Over the weekend, members of the Pulse Prize selection committee made the exciting announcement that this year’s Pulse Prize would be awarded to David Ellis. Ellis—represented by the Joshua Liner Gallery in the fair’s Impulse solo project section—exhibited a varied collection of sculpture, video and installation, including True Value (Paint Fukette), an animatronic assembly of paint buckets orchestrated to create a complex drum beat. Ellis will receive a $2,500 cash grant and the opportunity to design the bag provided to VIP guests at the 2012 New York fair. He joins previous PULSE Prize winners Duke Riley, Eric Beltz, Emilion Chapela Perez, Philip Gurrey, Chris Natrop, Chen Chien-Jen, Travis Somerville, OK Mountain, and Jorge Díaz-Torres.

Congratulations to David and Josh for the prize and for an excellent exhibition.

Discuss David Ellis here.