Lucy Puls

Artist: Lucy Puls  Titled : Aqua Rapidous ( SWIFT WATER) Mixed Media Wood, Paper, Tuile dated 1994  Farhat Art Musuem Collection

Artist: Lucy Puls
Titled : Aqua Rapidous ( SWIFT WATER)
Mixed Media Wood, Paper, Tuile
dated 1994
Farhat Art Musuem Collection

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EXHIBITIONS
2015
Verge Center for the Arts, Lucy Puls [just you], Sacramento, CA,(solo)
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, The Conversation, San Mateo, CA, (group)
2014
San Jose Institute for Contemporary Arts, Relics, San Jose, CA (group)
Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Day Re-Dreamed, Berkeley, CA (group)
Arts and Humanities Institute, Now Read This: Contemporary Art from the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Boise State University, Boise, CA (group)
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, The Invitation, San Mateo, CA, (group)
2013
Double Take an exhibition from the collection of Lenore Pereira and Rich Niles, held at 70 South Park, San Francisco, CA
East & Peggy Phelps Galleries, ReModel Sculpture Education Now Exhibition, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (group)
2012
Electric Works, Geometria Concretus, San Francisco CA (solo)
Transmission Gallery, Open, Oakland, CA (group)
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, San Francisco, CA
2011
Richmond Art Center, Beyond Traditions: Artist Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II, Richmond, CA (group)
diRosa Gatehouse Gallery, Zombie-Proof House, Napa, CA (group)
2010
Electric Works, Repossessed: Brief Madness, San Francisco CA (solo)
Mondavi Winery, Sed Etiam: Drawings by Lucy Puls, Napa, CA (solo)
Triton Museum of Art, A Childs World, Santa Clara, CA (group)
2009
Shasta College Art Gallery, Sed Etiam, Redding, CA (solo)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, New Works Old Story, San Francisco, CA (group)
charcoaldetroit.com, artwork using charcoal from Detroit area homes and apartment complexes.
Website live for one year. (group)
2008
Aspen Art Museum, Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (group)
Block Gallery, Mark, Sacramento, CA (group)
Block Gallery, Judy, Sacramento, CA (group)
2007
The Jewish Museum, Repairing the World: Contemporary Ritual Art, New York, NY (group)
2006
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, However Often: Drawings, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Intersection for the Arts, Terror, San Francisco, CA (group)
Parallel Projects@NYDC, Chapter Two: a show of objects, New York, NY (group)
Bedford Gallery, See Jane Run, Walnut Creek, CA (group)
2005
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, At This Place, San Francisco, CA (solo)
University Library Art Gallery, Worth a Thousand Words: The Book as Image,
Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery,Rrose Selavy, San Francisco, CA (group)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, SF, CA (group)
2004
Signal66, BARELY LEGAL: Danger, Washington DC (group)
SBC Park, Heart and Soul, San Francisco, CA (group)
Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Politics, Pleasant Hill, CA (group)
University Art Gallery, Danger, California State University, Chico, CA (group)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Hard Candy, San Jose, CA (group)
Pasadena Museum of California Art the not-so still life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, Pasadena, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, What’s Doin’, San Francisco, CA (group)
Off the Preserve, di Rosa Preserve annex space, Danger, Napa, CA (group)
2003
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Things Go Round, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Littlejohn Contemporary, Ignotum per Ignotius new work, New York, NY (solo)
Ulrich Museum of Art, Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art, Wichita, Kansas (group)
Kirkland Arts Center, Well Heeled: Artists Who Use Shoes As A Muse, Kirkland, WA (group)
2002
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Portrait Obscured, San Jose, CA (group)
