ysabel lemay

EXHIBITED ARTIST
Quebec born Ysabel LeMay’s describes her practice as a “journey into simplicity.” In 1987, she began a thriving career as a graphic artist working for several prominent advertising agencies before opening her own firm in Vancouver, B.C. Seeking greater fulfillment, she transitioned into fine arts studying painting at the Emily Carr University of Art. In 2002, she left the world of corporate advertising behind devoting full-time to her painting. Since then, she has achieved much success with over 40 exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.
In 2010, LeMay turned her full attention to photography. Combining her technical expertise with her deep-seated roots as a painter, LeMay continues her focus on the power and divinity of nature through a unique process she calls “Photo-Fusion” – at first glance, you might think you are looking at a hyper-realistic painting. LeMay’s innovative technique is a lengthy process utilizing hundreds of photographs while manipulating light and visual properties. Her final piece is a painstaking assemblage of multiple details to form a larger individual composition.
In 2011, LeMay was declared winner of Kipton Art Rising Star program in New York and has exhibited all over the US, Canada, Europe and The Netherlands.
She travels extensively as a part of her process and lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Ysabel LeMay

EXHIBITED ARTIST
Quebec born Ysabel LeMay’s describes her practice as a “journey into simplicity.” In 1987, she began a thriving career as a graphic artist working for several prominent advertising agencies before opening her own firm in Vancouver, B.C. Seeking greater fulfillment, she transitioned into fine arts studying painting at the Emily Carr University of Art. In 2002, she left the world of corporate advertising behind devoting full-time to her painting. Since then, she has achieved much success with over 40 exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.
In 2010, LeMay turned her full attention to photography. Combining her technical expertise with her deep-seated roots as a painter, LeMay continues her focus on the power and divinity of nature through a unique process she calls “Photo-Fusion” – at first glance, you might think you are looking at a hyper-realistic painting. LeMay’s innovative technique is a lengthy process utilizing hundreds of photographs while manipulating light and visual properties. Her final piece is a painstaking assemblage of multiple details to form a larger individual composition.
In 2011, LeMay was declared winner of Kipton Art Rising Star program in New York and has exhibited all over the US, Canada, Europe and The Netherlands.
She travels extensively as a part of her process and lives and works in Austin, Texas.

EDUCATION

1998 – 2000 Art and Painting Program, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

1983 – 1987 Graphic Design and Communications, College Sainte-Foy, Quebec City, Quebec

AWARDS

2015 Representing Texas at the Women to Watch 2015 Exhibit

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

2011 KiptonART – Winner Rising Star Program, New York

2010 Selection 2010 – Open Portfolio New York, Chelsea Museum, New York

2003 Grant Recipient, – Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec, Quebec, Canada

EXPERIENCE

1986 – 2002 Graphic Designer & Art Director, Quebec, Montreal, Vancouver, Canada

1990 – 2002 President, Creative Director, LeMay Studio, Vancouver, Canada

2002 – 2015 Visual Artist, Canada, United States

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Chevron Corporation, Calgary, Canada

Bacardi Corporation, Miami, Florida

Johnsonville Corporation, Wisconsin

Bloomingdale’s Corporate, New York, New York

Devmont Corporation, Montreal, Canada

The Epic Hotel, Miami, Florida

Wasmer, Shroader Financial, Naples, Florida

 

2015

Women to Watch, Washington, D.C. I National Museum of Women in the Arts

Solo Show, Chicago, Illinois I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Solo Show, Boston, Massachusetts I Lanoue Gallery

Solo Show, Stockholm, Sweden I Couture Galleri

Expo Chicago, Chicago, Illinois I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Art Market Hamptons, Bridgehampton, New York I Michele Mariaud Gallery

AAF Hampstead, London, England I Four Square Fine Arts

Art Miami New York, New York, New York I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Paris Photo, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, California I Michele Mariaud Gallery

