Recognized for her use of satire in visual imagery, Nancy Chunn works with mixed media to create artwork that often expresses social or political viewpoints. November 17, 1996, for example, consists of newspaper with ink and pastel, and was assembled as part of a series of works entitled “Front Pages.”
Chunn was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 1969. She has received a painting fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout her career.
Beginning in the early 1980s, solo exhibitions of her artwork have been held at institutions including the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Concord Gallery of New York City; Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois. Since 1987, the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City has displayed her work in a number of shows up until the more recent in 2004.
Group shows in which Chunn was included have been organized by a number of art establishments, such as the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut; Columbia College of Art Gallery in Chicago, Illinois; Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia; and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Submitted by Jenna Wuensche, Researcher
Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century
Edward Leffingwell, Nancy Chunn at Ronald Feldman, Art in America, January 2005