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Nina Levy
2004 3rd Place recipient

Lives and works in Brooklyn.

Education

1993
University of Chicago:  MFA

1989
Yale University:  BA in English and in Art. 
Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude

1986
New York Studio School: 
Summer program in sculpture

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006
Westchester Arts Workshop 

Nina Levy: Sculpture & Photographs 

opening September 12th
White Plains, NY

Real Art Ways 

Family Resemblance 

July 29th- Sept 20th 2006
Hartford, CT

National Portrait Gallery 

Portraiture Now 
(one of five individual exhibitions for the reopening of the museum)
July 14  2006 -January 31 2007
Washington, D.C.

Metaphor Contemporary Art
Family Resemblance
February 17th- 19th
Brooklyn, NY


2004
DeCordova Museum
Phyllis and Lyle Rappaport Roof Terrace
Big Baby and Headlong August '04- August '05, Lincoln, MA

2003
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 
Big Baby
(outdoor installation)
Nov '03-June '04, Ridgefield CT

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 
Portrait Gallery
June1-July 13, Ridgefield CT

2002
Metaphor Contemporary Art
other people's heads
Oct 9-Nov 10, d.u.m.b.o., Brooklyn

Feigen Contemporary
Nina Levy: Sculptures and Sept 19- October 26. Chelsea, NYC

Eyewash @ The Holland Tunnel
More Than I Would Say About Most People 
Feb 23- March 24. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2000
Peter Miller Gallery
New Photographs Jan 14- Feb 12. Chicago

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
Metaphor Contemporary Art, Punch Bowl, December 15-January 27, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Size Matters: Scale in Contemporary Art
 
curated by Suzanne Cohan-Lange  June 9th-July 15th, Michigan City Indiana

Pierro Gallery, Baird Center, Singularity in the Communal Tide (Culture & Identity 
    in the Moment)
curated by Rupert Ravens  May 13th-July 15th, South Orange, NJ

Peter Miller Gallery  I am a Camera  March 20-April 13, Chicago, IL
Holland Tunnel Gallery
  BLAST  January 6th-  February 11th, Brooklyn, NY
    Group show of small works celebrating the gallery's 10th anniversary and closing 
 New Jersey City University  Home Girls March 1- March 31 2007
    curated by Margaret Murphy. Jersey City, NJ


2006

National Portrait Gallery, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006
July 1-February 18, 2007  Washington, D.C.
The Hyde Park Art Center, Takeover  Installation for the inaugural
  exhibition for the new building.  Opening in late April, Chicago, IL (catalog)
Metaphor Contemporary Art at scope art fair, featured artist.
  March 10-13th,  NYC
2005
Trierenberg Holding, New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition  
     Curated by Margaret M. Berensen.  Dec 1- Feb 28 2006.  Traun, Austria
Chashama Gallery,
Dark Nature. Part 2  Curated by Leah Oates.  
     November 4-30, NYC
Florence Lynch Gallery, Mirror, Mirror.  June 2- July. NYC
The Skylight Gallery, Random Occurences, (Project Diversity) 
     April 30-June 11, Brooklyn, NY
Danny Simmon's Corridor Gallery, Sculpture, Abstraction and Photography
    (Project Diversity) April 29-June 4, Brooklyn, NY
Shore Institute of Contemporary Art,  Characters: Scene I 
curated by Helianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
   
March 6 2005 - April 21,  Long Branch, New Jersey
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Characters: Scene II 
    curated by Helianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin
   
March 20 2005 - April 21,  New Canaan, CT
Peter Miller Gallery,  Persona, February 2- March 4, Chicago, IL


2004
Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic UniversityMe, Myself, I
    November 5-January 22 '05
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus,  Six Outdoor Projects at LIU
Brooklyn Museum of Art Open House: Working in Brooklyn,
    April 14- August, Brooklyn, NY

NURTUREart GalleryThe Mouth Breathers,
    January 16- February 15, Brooklyn, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,  In the Face of Others
  
Jan 14 -March 31  2004 New York, NY
National Academy Museum, 179th Annual Invitational, May 6-June 20, NYC

