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About Laura Joan Levine

The artwork here is displayed mostly in chronological order, with the most recent tending to be first. Note - none of my artwork is digital. You can see detailed analyses of many of my artworks at
https://www.saatchiart.com/laurajoanlevine when you click on the image and scroll down.

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 have exhibited in many different venues around Philadelphia, plus:

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

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

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

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

- the 2008 Anthroposophical Society's "Two Villages" art exhibit in NYC

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

To buy clothing printed with my artwork, you can go to: http://shopvida.com/collections/laurl0

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 now realize I must have absorbed the colorist tradition of this region, becoming even more immersed in the expressive potential of color than I was to begin with. 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.

In several of my recent paintings I explore the visual and psychological effects of pixelated images.