Nancy Chunn

American, born 1941

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Nancy Chunn

American, born 1941

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With a dose of dark humor, New York artist Nancy Chunn explores the media’s role in America’s contemporary culture of fear. She creates work that references elements of the news, clip art, cartooning, and fairy tales. A recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts awards, Chunn spent the year of 1996 “editing” the front page of the New York Times every day. Using rubber stamps and pastels, the artist embellished and amended the images and text with symbols that could be recognized by people of all ages and regardless of the languages they spoke.

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Biography

With a dose of dark humor, New York artist Nancy Chunn explores the media’s role in America’s contemporary culture of fear. She creates work that references elements of the news, clip art, cartooning, and fairy tales. A recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts awards, Chunn spent the year of 1996 “editing” the front page of the New York Times every day. Using rubber stamps and pastels, the artist embellished and amended the images and text with symbols that could be recognized by people of all ages and regardless of the languages they spoke.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Articles Featuring Nancy Chunn
Artists for Freedom: James Rosenquist, Peter Halley, and Leon Golub among Artists that Tackled ’90s American Politics
Oct 27th, 2014
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