Posted March 11, 2011 in Member News
Joyce Neimanas was named as SPE's 2011 Honored Educator at SPE's 48th national conference held in Atlanta in early March. Neimanas was nominated by Claude Baillargeon, and her nomination received an impressive 42 letters of support.
Neimanas lived in Los Angeles for ten years and previously taught at The School of the Art Institute
of Chicago for thirty-five years. She recently moved to the University of New Mexico to join the Art and
Art History Department to teach in the photography area. She retired in 2010. She received three National
Endowment for the Arts Awards, two Illinois Arts Council Awards, and the Pollack/Krasner Grant. She has
exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art
Institute of Chicago, SALA ARCS Gallery (part of the Primavera Fotografia Festival, Barcelona, Spain), and
the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Her work is collected by many public museums including
The Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Art Institute; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Columbia
College, Chicago; International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House; and the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston. Recently, she and Moira Ellis (editor) began making videos for dance collaborations with
a choreographer and musician.
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