Lucy Pullen  visual artist, b. 1971 Montréal Canada, lives in New York


2019 collaboration with Tom Butter, public sculpture,  Duckworth Museum, New Hampshire (June - Sept)

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, traveling group show, Halifax (May - July);

University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Canada (September - November);

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth Canada (November - January 2020)

public projects

2018 Spatial Mural, permanent installation, North (formerly Thalmic Labs) Kitchener, Canada

Recognize Everyone, multiple & theme for CAFKA ’18, Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada 06/2-07/1

2013 Swing, temporary installation, Nocturne: Art at Night (with Anchor Projects) Halifax Canada

2011 The Cloud Chamber, permanent installation / collaboration with Physics & Astronomy, UVIC

2010 Blind Spot, temporary installation, Festival of Independents, Tate Modern, London 05/12 - 03/21

2003 Wallpaper, long-term installation,  Open Space, Victoria BC Canada 05/2003 – 05/2005

2000 The Car, temporary installation in a parking lot, Elkins Park, Philadelphia, USA 12/1-3

1997 2500 Superballs, intervention in collaboration with Sandy Plotnikoff, Halifax NS, Canada, 7am, 05/27

1994 Eat Your Words, temporary intervention in a grocery store, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada07/22-27


2018 Lifelong Radar Tracks of Bumble Bees, public installation, The Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada

100 Closest Stars, public installation, The Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada

Post, three person, Folder, Ridgewood NY USA (06/02-27)

2015 Prime Matter, drawing invitational, New York USA

Archive Fever, group show, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo Canada

The Last Brucennial, survey, Bruce High Quality Foundation Invitational, New York USA

New York Art Book Fair, fair, PS1/MoMA (represented by The Thing Quarterly) New York USA

2013 Wallpower, group show,  Library & Archives Exhibition #45, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

New York Art Book Fair, fair, PS1/MoMA (represented by The Thing Quarterly) New York USA

2012     Speakers, group show, Artist Lecture Series Invitational, New York USA

New York Art Book Fair, fair, PS1/MoMA (represented by The Thing Quarterly) New York USA

2011 The Cloud Chamber and Related Works, solo show, Henry Art Gallery, UW, Seattle USA (04/5-06/26)

2010 I Would Prefer Not To, solo show, Artspeak, Vancouver Canada, (02/12-03/21)

The Effect Effect, solo show, Ping Pong Gallery, San Francisco USA

Pulse, fair, (represented by Romer Young Gallery, SF) New York USA

Luminous Lines, group show,Scripps College, Clairmont USA

Drawing on Drawing, group show, Deep Space, New York USA

50 Artists Photograph the Future, group show,  Higher Pictures, New York USA

2009    Somewhere Along the Line,  group show, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax Canada

Infinite Egress, group show, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey Canada

Blue-like and Orange, group show,  Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa

Canada How Soon Is Now, survey,  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada

2008     A Closer Look #7, group show, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia USA

NADA Art Fair Miami, fair, represented by The Thing Quarterly

The New York Art Book Fair, fair, represented by The Thing Quarterly

2007     A Spectral Glimpse, group show,  Platform, Seattle

Street Scene, group show, Murray Guy Gallery, New York

2001    Supercollaborators,  two person, (with Sandy Plotnikoff) Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver Canada

Works on Paper, group show, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside Pennsylvania, USA

Out of Bounds, group show, The Luckman Gallery, UCLA Los Angeles California, USA

Freestanding, group show, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside Pennsylvania, USA

1999     Fin de Siècle, two person, Optica, Montréal Canada

Serial Killers, group show, Platform, curator Rosemary Heather, London England

To Be Continued, group show, Parlour Projects, Art in General & Bellwether, New York, USA

Wallpapers, group show, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Canada

1998     Transition, two person, Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax Canada

Some Babies Were Just Born Sad, group show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax Canada

1997    Lucy Pullen, Mitchell Weibe, two person, St. Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax Canada

See-through Cities, group show, Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto Canada

1996     1:1 Recent Halifax Sculpture, three person, SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto Canada

academic work

The University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts, Assistant Professor, Visual Art, 2002 - 2013

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Adjunct, Basic 3D Design, 2016

Montclair State University, Visiting Specialist, MFA seminar: Special Topics, 2016

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Adjunct, undergraduate sculpture, 2015

Montclair State University, Visiting Specialist, MFA seminar: Worldmaking, 2015

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Visiting Artist, undergraduate sculpture, 2014

Rutgers Mason Gross, State University of New Jersey, Visiting Artist, MFA sculpture seminar, 2013


printed matter, National Gallery of Canada, Library & Archives, Ottawa Ontario, Canada

sculpture, The University of Victoria, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Victoria British Columbia, Canada

wallpaper, The NSCAD Archive, The Nova Scotia Art Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

sculpture, Certamen Internacional Arte Actual, Murcia Spain

drawing and sculpture, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

sculpture, The Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada


The Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, long-term grants: 2011-2013, 2016-2018

The University of Victoria, Department of Visual Arts, tenure: 2007; creative leaves: 2009, 2011, 2013

