Contact Information

Studio Address: Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018


MFA Photography, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
BFA Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Recent Exhibitions


Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, Undying Traditions: Memento Mori, curated by Art Martin, September 12 – January 5
Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH, Tech Vanitas, Solo Exhibition, August 10 – October 4
Alter Gallery, Shanghai, China, Tech Vanitas, Solo Exhibition, June 1 – 30
Mantor Library, University of Maine at Farmington, Tech Vanitas, Solo Exhibition for Art on Campus Program, January 22 – May 11


Filter Space, Chicago, IL, Re/member/construct, curator Lisa Volpe
The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Beautiful Obsolescence, 3-person Exhibition, curator Amanda McDonald Crowley
BASE Milano, Milan, Italy, FUTURO PRESENTE, Public Screening for Digital Week curated by ArtsFor_, March 15-18


Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, Photography Now 2017, curator William Ewing
Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Vanitas, 2-Person Exhibition with Kimberly Witham
Bronx Council on the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, Noir: Defining the Melodrama, curator Juanita Lanzo


Field Projects, pop-up exhibit at 5 Anderson St., New Rochelle, NY, Ghosts, curator Beth Livensperger
SpaceCamp, Baltimore, MD, Fathers, Brothers, Sons, curated by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Curatorial Practice '17
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA), NY, NY, Exhibition #16 Small Works, curator William Carroll
Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY, curator Courtney Wendroff


Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA), NY, NY, Exhibition #15 New Artists, curator Natalia Nakazawa
On the Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Feminist Sex Shoppe, curator Malika Ali


Katzen Museum, American University, Washington, DC, Readymade@100, curator Mark Cameron Boyd
Humble Arts Foundation, www.hafny.orgNew Cats in Art Photography, Group Show 41, curator Jon Feinstein
Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC, Picture Books
International Center of Photography (ICP) Educ. Gallery, NY, NY, Stories in the Social Landscape, curator Karen Marshall


OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY, Solo Exhibition, Morbidity & Mortality
Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ, No Man is an Island, curator Sarah Schmerler
OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY, Illuminators
Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, No Place Like Home, curator Anonda Bell


Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, DIY Photographers & Books, curator Barbara Tannenbaum
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA, Equivalents, curator W.M. Hunt
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Creature Features, 2-Person Exhibition
Lawton Gallery, University of WI, Green Bay, WI, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Solo Exhibition, Bachelor Pads
Arthur M. Berger Art Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, Love?, Group 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, curator Tanya Augsburg, Ph.D.
Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century
Konsthallen, Sandviken, Sweden, Vestige: Traces of Reality, curator Jill Conner
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, But that’s a different story…, 3-Person Exhibition for NY Photo Festival
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, Gender Matters/Matters of Gender, juror Judith Tannenbaum
The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century 


PooL Art Fair at Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL, Take Care: Biomedical Ethics in the 21st Century, curator Adrienne Outlaw
ArtHamptons 2010, 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: Art, Science & Bioethics of Motherhood, curator Adrienne Outlaw
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Solo Exhibition, Easy on the Eyes
The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, Flo: art, text, new media, curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
Marran Gallery, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, Does Gender Matter? curator Barbara O’Brien


Art Now! at Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, FL, Heineman-Myers Contemporary Art exhibition space
Heineman-Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD, Faux/Real, 2-Person Exhibition
Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Solo Exhibition
Iowa State Memorial Union Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Solo Exhibition
Long Beach Island Fdn of Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, Works of Art on Paper, juror Charlotta Kotik
Cal State Northridge Art Galleries, Northridge, CA, Reclaiming the “F” Word
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Structured Incidents, curator Charlotta Kotik


Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, The Feminine Mystique, curator Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
Honfleur Gallery, Washington, DC, Girl Machine, curated by Katie Cercone
Decker & Meyerhoff Galleries, M.I.C.A., Baltimore, MD, Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Exhibition
Heineman-Myers Contemporary Art, Bethesda, MD, Yummy
Illini Union Art Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Solo Exhibition
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, Canada, Subjects of Hybridization
Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC, 9 x 10 Show
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Made Out of the Ordinary, curator Lesley Wright


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, juror Bruce McKaig
Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC, Art Romp #18


Museum of Fine Arts, FSU, Tallahassee, FL, Power:  Sex, Politics, and the Pursuit of Global Domination
Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC, Seven
California State University, Fullerton, CA, Women Hold Up Half the Sky


