Since her early work, It's a Wonderful Life Lemieux has incorporated narrative in the form of self-doubt, personal vulnerability, along with an awareness of the absurdist political/religious/economic histories we accumulate as a civilization in a never-ending current. Following the legacies of Rauschenberg and Cage, she works to narrow the gap between "art" and "life." Resisting the traps of a "signature style," Lemieux's work surprises us, challenges her audience to keep up, and resists the conformity of the brand. As stated by Peggy Phelan, "For Lemieux, the art object offers her thoughts and feelings a way to travel . . . Art is her way of responding, both publicly and intimately, to the ongoing predicament of our lives."