Shana Levenson

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    Shana Levenson

     

    Oil 17 x 16

    Symmetry by Shana Levenson was awarded 3rd Place in the September 2019 BoldBrush Painting Competition.

     

    Biography

     

    Who I was as a child has shaped who I am as an artist today. Every painting and every idea encompasses nostalgia. All of my inspiration comes from those real world experiences and personal stories.

     

    Non-traditional portraits painted in traditional ways are my greatest passion.  I paint people in my life that I'm trying to make a connection with, telling a story that's personal and individual to each piece.  Each piece seeks to go beyond realism and capture the essence of the subject. With each painting, my goal is to create as much honesty about that individual, allowing to capture the spirit of the person I’m painting.

     

    I completed my master's from the Academy of Art University in May 2015 and am currently teaching adult in my studio as well as workshops all over the world.

     

    For more information on purchasing or commissioning a painting, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

     

     

    Education

    • 2016 MFA Painting, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
    • 2005 BS Fashion Merchandising, University of Texas, Austin, TX

     

    Workshops

    • 2015 Portrait Drawing: David Kassan, Sadie Valeri Atelier, San Francisco, CA
    • 2015 Portrait Painting: David Kassan, Rochester, NY (assistant
    • 2014 Portrait Painting: Costa Vavagiakis, Art Students League, NYC, NY
    • 2014 Pastel Portrait Drawing: David Kassan, Gage Art School, Seattle, WA

     

    Teaching

    • 2018 Drawing the Portrait from Life, Hull Academy, Dallas, TX
    • 2018 Drawing the Portrait from Life, Seville, Spain
    • 2018 Painting Beyond the Photo Workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2018 Drawing the Portrait from Life Workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2017 Painting Beyond the Photo Workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2017 Drawing Beyond the Photo Workshop, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • 2017 Drawing Beyond the Photo Workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2017 Painting the Skull from Life, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2017 Painting Beyond the Photo workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2016 Drawing Beyond the Photo Workshop, Art Studio Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2016 Figure Drawing, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2015-current—adult and teen art classes, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2015 Figure Drawing, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2015 Portrait Drawing, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2015 Portrait Painting: David Kassan, Scottsdale School of Art, Scottsdale, AZ (assistant)
    • 2015 Portrait Painting: David Kassan, Rochester, NY (assistant)

     

    Awards

    • 2017 Best Oil Painting, NOAPS Best of America Exhibition
    • 2017 Chairman’s Choice Award, ARC Salon Show
    • 2016 3rd Place, American Women Artist Online Juried Show
    • 2015 Honorable Mention, ModPortrait Competition, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
    • 2015 Best of Show, Bold Brush competition, FASO.com
    • 2015 Second Place, TRAC Online competition
    • 2015 Gold Award, The American Artists Professional League
    • 2015 Finalist in RayMar Online Competition
    • 2014 First Place, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX
    • 2014 First Place, Naples Art Association, 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, Naples, FL
    • 2014 Gold Ribbon, FAME exhibition online
    • 2014 First Place, Shades of Red Show, Vista, CA
    • 2014 Second Place, Louisville Art Association, Louisville, CA
    • 2014 First Place Award, EAFA Gallery, Seattle, WA
    • 2014 Exhibition, NOPAS online international competition

     

    Group Exhibitions

    • 2018 Works on Paper, Dacia Gallery, NYC, NY
    • 2017 "Something more than realism .. XI", Galería artelibre , Barcelona, Spain
    • 2017 Distinction Gallery, CA
    • 2017 Best of America, NOAPS, Castle Gallerieas, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • 2017 Women As Warriors, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
    • 2017 Sight Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2016 Miniature Group Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2016 Maxwell Alexander Online Show
    • 2016, Holiday Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, NYC, NY
    • 2016 Miniatures and More, Albuquerque Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2016 Contemporary Configuration Exhibition, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2016 Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
    • 2016 Freak Out, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
    • 2016 Nexus, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2016 ModPortrait Exhibition, MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain
    • 2016 Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
    • 2015 AAPL 87th Grand National Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, NYC
    • 2015 Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
    • 2015 Tell Them Stories: Origins, Mark Miller Gallery, NYC
    • 2015 Portrait Society of Atlanta, Maretta Cobb Art Museum, Atlanta, GA
    • 2015 Unconfined Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
    • 2015 Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA
    • 2013 Academy of Art Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

     

    Publications

    • June 2017 Cover and featured article, Artists Magazine
    • December 2015 Featured Artist to Watch, Southwest Art Magazine
    • June 2015 Featured Artist on FASO.com
    • May 2015 Staff pick on FASO.com Daily Art Show
    • April 2015 Artist to Watch, Rosemary Brushes Catalogue

     

     

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