BC Arts Council, New Media Section, creation grant: 2008

The Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Section, short-term grants: 1995, 1999, 2001, 2004

Nova Scotia Talent Trust, visual arts grant: 1993


2017 Vermont Studio Center, visiting artist, Johnson Vermont, USA, September 12-19, 2017

2010 Oxbow, visiting artist, Kalamazoo Michigan, USA, June 8-15, 2010

2007Banff Centre for the Arts,  artist in residence, Banff Alberta, Canada

2006 Julie Deamer Projects, artist in residence, Highland Park, Los Angeles, California

2001 Bemis Center for the Arts, artist in residence, Omaha Nebraska, USA

1998 Stramur Art Commune, artist in residence, Hafnafjordur, Rekjavik, Iceland

1997 Struts, an Artist Run Centre, artist in residence, Sackville New Brunswick, Canada


Masters in Fine Art, sculpture, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA, 1999 – 2001

Bachelors in Fine Art, studio, The Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax Canada; The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, New York, art; University of King’s College, Halifax Canada, classics, 1990 – 1994

continuing education

spatial analysis & visualization, Pratt Institute, SAVI, Brooklyn NY 2016 – 2018

media & communication, The European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, CH, 2008 - 2012

sculpture & public art, Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan Maine 1998


Antilff, A., ‘Lucy Pullen: Everyday in Art and Life’, Canadian Art, Toronto Canada: January 2005

Bernard, A., ‘Great Pairs of Legs: sculptors style playful’, Chronicle Herald, Halifax Canada: May 9, 1997

Bird, R.L., ‘A Swing and a Hit’, The Coast, Halifax Nova Scotia Canada: October 23, 2013

Cuyela, M., Certamen Internacional Arte Actual, Spain: 2007 (p. 27-8)

Dault, J, ‘All That Remains is Light’, National Post, Toronto Canada: May 19, 2004

Fautley, M., ‘Mitchell Weibe & Lucy Pullen’, C Magazine, Toronto Canada: Spring 1999

Gao, S., Gooch, A. A., Pullen, L., ‘Double Meandering Algorithm’ submitted to CG Forum, 2011

Googoo, M., ‘Who Cooked These Up?’ Chronicle Herald, Halifax Canada: July 22, 1994

Golonu, B., ‘Dread of Night, Dread of Not Night’ in TEN BY TWENTY, Yerba Buena, SF: 2003 (p.36)

Harris, M., ‘Nothing Is As It Appears’, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Canada: April 7, 2003

Hayes, K., 1:1 Recent Halifax Sculpture, SL Simpson Gallery, Toronto Canada: 1996

Heather, R., Les Commencaux, Centre des arts actuel, Skol, Montréal Canada: 2002 (p.38)

Jacob, L., ‘Don't Let This Come Between Us’, Tart Magazine, Toronto Canada: Spring 2002

Jacob, L., Dion, F., ‘After 1000 Gracias’ in FIN DE SIÈCLE, Optica, Montréal Canada: 1999 (p.53-6)

Jenkner, I., Somewhere Along the Line, Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax: 2009, (cover, p.15-19)

Krajeweski. S.,Marks and Angles, Publication Studios, Portland USA: July 2011 (pp. 130)

Lawrence, R., ‘Artists Mess with Precarious Materials’, Georgia Straight, Vancouver Canada: 2007

Laurin, G., Lucy Pullen / Mitchell Wiebe, St Mary's University Art Gallery, Halifax Canada: 1997

Long, G., ‘It Takes Balls’, The Coast, Halifax Nova Scotia: May 29, 1997

Miller, E., ‘1:1 Thierry Delva, Phil Grauer, Lucy Pullen’, Arts Atlantic, Nova Scotia Canada: Spring 1999

Miller, M., ‘Surface of Depth: a Conceptual Fin de Siècle’, Marcus Miller, Montreal Canada: Nov 1999

Milroy, S., ‘Generation Next’, Globe & Mail, Toronto Canada: May 10, 2003

Pagel, D., ‘Art Reviews’, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles USA: Sept 7, 2001

Papararo, J., ‘Supercollaborators’, Mix Magazine, Toronto Canada: Winter 2000

Plested, L., Common Threads, Illingsworth Kerr Art Gallery / Confederation Center Art Gallery: 2007

Plotnikoff, S., Pullen, L., Little Cockroach Press #12, Art Metropole, Toronto Canada: 1998

Ritter, K., How Soon is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Canada: 2009 (p. 48-9)

Rogan, W., Hershend, J.,The Thing: The Book, Chronicle Books, San Francisco: September 2014 (p. 31-8)

Roy, M., ‘Lucy Pullen’, Canadian Art, Toronto Canada: Fall 2003

Shaffer, L., Poesis, EGS Press: Toronto: 2012, Fall issue (p. 88-9)

Sheir, R., ‘Lucy Pullen’ in A Thousand Miles of Dust & Ashes, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver: 2003

Sozanski, E., ‘On the Edge and Over the Top’, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia USA: April 20, 2001

Stromberg, M., ‘The Effect Effect’, Art Practical, Issue #7, San Francisco: January 2010


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