Lucy Puls works with images and objects to explore our uniquely human relationship to material possessions. Puls received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently a Professor of Art at the University of California, Davis.
A little newer, a little better, a little faster. Like the eager anticipation of the newest smartphone, compulsive human motion and consumption ultimately lead to the hastening of our physical, cultural, and social deterioration. Planned Obsolescence is a group exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery displaying works by artists of the greater Bay Area: Sebastian Alvarez, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Terry Berlier, Ilana Crispi, Woody De Othello, Hope Kroll, Izidora Leber LETHE, Diana Li, Darrin Martin, Daniel McClain, Lucy Puls, and Lauren Jade Szabo.
Hear more from Lucy on her early experience with sexism in academia, what has (and hasn’t) changed for women artists today, the impact of technology on artists’ careers, and redefining balance while prioritizing life as an artist.