran Gied, Berlin, Germany
  • Alison Goodyear, Bedford, England
  • Ashok Kumar Gopalan, Kerala State, India
  • Jude Griebel, Sundre, Canada
  • Matthias Grotevent, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Jennifer Gunlock, Los Angeles, CA
  • Takuji Hamanaka, Brooklyn, NY
  • Christopher E. Harrison, Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Saba Hasan, New Delhi, India
  • Judith Henry, Brooklyn, NY
  • Claudio Herrera, Santiago, Chile
  • Christine Hughes, Ravena, NY
  • Faiza Huma, Bhopal MP, India
  • Fox Hysen, Norfolk, CT
  • Fumi Ishino, Los Angeles, CA
  • David N. Jackson, Tarboro, NC
  • Chris Jagmin, Phoenix, AZ
  • Samuel Jeffery, Berkhamsted, England
  • Ervin A. Johnson, Chicago, IL
  • Pantea Karimi, San Jose, CA
  • Sharon Kelly, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Shila Khatami, Berlin, Germany
  • Duk Ju L. Kim, Chicago, IL
  • Daehong Kim, Busan, South Korea
  • Christina Kral, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Perla Krauze, Mexico City, Mexico
  • David Krippendorff, Berlin, Germany
  • Sandra Lapage, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Makode Linde, Berlin, Germany
  • Beili Liu, Austin, MI
  • Beth Livensperger, Ridgewood, NY
  • Rita McBride, Los Alamos, CA
  • Raymond Meeks, Rhinebeck, NY
  • Christopher Meerdo, Denton, TX
  • Elias Mendel, London, England
  • Stuart Middleton, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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, NY
  • David Rhodes, New York, NY
  • Nathaniel Robinson, Brewster, NY
  • Benjamin Rubloff, Berlin, Germany
  • Rose Salane, Queens, NY
  • Lynn Saville, New York, NY
  • Ghita Skali Lami, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Janice Sloane, New York, NY
  • Harold Smith, Kansas City, KS
  • Cheryl Ann Thomas, Ventura, CA
  • Strijdom van der Merwe, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Virginia Verran, London, England
  • Leigh Wells, Sausalito, CA
  • Pedro Wirz, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Kathy Wright, Sarasota, FL
  • Caitlin Yardley, London, England
  • Vasantha Yogananthan, Marseille, France 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2021-22 Organization Grantees:

  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; support for PKF grantee Milano Chow’s exhibition
  • ArtTable, New York, NY; support for its Women Artists’ Breakfast and Perspective Series
  • Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, Brooklyn, NY; funding for artist award grant
  • Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO; residency program support
  • Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Provincetown, MA; residency program support
  • International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; residency program funding
  • Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland; support for PKF Grantee Daniel Turner’s upcoming exhibition
  • MacDowell, New York, NY; support for its residency program
  • Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; support for its residency program
  • New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY; funding for online resources
  • Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY; funding for Charles C. Bergman Fellowship
  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; support for its residency program
  • Villa Bergerie, Laguarres, Spain; funding for residency program
  • Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; support for its artist residency and exhibition program
  • Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY; residency program artists’ expenses
  • Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; residency program funding


In addition to the 2021-22 grant recipients, over the past year a number of Pollock-Krasner Foundation supported projects have come to fruition, including Detroit-born artist and PKF grantee Matthew Angelo Harrison’s exhibition, Proto, at Kunsthalle Basel, his first solo exhibition at a European institution. The Foundation also supported the production of Harrison’s first monograph, created to accompany the exhibition. Additionally, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation contributed funding to the Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, for the 352-page catalogue for the Women in Abstraction exhibition. Published by Editions du Centre Pompidou, the publication features five essays, 15 thematic topics, and 112 texts analyzing abstraction and the artistic impact of the women in the exhibition, as well as the cultural and feminist history of abstraction.



For more than three decades, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation has supported working artists and cultural organizations internationally. Established in 1985 through the generosity of Lee Krasner, one of the foremost abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century and widow of Jackson Pollock, the Foundation is a leader in providing resources to emerging and established artists. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly 5,000 grants totaling over $84 million in 79 countries. The Foundation continues to accept applications for its individual grant program year-round; for more information, including guidelines for grant applications, visit the Foundation’s website: www.pkf.org.


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