Joyce Pensato

American, 1941–2019

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Joyce Pensato

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American, 1941–2019

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2.1k
Biography

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).

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MCA Chicago
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
Biography

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).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Group
Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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