Annette Lemieux

        Research: Nelly Baers-Bright


Birth date:  1957 in Norfolk , VIRGINIA


Education: 

- 1980:  B.F.A. from Hartford Art School, University of Harford, Connecticut 

- 1983:  National Endowment for the Arts Drawing Grant

- 1986:  Receives the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

- 1987:  Receives New York Fellowship for Painting.

- 1991:  National Endowment for the Arts Painting Grant

- 1992:  Mies Van der Rohe Stipendium, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum,  Krefeld,   Germany

- 1994  Moonhole Artist’s Residency, Charles Engelhard  Foundation, New York

- 1995  The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship -  Brown University.

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

- 2004 Clark/Cook Fund,  Harvard University

- 2006:Honorary Doctor in Fine Arts, Montserrat College Beverly, MA


Residence: New York City.


Annette Lemieux taught at Brown University from 1992 to 1996

            - 1996 taught Summer Program at Harvard.


Media: Conceptual Mixed Media.: At first she used traditional techniques such as painting, casting and photography then expanded to included fiber glass, enamel paint, found objects.


Her art is also termed as “Feminist Conceptualism”.


Her father was in the Marines. However when Annette was 3 1/2 years old her mother decided that she no longer wanted to go on the” Marines tour” and settled in Torrignton, CT,  her hometown. Annette never had a close relationship with her father.


Annette Lemieux first got the attention of the global art scene in 1980. She creates visual poetry from objects and images associated with memory, such as second hand furniture, used books, old photographs, memorabilia. :Annette  shows a  heightened sensitivity to the under-privileged  and the marginalized.


Whatever the materials  she uses, Annette invents techniques and processes that correlate with states of mind.  Recurrent major themes include the horror of war, the nature of time, the elusive truth of memory, the nature of ideas and the relationship between personal experience and cultural history. 






Annette Lemieux ‘s work is included in the collection of the:

Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York

The Museum of Modern Art, Boston


References: 

Catologue: “Cruciformed”, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, !991

Projects: The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1989


* Identitytheory: Interview of Annette Lemieux with Robert Birnbaum



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