Sharon Levy is from Atlanta, GA and graduated from Bard College with a B.A in studio art in 1999. Upon graduating, she was the recipient of the Bard Fellowship in Sculpture and attended the 1999 summer session at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts, Bard College. She completed her M.F.A. in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego in 2007.

Sharon had a solo museum show of her project “The Wood” at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2007. She has participated in group exhibitions in New York, San Diego, Atlanta, Tijuana and Los Angeles. In 2010 as one of ten West Prize finalists, she received an Acquisition Award for her piece “Cookie,” which is now a part of the West Collection, housed in Oaks, PA.

Sharon Levy lives and works in Los Angeles.

Education
2007  MFA – University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, Visual Art
1999  BA – Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Studio Art
1997  Goldsmiths College: University of London

Solo Exhibitions

2007  The Wood, Project Room 1, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
           The Wood, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Marcuse Galery, UCSD
2005  New Work, first year show, Visual Arts Facility, San Diego, CA
1999  Pieces, B.A. Thesis Exhibition,The Chocolate Factory, Red Hook, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012  New Prints 2011/Autumn, Visual Arts Center/UT Austin, Austin, TX
2011  New Prints 2011/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
2010  Ten, The West Collection, Oaks, PA
           Art of the New Century, The Paideia Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007  MFA 2007, curated by Stephen Hepworth, University Art Gallery, La Jolla , CA
           Origin’s The Goal, curated by Darin Klein, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
2006  Where: Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, Mexico
           Sundown Salon, Los Angeles, CA

2005  Fresh: New Work from UCSD, curated by Rachel Teagle,  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
           Que Traes?, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
           Pencil On Glass, Sushi/Voz Alta, San Diego, CA
           Outer Space: Sixth College, University of California, San Diego, CA
2000  Mood, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

Bibliography

2010  Newhall, Edith, “Curator’s Vision Reflected in West Competition’s Finalists” The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 25
2007  Gray, Emma , “L.A. Confidential” artnet, October 12
           Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art” L.A. Weekly, September 7
           Ollman, Leah, “Count the Growth Rings” The Los Angeles Times, September 2
           Pincus, Robert, “Into View” The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 20
2005  Pincus, Robert, “Two-Lane Highway” The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 20
           Pincus, Robert, “Small Provocations” The San Diego Union-Tribune, March 10
2000  Johnson, Ken, “Mood” The New York Times, February 13

Grants, Fellwships, Awards, Residencies

2014  Marblehouse Project at the Quarry Residency (accepted, unable to attend)
2012  Center for Cultural Innovation, Creative Capacity Fund, Quick Grant Awa
2010  West Prize Acquisition Award
2009  Alternate, Sculpture Space Residency
2008  Finalist, Art Omi Residency
2006  Artist in Residence, Lui Velazquez, Tijuana, Mexico
           Russell Grant Recipient, UCSD Visual Arts Department
2004  Graduate Student Fellowship, UCSD
1999  Bard Fellow, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts: Bard College
1997  Suzanne Clements Zimmer Prize, Bard College

Collections

The West Collection
The James Hotel, NY

Teaching

2010  Whittier College, Visiting Professor – Basic Painting Intensive
2009  UCSD, Visiting Lecturer – Basic Sculpture (Making the Object)
2004-07  UCSD, Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Record, Intro to 2-D, 3-D, Film History

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