Joyce Pensato (b. 1941) is a Contemporary American painter known for her large-scale gestural paintings of cartoon faces composed in black and white enamel. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she studied at the New York Studio School, where she developed an interest in using pop culture material in her work. This interest expanded into an ongoing project of splattered canvases of recognizable characters and mascots, including Homer Simpson, Donald Duck, and Mickey Mouse. Her work is in public collections such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996.