2003 
Pelham Art Center, Photo ID: 21st Century Portraits,
    March 7- April 25, Pelham, NY
Turchin Center for the Arts,
Appalachian State University,
    Go Figure, May 1- August 3.  Boone, NC
The Aldrich Museum, Outdoor installation, September- July 2004.
    Ridgefield, CT


2002  
Neuberger Museum of Art, Beyond the Pale
    Feb 3-May 26, Purchase, NY
Feigen Contemporary @ The Armory Show, Feb 21-25, NYC
Eyewash, Windows on Bedford, 
    April 27-June 6, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Illinois State Museum at Springfield, Here's Looking at You:
    Portraits of the Past and Present
  June 15-Feb 20, 2004 
    (travels to four locations in Illinois, incl. 
Lockport Gallery
, Southern Illinois Art Gallery,  
   
and Illinois State Museum in downtown Chicago)
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Masquerade, Oct 20-Jan 26 '03, 
     Sheboygan, WI
Feigen Contemporary @ The Armory Photo Fair,
   
Oct 25-28, NYC
Metaphor Contemporary Art @ The Affordable Art Fair,
    
Oct 31-Nov 3, NYC
Rotunda Gallery, To Scale, Dec 2-Jan '03, Brooklyn, NY


2001
    
North Carolina Museum of Art
, travels to Cummer Museum 
    of Arts and Gardens
Is Seeing Believing? Jan 14- July 8, Raleigh, NC, 
    and Jacksonvile FL (catalog)
City Gallery at Chastain
magnifiedistortions: 
    Nina Levy & Jason Salavon
  Jan 12-March 15, Atlanta, GA
DiverseWorks Humanoid Jan 12-Feb 24. Houston TX (catalog)
DeCordova Museum Terrors and Wonders: Monsters in
      Contemporary
Art Sept 15-Jan 6 2002, Lincoln, MA (catalog)
Peter Miller Gallery, ART CHICAGO 2001, May 11-14. Chicago
Islip Museum, Giordano Gallery, Living Doll Sept 26-Nov 18. Islip, NY
Frederieke Taylor, Humanoid, Nov-Dec. NYC
Tomasulo Art Gallery @ Union County College, Imitation of Life
    
Nov 9-Dec 13, Cranford NJ

2000
 
Eyewash Selections Sept 23- Oct. Brooklyn
The Work Space Living Doll June 15-Aug 11. NYC
Le Garage Minding June 15-July 19. Geneva, Switzerland
Peter Miller Gallery, ART CHICAGO 2000, May 11-14. Chicago
Golding Gallery NURTUREart In Noho April 11-April 30. NYC
White Columns Posers March 24-April 30. NYC
Dilmos Gallery 10,000 Reflections Jan 23- March 1. Miami

 

Selected Bibliography

2006
Griffiths, Bill, Demanding Child, Zippy (nationally syndicated cartoon) Sept 22
Hawkins, Margaret,
Breaking Boundaries: Hyde Park Art Center’s new home knocks
    down art stereotypes with ‘Takeover’
,Chicago Sun-Times, May 6, Features
    Section,front and 13, photo

Oates, Leah, Family Resemblance (interview) NY Arts Magazine, May/June Vol 12,
    Number 5/6 p.6,7 (photos)
O'Leary, Bill, Suspended Animation (photo/ blurb) The Washington Post, Oct 21, B10 
Thompson, Bob, The Changing Face of American Portraiture, The Washington Post,
    June 25, N2 (photo)

Tischler, Gary, Summer Celebrates American Originals, The Washington Times
    June 1, M15 (photo)
Zonder hoofd, Blend Magazine, Issue 14, July-Aug, Amsterdam, p. 23 (photo)


2005

Gardner, James, Art Attack, Mirror, Mirror (exhibition review)  New York Post 
    July 16, p. 27 (photo)
Genocchio, Benjamin,  Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life Too) 
   New York Times
(exhibitions review)  April 10, p. CT 9 (photo)
Riley, Jan., (Dis)Respecting Figuration: A Conversation with Nina Levy,, Sculpture
    November issue, pages 44-49

2004

Bernstein, Fred A., This Old Museum, New York Times
    June 6, Art/Architecture section, p. 26, (photo)
Blum, Jenny, Big Baby is Back, Ridgefield Press
    March 25, front page, (photo), Ridgefield, CT
Brundage, Brita, More Than One Big Baby in Ridgefield
    Fairfield County Weekly
, April 1, p. 32, Fairfield, CT, (photo)
Gallery & Studio Magazine, Open House: A museum Grows in Brooklyn
     Summer,  p. 16
Holtz, Jeff, WORTH NOTING: After a Pampering of Sorts, 'Big Baby' Is Set to Return
    The New York Times,
Connecticut Weekly Desk.  January 25, 2004 (photo)
Kunitz, Daniel, Institutional Exhibitionism, The New York Sun, May 6. (photo)
Nadelman, Cynthia, Middle Aged Gods and Giant Babies, ARTNews, December 2004. 
     p. 119-121, (magazine cover and photo)
Naves, Mario, Currently Hanging, The New York Observer, May 31
Volk, Gregory, Big Brash Borough, (exhibition review), 
    Art in America
, Sept, p. 93, 95 (photo)

2003

Koplos, Janet,  Nina Levy @ Feigen and Metaphor, (exhibition review)
    Art in America
, March, p. 118 (photo)
Lombardi, D. Dominick, Armed with Cameras, Seeking Different Kinds of Truths, 
    New York Times
, (review) March 30, p. WE8
Morgan, Robert C., Nina Levy at Feigen Contemporary and 
    Metaphor Contemporary Art
, Sculpture Magazine, April p 80-1 (photo)
Saxton, Brian, Museum Delivers a Big Baby, News Times
    Dec 4, Danbury CT (photo)

2002

Cotter, Holland,  Nina Levy, Eyewash @ Holland Tunnel, (exhibition review)
    New York Times
, Friday, March 8. E39
Streitfeld, L.P., Post Sept. 11:  Eroticism in New York  
    NY ARTS Magazine
, April issue.
Zeits, Lisa, Vogelhauschen mit Leder und Reibvrschlub, 
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
, Oct 13.  p. 54 (photo)
The New Yorker, Gallery Listings, (review and illustration)

   
Nina Levy, Eyewash @ Holland Tunnel, March 25, pp. 17&20

2001

Feaster, Felicia, Altered Reality, (exhibition review) Creative Loafing 
    Atlanta, GA Feb 17
Saltz, Lizzie Zucker, Nina Levy & Jason Salavon (exhibition review) 
    ArtPapers
July-Aug p 39 (photo)
Unger, Miles, When Horror Can Be Healthy, (exhibition review)
     New York Times, Oct 28. pp 1, 33
Volk, Gregory, Humanoid (exhibition catalog essay) DiverseWorks, 
   
Houston, TX p. 3 (photo)
Weller, Dennis P., and Goodman, Janis, Is Seeing Believing?  
    (exhibition catalog essay) North Carolina Museum of Art, 
     Raleigh NC p. 14, 42-3 (photo)
Zwartjes, Arend, Humanoid at DiverseWorks, Artlies  
    Spring issue p. 67-8 (photo)
The Suffolk County News, Living Doll at Anthony Giordano Gallery
     Oct 11, p.8

2000
Artner, Alan, Artist Taps Into Human Vanity, (exhibit review) Chicago Tribune,
    Jan 27. section 5, p.2. (photo)
Bollen, Christopher, "Posers" at White Columns Time Out New York,
    April 27. p.71. (photo)
Millioud, Florence, L'art Contemporain La Presse (Rivera/Chablis)
    Sept 15. p. 32. (photo)
Weinstein, Michael, Nina Levy at Peter Miller, NewCity, Jan 20. p.29
Reilly, Joan, Art is Where the Hearth is: Williamsburg Galleries, Shout
    Dec, p.54. (photo)

 

Collections

Albertus Magnus College,  New Haven, CT
The Chicago Athenuem Museum, 
The City of Schaumburg Sculpture Park, Schaumburg, IL
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
The Rockford Museum of Art,  Rockford, IL

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