• Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "FOCUS: Joyce Pensato", Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, 2015, Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, photo: Kevin Todora
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "FOCUS: Joyce Pensato", Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, 2015, Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, photo: Kevin Todora
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "I KILLED KENNY", Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, 2013, Photo: Monica Orozco
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "I KILLED KENNY", Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, 2013, Photo: Monica Orozco
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "Kaboom! Comic in der Kunst" (group show), Weserburg Museum, Bremen, 2013
  • Joyce Pensato, "Flying Mustach", 2012, Enamel on linen, 228.6 x 182.9 cm / 90 x 72 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "Batman Returns", Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2012
  • Joyce Pensato, "Here's Looking at You", 2009, Enamel on linen, 228.6 x 182.9 cm / 90 x 72 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, "Bart", 2008, Enamel on linen, 122.9 x 101.6 cm / 48 x 40 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, "Dark Side of Barney", 2008, Enamel on linen, 122.92 x 101.6 cm / 48 x 40 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, "On the Way", 2008, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 152.4 x 221 cm / 60 x 87 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2008
  • Joyce Pensato, "Kyle", 2008, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 151.1 x 101.6 cm / 59.5 x 40 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, Installation view, "The Eraser", Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, 2007
  • Joyce Pensato, "The Swimmer", 2005, Charcoal on paper, 113.7 x 152.4 cm / 44.75 x 60 inches
  • Joyce Pensato, "Movie Star Mickey (number 1)", 1999, Enamel on paper, 43.18 x 35.56 cm / 17 x 14 inches
Joyce Pensato

Animal Farm

Group exhibition

The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT

May 14 – October 1, 2017

 



JOYCE PENSATO

 

Born in New York, NY

 

EDUCATION

 

The New York Studio School, New York, NY

 

Lives and works in New York, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

The Fizz, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA

Lisson Gallery, London, UK

Later is Now, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

 

2015

FOCUS: Joyce Pensato, The Modern, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (curated by Alison Hearst)

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany 

Site specific wall project, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 

Castaway, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2014

Painter’s Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Joyceland, Lisson Gallery, London, UK

 

2013

I Killed Kenny, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Jeffrey Uslip, traveled to Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO)

 

2012

You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL

Batman Returns, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2011

Hotel, London, UK

 

2010

Ask Joey, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

 

2009

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

 

2008

Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2007

The Eraser, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY

 

2006

This Must Be The Place, Parker’s Box, New York, NY

 

2004

Isabella Brancolini Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

 

2003

Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001

Windows Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

2000

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

C & C Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1999

Flipside, New York, NY

 

1998

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

 

1997

DiverseWorks, Houston, TX

 

1996

Biever-Risch Galerie, Luxembourg, LU

Drawings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

 

1995

Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

 

1994

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon, France

Hotel Bouhier de Savigny, Fondation Art & Société, Dijon, France

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2017

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

2016

Good Dreams, Bad Dreams: American Mythologies, Aïshti Foundation, Jar el-Dib, Beirut, Lebanon

(curated by Massimiliano Gioni)

Garder la Trace: Collection of Florence and Daniel Guerlain, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

Basquiat, Dubuffet, Soulages… Une collection privée, Fondation ‘Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland

New York! New York! Paint! Paint!: Ellen Berkenbilt, Nicole Eisenman, Inka Essenhigh, Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Jacqueline Humphries, Joyce Pensato, R.H. Quaytman, and Sue Williams, Showroom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It was Never Linear… Recent Painting, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

 

2015   

Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Will Corwin)

Present Conditional: Rita Ackermann, Amy Bessone, Ida Ekblad, Joyce Pensato, Jana Schroeder, Odessa Straub, Sophie von Hellerman, Anke Weyer, Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhmn, Sweden

Gray would be the color, if I had a heart, Marc Straus, New York, NY (curated by Tim Hawkinson)

The Guston Effect, Steve Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

Back to the Future: Part II, Life on Mars Gallery, New York, NY

Teeth Gnash Tennessee, A Rolling Group Exhibition, Invisible Exports, New York, NY 

