LUCY PULS
BIOGRAPHY

BORN
1955
Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATION
1980
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1977-1978
Graduate Studies at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1977
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, However Often, 2006

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, At This Place, 2005

Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Things Go Round, 2003

Selected Artwork, 1999-2000

Monographs

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005
"At This Place," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
"Things Go Round," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Ignotum per Ignotius," Littlejohn Contemporary,
New York, NY

2000
"White Elephant," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998
"untidy," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Lucy Puls: Diction," California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA

1996
"Plaything," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Lucy Puls Recent Work," Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, New York, NY

1994
"Recent Work," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
"More Edidici (To Learn by Heart)," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990
"Nemori Vagus: Wandering in the Woods," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Lucy Puls: Sculpture," Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA

1988
"Recent Sculpture," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987
Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986
"Sculpture by Lucy Puls," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1985
Tate Center Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005
"Western Biennale of Fine Art," John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
"2005 Spice Box Invitational," The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2004
"BARELY LEGAL: Danger," Signal66, Washington DC
"the not-so still life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture," Pasadena Museum of California Art  Pasadena, CA

2003
"Well Heeled," Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
"Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art," Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, KS

2002
"Visual Alchemy," Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
"Portrait Obscured," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2001
"This is Not a Book," San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2000
"The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
"Timekeepers," SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
"Shoes, Shoes, Shoes," Frederieke Taylor /TZ'ART, New York, NY

1999
"The People's Plastic Princess," Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
"Domesticated," refusalon, San Francisco, CA
"Transcending Limits: Moving Beyond Mainstream and Margin," traveling exhibition through 2001 organized by Texas Fine Arts Association
"Magic and Ritual: Hanukkiah's Through Contemporary Eyes," Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY

1998
"Alter Status," B&D Studio Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
"California Current," RARE Gallery, New York, NY
"Home Sweet Home," Transamerica Pyramid Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1997
"The Shoe Show," Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

1996-1997
"The Importance of Toys," Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

1996
"Acquiring Minds: Contemporary Art in Santa Barbara, " Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1995
"Wax Works," Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
"The Pervesiveness of Memory." Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
"The Whole is Greater than the Sum of it's Parts: The Art of Repetition," Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Artist Books," City College of San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (continued)

1994
"American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," American Academy of Arts and letters, New York, NY
"Wild Life," California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
"Bad Girls West," UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Small Works," Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1993
"The Portrait as Shoe," Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
"Kink," Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Without," DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
"Go Figure," Ohlone College Art Gallery, Fremont, CA
"Beyond the Written Word," San Jose ICA, San Jose, CA

1992
"Without," The Lab, San Francisco, CA
"Images Transformed," The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
"The Book as Art; 1960 to Now," Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
"The Object Is Bound," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Voices," Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Good Things Come in Small Packages," Judy Kay and Associates, San Francisco, CA
"Beyond Words," Modernism, San Francisco, CA
"The Wall Project," Sculpture Center, New York, NY

1991
"Lingua Franca," Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
"Diverse Directions: Deborah Butterfield, Viola Frey, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Lucy Puls, Judith Shea," Transamerica Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Bay Area and Beyond," Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
"Artist's Books, " San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TX

1990
"Formulation and Representation: Recent Abstract Sculpture," The Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY
"Beyond Words: The Book As Metaphor For Art Volume 2," California Crafts Museum,
San Francisco, CA
"Lead and Wax," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Influences IV," Judith Weintraub Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"The Blues Show," SFMoMA Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989
"Summer '89," E.M. Donahue Gallery, New York, NY
"Gallery Artists," Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Mixed Messages, " Ruggierio Henis Gallery, New York, NY
"A.C.D.H.H.H.J.N.P.P.S.T.," Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA

1988
"Emerging Sculptors," Sculpture Center, New York, NY
"Wood Sculpture: Seven Contemporary Artists," Mary Porter Senson Art Gallery, University of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
"Six Bay Area Women Sculptors," Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA
"Diversity and Presence, Women Faculty Artists of the Emerging Sculptors" Sculpture Center, New York, NY
"New Work '88," Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA

1987
Sculpture Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
"Diversity and Presence," (traveling exhibition), Beginning at U.C. Riverside, to U.C. Irvine, U.C. San Diego, U.C. Davis, And U.C. Santa Cruz
"Three Decades of Art in Davis," Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

1986
"Recent Drawings from Northern California," C.N. Gorman, Museum, University of California,
Davis, CA

1985
"Artists Choose Artists, "Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
"Southern Exposure" Not a Regional Exhibition," (Part I), The Alternative Museum, New York, NY
"Three Dimensions, Eight Ways," Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA