Nancy Chunn

Nancy Chunn

Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, Scene X: Poortown, 2010-2011

Biography


Born in Los Angeles in 1941, Nancy Chunn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 1969. She began her career in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in the late seventies. Consistently concerned with political, sociological and cultural issues, Chunn’s work exposes geopolitical themes and the power of the media to define and control public opinion. A self-proclaimed “political junkie,” she achieved critical success with her early map-like paintings of tyrannized nations, and in her paintings over the past 25 years, she has continued her commitment to documenting world events. She has been widely recognized for the year-long Front Pages project in which she provided commentary by applying images and text on every front page of The New York Times from January 1 to December 31, 1996. Since this series, Chunn’s work has been filled with humorous references, satire and biting critique. Her latest series, Chicken Little and The Culture of Fear, restaged the folktale of the paranoid fowl to expose the media’s nonstop use of fear, real and imagined, to fuel the engine of the 24 hour news cycle. Chunn lives with her partner Mark Rosen and two Russian Blue cats in Manhattan.

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Exhibitions

Sep 10, 2016 Nancy Chunn Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear

Sep 10, 2004 Nancy Chunn Paintings 1982-2004

Oct 13, 2001 Nancy Chunn News Stories

Jan 11, 1997 Nancy Chunn Front Pages, 1996

Nancy Chunn

Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, Scene XI: Fox News, 2016

Nancy Chunn

Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, Scene XI: Fox News, 2016

Nancy Chunn

Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, Scene V: The Jail, 2016

Nancy Chunn

Chicken Little and the Culture of Fear, Scene V: The Jail, 2016

detail: Women's Wing Upper

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Chicken Little and the culture of Fear, Scene IV: The Bedroom, 2006

detail: Bed

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Land of the Stupid, 2001

Nancy Chunn

Huff-n-Puff (Fall 1999), 2001

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October 24, 1997

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October 7, 1997

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September 29, 1997

Nancy Chunn

Front Pages 1996, 1996

Nancy Chunn

Study #4 for China VI-Yuan Dynasty (Mongol), 1264-1368 AD, 1992

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Study #3 for China IV, 1991

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