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Jeanette May

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Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in


CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), 1987, MFA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985, BFA



Jeanette May is a photographer using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation itself. Her work most often examines the use of visual pleasure and the power of "the gaze" in contemporary culture. She received her MFA in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts and her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the NEA Regional Artists’ Projects Fund, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and Ms. Foundation. Ms. May’s work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto Canada, and Athens Greece. Ms. May teaches photography at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in NY. Her work can be viewed at

Recent Exhibits

Jeanette May participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 Six Solo Exhibitions: November 2 - December 7, 2013
OK Harris Works of Art
Aug, 2013 No Man is an Island
The Printmaking Center of New Jersey
May, 2012 Enriching Your Home with Art
A.I.R. Gallery
Apr, 2012 Creature Features
A.I.R. Gallery
Feb, 2012 Bachelor Pads
A.I.R. Gallery
Nov, 2011 Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze
SOMArts Cultural Center
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