Lucy was born and educated in Kyoto, Japan until she moved to Sydney in 2001. The artist began studying art formally in 2013 and was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship by the Julian Ashton Art School where she continued to study for four years.

Pulvers paints in both oils and watercolours. She spent time living in the UK and travelling Europe, using this time in a professional capacity to examine the multifaceted array of art available in those regions. The artist voraciously drew and painted during this period, styles that are amalgamated in her current body of work and are emblematic of her childhood and Japanese cultural history. Her work has a geometric quality, however it also incorporates organic circular lines that challenge the esoteric of geometry. Pulvers subjects are both refined and juxtaposed in equal measure, idiosyncratic of the artist’s distinctive style, which will garner her acclaim in astute collectors’ circles.

Pulvers work visualises the human mind in all its emotional and moral complexity. Her figurative work uses line and colour as an expression of mood and emotion. The decidedly human nature in her narrative has also seen the artists work featured on the cover of numerous literary works.  Indeed, the relatively young artist is accomplished both in the diversity of her practical execution and her awarded achievements.

She has been a finalist in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in The Hunters Hill Art Prize; was a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Portia Geach Portraiture Prize; and a semi-finalist in the 2018 BP Portraiture Prize held annually at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A watercolour by Lucy was selected for inclusion in the 207th annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours held in the prestigious Mall Galleries in central London. In 2020, three of Lucy’s watercolour paintings were once again selected to be exhibited in the 208th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and one painting, a self-portrait was awarded the ‘President’s Choice Award’.

Education

2018-9 Living and Painting in London
2012-2016 Attended Julian Ashton Art School
2014 Thea Proctor Scholarship from Julian Ashton Art School

Exhibitions

2021 ‘The Vincent’ Prize Finalist exhibition – DuckRabbit Gallery, Redfern

2021 209th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour -three paintings included in finalists exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2021 ‘Three Sisters’ Exhibition – Live in Art Sydney Gallery, InterContinental Hotel, Double Bay 2020 Persistence Art Prize – finalist exhibition, Live in Art Sydney, Gallery, Surrey Hills

2020 208th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour -finalist exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2020 Live in Art Sydney Art Prize – finalist exhibition, Live in Art Sydney, InterContinental Hotel Double Bay

2020 Live in Art Sydney Art Prize – finalist exhibition, Live in Art Sydney Gallery, Surrey Hills

2019 Mosman Art Prize -finalist exhibition, Mosman Art Gallery

2019 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours -finalist exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2018 Portia Geach Portraiture Prize -finalist exhibition 2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist exhibition

2017 Portia Geach Portraiture Prize -finalist exhibition

2017 ‘Pulvers Art’ Exhibition at Willoughby Town Council Foyer, Chatswood

2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist exhibition

2017 ‘Pulvers Art’ Exhibition at Art Space Concourse, Chatswood

2016 Pymble Ladies College Centenary Exhibition 2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist exhibiton 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show – Three Sisters Group Exhibit, Cattle Pavilion

2015 ‘Three Sisters’ Group exhibition, Landship Gallery, Georges Heights, Sydney

2015 Julian Ashton Art School Annual Exhibit, Pitt St, Sydney

2015 Julian Ashton Art School –Annual ‘9×5’ exhibition, Georges  Heights

2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show – Three Sisters Group Exhibit, Cattle Pavilion

2014 Julian Ashton Art School Annual Exhibit, Pitt St, Sydney

2014 Julian Ashton Art School –Annual ‘9×5’ exhibition, Sydney

2013 Julian Ashton Art School Annual Exhibit, Pitt St, Sydney

2013 Three Sisters Art Exhibit at Concourse Art Space, Chatswood, Sydney

2013 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize – finalist exhibition, Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney

2013 SKA Art Prize – finalist exhibition, Federation Square, Melbourne

2012 Cowra Japanese Peace Garden Gallery exhibition, month of September

2010 Pymble Art Gallery, Artist on exhibition

2009-2010 Kiku Arts Gallery, Bungendore NSW Artist on exhibition

Award and Prizes:

2021 ‘The Vincent’ Prize – People’s Choice Award Winner, DuckRabbit Gallery, Redfern

2020 Persistence Art Prize – First Prize, Live in Art Sydney Gallery, Surrey Hills

2020 Persistence Art Prize – finalist, Live in Art Sydney Gallery, Surrey Hills

2020 ‘President’s Choice Award’ 208th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London

2020 208th Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour -finalist, Mall Galleries, London

2020 Live in Art Sydney Art Prize – finalist, Live in Art Sydney Gallery, Surrey Hills

2019 Mosman Art Prize -finalist

2019 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours -finalist, Mall Galleries, London

2018 Portia Geach Portraiture Prize -finalist

2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist

2018 BP Portraiture Prize – semi-finalist

2017 Portia Geach Portraiture Prize -finalist

2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist

2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize –finalist

2014 Lethbridge Small Works – finalist

2013 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize, finalist

2013 SKA Art Prize, finalist

2010 Wetland Care Australia National Art Competition 3rd Prize

Texts

2020 Book Cover, ‘Element” Jordie Albiston (winner of The Patrick White Literary Award 2019), Puncher & Wattmann.

2019 ‘Barkwoofggrrr!’ Children’s poetry book illustration, Jordie Albiston,

Little Barrow Press

2019 Book Cover,“The Unmaking if an American” Roger Pulvers, Balestier

Press

2018 Book Cover,“Liv” Roger Pulvers, Balestier Press

2015 ‘You Can’t Catch a Tiger by his Tale’ Children’s book illustration

2015 Book Cover,“The Poetry of Takuboku”Kawade Shobo

2012 Kenji Miyazawa book published by Shueisha, illustrations

2012 “Something Buzzing…” e-book illustrations

2010-2013 Phasminda Publishing e-book illustrations

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