Joan LeMay (née Hiller)

BROOKLYN, NY

Joan Hiller
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Joan LeMay (née Hiller) seeks to articulate personal interior landscapes by engaging with symbolic color, suggesting tonal references to urban and natural habitats, and practicing action-based addition and removal of materials from her abstraction work. She explores the existing symbiosis between automatic impulse and controlled intention, the correlation between aural/visual environments and the interior state, and what the myriad layers of our own emotive thought processes might look like. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Joan LeMay (née Hiller) seeks to articulate personal interior landscapes by engaging with symbolic color, suggesting tonal references to urban and natural habitats, and practicing action-based addition and removal of materials from her abstraction work. She explores the existing symbiosis between automatic impulse and controlled intention, the correlation between aural/visual environments and the interior state, and what the myriad layers of our own emotive thought processes might look like. Her work has been exhibited in Houston, Texas (Blaffer Gallery), Pomona, CA (Glass House), Koln, Germany (Kunst Gallery), Los Angeles, CA (Unitard Gallery), Seattle, WA (Tether Gallery, Velouria, Solo, Crocodile Cafe', The Anne Bonney, Ghost Gallery, Derek Erdman's International House of Paintings), Portland, OR (PDX Salon, Mississippi Studios, The Woods, Tiga, Disjecta, Albina Press), Anacortes, WA (Cascadia Contemporary), and New York City, NY (HiFi). She counts numerous musicians, comedians, actors and artists as her patrons. Her album artwork appears on LPs by Benjamin Gibbard, Laura Gibson, Dave Depper, The White Papers and others.

JOAN LEMAY (NéE HILLER)

b. 1979, Houston, Texas
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY