Annette Lemieux, The Last Picnic


Part of a generation of artists who developed their practices around what was then called “Picture Theory,” Lemieux has gone on to become a trailblazer in the field of post-Conceptualist painting, assemblage, and photomontage, drawing influences from Minimalism and Pop art and often employing as her source material media images from the 20th century. Lemieux’s deft use of readymade imagery in her practice is always tied to contemporary life, its humanity and its indignations, it politics and its ever-changing visual codes, and thus her work is always open to new meaning, on both a personal and collective level.
Artwork Info
Date 2019
Dimensions 47 x 64 inches
Medium Pigment inkjet on cotton canvas and permanent acrylic silkscreen ink
Artist Info
Born Norfolk, VA
Works Boston, MA


Lemieux studied at the Hartford Art School where she received her BFA in 1980. In 2009 Lemieux received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art. Her numerous solo exhibitions include the Matrix Gallery, Wadsworth Atheneum; New Museum of Contemporary Art; Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam; Castello Di Rivoli, Italy; Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Germany; Davis Museum and Cultural Center; and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Her works are found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum; Davis Museum; Worcester Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Princeton University Art Museum; Rose Art Museum; Wadsworth Atheneum; Walker Art Center; and Yale University Art Gallery, among others. Her traveling mid-career retrospective opened in October 2010 at the Krannert Art Museum. Lemieux is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York City, and the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen