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Joanne Ungar
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick

ARTIST STATEMENT: These mixed media works are created through a process of layering discarded, disassembled, painted cardboard boxes with waxes. The mutations in color and opacity are somewhat unpredictable. I try to encourage accidental surprises—which are a welcome aspect of this work—while simultaneously struggling to maintain artistic control over the nearly-impossible-to-control medium of hot wax. Underpinning this work is my interest in consumerism and its side effect, packaging. The physical and ideological concept of packaging, with its many possibilities of interpretation leads me—and I hope the viewer—to think about waste, misleading facades and the pervasiveness of advertising in our culture.

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ARTIST RESUME: 646-279-5351


Solo Shows
2014 Layered Wax Collages, Center for Art Education, New York, NY
2013 Side Room Private Viewing, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Waxing Poetic, A4L Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Layered Wax Paintings, Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1999 Recent Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2 Person Shows
2015 Joanne Ungar + Kim Holleman, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Joanne Ungar + Ivan Gaete, Naked Duck Gallery, Brooklyn
2000 Joanne Ungar + Priscilla Hollingsworth, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Selected Group Shows
2015 Working in NYC 2, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
2014 Seeking Space, Active Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 FR:15, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Identity, Gallery Nine5, WCA, New York, NY
2014 Best Case Scenario, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Summer Sampler, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Drill Baby Drill, Sharon Goldberg Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Confabulator, Collaborative Installation, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Small Works, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Demo Eco M.O., NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Sustaining Vision: A Tribute to Arlene Raven, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ
2006 50/50, Outsiders Studio, Livingston Manor, NY
2005 Project Diversity, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 I Live Here, RKL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 20/20, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 Sisters, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
2000 Wunderkammer, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Millennial Fever, Hudson Guild, New York, NY
1999 NYU Small Works, New York, NY
1998 NYU Small Works, New York, NY

born Minneapolis, Minnesota

BFA painting, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 1984
liberal arts studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 1977-1979

Panels and Talks
2014 Corcoran School of Art, Guest Speaker, Washington DC
2012 NURTUREart, Slide Presentation of current work, Brooklyn, NY
2008 NURTUREart Educational Outreach Program, Brooklyn, NY
2006 Educational Alliance Panel, Artist/Parent/Career,” New York, NY

2008 Bendick, Joe, “Paradise Lost in Williamsburg,” The Westsider, 8/7/2008.
2003 Stephen Maine,, 10/27/2003

Saatchi Art Online,
NURTUREart Online Registry, New York, NY
Irving Sandler Online File, Artists’ Space, New York, NY

2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


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