A Life in Pictures: Four Photography Collections

Aug 30, 2013 - Jan 19, 2014


New Mexico Museum of Art

Roland Gallery

107 West Palace Avenue

Santa Fe, New Mexico


An inventive artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries of photography, Joyce Neimanas has also been influential as a teacher, primarily at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and more recently at the University of New Mexico. At the forefront in adopting digital photography, she is also known for addressing women’s issues in her work, particularly sexuality and aging. This rich and varied career is represented at the museum in one of the foremost collections of Neimanas’ prints, ranging in date from 1976 to 2009.


Illuminating that body of work is a selection from her personal collection of prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed-media pieces by family, friends, colleagues, and students, which she donated in 2010-2012. These works reflect the artist’s appetite for adventurous work and unusual materials as well as offering a glimpse of her interconnections with a broad community of artists including Patty Carroll,

Carl Chiarenza, Andrew Crooks, Robert Heinecken, and Floris Neusüss, among others.


Two additional pieces from this collection are on view in the adjacent exhibition, Collecting is Is Curiosity/Inquiry.