Elissa Levy
Medium: Mixed Media and Sculpture

Studio Location:
313 Butler Street #8
Studio # 8

Email: ellelvy@gmail.com

Website:: www.elissalevy.com

Artist Bio:
Elissa Levy received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions at Stonefox Artspace, NYC, The Living Room, San Francisco, CA and Brooklyn Fireproof, Inc, Brooklyn, NY, and has had a two-person exhibition at Foley Gallery, NY.????????Her work is included in the Altoids?? Curiously Strong Collection, which is part of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY, permanent collection and has been exhibited at the New Museum, and the Luckman Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA, Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX, Soo Visual, Minneapolis, MN. She has also been included in group exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, Field Projects, NY, Winkleman Gallery, NY, White Columns, NY, G Fine Art, Washington, DC, NurtureArt, NY and Momenta Art, Brooklyn.

Artist Statement:
Taking imagery from newspapers, magazines, and books, I deconstruct the icons of power and loss that populate the printed media. When these forms are isolated, they become stripped of identifiable cues of influence. The posturing is revealed and more open to interpretation, or reinterpretation.

Using common & familiar materials, I alter not only the shape, but also the context. While aggressively eradicating these images in their current mass-reproduced form, I change them into otherworldly silhouettes that distract from their social constructs and allow us to see the whole of them.

All images and text copyright Elissa Levy