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Laura Joan Levine

Laura Joan Levine

Wayne, Pa (Philadelphia suburb)

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The artwork here is displayed mostly in chronological order, with the most recent tending to be first. Note - none of my artwork has been created using digital methods.

Professional Background:

I have a background in Art Therapy, Art History, and Studio Art. My artwork consists primarily of expressionist watercolor paintings, mixed media collages, and portraits. I also have my work printed on clothing here: https://shopvida.com/collections/laurl0

I have exhibited in many different venues around Philadelphia, such as the recent 2016 "Mad Hatter Tea Party" show at Legend Galleries, plus:

- See.Me's 2014 second outdoor digital exhibit in Times Square (New York City)

- See.Me's 2013 "The Story of the Creative" - a digital screening of the work of a hundred artists from all over the world at the See.Me gallery in NYC

- See.Me's 2012 "Art Takes Times Square" first outdoor digital exhibit

- See.Me's 2012 "1001 Artists" digital screening of art at Scope Miami

- (2008) The Anthroposophical Society's "Two Villages" - an exhibit of paintings at their gallery in NYC

- (2012) artwork entitled "Bugs on the March" featured in the Fall issue of the N.Y.U. literary magazine, The Minettta Review.


I am also looking to connect with like minded artists and gallery owners and to do portraits, either in person or from photographs.


Education:

- New York University M.A. In Art Therapy,

- Hamilton College B.A. cum laude in Studio Art and Art History with honors in Art History

- summer sessions at the Art Students' League, National Academy of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and Andover Academy Intensive Studio Art Program.


Life and Ideas:

Born and raised in New York City, I presently live in the Philadelphia suburbs. I've been passionate about art since I was a child, and through it I often symbolically acted out, explored my dreams and areas of conflict; it was art therapy of sorts, and this later led to my Art Therapy career, where I could help others do as I did. I have always been interested in all of the arts, psychology, spirituality, nature, and creative thinking.

Having grown up in New York City, with city life feeling so hectic and artificial to me, I've always craved the spontaneous harmonies of nature. Family trips to the Caribbean islands stimulated this longing and influenced the kind of imagery I was to use, i.e., often of an aquatic, colorful, and exotic nature.

My work in the Art Therapy field gave me an understanding of the crucial role that psychological projection plays in both the making and viewing of a work of art. This realization stimulated me to work in a stream-of-consciousness way, enhancing the hazy, often amorphous dream-like feel of my work so as to give full reign to the subconscious and encourage projection in the viewer. Indeed, viewers do often project their thoughts onto my pieces.

When I moved to the Philadelphia suburbs in the mid-nineties, I absorbed the colorist tradition of this region and became particularly immersed in the expressive potential of color. I also began to find inspiration in the ideas and work of abstract expressionists like Kandinsky. His book "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" particularly affected me with its emphasis on reinvigorating the modern psyche through a use of vibrant colors, shapes, and rhythmic compositions.

Recently, I've been working on a series of paintings exploring the visual and psychological effects of pixelated images.

 

Rainbow Ruminations by Laura Joan Levine

 

William by Laura Joan Levine

 

In the Flow by Laura Joan Levine

 

Mr. Koons by Laura Joan Levine

 

Song of the Celanderole by Laura Joan Levine

 

Muriel by Laura Joan Levine

 

The Pearl by Laura Joan Levine

 

Love is the Cure by Laura Joan Levine

 

Invasion of the Peonies by Laura Joan Levine

 

Year of the Snake by Laura Joan Levine

 

To See Or Not To See by Laura Joan Levine

 

Sea of Creation by Laura Joan Levine

 

One Nautilus Awakening by Laura Joan Levine

 

Woman in the Leaves by Laura Joan Levine

 

Polarity Play by Laura Joan Levine

 

Spring of Hope by Laura Joan Levine

 

A Happy Apocalypse by Laura Joan Levine

 

The Innocuous Conception by Laura Joan Levine

 

I Do Not Do Conceptual Art by Laura Joan Levine

 

Eye of the Storm by Laura Joan Levine

 

All Talk by Laura Joan Levine

 

Shadowdance by Laura Joan Levine

 

Me-Bird in Paradise by Laura Joan Levine

 

Natural Enthusiasm by Laura Joan Levine

 

Kings by Laura Joan Levine

 

She's Thinking of Listening by Laura Joan Levine

 

Stroll Through the Park at Dusk by Laura Joan Levine

 

Natural Abstraction by Laura Joan Levine

 

Watched by Laura Joan Levine

 

Outer Banks Seaside by Laura Joan Levine

 

Beginning of Spring by Laura Joan Levine

 

Potential Field by Laura Joan Levine

 

Black Hole Or Is It? by Laura Joan Levine

 

Pink Lotus by Laura Joan Levine

 

Changing Times by Laura Joan Levine

 

I Cannot Tell a Lie by Laura Joan Levine

 

Encoded Landscape by Laura Joan Levine

 

Is It All In the Mind? by Laura Joan Levine

 

Alien Landscape by Laura Joan Levine

 

Fish Family by Laura Joan Levine

 

Drawing with Paint by Laura Joan Levine

 

As Above so Below by Laura Joan Levine

 

Jumping Out of My Skin by Laura Joan Levine

 

Bugs on the March by Laura Joan Levine

 

Shaded Sun by Laura Joan Levine

 

Life Machine by Laura Joan Levine

 

Stones by the Sea by Laura Joan Levine

 

Dream of Spectacle in the Night Sky by Laura Joan Levine