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 http://www.jeanettemay.com.