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    Annette Lemieux

    Norfolk (Virginia) • 1957
    Annette Lemieux Photo by Elyse Harary, 2015
    © Annette Lemieux and Elyse Harary
    Daughter of a U.S. marine, Annette Lemieux grew up in the area surrounding the military base.
    After graduating from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford in 1980, she moved to New York where she took part in the thriving local art scene.
    Since the 1980s she has dedicated her life to a form of art that makes use of various techniques, such as: painting, sculpture, photography and medium and large-sized installations. Her artworks are characterized by the use of pre-existing images and objects: elements apparently distant from each other that are skilfully combined and assembled by the artist to create new and unexpected meanings and suggestions.
    Hence, her art consist of black and white photographs or frames and scenes from films of the 1950s next to everyday or historical objects, among the most frequent we find those belonging to the time of war. In addition to these elements taken from the real world, the artist adds some fragments of the history of her country and her personal story. So that her intimate and personal experience merges with the historical and cultural one.
    Her works were displayed in the 1987 and 2000 Whitney Biennial exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and in 1990 in the ‘Open’ section of the Biennale di Venezia.
    Her works are also housed in the permanent collections of several museums of art, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, the New York Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as in many other museums around the world where she has participated in solo or group exhibitions.
    She has also received awards and scholarships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mies van der Rohe Stipendium from the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In 2009 she received an Honorary PhD in Fine Arts from the Montserrat College of Art.
    She is currently teaching at Harvard University. Live and works in Boston.

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    SOLO EXHIBITIONS - Selection


    Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford


    3 Artists Select 3 Artists, Artists Space, NY

    Cash/Newhouse, NY


    Cash/Newhouse, NY


    Josh Baer Gallery, NY

    Cash/Newhouse, NY

    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


    Lisson Gallery, London, England

    * Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

    * Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston


    * Josh Baer Gallery, NY

    * The John and Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, FL

    Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL

    The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY


    * Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

    La Maquina Espanola, Seville, Spain

    * Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston


    Josh Baer Gallery, NY

    * Galerie Montenay, Paris, France

    * Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland


    * Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy


    Work In Editions, Brooke Alexander Editions, NY

    Josh Baer Gallery, NY


    * The Matter of History:  Selected Work by Annette Lemieux, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA:  traveled to Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Washington University Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

    * Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany

    * Time to Go, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy


    McKee Gallery, NY


    * Untitled 1988 / 1996 Great Expectations, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston


    Mostly Blue, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden


    McKee Gallery, NY

    * Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico


    Arena, Elias Fine Art, Allston, MA


    * Crossing the Rubicon, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

    * Two Vistas, Wall at WAM, Worcester Museum, Worcester, MA


    ‘Scapes, McKee Gallery, New York

    ‘Scapes Continued, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

    Sphere, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO


    * Double Obstacle, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA


    Vehicles for Elevation, McKee Gallery, NY


    Flowers and Song, Annette Lemieux, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado


    COME JOIN IN, Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, at The Armory Show, NY

    Taking Stock, Annette Lemieux,  Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA


    The Last Suppa, Paul Kasmin Gallery, N

    *  The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux,   a traveling midcareer survey exhibtion hosted by the Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois. Curated by Judy Hoos Fox and Lelia Amalfitano.  Traveling to Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA, and Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI


    * Unfinished Business, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Curated by Lelia Amalfitano


    Duets, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen CO

    Corbu’s Ark, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


    Everybody wants to be a catchy tune, Kent Fine Art, NYC

    Things to walk away with, Fisher Landau Center For Art, Long Island City, NY


    Past/Present, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC


    Mise en Scène, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


    Search, Galerie mazzoli, Düsseldorf

    Broken, Galerie mazzoli, Berlin


    Ackland Museum of Art, Univ of NC at Chapel Hill, NC

    The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich, CT - Outdoor installation

    Baltimore Museum, Baltimore, MD

    Berlin Embassy Collection, Berlin, Germany

    Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy

    Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

    Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain

    Chase Manhattan Bank, NY

    Colby Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

    Collezionemaramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

    Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

    Dannheisser Foundation, NY

    Davidson Art Center, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan, CT

    Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley, MA

    DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

    DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens Greece

    Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Freminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY

    Fisher Landau Center, Long Island City, NY

    The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

    FotoMuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland

    The Foundation To-Life, Inc., Kisco, NY

    Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, Washington, D.C.

