Photo by Jonathan Grassi, 2015
Marsha Pels is internationally known for sculpture which includes a range of labor-intensive cast and fabricated objects, multi-media installations and outdoor site-specific pieces. Her work explores the transformation of found objects in a variety of materials. Ms. Pels defines spaces within site-specific contexts in order to create poetically charged psychological landscapes.
Ms. Pels has won numerous awards including a 1981 Public Art Fund Grant, a Prix de Rome in 1984, a Fullbright Senior Scholar award to Germany in 1997, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2004, and most recently; a 2013 Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant.
Her work is included in collections such as Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Thomas Olbricht Stiftung, Berlin Germany, and the private collection of Dorothy and Lewis Cullman, New York, NY.
Ms. Pels lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.