untitled, 2017 inkjet print

Alumna Jessica Segall Awarded Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

August 28, 2017

Jessica Segall ’10, an alumna of Columbia’s Visual Arts Program, has been named a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, which came into being through the support of Lee Krasner, an abstract expressionist painter and the wife of painter Jackson Pollock, has been awarding grants to visual artists since 1985. Its mission is to “relieve the financial burden on recognized professional artists so they can practice and advance their work,” according to its website. Since 1985 it has awarded upwards of $68 million dollars in funding to more than 4,000 artists working in 77 countries.

Segall is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work includes sculpture, performance, and video. She has recently exhibited work in New York, San Antonio, Omaha, and Beijing. In 2015 she was awarded a fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts.