Photo by Steven Kasher
Greenpoint Brooklyn Studio, 1986
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.