Jill Levine

Hometown New York, NY
Lives and Works New York, NY
Education
MFA, School of Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1977
Royal College of Art, London, UK, 1976
BA, Queens College, New York, NY, 1975

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

Akron Art Museum, Ohio

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Portland Art Museum, Oregon

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tennessee

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Huntington Museum of Fine Art, West Virginia

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin

The work of artist Jill Levine takes inspiration from the iconography of folklore, myth and ancient worlds. Her references include everything from Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec God of the Underworld, to Mayan glyphs and Dia de los Muertos symbology. Textile patterns and highly geometric lines characterize her colorful sculptures, which appear like abstract religious icons.


Levine has been exhibiting regularly since the late 1970’s in both group and solo exhibitions. In 2000 she was the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2005 a NYFA Fellowship. Her sculpture is included among numerous private and corporate collections worldwide as well as in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Art in Embassies, Mumbai Embassy.


NYFA Fellow in Sculpture '05

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