Ysabel Lemay, ‘STILLNESS’, 2012, Michele Mariaud Gallery
Ysabel Lemay, ‘STILLNESS’, 2012, Michele Mariaud Gallery
Ysabel Lemay, ‘STILLNESS’, 2012, Michele Mariaud Gallery

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LeMay’s works have been shown at venues such as
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
Photo London 2016, London, United Kingdom
AIPAD 2016, New York, New York
Art Miami, Miami, Florida
Expo Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Paris Photo, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom among others.

The work of artist Ysabel LeMay involves otherworldly images, digitally composed panoramas of natural splendor so vividly realized that one feels drawn to step into them. Lemay’s innovative technique is a lengthy process during which hundreds of photographs are taken and light and visual properties are attuned. She then assembles one detail at a time in a painterly fashion to forma single composition. While the technique is high-tech, LeMay’s hypercollage process is instinctual and organic, allowing each piece to dictate its own destiny. Now approaching new technological horizons, LeMay nonetheless seeks authenticity of experience over novelty. With the moments in time and spaces in the imagination she creates, she opens the door to her other worlds.


About Ysabel Lemay

Claiming, “Art in all forms has the power to transform me. It gives me that energy force, that drive I need to surpass myself,” Ysabel LeMay produces photographic montages in homage to nature and what she sees as its divine power and beauty. She came to art-making after a career as a commercial graphic designer, studying painting in 2002. By 2010, she had fallen in love with photography and embarked upon the creation of her painstakingly constructed images, honing her craft in a process she calls “Photo-Fusion.” To make each of her lush, dreamy, rococo visions of nature, she begins by taking hundreds of individual photographs—of birds, bees, flowers, trees, and animals of all kinds. She then stitches her photographs together into a single, seamless composition, at once surreal and convincing, and always full of life.

Canadian, Quebec, Canada, based in Austin, Texas