Jeanette May Visual Artist

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MFA Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

BFA  Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Recent Exhibitions


Katzen Museum, American University, Washington, DC, Readymade@100, curator Mark Cameron Boyd

Humble Arts Foundation,, New Cats in Art Photography, curator Jon Feinstein

Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC, Picture Books

International Center of Photography (ICP), Education Gallery, New York, NY, Stories in the Social Landscape, curator Karen Marshall


OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY, Morbidity & Mortality, Solo Exhibition

Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ, No Man is an Island, curated by Sarah Schmerler

OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY, Illuminators

Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, No Place Like Home, curated by Anonda Bell


Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, DIY Photographers & Books, curated by Barbara Tannenbaum

Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, Equivalents, curated by W.M. Hunt

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Creature Features, 2-person exhibition in affiliation with New York Photo Festival

Lawton Gallery, University of WI, Green Bay, WI,Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Bachelor Pads, Solo Exhibition

Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, Love? Exhibition

Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, TN, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century


SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, Man as Object–Reversing the Gaze, curated by Tanya Augsburg, PhD

Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century

Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden, and A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Vesitge: Traces of Reality, dual exhibitions curated by Jill Conner

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 3-person photo exhibit, But that's a different story...

Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, curated by Judith Tannenbaum

The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century


PooL Art Fair, Miami, FL, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century

ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, A.I.R. Gallery Exhibition Space

New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Photography & Literature


ArtPrize 2009, Grand Rapids, MI, Take Care: The Art, Science & Bioethics of Motherhood

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Easy on the Eyes, Solo Exhibition

The Center for Book Arts, Flo: art/text/new media, New York, NY, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Marran Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, Does Gender Matter? curated by Barbara O'Brien

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Contemporary Humanism, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado


Heineman-Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD, Faux/Real, 2-person exhibition with Brady Robinson, gallery talk by Andy Grundberg

Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Fertitlity in the Age of A.R.T., Solo Exhibition

Iowa State Memorial Union Gallery, IA State University, Ames, IA, Fertitlity in the Age of A.R.T., Solo Exhibition

Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, Works of Art on Paper, juried by Charlotta Kotik

Cal State Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, CA, Reclaiming the “F” Word, organized by the Center for the Study of Political Graphics

Loranger Gallery of the University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI, Gender Politics

A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY, Structured Incidents, curated by Charlotta Kotik

ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Are We There Yet? 30 Years of Feminism, juried by Mary Ellen Croteau

Rotunda Gallery, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL, Fertitlity in the Age of A.R.T., Solo Exhibition

A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY, Generations VI Invitational Exhibition


Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, The Feminine Mystique, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, NY, Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels

Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC, Girl Machine

Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, MICA, Baltimore, MD, Artscape Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Exhibition, juried by Robert Storr, Becky Smith, and Derrick Adams

Heineman-Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD, Yummy

Illini Union Art Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Fertitlity in the Age of A.R.T., Solo Exhibition

Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, Canada, Subjects of Hybridization

Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC, 9 x 10 Exhibition 1

A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY, Made Out of the Ordinary, National Members Exhibition


Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Faculty Biennial

Technopolis, Athens, Greece, Stop AIDS poster exhibition

Capitol Hill Arts Center, Washington, DC, Juried Photography Exhibition, juried by Bruce McKaig

Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC, Art Romp #18


Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Power:  Sex, Politics, and the Pursuit of Global Domination

Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC, Seven, curated by F. Lennox Campello

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 8th International Open, juried by Lynne Warren

California State University, Fullerton, CA, Women Hold Up Half the Sky

3 Ten Haustudio, Atlanta, GA, Women's Caucus for the Arts, Gender in Motion, juried by Emma Amos


ArtPhotoMag, September 30, 2014, "Morbidity & Mortality" series featured in the On The Road issue

Readymade@100, 2014, exhibition catalog, "Readymade@100" essay by Mark Cameron Boyd, January 23, 2014, Blake Gopnik's Daily Pic, "Guys Gone Tame", November 4, 2013, featured exhibition, "Morbidity & Mortality: Jeanette May @New York"

There is No Place Like Home, 2013, exhibition catalog, "Home?" essay by Anonda Bell

The New York Photo Review, May 16, 2012, "Crime Scenes" exhibition review by Mohammad Chowdhury

PDN Photo District News, May 11, 2012, "Mouse" selected Photo of the Day by PDN Creative Director Darren Ching

The Brooklyn Paper, April 27, 2012, "Victim's Close-Up," exhibition review by Will Bredderman

