Bio

Annette LeMay Burke (b. 1964) is a photographic artist and Northern California native who lives in the heart of Silicon Valley. Numerous family road trips throughout California and the West honed her eye for observing the landscape. By eight years old, she had her own Instamatic camera and graduated to a Minolta X-700 as a teen. While earning a BA in Earth Science from the University of California at Berkeley, she took her first darkroom class. After a career in high-tech, and studying design, Annette has now merged her interests. Her artistic practice focuses on how we interact with the natural world and the landscapes constructed by the artifacts of technology.

Annette's first book, Fauxliage (Daylight Books, Spring 2021), documents the proliferation of disguised cell phone towers in the American West and how new technologies are modifying our landscapes with idiosyncratic results. Her work has been exhibited at institutions such as Center for Photographic Art, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, Texas Photographic Society, The Center for Fine Art Photography, and Photographic Center Northwest. In 2017, she was a finalist for Photolucida’s Critical Mass.

Annette is also a founding member of Maverick Photographers, a collective of diverse photographers working in the Bay Area.

Contact: annette@atelierlemay.com

CV

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
  • The Contemporary Landscape, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC - Juror: Adam Monohon
  • New Photography II, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD - Juror: Philip Brookman
  • 2020 Members’ Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Jurors: Ann Jastrab and Laura Sackett
  • Open Theme, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN - Juror: Ann Jastrab
  • The Best Medicine (2 images), Dickerman Prints Gallery, San Francisco, CA - Jurors: Ann Jastrab, Stuart Kogod, Seth Dickerman
  • The Road, JKC Gallery, Trenton, NJ - Jurors: Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedlander
  • The Ones That Got Away, The Curated Fridge, Boston, MA and Aline Smithson's Kitchen in L.A. - Curated by Yorgos Efthymiadis
2019
  • Urban Landscape, Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX - Juror: Jamie Stillings
  • San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA - Jurors: Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, Ann Jastrab, David Garnick
  • Annual Members' Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO - Juror: Kat Kiernan
  • 25th Juried Exhibition Slide Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA - Jurors: Julie Grahame and Paula Tognarelli
  • TPS 28: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, Houston, TX - Juror: Arthur Meyerson
  • 11th Anniversary Issue, May 2019, Issue 122, Faction Online Magazine - Editors: David Bram and Bree Lamb
  • PCNW 22ND Juried Photography Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA - Jurors: Conor Risch and Lara Behnert
2018
  • 2018 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Juror: Eve Schillo
  • Autumn 2018 Show, The Curated Fridge, Boston, MA - Juror: Kat Kiernan
  • The Portfolios (4 images), LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR - Jurors: Michael and Chelsea Granger
  • Lies (4 images), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO - Juror: Richard McCabe
  • Landscapes 2018 (2 images), Honorable Mention, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO - Juror: Allie Haeusslein
  • 13th Annual National Photography Competition (2 images), fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY - Juror: Ann Jastrab
2017
  • 2017 International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Juror: Philip Brookman
  • Americana (2 images), Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO - Juror: Darren Ching
  • New Directions 2017 (2 images), Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY - Juror: Ruth Erickson
  • 2017 California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - Juror: Scott Canty
  • 2017 CPA Members' Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Jurors: Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts
2014
  • The Perimeter of the World, Contemporary Travel Photography, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA - Jurors: Ann Jastrab and Judy Walgren
  • One Shot: One World, IPA (Int'l Photography Awards), Honorable Mention - Jurors: Amy Wolff, Damien Poulain, Robert Berman
  • Mainland, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA - Juror: Stella Kramer
  • 2014 Juried Exhibition (2 images), Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA - Juror: Diana L. Daniels
  • Five Elements, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT - Juror: Eddie Soloway
  • New Color Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR - Juror: Kelli Pennington
2013
  • 2013 Statewide Photography Competition/Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA - Juror: Preston Metcalf
2010
  • Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA), Back to School, Graniterock Design Center, Cupertino, CA
  • HMCRA, Back to School, Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA
2009
  • Landscapes and Portraits of the Islands, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI
  • 25th Anniversary Celebration, Art Vistas Unlimited, Los Gatos, CA
  • HMCRA, Back to School, Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, San Francisco, CA

Awards
  • Honorable Mention - Landscapes 2018, The Center for Fine Art Photography - Juror: Allie Haeusslein
  • Finalist - Photolucida Critical Mass 2017
  • Jurored Participant - CENTER Review Santa Fe 2017

Monograph
  • Fauxliage, Daylight Books, Spring 2021

Publications
2020 2017 2014
  • 2014 Fall Catalog, Website, Marketing E-mails, Santa Fe Workshops, Santa Fe, NM
2013 2010
  • Interpretive Panels, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, WI
2009
  • Back to School, HMCRA, by Maverick Photographers, Self-Published Book
  • Foundation Celebrates the Art of Photography, West Hawaii Today, Kailua-Kona, HI

Education
2006-2018
  • Workshops: Arthur Meyerson, Sam Abell, Frans Lanting, Linda Conner
  • Photography classes, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Photography classes, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
1987
  • Earth Science, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA