SCAD M.F.A. Painting Photos at City Park in New Orleans by Josie Williams Photography
SCAD M.F.A. Painting Photos at City Park in New Orleans by Josie Williams Photography
NOLA Pride Parade with Chewbacchus
NOLA Pride Parade with Chewbacchus
Dressed for the St. Catherine Hat Parade
Dressed for the St. Catherine Hat Parade
Deanna Larmeu (b.1980 Metairie, LA) was raised while often fishing or crabbing on Bayou Bienvenu.  She received an M.F.A. in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2023.  She has a B.F.A. a B.S. and a Minor in Art History from Louisiana State University.  Solo exhibitions have been online and in New Orleans.  In 2022 she accepted The Gelman Trust Endowed Scholarship from SCAD.  In 2023 she was appointed to the Superintendent's Teacher Council for Jefferson Parish school system.
Her work is mixed media created with traditional and digital methods.  Pieces range from medium to large scale and display her Gothic and anxiety-tinged perspective on internal and external life.  Currently, she is a member of Coldwater Art Gallery which enables her to support a community that she loves dearly.  She is also a writer and illustrator for Anti-Gravity Magazine.  In addition, she educates teens in Visual and Graphic Arts and has since 2004.
Deanna Larmeu
deannalarmeu@gmail.com
https://deannalarmeu.com/

Education
2023                     Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, SCADnow
2003                     Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Minor, Art History
2002                     Bachelor of Science in Secondary Art Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Certifications
2024                     Adobe Certified Professional in Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
2022                     Adobe Certified Professional in Visual Design
2018                     Talented Visual Art Educator Certification, Louisiana
2010                     National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood Art
2007                     Lifetime State of Louisiana Teaching Certificate in Art K-12
2002                     Certification in Art Education Grades K – 12

Solo Exhibitions
2023                     Love of the Weird, Arterias Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2021                     Among the Horrible, virtual show, Artsteps
2020                     Beautiful and Horrible, virtual show, Artsteps

Group Exhibitions
2024                     Art From The Stars, Cold Water Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2024                     NOAA Member Show, Deutsches Haus, New Orleans, LA
2023                     Ringing in the Arts, Gretna Market, Gretna, LA
2023                     Bifarin Awards 2023, virtual show, Toronto, CA
2022                     Gallerium Art Prize 2022, virtual show, Toronto, CA
2022                     Extinction – 2022, Save the Planet, virtual show, Gallerium, Toronto, CA
2021                     Joan of Art, Ariodante Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003                     Senior Show, Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2003                     Louisiana State University College of Design Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2002                     The Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA

Experience
2023-Present        Superintendent’s Teacher Council, Jefferson Parish, LA
2023-2024            Member of Cold Water Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2023-2024            Finance Officer, Leijorettes, New Orleans, LA
2023                     Jumpstart Summers, Jefferson Parish
                                             Design a Digital Media curriculum
                                             Instruct students
                                             Administer Photoshop and Illustrator Certification exams
2022                     Beauty, Nature, Decay, & Fear, Collage Making Event, The Domino, New Orleans, LA
                                             Adult collage-making lesson
2021-Present       Illustrator & Writer, Antigravity Magazine, Gretna, LA 70054
2021                     Freelance Artist for Krewe of House Floats, New Orleans, LA
                                             Created theme-specific decor
2020                     Eating Our Feelings, Krewe of House Floats, Metairie logo designer
2019-Present       Portrait Artist for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, Castillo Blanco Art Studios, New Orleans, LA
                                             Annually create memorial portraits of Science Fiction celebrities
2018                     Jump Start Summers, St. John the Baptist Parish
                                             Design a Digital Media curriculum
                                             Instruct students
                                             Administer Photoshop and Illustrator Certification exams
2018-Present       Talented Visual Art and Digital Media Instructor, Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies, Gretna, LA
                                             Design Talented Art and Digital Media curriculum
                                             Instruct students
                                             Administer Photoshop and Illustrator Certification exams
                                             National Art Honor Society sponsor
2012-2018            Art Educator and Digital Media Instructor, West St. John High School, Edgard, LA
                                             Design Art, Fine Arts Survey, and Digital Media Curriculum
                                             Instruct students
                                             Administer Photoshop and Illustrator Certification exams
                                             National Art Honor Society sponsor
2010-2023            Freelance owner, designer, and operator of digital Etsy shop Deanna Larmeu Art
                                             Item creation, photography, and sales
2004-2012            Art Educator, Jefferson Parish School System, Harvey, LA
                                             Design Art curriculum
                                             Instruct students
                                             National Art Honor Society sponsor

Bibliography
2022                     Josh Ryder & Barbara Scott, “ARTiculAction meets Deanna Larmeu” ARTiculAction Art Review, Biennial
                             Edition, January 2022, Volume 2

Collections
2019-Present       Memorial Chewbacchus Portraits, Castillo Blanco Art Studios, New Orleans, LA 70117

Awards
2023                     RAU Teacher Assistance Fund
2023                     Westbank Rotary Club Teacher Supply Grant
2022                     The Gelman Trust Endowed Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2020                     Corpus Delicti Podcast Design
2020                     Golden Wookie, Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus
2018-2023           Savannah College of Art and Design Educator Scholarship​​​​​​​
2018                     RAU Teacher Assistance Fund
2018                     Westbank Rotary Club Teacher Supply Grant
2017                     Local Community Walmart Grant
2017                     River Region Arts and Humanities Council Grant
2016                     Technology Presenter, St. John the Baptist Parish, At the Louisiana Association of Computer-Using Educators
                             Conference
2012                     Teacher of the Year, St. John the Baptist Parish
2012                     Teacher of the Year, West. St. John High School
2011                     Jefferson Parish School Technology Grant
2003                     Magna Cum Laude, Louisiana State University
2002                     Magna Cum Laude, Louisiana State University
1998-2002           Taylor Opportunity Program for Students - Scholarship

Professional Affiliations
2001-Present       National Art Education Association Member