Cheryl Levin

Cheryl Levin, Red Inked with Black Shapes, 2019, Ink on paper, 24 x 14 inches
Cheryl Levin, Red Inked with Black Shapes, 2019, Ink on paper, 24 x 14 inches

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Cheryl Levin, member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City, NY, InLiquid and the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, PA, is a painter working in casein other media on paper and board. She holds a BFA from Tyler School of Art, both at the original Elkins Park location and Tyler’s Campus in Rome, Italy. Levin also attended The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. She was a founding member of the now defunct High Wire Artist Co-operative in Philadelphia and was represented by the Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA for over 20 years. She has shown in many group and two-person shows in the Philadelphia region and across the country and is part of many private collections. Last year, her art work was selected for two film series on ABC Television Studios. Her most recent solo show, held in February 2021 at Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA was titled Forms For A Continued Life.

Levin’s casein paintings on paper and board depict abstract elements that relate psychologically to her life. Her themes, such as the Going Series, use line to delineate shapes that refer to compartments in her life, crossroads of thought and action, and life journeys.

After years of producing representational pictures dealing with themes of woman’s identity and gender roles, Levin’s shift to abstraction was a direct result of the hardships she faced in her life and wanting a more free format for expression. Her new work reclaims her late husband’s (sculptor Robert Phillips) discarded metal cut-offs as inspiration by incorporating them into the work and most recently has given voice to installation pieces. Levin is a recipient of the Ester and Adolf Gottlieb Foundation Arts Grant, New York City, NY and The Artist Fellowship Arts Grant, New York City, NY.

Solo Exhibitions

2021       Forms for a Continued Life, DVAA, Philadelphia, PA

2020       The Shape of a Line, InLiquid, Gallery at The Courtyard Marriott at the Naval Yard, Philadelphia, PA

2016       Paintings of Cheryl Levin, Ró Home, Buffalo NY

2006       Design Philadelphia at Twist Gallery, Twist Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004       Kings, Queens and Flower Girls, Jerry Efroymson Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, Curator Jill Moniz

1994       People Pictures, Owen Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia., PA

1989       Portraits, Pink Rose, Philadelphia PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021       Subjective Perspective, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2021       Perennial Flower, National Association of Women Artists, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, Miami Beach, Florida

2021       The Resilience of Grief, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

2021       Annual Juried Show, 2020-21, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, Juror Michael Gallagher

2020       Grand Visions: We Are Here, Grand Central Library, New York, NY

2019       Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2020       Professional Artist Member Show, Main Line Art Center, Ardmore, PA

2020       Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

2019       New Now, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

2018       Art on Paper, Site:Brooklyd Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Juror Rebecca Lax

2018       Art Takes Soho, See Me Digital Show, New York, NY

2017       Vibrance, Linus Gallery, Digital Show, Los Angeles, CA

2015       Dreamscapes, Westport Arts Center, Westport, Conn, Juror Alexandra Munroe

2014       Diverted Destruction 7, The Lofts at Liz’s, Los Angeles, CA, Juror Jill Muniz

Grants and Awards

2020       Juror Choice Award, Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Juror, Linda Crocker Simmons

2019       Juror Choice Award, Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, DE, Juror Lulen Walker

2013       Adolph & Ester Gottlieb Foundation Arts Grant, New York City, NY

2013       Artist Fellowship Inc., New York City, NY

Media

2019       ABC Television, NYC, NY

2016       AOM Online gallery Newsletter, Creativity and Writing Pedagogy: Linking Creative Writers, Researchers and Teachers, Equinox Press, cover art

2010       A Girl in Cap and Gown, Mommoth Press, Book cover artwork

2005       African Style and The Spirit of African Design, decorative finishes, publications by Clarkson & Potter Press

2004       Recoil, Icon Painting for Immigrant Films, San Francisco, CA

2001       Arts Festival Poster Art, Manyunk Summer Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Education

1984       BFA Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1982 & 1984       Tyler School of Art Abroad, Rome Campus, Rome, Italy

1981-1980       Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1979       Frudakis Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA