Lot 361 - Suzanne Jill Levy - Journey On
Lot 361 - Suzanne Jill Levy - Journey On

Lot 361 - Suzanne Jill Levy - Journey On

Acrylic on Paper
2021
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Signed on verso
ARTIST INFO

Connecticut based artist, Suzanne Jill Levy, was raised in a household saturated with art. It is her lifelong passion. With a primary focus on abstract art, Suzanne’s work is bold and modern. Her use of color and graphic abstraction is powerful and exciting. Her paintings can be seen in gallery and juried exhibitions, auctions, corporate and private collections and on craft beer cans. While living in NYC she painted the New York City Marathon mural finish line art work on the road in Central Park.

Her engagement in art was incorporated in all her educational endeavors. After earning a Master in Social Work degree and moving to Manhattan, she studied at the Art Students League of New York, the country’s oldest independent art school. She had access to some of the greatest art museums and galleries for inspiration. Upon moving to Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, she chose to dedicate her energies to working as an artist full time. As an active member of the Canton Artist’s Guild, she chairs the curation/hanging committee, assembling exhibitions of a community of artists. Currently the Gala Chair of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Suzanne donates work to the Museum’s fundraising events and other organisations. With a background in social work and her artistic focus, Suzanne has taught art to adults with special needs and offers her time and talents to her community.

Exhibitions

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT 2021

Juror: David A. Lussier

Canton Gallery on the Green, West Hartford, CT 2019

Juror: Mell Scalzi – Florence Griswald Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut and Museum of Art and Design, NYC

Art Design Consultants Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Art Comes Alive 2017-2020

Art League Rhode Island, Providence, RI, Parsing Sign and Image 2018

Juror: Kaveh Mojtabai, Publisher, Artscope Magazine

Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT 2017

Juror: Lisa Hayes Williams, New Britain Museum of American Art

Canton Gallery on the Green, West Hartford, CT 2016

Juror: Bob Burns, Executive Director, Mattatuck Museum

Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT 2016

Juror: Tom Loughman, Director Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT Simplicity 2016

Connecticut Women Artists’, CT 2016

Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art

Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT 2015

Juror: Benjamin Colman, Assistant Curator, Florence Griswald Museum

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, Nor’ Easter 2014

Juror: Sharon Butler, Artist/Author of the Art Blog Two coats of Paint

Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT 2013

Juror: Dr. Nancy Stula PH. D. Executive Director William Benton Museum of Art

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, Nor' Easter 2013

Juror: Lexi Lee Sullivan, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum

West Hartford Art League, Art Walk 2013

Juror: Zbigniew Grzyb / Shira Avidor

Farmington Valley Art Center, Interpretations and Inspirations 2012

Juror: Anna Rogulina

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT 2012

Juror: Nancy Stula Ph.D., Lyman Allyn Art Museum

New Britain Museum of American Art, Nor' Easter 2012

Juror: R. Burns Mattatuck Museum

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT 2012

Juror: D. Goertz, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Parsons School of Design

West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT, CT+6 2011

Juror: Dina Deitsch, Contemporary Art, de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, Taboo Forbidden Treasures 2005

Curator Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine

SOLO AND SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Mallett Gallery, Hartford, CT 2019

Spectra Wired, Solo Exhibition, Hartford, CT 2018

Chase Family Gallery, West Hartford, CT 2017

Hartford Town and County, Hartford, CT 2016

Reynolds Fine Art, New Haven, CT Pieces: A Group Show 2016

The Underground Gallery, Collinsville CT 2016 and 2014

Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT 2015

Ceres Gallery, NYC 2014

Art Space, Hartford, CT 2014

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

Steidel Fine Art, Lake Worth, FL 2021

Open Studio Hartford, Union Station, Hartford, CT 2020

Gallery on the Green, Canton Art Guild, Canton, CT 2012 - present

Lenox Art Walk, Lenox MA 2020

Open Studio Hartford, Union Station, Hartford, CT 2019

New Park Brewing, 485 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT 2019 – Present

Craft Beer Can Artwork 2020 - present

Salann Magazine, Salt and Light Studios, 1st Edition

Open Studio Hartford, Union Station, Hartford, CT 2019

Paradise City Arts Festival, North Hampton, MA 2019

Clio Art Fair, NYC Armory Week 2019

The Voice of Art Gallery, Cheshire, CT 2019

EARLIER EXHIBITIONS

Open Studio Hartford, Union Station, Hartford, CT 2018

Open Studio Hartford, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT 2018

Autumn Arts Festival, Madison, CT 2018

Spectrum Art Gallery, Centerbrook, CT 2018

Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT 2017

The Underground Gallery, Collinsville CT 2016

University of Connecticut Health Center 2013

Vintage Alley, Verona, NJ 2005

New York City Marathon, Official Finish Line Street Mural 1997 - 2000

Art Students League, NYC Award: Honorable Mention

DONATIONS/AUCTIONS

Art on a Postcard, Hepatitis C Trust, London, England 2021

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT 2013 – 2020

Hebrew Academy of New England, West Hartford, CT 2018

West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford, CT 2019

Montessori of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT 2013

Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Hartford, CT 2011

B Positive, Bend, Oregon 2011

COMMUNITY

Gallery on the Green Artist Guild, Canton, CT, Exhibition Committee Chair

New Britain of American Art, Gala Chair 2019 - 2021

Chase Family Gallery, West Hartford, CT, Under One Roof, Welcoming the Stranger, A Collaborative Art Experience 2019

IQuilt Hartford Celebration, Community Art Project 2017

Mandell JCC Centennial Signature Event, Bloomfield, CT 2015

Art classes for Special Needs Adults, Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, CT

Artist in Residence, Montessori School of Greater Hartford, CT

New York City Marathon, Official Finish Line Street Mural - 1997-2000

About the postcard artworks

Trees – a study in Colour and Form. I am an abstract artist motivated by the desire to interpret what I see in the most basic elements. A beautiful friend and a magnificent place inspired this series. Focusing on color and subtle composition changes, I alter the outcome of each piece. There is a consistent pattern that travels throughout, while maintaining every painting’s individuality. The images manipulate the visual field and allow for personal interpretation and contemplation. I see this work as an enchanted forest, a world where color and shape dominate the story. This engaging and stimulating work invites the viewer to enter and journey through.