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

    Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

    High Museum, Atlanta, GA

    Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA

    Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

    Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

    Millennium Partners Collection of Contemporary Art at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common, MA

    Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

    The Art institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

    Museum of Fine Arts, Huston, TX

    Museum of Modern Art, NY

    Newark Museum, NJ

    New School for Social Research, NY

    New York Public Library, NY

    Oklahoma Art Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

    Olin Arts Center, Bates College, ME

    Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NY

    Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

    Queensland Art Gallery, Australia

    Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden

    Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

    Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

    Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

    Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

    Washington University Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

    Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborro, NC

    The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY

    Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


    1980 Receives B.F.A. from Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT

    1983 Receives National Endowment for the Arts Drawing Grant

    1986 Receives Pollock / Krasner Foundation Grant

    1987 Receives New York Fellowship for Painting

    Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

    1991 Receives National Endowment for the Arts Painting Grant

    1992 Receives Mies van der Rohe Stipendium, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany

    1994 Receives Moonhole Artist’s Residency, Charles Engelhard Foundation

    1995 Receives Howard Foundation Fellowship

    1996 Receives The Koopman Chair, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

    2009 Receives Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, Montserratt College of Art, Beverly MA

    2011 Receives Alumni Anchor Award, University of Hartford, CT  

    2012 Receives New England Art Award, Critics choice for Career Survey in New England

    2014 Nomination for Anonymous Was A Woman Award

    2017 Maud Morgan Prize, Museum Fine Arts, Boston

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    on-line exhibitions

    Annette Lemieux
  • Untitled (Flag), 2019
    Pigment Inkjet on cotton canvas | 114,5 x 213,5 cm
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  • The Last Picnic, 2019
    Pigment Inkjet on cotton canvas and permanent acrylic silkscreen ink | 119,4 x 162,5 cm
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  • The watchers 2, 2019
    Permanent acrylic silkscreen ink on wood panel | Diptych, installation approximately 162,5 x 228,6 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Culture, 2019
    2 canvases pigment Inkjet on cotton canvas, 1 wood panel | installation approximately 119 x 200 cm
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  • Broken, 2019
    Pigment Inkjet on hot press paper | Triptych, installation approximately 81 x 229 cm
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  • Broken 2, 2019
    Pigment Inkjet on hot press paper | 91,4 x 66 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Excerpt 2, 2019
    Permanent acrylic silkscreen ink on wood panel | 81,3 x 50,8 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Fire Cone, 2017
    Latex paint on wood form with caster wheels and LED light | 127 x 44,5 x 44,5 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Artist with Obstacle, 1994
    Oil on Canvas | 213,5 x 335 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Search, 1994
    Helmets, Torchs, Rubber Wheels | variable size
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Search (detail), 1994
    Helmets, Torchs, Rubber Wheels | variable size
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Hobo Jungle, 1992
    Water-based Ink, Resin, Fabric and Glue on Canvas with Found Chair Cushions | 214 x 316 cm (canvas); 20 x 74 x 59 cm; 20 x 48 x 51 cm (pillows)
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  • Silencing-Sound, 1989
    Found Photographs, Glue, Water-based Ink on Canvas | 274 x 231 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Spit and Image, 1990-91
    Found Coat Rack with Infant Clothing | 198 x 81 x 100 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Time to go, 1994
    Water Based Ink, Resin and Oil Paint on Canvas | 244 x 168 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Vehicle , 1994
    Enamel Ink on Waxed Canvas | 153 x 397 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Chimney with Painting (in progress), 1994
    Heat on Canvas and Oil on Canvas | 244 x 165 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Journey Through Abstraction, 2000
    Acrylic Ink on Canvas | 91 x 62,5 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Bride with Confetti, 2002
    Water Based Ink, Resin, and Oil Paint on Canvas | 218 x 145 cm
  • Annette Lemieux
  • Vesuvio II, 1994
    Fire on Found Map | 16 x 21 cm
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