About Janet Levy

Janet Levy is a sculptor, her work focuses on the physical and conceptual exploration of stone: using primarily alabaster, onyx and marble, she creates abstract sculptural forms and installations; expressing an inherent desire to reveal what is concealed; She carves, binds, and hangs stone often combining with other materials such as rope, chain and metal. Drawing from inner tensions of opposing forces and emotional exchanges, She explores an enduring focus within her practice: to make the invisible visible. Referencing nature to convey the emotions of underlying pressures, sexuality, tensions and desires.

Levy is strongly influenced by music, dance and film and has recently in addition to sculpting included songwriting into her creative practices.

Janet Levy (Hermosa Beach, California) Lives and works in Los Angeles and Mexico City. Levy attended the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel in 1996. She has been awarded the FUKA-Fonds Grant from the City of Lucerne and the Arts Council Grant from Swiss canton of Obwalden. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in USA and Switzerland including Los Angeles, Zurich, New York, Lucerne, and Cry Me A River, Prospect.3+, New Orleans and most recently her solo exhibition Butterfly Double at Museo de Geologia, UNAM, Mexico City

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Janet Levy

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Lives and works in Mexico City and Los Angeles, California

Education

1997-1998       Schule fur Gestaltung Basel Switzerland (Sculpture)
1989-1998       Lived and work in Switzerland
1982-1985       California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Science, Business
1980-1982       El Camino College, Torrance, CA, Associate Arts Degree, Photography

Solo Exhibition

2018       Butterfly Double, Museo de Geologia, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico
1994       Janet Halter-Levy, Atles Zeughaus Sarnen, Switzerland, Steinskulpturengarten Gotti & Niederer,  Lucerne, Switzerland
1993       Steinskulpturen, Galerie Palette, Zurich, Switzerland;
Janet Halter-Levy: Sculptures, Galerie Muhle Tiefenbrunnen, Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibition

2017      Summer of Love, Wilding Cran Gallery curated by Jason Cavin, Los Angeles, CA
2015      The Mini Show, The Lodge, Los Angeles, CA
2014      Cry Me A River, Prospect.3 +, Etoile Polaire, New Orleans, LA
2011      Absurdism, Here is Elsewhere, West Hollywood, CA
2010      The Handmade, Esquivel, Los Angeles, CA
1996      Inbetween-Entremedio Kulturpanorama an Lowenplatz, Lucerne, Switzerland
1994      Janet Halter-Levy, Alex Born, Josef Pierre Fekete, Atles Zeughaus Sarnen, Switzerland
Unterwaldner Art, Atles Zeughaus Sarnen, Switzerland

Awards/Grants

1996      Grant      FUKA-Fonds Culture Department City of Lucerne
1994      Grant      Arts Council Canton of Obwalden

Bibliography/Reviews

6 Oct 2016         “The Mystical Art of Stone Carving/City of the Seekers” Tanja M. Laden, The Creators Project, Vice
4 Nov 2015         “Good Art Comes in Small Packages at LA Gallery’s Miniature Show” Abe Ahn, Hyperallergic
30 Sept 2015      “A Tiny Show of Very Miniature Works by Big Artists” Crystal Meers, The New York Times Style Magazine
26 Nov 2014       “In the Orbit of Prospect.3” John D’Addario, New Orleans Advocate
11 May 1993       “Steinskulpturen und-bilder” LNN NR.108
29 Jan 1996        “Rohe Steinbroken neben exakten Architecturbildern” Maria Vogel, Neue Luzerner Zeitung
21 April 1994      “Skulpturen” Eva Roelli, LNN Apero