Leeanne Maxey lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and Hudson, NY; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Boston, MA; at the Arkansas Arts Center; and recently in the two-person exhibition Nature’s Borrowed Voice at the 2019 SPRING/BREAK Art Show in NYC. She is a proud alum of the Fire Island Artist Residency and will participate in The Guest: A Short Art Studio Residency at Hercules in NYC this September. Maxey’s work is in the Rare Books Collection at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, and awards include the Kahn Career Entry Award, Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, and a merit scholarship from the Boston University CFA. She received her MFA from Boston University and her BFA from the University of Central Arkansas, and she currently teaches painting at Brooklyn College.
Leeanne Maxey addresses American organized religion and fundamentalist Christian beliefs through a queer lens. Raised by evangelical Pentecostals in Arkansas, she re-examines the doctrine with a critical stance. Her work is painted directly with imagery purposefully accessible to people from all class backgrounds and sexual identities.
Madam and Eve, 2018, egg tempera on panel, 11.75 x 15 inches
Queer to Queer, 2018, egg tempera on panel, 12 x 15 inches
Thoughts and Prayers, 2018, watercolor and ink on prepared paper, 15 x 12 inches
What is heaven?, 2018, egg tempera and watercolor on panel, 15 x 11.75 inches