May’s imagery comes from her personal collection of 35mm photographs and family albums to reinterpret memories in traditional methods. Her most recent work focuses on plant and flower based incorporated imagery with a hidden theme of memory.
Individuals’ lives are built through their personal experiences and associations compiled within their memories and every day life. May seeks to explore these memories through means of interpreting thoughts onto paper with printmaking techniques.
May Roded is a first generation Israeli-American practicing printmaker and photographer who lives in Long Beach, CA. In 2017 May received her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Printmaking at California State University, Long Beach. She currently teaches Introduction to Drawing & Printmaking at Loyola Marymount University and teaching printmaking workshops at Josephine Press in Santa Monica, CA. May has shown internationally in Berlin, Florence, and Israel. Recent exhibitions include “BASIS” at Abstruce Gallery, in Huntington Beach and “Big Small Show” at Flux Art Space, in Long Beach.