Painters & Sculptors Program 2017 Lucy Puls

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Lucy Puls

Berkeley, CA
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Lucy Puls works with images and objects to explore the uniquely human relationship to material possessions. Puls received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is represented in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Oakland Museum, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, and the Jewish Museum in New York. Puls is a Professor of Art at the University of California at Davis. She lives in Berkeley, California.


“This work originates from dozens of homes that were suddenly abandoned in the late 2000’s, the result of the global banking crisis… Wandering through these interiors is akin to hiking in a forest with fallen, decaying trees. Both are beautiful and forlorn; speak of life, the passage of time, the fragility of material.”


  • Delapsus (Door with Scratched Message), 2017, Japanese paper, ink, mica, 52 x 35 x 6 inches

  • Delapsus (Carpet with Debris), 2017, Japanese paper, ink, mica, 51 x 35 x 7 inches

  • Delapus (Kitchen Floor with Rectangle), 2017, Japanese paper, ink, mica, 96 x 65 x 16 inches

  • Delapus (Between Kitchen and Dining Room), 2017, 108 x 62 x 36 inches, Japanese paper, ink, mica

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.