A Conversation with Annette Lemieux
by Francine Koslow
Annette Lemieux, who was raised in Torrington, Connecticut, grew up in an atmosphere of Yankee pragmatism. Though she was expected to go to secretarial school after graduating from Catholic grammar school and public high school, she elected instead to pursue a degree in the arts. After receiving her BFA from Hartford Art School (under the tutelage of Jack Goldstein and David Salle), she moved to Manhattan in 1981. Working as Salle’s studio assistant, she soon became associated with the Pictures Generation, that celebrated group of artists who favored mediated image over pure painting. Since 1989, Lemieux has lived in Boston with husband Erik Hansen and their dog. She is a senior lecturer in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and received an honorary doctorate from Montserrat College of Art in 2009...see the entire article in the print version of January/February's Sculpture magazine.
Back to the Garden (detail), 2011. Britains cast metal farm animals, figures, and accessories, wood, paint, and ground foam on mission table, 35.75 x 46 in.