Oakland Art Gallery, Visual Alchemy 1: Laurie Reid, Lucy Puls, Alan Rath, Mari Andrews, Oakland, CA (group)
2001
Memorial Union Gallery, Party Mix, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA (solo)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery
from the Logan Collection, San Francisco, CA (group)
Nathan Rosen Gallery, Magic and Ritual, Boca Raton, FL (group)
2000
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, White Elephant, San Francisco, CA (solo)
San Francisco Camerawork, Timekeepers, San Francisco, CA (group)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, This is Not a Book, San Jose, CA (group)
1999
Frederieke Taylor/ TZ’ Art, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, New York, NY (group)
Refusalon, Domesticated, San Francisco, CA (group)
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, The Peoples Plastic Princess, Alberta, Canada (group)
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Magic and Ritual, New York, NY (group)
Louis Stern Fine Art, The Child Within: Innocence and Anxiety in Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (group)
Graystone Gallery, From Head to Toe, San Francisco, CA (group)
Museum of Art and History, “Altered: The Animal in Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz, CA (group)
The Jewish Museum of San Francisco, Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret the Tzedakah Box, San Francisco, CA (group)
Transcending Limits, traveling exhibition: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, TX, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX (group)
1998
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, untidy, San Francisco, CA (solo)
California Museum of Art, Diction, Santa Rosa, CA (solo)
B and D Contemporanea, Alter Status, Milan, Italy (group)
Transamerica Building Gallery, Home Sweet Home, San Francisco, CA (group)
RARE, California Current, New York, NY (group)
1997
Bedford Gallery, The Shoe Show, Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA (group)
Southern Exposure, Girls Girls Girls, San Francisco, CA (group)
Monique Knowlton Gallery, The Importance of Toys, New York, NY (group)
1996
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Plaything, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Acquiring Minds, Santa Barbara, CA (group)
1995
Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, Lucy Puls Recent Work, New York, NY (solo)
Corcoran Gallery of Art,The Persuasiveness of Memory, Washington, D.C. (group)
Sherry Frumkin Gallery, The Whole is Greater then the Sum of it’s Parts: The Art of Repetition, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Nora Haime Gallery, Wax, New York, NY (group)
1994
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Recent Work San Francisco, CA (solo)
Sculpture Center, Small Works, New York, NY (group)
California Center for the Arts Museum, Wildlife, Escondido, CA (group)
Secession Gallery at Haines Gallery, Discards, San Francisco, CA (group)
UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Bad Girls West, Los Angeles, CA (group)
American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY (group)
1993
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, More Edidici (To Learn By Heart) , San Francisco, CA (solo)
San Jose ICA, Beyond the Written Word, San Jose, CA (group)
Mark Moore Gallery, Kink, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Diverse Works, Without Houston, TX (group)
Palo Alto Cultural Center, The Portrait As Shoe, Palo Alto, CA (group)
1992
The Lab, Without, San Francisco, CA (group)
Shea and Bornstein, Voices, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Sculpture Center, The Wall Project, New York, NY (group)
Oakland Museum, Images Transformed, Oakland, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, The Object Is Bound, San Francisco, CA (group)
1991
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Edidici (To Learn By Heart) , San Francisco, CA (solo)
Transamerica Building Gallery, Diverse Directions: Deborah Butterfield, Viola Frey, Mildred Howard Hung Lui, Lucy Puls, Judith Shea, San Francisco, CA (group)
Falkirk Cultural Center, Lingua Franca, San Rafael, CA (group)
1990
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Nemori Vagus: Wandering in the Woods, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Davis, CA (solo)
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, Formulation and Representation:
Recent Abstract Sculpture”, New York, NY (group)
Craft Museum, Beyond Words: The Book As Metaphor for Art, San Francisco, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Lead and Wax, San Francisco, CA (group)
Judith Weintraub Gallery, Influences, Sacramento, CA (group)
SFMOMA Rental Gallery, The Blues Show, San Francisco, CA (group)
1989
E.M. Donahue Gallery, Summer ’89, New York, NY (group)
Ruggierio Henis Gallery, Mixed Messages, New York, NY (group)
Nelson Gallery, UC-Davis, A.C.D.H.H.H.J.N.P.P.S.T. , Davis, CA (group)
1988
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Recent Sculpture, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Sculpture Center, Emerging Sculptors, New York, NY (group)
Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Six Bay Area Women Sculptors, Moraga, CA (group)
Sesnon Art Gallery, Wood Sculpture: Seven Contemporary Artists, Santa Cruz, CA (group)
1987
Cirrus Gallery, Lucy Puls: Recent Work, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Introductions ’87, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Carnegie Art Center, Sculpture Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH (group)
1986
Richmond Art Center, Sculpture by Lucy Puls, Richmond, CA (solo)
Djurovich Gallery, Lucy Puls: Sculpture and Drawings, Sacramento, CA (solo)
C.N. Gorman Museum, Recent Drawings from Northern California, Davis, CA (group)
1985
Nelson Gallery, UC-Davis, Lucy Puls: Sculpture and Drawings, Davis, CA (solo)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC (solo)
Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC (solo)
Tate Center Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (solo)
Matrix Gallery, Three Dimensions, Eight Ways, Sacramento, CA (group)
Alternative Museum, Southern Exposure: Not A Regional Exhibition, (Part 1) , New York, NY (group)
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Artists Choose Artists, Greensboro, NC (group)
1984
Asheville Art Museum, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Asheville, NC (solo)
Swain School of Design, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, New Bedford, MA (solo)
Piazzo Venezia, Portrait of the South, Rome, Italy (group)
J. Melberg Gallery, Portrait of the South, Charlotte, NC (group)
Gaston County Museum of History and Art, Dallas, NC (group)
Asheville Art Museum, October Show, Asheville, NC (group)
Fayetteville Art Museum, Fayetteville, NC (group)
1983
Wheeler Gallery, Lucy Puls: Recent Work,Providence, RI (solo)
1981
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Providence, RI (solo)
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGS
Lucy Puls [just you], exhibition catalog, Verge Center for the Arts, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA, 2015, ISBN 978-0-692-51172-5
Stuffed: Stofftiere in der installativen Kunst, By Carmen Messmer, published by Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2015, ISBN 978-3-496-01535-2
Gillian Whiteley, Junk: Art and the Politics of Trash, I.B.Tauris Publishers, 2010, ISBN: 9781848854123 –HC, ISBN: 9781848854130 – paperback
Lucy Puls: However Often, exhibition catalog, essay by Laura Richard Janku, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Edition One Books, Oakland, CA 2006
Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, 2003, ISBN 1-887883-04-5
Susan Landauer, William Gerdts, and Patricia Trenton, the not-so still life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003, ISBN 0-520-23937-7
Epicenter: San Francisco Bay Area Art Now, by Mark Johnstone and Leslie Abound Holzman, Chronicle Books, 2002, ISBN 0-8118-3541-3
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection, Essay by Heather Whitmore Jain, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000
Wildlife, essays by Reesey Shaw and Jeff Kelley, California Center for the Arts Museum, 1994, ISBN 1-885088-00-0
Bad Girls, essays by Cheryl Dunye, Linda Goode Bryant, Marcia Tanner, and Marcia Tucker, Published by The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 1994
Lucy Puls, essays by Marcia Tanner and Jeff Kelley, Published by Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1994, Library of Congress Card Number: 94-069718
Images Transformed, Essay by Karen Tsujimoto, Published by the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 1992
Formulation and Representation, Essay by Susan Edwards, Published by Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY, 1990
Southern Exposure: Not a Regional Exhibition, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY, 1985
Portrait of the South, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, 1984
REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND ESSAYS
Loni Stark, Wanderlust: Exploring Nourish at the Napa Valley Museum (video feature) , October 1, 2015 http://www.starkinsider.com/…/wanderlust-exploring-nourish-…
Victoria Dalkey, Lucy Puls’ New Show Examines Consumer-World Castoffs, September 17, 2015,http://www.sacbee.com/ent…/arts-culture/article35454123.html
Justina Marino, Reimagined Histories: A Retrospective of the Work of Lucy Puls, September 14, 2015, Tube Magazine http://tubemag.com/…/reimagined-histories-a-retrospective-…/”
Kim Beil, Relics, art ltd, January/February 2015
Catherine Nueva Espana, Relics at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Jan 5, 2015 http://www.drosteeffectmag.com/relics-san-jose-institute-co
Joe Rosato Jr., NBC Bay Area, Exhibit Pays Homage to Departed Tech December 8, 2014,http://www.nbcbayarea.com/video/
Kenneth Baker, See Anxiety Seep From a Multiplicity of Concepts San Francisco Chronicle, Section D, Page D2, April 27, 2013
Genevieve Quick, Geometria Concretus 4/1 ShotGun!: Art Practical http://www.artpractical.com/…/geometria_concretus…/September 25, 2012
Glen Helfand, Geometria Concretus 4/1 ShotGun!: Art Practical http://www.artpractical.com/re…/geometria_concretus_helfand/, September 23, 2012
Maria Medua, Geometria Concretus – Lucy PulsSeptember, 7, 2012, http://www.artbusiness.com/1open/090712.html
Michele Carlson, Zombie-Proof Houseartpractical.com,http://www.artpractical.com/review/zombie-proof_house/ ,June 28, 2011
Barbara Morris, Lucy Puls, Artillery, Vol 5 Issue 3, Jan/Feb 2011 www.artillerymag.com/mini– reviews/
Tess Thackara, Lucy Puls – Repossessed: Brief Madness, Stretcher, http://www.stretcher.org/…/lucy_puls_-_repossessed…/Featured Review
Kenneth Baker, In Foreclosure Loses, Sculptor Sees Opening, San Francisco Chronicle, Page E2, November 20, 2010, also online:http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi
Kristin Farr, Repossessed: Brief Madness and Colony at Electric Works, http://ww2.kqed.org/…/repossessed_brief_madness_and_colony…/, October 31, 2010″ target=”_blank”>http://www.kqed.org/arts/visualarts/article.jsp?essid=37111, October 31, 2010
Clare Coppel, Repossessed: Lucy Puls,www.artbusiness.com/1open/102210.html, October 22, 2010
Stewart Oksenhorn, Connecting the Pots, The Aspen Times, Page B5-6, October31, 2008
Tim Foster, Not Only, But Also: Lucy Puls in Sacramento, Midtown Monthly, pages 16-17, April 2008
Susan Wooldridge, Lucy Puls at CSU Chico, Artweek, page 14, Volume 39, Issue 1 February 2008
Kenneth Baker, Puls and Anderson at Wirtz, San Francisco Chronicle, Page E10, November 18, 2006
Barbara Morris, Image as Object at Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, Artweek, p 14-15, Volume 37, Issue 4 May 2006
Glen Helfan, Lucy Puls, Artforum, XLIII, No. 10, Pages 330-331, Summer 2005
Laura Janku, Lucy Puls, Sculpture, pages 73-74, January/February 2004, Vol. 23, Number 1
Michael S. Gant, Candy Caning, Metro, February 12-18, 2004, Vol. 19, NO. 51
Dustin Parker, Let’s Get Barbie Naked! , F5:AltArts: City Culture, October 30, 2003
Harry Roche, Lucy Puls at Stephen Wirtz Gallery,Artweek, pages 14-15, Volume 34, Issue 6, July/August 2003
Glen Helfan, Lucy Puls,Artforum Online, Critics Picks, May 16, 2003
Jesse Hamlin, Old Record Albums Echo in Puls’ Work, San Francisco Chronicle, Pages D1 and D17, May 9, 2003
Berin Golonu, At The Galleries: Lucy Puls, Flash Art, page 48, Volume XXXIII, Number 213, Summer 2000
