Elissa Levy                            

lives and works in NY



2018                  of secrecy, the violet, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA

2006                 Purfle; Cal Lane & Elissa Levy, Foley Gallery, New York, NY

2004                 Camoufleur, Brooklyn Fireproof Inc., Brooklyn, NY

1998                  Symmetry, The Living Room, San Francisco, CA



2018                 On Message, Theodore: Art, Brooklyn NY

Mis (Missing) Information, Charlie James Gallery, LA, CA

2017                  The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

12 x 12, 2017, Black Ball Projects, Brooklyn, NY

                          TRUTH, BRIC Media Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2016                  RISE: Four Letter Word Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015                  Coordinated Disregard, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

                           In Our Cave We See Shadows, Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY

2014                  All the News That’s Fit to Print, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

                          Out to See, Various locations in the South Street Seaport, NY, NY, curated by Sara Reisman

2013                  The Written Word, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

                          Burying the Lede, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

                          Paper, Mirror, Torn. Brian Morris Gallery, NY, NY

2012                  Creative Nonfiction, Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, NY

                          Quantum Effect, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

                          Wise Blood, Field Projects, NY

                          Cut-Up, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                          Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY, NY

2010                  What is left, Curatorial Research Lab@Winkleman Gallery, NY. Curated by Rachel Gugelburger

                           Painting with Pictures, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Bronx, NY

                           Curated by David Gibson, Savannah Spirit and Asya Geisberg

2009                 NEVERandagain, International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn (ISCP), NY

                           All Suffering to End Soon!, Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon, NY

                          Kayosties with Elissa Levy and Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht, Pocket Utopia, Brooklyn, NY

2008                 Enantiomorphic Chamber, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Kevin Regan

                           and Christopher Howard

2007                 One Day We Shall Control the Sun, The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY

                          Playing With Fire, Texas Firehouse, LIC, NY

                          Pre-Primed, WPAC Auction, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2006                 Gimme Shelter, Shelter Island, NY, Curated by Megan Riley

                          Altoids Living Spaces 2006, Exhibition of New American Design, Curated by Dave

                          Alhadef & Jason Miller, Brooklyn, NY

                          Other than Art, G Fine Art, Curator’s Office, Provisions Library, Washington, DC, curated

                          by Milena Kalinovska

2005                Altoids 7th Annual Curiously Strong Collection, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA; Blue Star

                         Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX; Soo Visual, Minneapolis, MN; New Museum Of Contemporary

                         Art, New York, NY; Luckman Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004                Gifted, The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY

                         Shape-Shifter, Emerging artists at audioEngine, New York, NY curated by Elissa Levy

                         Extreme Diversity, Great Neck Arts Center, Great Neck, NY

2003                Wish for Color, Presented by Gen Art and Banana Republic, Tribute, NY, New York and

                          online at www.BananaRepublic.com 

                         Breaking Ground, White Columns, New York, NY curated by Lauren Ross

2002                Bodies and Forms, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, Brooklyn, NY

1998                 Chateaux Marmont International Art Fair, Santa Monica Museum of Art, West Hollywood, CA



Quirk +VisArts Residency, 2018, Richmond, VA

Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Grant, 2017

The Wassaic Project, 2016, Wassaic, NY

Scottish Sculpture Workshop, 2013, Lumsden, Scotland

Independent Research Project, Deveron Arts, 2013, Huntly, Scotland 

The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Programme 2006, Dufftown, Scotland



The Altoids 7th Annual Curiously Strong Collection, part of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, permanent collection

The Glenfiddich Collection, Dufftown, Scotland



2013                   Limited Edition of hand sewn prints with Field Projects, NY

2012                   David Bown Projects, 3rd SemiAnnual Competition, featured group of 25 artists,


2010                   Visionaire 2010, A Survey of Art in the Year 2010, calendar curated by 52 influential

                            figures, featured artist, artwork featured in the week curated by Anne Ellegood

                           Sewing Social, a monthly series of events where people are invited to wear clothing that

                            needs repair and a special team of darners mends the clothing on one’s person; held at

                            various locations including Robert Goff Gallery, NY and Morgan Lehman Gallery, NY

2008                  CAKE Magazine: Outhwith, cover image, curated by Hilary Nicoll and Claudia Zeiske, 


2005                  Tour T-Shirt, The Altoids 7th Annual Curiously Strong Collection, Featured artist for annual

                            t-shirt that accompanies the exhibition tour

2004                  Soldiers Symmetry Wallpaper, Wallpaper of own design installed in and sold exclusively at

                           The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY

2001                   KIDSART Interactive Coloring Book for Children, published by Clifford•Smith Gallery;  

                           Boston, MA, curated by Bradley Rubenstein



2011-2012           InContext Tours, NY, A series of artists’ studio tours around the New York City area with Elizabeth Tenenbaum