Gollum: Monsters of Ruin and the Techno-Sublime, Artspace, New Haven, CT

 

2014       

12 Painters: The Studio School 1974/2014, Steve Kasher Gallery, New York, NY 

Live and Let Die, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

Group exhibition, Grice Bench, Los Angeles, CA

Painterís Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 

Positivilly Marvillainous, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

 

2013

Albert Oehlen, Markus Oehlen, Joyce Pensato, Matthias Schaufler, John Sparagana, Rebecca Warren, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Double Hamburger, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Invitation to a Beheading, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Rachel Howard)

Florence and Daniel Guerlain Doncation, The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Meet Your Maker, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY (curated by Jessica Hodin)

39 Great Jones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland (curated by Ugo Rondinone)

Empire State, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Sir Norman Rosenthal, traveled to: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France)

Upsodown, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA (curated by AJ Liberto and Kate True)

 

2012

Prophetic Drawings, George and Jorgen, London, UK (curated by William Corwin)

It’s Always Summer on the Inside, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Dan McCarthy)

Interior Visions: Selections from the Collection by Alex Katz, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Mix/Remix, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Special Blend, curated by Chris Martin, The Journal, New York, NY

He is Transparent, with Eli Hansen, Tony Matelli, Tommy Hartung, Cameron Jamie, and Joyce Pensato, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Matt Strauss)

 

2011

December, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY (curated by Howie Chen)

Verschiebungsersatz, Kimmerich, New York, NY (curated by David Rimanelli)

Make Skateboards (with Michael Alan, Slater Bradley et al.), I-20 Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jonathan Lavoie and Scott Ogden, traveled to: White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO)

Collision, with Caroline Achiantre, Joyce Pensato, Christopher Wool, et al., Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (curated by Richard Brown Baker)

Pretty on the Inside, with Todd James, Joyce Pensato, et al., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Erik Parker and KAWS)

Dirt Don’t Hurt, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Bill Saylor)

A Painting Show, with Joyce Pensato, Amy Sillman, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, et al., 508 West 26th Street location, New York, NY

Painting: 1955 – Present, The Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY (curated by Suzanne Weaver)

Les ombres: Collections 2011 (The Guerlain Collection), Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les

Sables d’Olonne, France

 

2010

Focus Lodz Biennale, Lodz, Poland

Collision, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (curated by Jackie Saccoccio)

Le sourire du chat (opus 2), Frac des Pays de la Loire, Fonds regional d’art contemporain, Carquefou, France

Defrosted, a Biography of Walt Disney, Postmasters, New York, NY (curated by Adam Cvijanovic and David Humphrey)

Ten Years Hunting (Part Two), Parker’s Box, New York, NY

In There, Out Here, with Julian Schnabel, Joyce Pensato, et al., Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY (curated by Bill Saylor)

 

2009

Summer Show, with Wolfgang Breuer, Keith Farqhuar, Joyce Pensato, et al., Hotel, London, UK

DARE, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, Germany

Salon du Dessin 2009, Palais de la Bourse, Paris, France

Carnival Within, Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany (curated by Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk and Uta Grundmann)

 

2008

Kunst Im Heim, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany

BlueBalls, APF LAB (Art Production Fund LAB), New York, NY (with Christopher Wool; conceived by Jackie Saccoccio)

Black, G Fine Art, Washington, D.C.

Emerson vs Nietzshce, China Art Objects Galleries at Cottage Home, Los Angeles, CA

No Images of Man, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Mitchell Algus)

Collection of Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Fonds regional d’art contemporain de Picardie, Amiens, France

Collection of Florence & Daniel Guerlain, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, New York, NY

 

2007

Alice Mahler: Drawings and an Object/Joyce Pensato: Recent Drawings, Schmidt Contemporary Art,

St. Louis, MO

 

2006

Mickey dans tous ces Ètats, Hotel Dassault – Artcurial, Paris, France

Getting on Mother’s Nerves: Psychological Drama and Contemporary Drawing, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

ll Ètait une fois Walt Disney, aux sources de l’art des studios Disney, Galeries Nationales du Grand

Palais, Paris, France (traveled to: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Montreal, Canada)

B-Side, Sarah Bowen Gallery, New York, NY

Objecting to the Eye with Jamie McMurry & Joyce Pensato, Angela Hanley, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Visits, Exit Art, New York, NY

Tennewpaintings, Parker’s Box, New York, NY

 

2005

Public Notice at Laumeier Sculpture Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO

Ecstasy 2 x3, Parker’s Box, New York, NY

I am 5, Parker’s Box, New York, NY

 

2004

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

 

2003

Superbia, 11 Coultry Gardens, Ballymun, Ireland

 

2002

Phoenix, NY, Parker’s Box, New York, NY

 

2000

The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Pioneer Hotel, Triangle, Marseille, France

 

1999

Monumental Drawings, Exit Art, New York, NY

Through the Looking Glass: Visions of Childhood, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY

 

1998

Noir et Blanc, Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel and Florence Guerlain, Les Mesnuls, France

Relay:Drawings, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Jeux de Genres, Espace Electra, Paris, France

Marketplace of Ideas: Culture Jamming in the Visual Arts, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Presumed Innocence, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

1997

La Tradicion: Performing Painting, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

No Man, Max Protetch, New York, NY

N’Ayons Rien Si Souvent En La Tete Que La Mort, Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon, France

D’autres circonstances…, Collection du FRAC des Pays de la Loire, École supérieure des Beaux Arts, Tours, France

Demolish (with Malachi Farrell), Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland

 

1996

Works On Paper, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO

Festival Exit, Maison des Arts et de la Culture, Paris/Creteil, France

Joyce Pensato and Cyril Olanier, French Cultural Services, New York, NY

On/In/Through, Morris Healy, New York, NY

 

1995

Pittura-Immedia, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum and Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria

Raw, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

Imaginary Beings, Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

 

1994

It’s A Tough World Out There: Drawings by Mike Kelley, Joyce Pensato, and Raymond Pettibon,

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Single-Cell Creatures: Cartoons and their Influence on the Contemporary Arts, Katonah Museum of

Art, Katonah, NY

New Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

Stories, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

Redefining the Pop Icon in the Nineties, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993

Love Again, Kunstraum Ebenschloss, Hamburg, Germany

Les Images du Plaisir, organized by Ateliers Internationaux, La Fleche, France (traveled to Le Mans, France)

Christian Lhopital, Gerard Mathie, Joyce Pensato, Françoise Quardon, Galerie Domi Nostrae, Lyon,  France

A Discourse on the Emotions, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany

I am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Making Connections, Maier Museum of Art, 82nd Annual Exhibition, Randolph-Macon Women’s

College, Lynchburg, VA

 

1992

Paul McCarthy, Joyce Pensato, Arnulf Rainer, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

One Leading to Another, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

Works on Paper, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

Mssr. B.’s Curio Shop, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Re: Framing Cartoons, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

Obsessions, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Jane Hammond, Tatsuo Miyajima, Thomas Nozkowski, Joyce Pensato, Andrew Spence, Steve

Wolfe: Painting and Sculpture, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1990

Re:Framing Cartoons, Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY

 

1988

The Power of Drawings, Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Syntax: Surface and Atmosphere, Robeson Center Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

 

1987

Drawn Out, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

1986

The Hidden Surface, Middendorf Gallery, Washington, D.C.

The Potent Image, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

 

1985

Twentieth Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition, New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY

 

1984

Inspirit, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY

Inaugural Exhibition, Four Walls, New York, NY

 

1983

Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

 

AWARDS

 

2013

The Robert de Niro, Sr. Prize

 

2012

The Award of Merit Medal for Painting, American Academy of Arts and Letters

 

2010

Anonymous Was A Woman Award

 

1997

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

 

1996

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1995

New York Foundation for the Arts

 

1992

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2009

The Cooper Square Hotel Public Art Wall, organized by the Art Production Fund, The Cooper Square Hotel, New York, NY with Nic 1, Vizie, Joyce Pensato and Shinique Smith

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

City of Paris, France

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

The Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO