Joyce Pensato
American, born 1941
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2016
Joyce Pensato - Later is now,
Kunstraum Innsbruck
2015
Present Conditional,
NINO MIER GALLERY
2013
Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY,
Santa Monica Museum of Art

Joyce Pensato is best known for her charcoal drawings and wall paintings of cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Felix the Cat, and Homer Simpson. Starting from drawings of the characters' basic forms, Pensato grinds, slashes, and sands her surfaces to create altered, mutilated versions given names such as Abominable Snow Mickey or The Donald. Her energetic works suggest Andy Warhol's Pop icons transformed by the gestures of Abstract Expressionism and action painting, à la Robert Rauschenberg's Erased de Kooning (1953).