Journal of Museum Education, Issue 44.3, Fall 2019, journal cover photo “Tech Vanitas: Fiber Optics”
HOOKfabrica, August 22, 2019, "Only modern talents feel negative and nothing? “Voids” in the history of art,” review
LENSCRATCH, July 19, 2019, "Jeanette May: Tech Vanitas," feature and interview with Daniel George
Barbara magazine, Issue #31, November 2018, “It should look like an accident,” photo feature on “Morbidity & Mortality” series
AM New York, April 1, 2018, interview about use of props for "Tech Vanitas" from the Gowanus E-Waste Warehouse
Amica, March 15, 2018, "Milano Digital Week: Futuro Presente" public exhibition/screening, daily tips
CBS NY LocalMarch 5, 2018, “Beautiful Obsolescence” exhibit “Best Winter Art Exhibits in NY”
PDN Photo District News, September 2017, "Finding Beauty in Flip Phones and Land Lines," PDNews article by Rebecca Robertson
Humble Cats, Fall 2017, catalog for “New Cats in Art Photography,” online exhibit presented by Humble Arts Foundation
Design Faves, August 13, 2017, "Tech Vanitas confronts the anxiety surrounding technological obsolescence in photos" featured portfolio
PDN Photo District News, June 26, 2017, “Finding Beauty in Dated Technology,” Photo of the Day online feature by editor Rebecca Robertson
LENSCRATCH, May 10, 2017, "Jeanette May and Kimberly Witham: Vanitas at Klompching Gallery," feature by Aline Smithson
GUP Magazine, May 7, 2017, "Toying with Tradition: Contemporary Vanitas on Display at Klompching," exhibition review
Light Leaked, May 2017, "Morbidity & Mortality" photos selected for "Constructing Narrative" issue by Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander
Lunch Ticket, Literary & Art Journal of Antioch University, LA, CA, February 15, 2016, “Morbidity & Mortality” Amuse-Bouche feature
45 Years at OK Harris, 2015, by Marilynn Karp, Suzanne Kreps, and Ron Weis, Randem Publishing, September 2015, “Morbidity & Mortality” featured in Portfolios page
Jeanette May's Easy on the Eyes: Photographs for a Female Audience, 2015, master thesis by Danielle de Hoog, Leiden University, Netherlands, September 18, 2015, "Photographer recreates crime scenes with stuffed animals" featured portfolio on Design page, September 17, 2015, “A Darkly Humorous Look at Crime Scene Photography” featured portfolio on Photography page
Morbidity & Mortality: Photographs by Jeanette May, 2015, catalog, Blurb Books
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, “Bachelor Pads,” Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik, November 4, 2013, featured exhibit, “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 16-22, 2012, “Crime Scenes” review by Mohammad Chowdhury
PDN Photo District News, May 11, 2012, “Mouse,” Photo of the Day pick by Creative Dir. Darren Ching
The Brooklyn Paper, April 27, 2012, “Victim’s Close-Up,” 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” exhibit “5 Best Things to do in NYC Tonight”
Time Out New York, February 1, 2012, “Bachelor Pads” exhibit 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
ArbetarbladetSweden, June 20, 2011, “New York Spanar in Sandviken,” review by Lars Halvarsson
Vestige: Traces of Reality, 2011, exhibition essay by Jill Conner
WagMag, Brooklyn, NY, May 2011, “Critics Pick: A.I.R.,” exhibition review by Enrico Gomez, May 13, 2011, "But that's a different story...reviewed," exhibition review by Danielle de Hoog, April 30, 2011, “But that is another 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
Faux/Real: Jeanette May and Brady Robinson, 2008, exhibition talk by Andy Grundberg
Washington Post, August 24, 2007, “At Area Galleries, Singularly Focused Groups,” 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

Fellowships, Grants & Awards

14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, Still Life category winner, 2019
Critical Mass Photography Competition, Photo Lucida, Top 200 Finalist, 2019
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn Arts Fund, 2018
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Studio Program, 2015-2019
Forward Thinking Museum, 2010 1st Quarter Finalist, JGS Photography Contest, 2010
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, Semi-Finalist, 2007
A Shenere Velt Gallery, Régime Change Exhibition, Best of Show, 2004
Ms. Foundation, Project Grant, Girl Germs Poster Project, 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