Joyce Pensato, ‘Blinkies’, 2013, Santa Monica Museum of Art

About Joyce Pensato

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).

American, b. 1941, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica

Group Shows on Artsy

Joyce Pensato - Later is now, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Present Conditional, MIER GALLERY, Los Angeles
Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton