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Upcoming at the Shayne Gallery in Montreal:






Where Calgary Magazine - May/June 2016 Issue






My work was featured in the May 2016 issue of Fashion Magazine








Robert Lemay: GRID



opens at Wallace Galleries in Calgary, Alberta

May 7th, 2016

artist in attendance 2-5 pm




30 Years at The Dougals Udell Gallery


Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th, 2-4 pm
Exhibition continues through June 20th

The Douglas Udell Gallery is proud to announce the 30 year exhibition anniversary of Robert Lemay.

For over thirty years, the still-life paintings of Robert Lemay have quietly stressed the beauty of human experience, highlighting the arresting qualities of remarkable presence in his descriptions of everyday objects such as typewriters, flowers and candy jars. More recently Lemay has looked to book and magazine covers as source material to inform his painting practice. Largely influenced by Gerhard Richter’s idea that photography, rather than threatening painting, is a way to re-invigorate oil on canvas with the excitement of contemporary imagery, Lemay continues his painterly exploration of still-life conventions through the reproduced image. Unlike the mass-produced glossy magazine cover, paint acts as a kind of skin- a distinctive surface that transforms the original photograph into a singular, unique image.



The Shaw Collection

I'm extremely honoured that a meeting room has been named after me in Shaw Court, the headquarters of Shaw Communications in Calgary, Alberta. 



November 2014

Thanh Tram, a young designer studying Fashion Technology in Sydney, Australia, has incorporated images of my paintings in his project titled, "The Preservation of Flowers" which explores the idea of preserving things. 







November 2014

I spent a week at Graceland University in Iowa as the inaugural Artist in Residence. As part of the residency I delivered a lecture, instructed classes, and conducted a painting demonstration each day. 


August 2014

I have an interview in Avant, Volume V, Issue 2 / 2014, and one of my paintings is on the front cover. You can read the interview here




July 2013

My show "Flower" at the Douglas Udell Gallery in June received a brief review in Preview Magazine. Robin Laurence, says, "Painted in extreme close-up in sublte states of decline an decay, Lemay's flowers possess potent presence and symbolism."


July 2013

I'm excited to announce that I've begun showing my work at Canada House Gallery in Banff, Alberta.


June 2011

Interview with Janice Ryan in the Edmonton Journal



Douglas Udell Gallery - Edmonton

JUNE 18, 2011, Saturday

Brunch Reception - 11am - 2pm

For more information or to preview the works, contact:


October 2010

I'm really proud to be listed on the Winsor & Newton site as a featured artist.  I've been using 

their paints for years and love the quality of them. 


As well, I've been mentioned on Nathalie Foy's blog which is about books on books.