Amanda Jones, Block Party, Surface, Chaos Theory Issue, 2000, Number 24, Page 42
Sarah Coleman, Timekeepers at SF Camerawork, Artweek,pages 14-15, Volume 21,Issue 7/8, July/August 2000
Kenneth Baker, Lucy Puls’ “White Elephant, San Francisco Chronicle, page b1, February 26, 2000
Berin Golonu, Around the House: Women Artists Challenge Domestic Traditions, Artweek, pages 15-16, Sept 1999
David Hunt, Lucy Puls, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Sculpture, pages 58-59, October 1998
Kenneth Baker, Lucy Puls’ “untidy” Show Has Some Neat Meanings, San Francisco Chronicle, C1, Mar 26, 1998
Sandy Thompson, Lucy Puls at the California Museum of Art, Artweek, March 1998
__________, Gioxhi da Investimento, Milano Finanza, September 25,1998
Penelope Shackelford, Understanding Process: The Artwork of Lucy Puls, Davis Enterprise, p10 – 12, Oct 23, 1997
Paul Richard, Retrieved ‘Memory’ , The Washington Post, May 21, 1995
Joanna Shaw-Eagle, Finding Their Own Way From Path of Master, The Washington Times, 1995
Jamie Brunson, Lucy Puls at Stephen Wirtz, Art Issues, P.34, Jan-Feb 1995
Harry Roche, Critics Choice: Art; Lucy Puls, San Francisco Bay Guardian, page 78, November 2, 1994
Alfred Jan, Artist Lucy Puls Topples Barbie, ArtistWriter, Volume 3.10, November, 1994
M.A. Greenstein, Our Baddies, Our Selves, Visions, page, 14-17, Fall 1994
Kenneth Baker, Sculptor Puls Builds Blocks of Memory, San Francisco Chronicle, page E1, October 22, 1994
Robert L. Pincus, Art Center Show a Wild Look at Animals, San Diego Union Tribune, October 2, 1994
Katina Huston, Things Being What They Are, Visions, Spring 1994
David Levi Strauss, Without, ArtForum, Summer, 1993
Randal Davis, Between Covers, Artweek, December 16, 1993
Leslie Green, Lucy Puls Sculpts Truth, Surreal Underground Entertainment, page 6, Fall 1993
Kenneth Baker, New Bay Area Art Belies Instability, San Francisco Chronicle, page 39, March 14, 1993
Kenneth Baker, Art Defies Show’s Limiting Title, San Francisco Chronicle, page C5, May 9, 1992
David Bonetti, Conceptual Art By The Book, San Francisco Examiner, April 24, 1992
Diana Ketcham, Poor Theme Drawn From Fine Exhibition, Oakland Tribune, page B-3, April 20, 1992
David Bonetti, From Flower Power to Chain of Events, San Francisco Examiner, page B-5, October 29, 1991
Kenneth Baker, Puls and Smith at Stephen Wirtz, San Francisco Chronicle, page E-4, October 23, 1991
Kenneth Baker, A Proper Women’s Show at Transamerica, San Francisco Chronicle, page C-6, May 11, 1991
Frank Cebulski, Old and Whispered Secrets, Artweek, April 18, 1991
Mark Levy, Freezing Freud and Other Nasty Games, Art International, Winter 1991
Victoria Dalkey, The Sound of Distant Echos, Sacramento Bee, Encore Magazine, Dec. 22,1990
Mark Levy, Lucy Puls, Artspace, vol. 4, no. 6, September/October 1990
Kenneth Baker, New Wirtz Space, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 1990
Michael Brenson, Four Sculptors, New York Times, January 6, 1989
Kenneth Baker, Lucy in the Studio with Fiberglass, San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 1988
AWARDS, DEGREES, RESIDENCIES, OTHER
2015-2016
Kala Fellowship Award, Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkeley, CA
2015
Oxbow School, Napa, CA, Visiting Artist
2013
A Trapped In Your Mind Feeling, curated by Lucy Puls, catalog essay by Heidi De Vries, Aggregate Space Gallery and Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012
MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH
2010
Yaddo Corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA
2009
Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood Washington, Artist in Residency
1990
California Arts Council Fellowship
EDUCATION, POSITIONS
1985 – present
Professor of Art, University of California, Davis
1982 – 1985
Assistant Professor of Art, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
1980 -1982
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
Freelance Model Maker, Providence RI
1980
M.F.A. in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design
1977
B.S. in Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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