2011                   Pratt Harlem Project, NY, curated by Elissa Levy and Heather Darcy Bhandari

2009                 NEVERandagain, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY curated by Elissa Levy featuring Alisa Baremboym, Balam Bartolomé,

                           Rhys Coren, Rico Gatson, Rena Leinberger, Elissa Levy, Sam Martineau, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Austin Thomas and Ian Unlauf

2007                  Alex Da Corte, I Attach Myself to You, Stonefox Artspace, New York, NY solo exhibition curated by Elissa Levy

2005                  Souvenir, Exhibition of emerging artists at audioEngine, New York, NY curated by Elissa Levy

2004                  Shape-Shifter, Exhibition of emerging artists at audioEngine, New York, NY curated by Elissa Levy

                           neverland, Exhibition of emerging artists at audioEngine, New York, NY curated by Elissa Levy

                           Gifted, The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Elissa Levy



2009                   Guest Critic, Fine Arts Department, Video and Sculpture Studio, School of Visual Art, NY

2001-2002         Continuing Education Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY Design and Drawing Courses



Newton, Karen, “Artist-in-residence Elissa Levy explores the media through a former assassination attempt by a member of her family,” Style Weekly, August 21, 2018 (pictures).

Gadette, Kimberly, “At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond in the Fan, 'art for everyone',” The Richmond Dispatch, August 29, 2018 (picture).

Kathleen Roberts, “Newsprint Works are Inspired by New York Times,” The Albuquerque Journal, Friday January 24, 2014 (picture).

Weidman, Paul, “News Prints: Artists Transform The New York Times”, Pasatiempo, January 24, 2014.

Smith, Roberta. “Burying the Lede: News as Art,” The New York Times, October 18, 2013, p. C25.

Downes, Lawrence.  “The Writing on the Wall,” The New York Times, October 20, 2013, p SR12.

Smith, Roberta. “Burying the Lede: News as Art,” The New York Times, October 18, 2013, p. C25.

Downes, Lawrence.  “The Writing on the Wall,” The New York Times, October 20, 2013, p SR12.

Cowan, Sarah.  “All the Art That’s Fit to Print,” Hyperallergic.com, October 14, 2013.

Hitchings, Jen. “The Quantum Effect at The Active Space Brings a Touch of Mystery,” BushwickDaily.com, January 14, 2013.

“Cut Up and Julie Torres, Ghost in the Machine, at Storefront Bushwick,” Design Porteur, June 8, 2012.

Hedstrom, Sofia and Schori, Anna. Modemanifestet, The New Fashion Manifesto, (Foreword by Vivienne Westwood), features “Sewing Social” organized by Elissa Levy, 2011, (picture).

Rubenstein, Bradley.  “All of This and Nothing,” Culture Catch, www.culturecatch.com, December 12, 2010.

Short, Aaron.  “Pocket Utopia Stumbles through Williamsburg,” New York Post, November 17, 2009.

Reviews, Art Review, April 2009, p.96

Neyenesch, Cassandra.  “Enantiomorphic Chamber” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2008, online (picture).

Glickman, Aaron. Arts & Culture Feature, SocialMiami.com, April 2008, online (pictures).

Lawrence, Sidney. “Capital Roundup,” Artnet,com, May 2006.

Cohen, David. Artworld Digest Magazine “Unambiguous”, 2006, p.11 (picture).

Dawson, Jessica. “Art That Seeks Its Higher Purpose,” The Washington Post, April 1, 2006, p. C01.

Abbe, Mary. “Curiously Fun,” Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 17, 2005.

Goddard, Dan R. “Altoids Gives Art Show Breath of Fresh Air,” San Antonio Express-News, March 13, 2005.

Isono, Nobue. 2005 New York Ateliers, 2005, p 14-19. (book)

Farr, Sheila. “Altoids: A Refreshing Mixture of Work by Talked-About Young Artists,” The Seattle Times, January 23, 2005.

Chen, Aric. “Generation Next,” Surface, November 2004, Issue #50, p. 64-6.Kahn, Eve M. “Power to the Paper,” I.D., November 2004, p.86-9.

Wolff, Zoë.  “Renaissance Fair,” TimeOut New York, June 3-10, 2004, Issue No. 453, p.46.

Ross, Lauren.  “Warcraft,” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 9 No. 5/6, 2004.

Harris, Jane.  “Breaking Ground,” TimeOut New York, October 16-23, 2003, Issue No. 420, p.83.

Gibson, David.  “Featured Artist’s Portfolio,“ articlemagazine.com, Fall 1999 edition.

Berry, Colin.  “Top Picks Review,” Citysearch San Francisco, citysearch.com, October 1998.



1993              Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Bachelor of Fine Arts

1988, 1992     The American University in Paris, Liberal Arts, Division of Art History

1989               Instituto D'Allende San Miguel D'Allende, Mexico, Studio Art

1988               Parsons School of Art Paris, Studio Art