Jeanette May is a photo-based artist using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation itself. Early training as a painter is evident in her carefully arranged compositions and rich color palette. Ms. May “makes” photographs: constructed, staged, lit, and carefully considered.
Her recent still life project, "Tech Vanitas", embraces the anxiety surrounding technological obsolescence. Ms. May received her MFA in Photography from CalArts and her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Shanghai, Barcelona, Milan, and Athens.
Ms. May lives in Brooklyn and works from her studio in the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) in Manhattan.