Lejeune is an artist in Atlanta who explores the intersection of
art and technology in her print and web-based work. Her artwork
has been exhibited throughout the US and is included in corporate,
private and museum collections. Collectors include: the Charter Management Company, Coronado Press, the Museum of South Texas, Mexic-Arte Museum, and the University of Texas Benson/Romo Collection, among others." View my Resume/CV:
about Artwork and Artist: Although I work with several
types of digital media, I favor the use of 3-d software for my
photographic and mixed media artwork. Using software
similar to the kind used to create 3-d animated films, a composition
or world is built and arranged within the virtual environment of
the computer. This virtual world can then be 'photographed' (rendered)
from any angle: top, bottom or sides. The 3-d digital process is
a unique and time-intensive process that can be thought of as a
combination of sculpting and photography. My imagery is whimsical
and unconventional, playful and serious. Chess references appear
frequently in my work and although I'm not a chess player, I'm
inspired by the game for representing life's choices and challenges,
victories and defeats. I believe the development of digital work
as fine art media is exciting and exploring various types of
digital media continues to be very meaningful to me. The present
day is an exciting time for digital media, similar to the time
when traditional photography was new and was not yet well understood
as a fine art medium. The photographic prints are on professional
Fujicolor Crystal Archive and Kodak Supra Endura papers. The mixed
media works are archival ink on 100% cotton paper mounted on canvas,
which is then hand-textured and matte varnished.
Some additional facts about me are: a) a palmist told me that
I have a creative gift sign in my palm; it is a star of 3 intersecting
lines in my left palm right below my third finger and b) the first
cash I received for my artwork was in fourth grade when I won $20
for a poster that I drew for a parish-wide contest. More
Your purchase helps me continue making artwork and your support is appreciated.
- The American Institute of Architects, Atlanta selected
an installation of the Body Language mixed media series for their URBANfronts
gallery event. Thru April 20th at 855 Peachtree St, between
6th and 7th St., Atlanta.
- My ART of CHESS book is now available!! View
- A one-person exhibit of my Chess Constructions will be on view during October for Atlanta
Celebrates Photography at Georgia Perimeter College Studio Gallery,
Clarkston Campus, Fine Arts Building, North Entrance.
- Thru February 16, Real Gallery, Texas exhibits my
15 foot installation mixed media work, The Allegories and Allusions of Body
Language, in a multimedia juried show.
- In December, my work is part of the invitational 1x1=One exhibit
Gallery, NC. Also opening November 17th, select pieces from my
Body Language series will be on view at Swan
Coach House Gallery, Atlanta. Below: installation of 1x1=One.
- Thank you to CommonCreativ Magazine for naming me one of Atlanta's
50 Most Creative People for my work with digital art. The mentions
were cross-disciplinary across the arts and included well-known
Atlantans in film, Tyler Perry and Jasmine Guy. Below: co-founders
Maria Yanovsky, Kristina Dutton and me at the March release event.
- Buckhead's Art House Gallery in Atlanta, specializing
in artists of the South, is showing a selection of my work thru
- Images from my lamppost series and chess series will be featured
in Macworld's 2011 Digital Art Gallery, San Francisco.
||This is me with artist Maggie Taylor at her opening with photographer
Jerry Uelsmann. They are both great. I wanted to ask Jerry to
take this photo so that I also would have an 'original Jerry Uelsmann photo'
but I chickened out.
- Thru Christmas, my lamppost series is
featured at Digital
Arts Studio 1082-B Huff Rd. NW, Atlanta with an open
house reception Saturday, December 4 from 1-5pm.
- Nov 18th - January 8 :
Mark your calendars for the Little Things Mean a Lot show and
sale at the fabulous Swan
Coach House Gallery in Atlanta. Opens Thursday, November
18, 2010, 6-8pm. NOTE Nov 19th: SOLD OUT, all my
work has sold.
- Artwork featured in group exhibit at Museum of South
August 20 - December 2010.
- July: NEW Chess artworks added;
2 NEW lamppost
images; also NEW mixed
media pieces! One of my goals is to have a book of artwork
published and while I'm still creating a few pieces from
my other series to keep it interesting, I'm mainly focussing
on chess pieces for the book.
- One of my visual anagrams is included in Macworld's
Digital Art Gallery, San Francisco in February.
- I would like to honor the memory of my dear collector, George
Kremenesky of Missouri, who recently passed away. He was a
retired school teacher with a beautiful speaking voice who was
always appreciative and supportive of my artwork and collected
several of my pieces. Also my friend Joe
Hardegree, formerly Director of the Pacific Art League in
California before retirement. Joe was a positive force,
another one of the good guys in life; and he helped and encouraged
me to pursue my digital artwork. They will be missed.
- Dec. 1 - 23 at Digital Arts Studio. If you will be in the Atlanta area in December, please visit Digital Arts Studio and vote for my artwork in the Digital Imaging Competition -- Your support is appreciated!
Rob with the frame he made for the Narnian Narrative print he
and his wife Debbie purchased; the frame mirrors the shape of
the wardrobe in the print... love this!
- Sept. 18, 19, 20: Select artwork at The Art House
1574 Cave Road, Atlanta, each day: 12-6 pm
Happy New Year! Have a look at some of my recent Chess Scapes and Body Language series in Moonshine online journal of the arts. "Throughout history artists have used the tools..." read more of this article ...
- Come by the holiday show and sale at the fabulous Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta, November 19-January 10, 2009. Note 12/31/08: Sold out -- all my work in the exhibit sold but if you wanted one of mine you saw there, email me -- thanks to everyone!
- Notecards of my work are currently available at the Austin Museum of Art through the Serie Project in Texas.
- Artwork included in High Museum Arts Day,
Atlanta on Monday November 17, 2008. This popular event includes
lunch and lots of artwork. Tickets are $150 and must be purchased
by November 10. Email me for details.
- Group exhibit at Manuel's Micro Gallery in conjunction with Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX August 18 - September 16.
- If you are looking for my first Summer sale event, please
email me. This invitation only event runs June 6 - June 20.
- Work is at Kool Korner Gallery, 341-A 14th St, Atlanta November 11-25th, 2007.
- A selection of nine different prints are available through the Seen
Gallery in Decatur thru August 2007.
- Selections from the 'Body Language' figure series are on view at the Seen
Gallery in Decatur thru May 2007.
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia Pin-Up Show. Thursday, Sept.
- Work on view at boswell
Gallery, metro Atlanta. Exhibitions run July
4 - August 30, 2006.
Gallery in metro Atlanta includes my work in
the art exhibition which runs December 1 - January 17 with
an opening reception: Thursday, December 1, 6 - 9 pm.
- Print of 'The Watcher' is purchased for the permanent collections
of The University of Texas Benson/Romo Collection and the Mexic-Arte
View my Resume/CV thru 1994 -->
Press coverage includes: Television, radio, and publications
such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman,
New Orleans Times-Picayune, San Jose Magazine, Discover: Silicon
Valley and Arriba: Art & Business News. See below:
"Lejeune's vibrant work ... provides an introspective
commentary on universal themes -- from relationship idiosyncrasies
to life decisions and humorous contradictions ... "
Karen Grafe, Discover-Silicon-Valley Magazine
"(Lejeune's work) speaks with a strong social conscience"
Donna Bush, South-Bay-Accent Magazine
"Top 10 Artist New on View"
Arts Critic Michael Barnes, Austin-American-Statesman
Me and my mac -- my simple work setup
I'm exploring technology from a fine art perspective and I feel
lucky to be an artist working with digital media.
Sometimes people who've seen some of my early realistic work in
traditional media have asked me why I went digital.
And the short answer is that it felt right.
In part, it was attractive and exciting to be able to work
with something new, something that's largely unexplored territory
in the art world. And in part, it better suits my work style, which
as you can see from the photo above is fairly simple. To me, it
feels less complicated to work with the computer and I was drawn
to that feeling. However, creating digital work is not a fast process.
The pieces take a long time to complete, usually about a month
for each one.
I gratefully acknowledge 3D Cafe and Platinum Pictures
in creating my work.
All artwork on this site is copyrighted and may not be used without written permission.