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Joanne Ungar Paintings

American

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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"Acorn" geometric encaustic, cast wax collage
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
Joanne Ungar's unique process involves layering pigmented wax over cardboard forms to create a geometric composition of color. Ungar's process begins by the artist flattening three-...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Cardboard, Pigment

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 Paintings

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Encaustic, Panel

"Johnnie Walker Black", waxwork multi-panel wall installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

"Botox", waxwork multi-panel wall installation, Geometric Abstract Installation
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Photographic Paper, Archival Pigment

"Aleia's" Pigmented Waxwork
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wood, Wax, Cardboard

Harry's
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Midwest 9 (1518)
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Geometric Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Cardboard, Pigment

Fage Collage
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Cardboard, Pigment, Wax, Wood Panel

Canada Lake Wild Rice
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

MIdwest 9
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Geometric Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Board, Pigment, Wax

Weil for Origins
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Cardboard, Pigment, Wax, Wood Panel

Flutucasone
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Paper, Pigment, Wax, Wood

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 Paintings

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Paper, 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 Paintings

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

Dr. Fuhrman
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Paper, Pigment, Wax, Wood

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 Paintings

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Ikea Alang
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Cardboard, Wax, Wood

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Lundberg Thin Stackers (framed 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 green and yellow in this pigme...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wood, Wax, Cardboard

Modern Muse, waxwork multi-panel wall 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 Estee Lauder Modern Muse Perfume. Vivid emerald green...
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2010s Abstract Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Archival Pigment, Photographic Paper

Cetaphil 2
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
8.5"x 8.5" pigmented wax and cardboard on wood panel Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1...
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  • Cetaphil 2
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H 8.5 in. W 8.5 in.
Cetaphil 1
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
8.5"x 8.5" pigmented wax and cardboard on wood panel Joanne Ungar’s background in collage arts transitioned into her current process works when she began working with wax in the 1...
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Contemporary Joanne Ungar Paintings

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Wax, Wood Panel, Pigment

  • Cetaphil 1
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Foreva2
By Joanne Ungar
Located in New York, NY
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H 11.5 in. W 13.25 in.

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