24700 CalArts Blog, April 19, 2012, "A.I.R. Gallery Presents Photographs by Alumna Jeanette May," by Christine N. Ziemba

Now On: Feb 2012 with Julia Morton, February 18, 2012, exhibition review by Julia Morton

CBS NY Local, February 1 & 24, 2012, "Bachelor Pads" exhibition is one of "5 Best Things to do in NYC Tonight"

Time Out New York, February 1, 2012, "Bachelor Pads" exhibition is Critics' pick: This week in New York, January 18, 2012, "Direct Your Longing Gaze at These Men in Their Bachelor Pads," by Dave Hogarty

Eventseekr blog, November 14, 2011, "Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze–Is a Naked Man Enough?," exhibition review by Julia Glosemeyer

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, 2011, exhibition catalog essay by Tanya Augsburg, PhD

Arbetarbladet, June 20, 2011, "New York Spanar in Sandviken," exhibition review by Lars Halvarsson

Vestige: Traces of Reality, 2011, exhibition essay by Jill Conner

WagMag: Brooklyn Art Guide, May 2011, Critic's Pic "A.I.R.," exhibition review by Enrico Gomez, May 13, 2011, "But that's a different story...reviewed," exhibition review by Daniëlle de Hoog, April 30, 2011, "But that's a different story..." exhibition review by Erica Varlese

Easy on the Eyes, 2010, catalog essay "Evocations of Desire," by Elizabeth Dastin

Flo: art, text, new media, 2009, exhibition catalog essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

Does Gender Matter: He, She, It–Third Person Singular, 2009, exhibition essay by Barbara O'Brien

Contemporary Humanism, 2009, exhibition essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

Take Care: The Art, Science, and Bioethics of Motherhood, 2009, exhibition essay by Veronica Kavass

Faux/Real, 2008, exhibition talk by Andy Grundberg

Structured Incidents, 2008, exhibition essay by Charlotta Kotik

Washington Post, August 24, 2007, “At Area Galleries, Singularly Focused Groups,” exhibition review

The Feminine Mystique:  Contemporary Artists Respond, 2007, “The Problem that had No Name,” catalog essay by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, July 18, 2007, “Yummy at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art,” exhibition review

Gender in Motion, 2005, photo reproduced in exhibition catalog

Women Artists Datebook 2005, Syracuse Cultural Workers, 2005, page illus. Wonder Woman

New Mexico Photography Magazine, Spring 2004, “Snap 2004 Exhibition,” photo reproduced

Actors & Activists: Politics, Performance, and Exchange Among Social Worlds, David Schlossman, Routledge 2002, interview and documentation of activist performance works

Love After 1950, Libby Larsen, Oxford University Press 2001, musical score cover illustration Barbecue

The Middlesex Beat, Groton, MA, April 2000, “Profile of the Month:  Jeanette May”

Women Artists Datebook 2000, Syracuse Cultural Workers, 2000, page illustration Barbecue

Ms. Magazine, August/September 1999, selected Girl Germs posters

Chicago Tribune Magazine, Feb. 1999, “The Art of Collaboration,” feature on Artemisia Gallery included reproduction of Sisterhood is Powerful

New City, Chicago, IL, January 15, 1998, “Tip of the Week:  Jeanette May,” exhibition review

Under the Sign of Hope, Leslie R. Bloom, SUNY Press 1998, book cover illustration Cake Walk

Exquisite Politics, Duhamel & Seaton, Tia Chucha Press 1997, book cover illustration Ballerina Cowgirl

Splice, 1997, “The Missionary Position,” catalog essay by Matias Viegener

New City, Chicago, IL, December 4, 1997, “Art Break:  Beyond Renoir,” exhibition review including Girl Germs posters

Fellowships, Grants & Awards

Forward Thinking Museum, JGS Photography Contest, 1st Quarter Finalist, 2010

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-Finalist, 2007

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC, Juried Photography Exhibition, First Prize, 2006

A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Régime Change Exhibition, Best of Show, 2004

Ms. Foundation, Project Grant, Girl Germs Poster Project, 1998

Girl's Best Friend Foundation, Project Grant, Girl Germs Poster Project, 1997, 1998

Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artists' Fellowship Finalist, Photography, 1994

NEA Regional Artists Projects Grant, No More Nice Girls Project, 1992

City of Chicago, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Visual Arts, C.A.A.P. Grant, 1992

Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artists' Fellowship Award, Photography, 1990

College Teaching Experience

International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY, 2010–Present

George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2007–2009

Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC, 2004–2007

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL, 1996–1998

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1990–1997