EI Studio teamed-up with the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Studio Program to create a video series featuring EFA artists, offering viewers an opportunity to further understand the process of being a contemporary artist.


Jeanette May is a photo-based artist using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate representation itself. Early training as a painter is evident in her carefully arranged compositions and rich color palette. Ms. May “makes” photographs: constructed, staged, lit, and carefully considered. Her recent still life project, Tech Vanitas, confronts the anxiety surrounding technological obsolescence. Ms. May received her MFA in Photography from CalArts and her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has been awarded grants, fellowships, and residencies from the NEA Regional Artists’ Projects Fund, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Ms. Foundation. Her work is exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including New York; Washington, DC; Chicago; Los Angeles; Toronto, Canada; Sandviken, Sweden; Shanghai, China; and Athens, Greece. Ms. May’s photographs are available from Klompching Gallery, ClampArt, and Alter Gallery Studio. Ms. May teaches at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City and lives in Brooklyn.