AIPAD Photography Show, New York, New York I Catherine Edelman Gallery and Verve

Gallery of Photography

Art Breda, Bred, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

London Art Fair, London, Eng land I Four Square Fine Arts

Group Show, Lima, Peru I Galeria lmpakto

Group Show, Naples, Florida I Thomas Riley Studio

Group Show, Austin, Texas I Saatchi Art

Group Show, Dallas, Texas I Smink Dallas

2014

Art Miami, Miami, Florida I Catherine Edelman Gallery

AIPAD Photography Show, New York, New York I Catherine Edelman Gallery and Verve

Gallery of Photography

AAF Hampstead, London, England I Four Square Fine Arts

AAF Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China I Michele Mariaud Gallery

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida I Michele Mariaud Gallery

Art Silicon Valley, San Mateo, California I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Art Southampton, Southampton, New York I Jackson Fine Art

KunstRAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Paris Photo, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California I Catherine Edelman Gallery

Realisme Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Solo Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico I Verve Gallery of Photography

Solo Show, Naples, Florida I Thomas Riley Studio

2013

Architectural Digest Home Design Show, New York, New York

AAF Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China I Living with Art Gallery

AAF New York, New York I Living with Art Gallery

Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Art Fair Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany I Artitled Contemporary Art

Art Rotterdam Week 2013, Rotterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Art The Hague, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Art Warehouse, Rotterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

FotoFever Photography Art Fair, Paris, France I Michele Mariaud Gallery

2013

Group Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico I Verve Gallery of Photography

Masters of LXRY Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Real Is Me, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Solo Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden I Couture Galleri

Texas Biennial, San Antonio, Texas I Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum

Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada I Galerie de Bellefeuille

2012

Art Basel, Miami Beach, Florida I Avant Gallery

Art Warehouse, Rotterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Artantique Art Fair, Utrecht, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

FotoFever Photography Art Fair, Brussels I Artitled Contemporary Art

Realisme Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Secret Paradise, Group Show, Munich, Germany I Lumas Gallery

The Amsterdam Photo Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands I Artitled Contemporary Art

Toronto Art Fair, Toronto, Canada I Galerie de Bellefeuille

2011

Group Show, New York, New York I Stricoff Gallery

Group Show, New York, New York I Cirkers Fine Art Storage Armory

Group Show, Hublot, New York

NeoCon, Chicago, Illinois I Holly Hunt

Secret Garden, New York, New York I Denise Bibro Fine Art

The Artist Project, New York, New York

2010

KiptonART 2011 Rising Stars, New York, New York I KiptonART

Open Portfolio, New York, New York I Chelsea Museum

Pool Art Fair, Miami, Florida

2009

Group Show, Naples, Florida I Longstreth Golberg

Group Show, Naples, Florida I PLG Art Gallery

Group Show, Naples Florida I The VonLiebig Art Center Third on Canvas

Group Show, Naples, Florida I Room Interior

Group Show, Calgary, Canada I Wallace Gallery

Solo Show, Naples, Florida I Jamali

2008

Friends of Art Studio Tour, Naples, Florida I Naples Museum of Art

Group Show, Alba, Italy I Camandona Art Gallery

Group Show, Naples, Florida I Judith Liegeois Designs & Gallery

2007

Group Show, Alba, Italy I Camandona Art Gallery

Land Sand & Time, Naples, Florida I Trudy Labell Fine Art

Solo Show, Naples, Florida I Trudy Labell Fine Art

2006

Group Show, Montreal, Canada I Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Gallery

Group Show, Naples, Florida I Trudy Labell Fine Art

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Solo Show, Naples, Florida I Trudy Labell Fine Art

2005

Group Show, Montreal, Canada I Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Gallery

Land Sand & Time, Naples, Florida I Trudy Labell Fine Art

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

2004

Group Show, Montreal, Canada I Galerie Majellart

Group Show, Montreal, Canada I Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Gallery

Group Show, Montreal, Canada I Galerie Madeleine C

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

Solo Exhibition, Montreal, Canada I Galerie Espace