The award is given to a Massachusetts woman for her contributions to contemporary art. Lemieux, senior lecturer on visual and environmental studies at Harvard University, will have an exhibit of her work at the MFA this summer, and will receive $10,000 as part of the honor.
Following last week's presidential election, artist #AnnetteLemieux requested that her work Left Right Left Right (1995) be reinstalled upside down. Lemieux?s gesture suggests a commitment to individual agency, the continuing power of protest, and a feeling, in her words, that the ?world has turned upside down.? #WhitneyPortraits