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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. She is currently a member of Forum II, an artist cohort/residency through the Torrance Art Museum.

Sharon Levy lives and works in Los Angeles.


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

Solo Exhibitions

2019     (forthcoming) Canopy, Grand Central Art Center at CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

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

2019    (forthcoming) Forum II, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
              Museum Adjacent, Finishing Concepts, Los Angeles, CA
              Generational Aesthetics, Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
              1+2=Forum, AMAX Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
              Blind Courier, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA

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, Atla

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


2019    Mallinson, Constance, "The Poetics of Place: Blind Courier at the Brand Library" Art and Cake, August 4, 2019
              Couzens, Julia, "Sidewalk Realities," Blind Courier catalog essay, August, 2019

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, Fellowships, Awards, Residencies

2019   Forum Residency, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2014   Marblehouse Project at the Quarry Residency (accepted, unable to attend)

2012   Center for Cultural Innovation, Creative Capacity Fund, Quick Grant Award

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


The West Collection, Oaks, PA

The James Hotel, NY


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

1995-1996   Bard College, TA, Intro to Drawing, Intro to Painting

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