May 1, 2012Assistant Professor Michael Ashkin, art, has been named as a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant for the upcoming year. This is the second time he has been selected for the prestigious award, having first received the distinction in 1997.
The foundation, named after abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner, was established in 1985 to provide financial assistance to visual artists and arts organizations worldwide. Since its inception the foundation has awarded more than 3,500 grants totaling more than 54 million dollars to artists in more than 70 countries. Grants are awarded to professional and personal visual artists based on the dual criteria of artistic merit and financial need.
The Grantee Image Collection is available through the foundation website, as part of an ongoing effort to illustrate the grantees’ work and contact information.