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Joanne Ungar Art

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Joanne Ungar is originally from Minneapolis. After studies at Oberlin College in Ohio, she moved to New York City and earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Joanne Ungar is a New York Foundation for the Arts NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship program Grant recipient. Ungar has exhibited extensively in New York and nationally. The poured wax paintings by Ungar are composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging and layered and infused with pigmented wax. Ungar is an alchemist and her studio is a science lab. Her father was a scientist. When she was growing up, he talked about how art and science were really one and the same thing, a methodical exploration of ideas crossed with joyous creativity and some random surprises. Built on these origins and continuing into an intense studio practice, Ungar states, “I often set up experiments with variables and a control group in order to solve a problem of opacity or pigmentation, for example. I also like to push my materials beyond my understanding of them, seeing what happens when they melt, seeing what will stick to what and for how long, what happens to them at stupidly high temperatures. I am ridiculously methodically organized and in addition to cataloging each piece, I sometimes catalog it through its various versions or changes.” This highly dedicated and rigorous studio practice creates astounding results that have transformed modest materials into gold. The pain relievers themselves have been removed, yet the implication is present in the title of the works. Ungar is an expert in misdirection and illusion and the barrier between the illusionary space and physical becomes blurred into a wholly new modality. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

(Biography provided by Front Room Gallery)
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Microtide, soothing textural encaustic with strong lines
By Joanne Ungar
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Microtide, has a soothing textural encaustic surface with strong lines that mimic wood grain to topigraphical maps. The encaustic surface lends to differnt changes in the light and a...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Encaustic, Panel

"Johnnie Walker Black", waxwork multi-panel wall installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
48"x59"x 1" pigmented wax, board, photograph, installed on welded metal backing brace (included) signed on reverse by artist, and COA. This wall piece is composed of 24 cast wax pan...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Chobani Yogurt
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This four panel composition has a rich blue and violet tones in the pigmented wax, which compliments the warmth of the tones of the embedded packaging material beneath the surface. ...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Cardboard, Pigment

Aleve 02
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The blue and violet purple in this pigme...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Wood Panel, Archival Pigment

"Aleia's" Pigmented Waxwork
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The blue and violet purple in this pigm...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wood, Wax, Cardboard

"Botox", waxwork multi-panel wall installation, Geometric Abstract Installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This wall piece is composed of 24 cast wax panels. The abstracted image imbedded in the work is a photograph of the packing for Botox treatments. Vivid emerald green, vibrant orange...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

Harry's
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This poured wax painting by Joanne Ungar, is composed with the geometric forms of recycled packaging, layered and infused with pigmented wax. The violet, red tones fade to a yellow ...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Wood, Wax, Cardboard

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Diptych (#1826)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Giclee print on panel with wax "Estee Lauder Modern Muse (#1826) 9.25"x19.5" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has embedded. In this ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Panel, Giclée

Midwest 9 (1518)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
9"x8" poured pigmented wax, over painted cardboard and wood panel, signed on reverse by the artist. This is a gorgeously luminous piece created with poured wax. The aquamarine blue ...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Wood Panel, Cardboard, Pigment

Fage Collage
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
9.25"x 16.5" (layers of pigmented wax over painted cardboard, on wood panel) Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began w...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Cardboard, Pigment, Wax, Wood Panel

MIdwest 9
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Board, Pigment, Wax

Canada Lake Wild Rice
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Flutucasone
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Paper, Pigment, Wax, Wood

Weil for Origins
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Pigment, Wax, Wood Panel

Breakstone
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Paper, Wax, Wood

Physicians Formula
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended college at Oberlin and The School of Visual Arts, graduating with a BFA from The School of Visual Arts in the 1980s. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Wood

Blank White Box 03 (1450)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Available framed (8"x7" unframed) 9.5"x 8.5" framed Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Dr. Fuhrman
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Paper, Pigment, Wax, Wood

Midwest 100
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Sterile Eye Drops
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 6.5"x6.5" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has embedded. In this work, the composition is det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Zassenhaus
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
21"x18" Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Wax, Cardboard, Pigment

Gold's Gym Stress Ball
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1990’s. Her luminous wax paintings are created with refin...
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Board, Wax

Mesh Wonder Ball (1515)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 8" x 8.5" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Ikea Alang
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
21"x34" wax and mixed media on panel This is a gorgeous example of the artist, Joanne Ungar's unique poured wax process. There is an alluring aspect to the depth of color she ach...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Mesh Wonder Ball (1510)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
beeswax, paraffin, cardboard on wood 8.25"x7.75" Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Conceptual Joanne Ungar Art

Materials

Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Plaid Insert (#1433)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar’s use of wax obscures and mystifies the origin of the materials she has imbedded. In this work, the composition is determined by the orientation and design of re-purpo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Wood

Dansko
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
This work is created in an unique methodology developed by the artist, in which multi-layers of pigmented wax are are cast into a form. Embedded painted cardboard defines the compos...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Joanne Ungar Art

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Wax, Cardboard, Wood Panel

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By Joanne Ungar
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Modern Muse, waxwork multi-panel wall installation
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Cetaphil 2
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Cetaphil 1
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Victoria Jackson Foundation DUO
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Beryl
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