STATEMENT

I am a mature artist, trained and emergent from the tradition of gestural abstraction characteristic of the New York School. Enamored with color, forms, and energies, I often use a simple found photograph or fragment of one as a starting point (landscapes or interiors),-- then paint spontaneously.



In my painting, I am aware of pictorial forces like line, form, hue, value, etc, and I seek to create a balance
between improvisation and compositional integrity. My goal is to achieve the affirmation of the question:
"Does this artwork sing?"



Helen Levin



BIOGRAPHY

I have been painting and exhibiting my work since the mid 1960s, after receiving both and MFA and a BFA in Painting (from Columbia University and Hunter College,respectively). Examples of my artwork are in the following museums: Museum of Modern Art Library, Staten Island Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art artists' book collection, Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan
Art, Janco Dada Museum (Ein Hod, Israel).



I have been the recipient of grants for my painting/exhibitions from
the Chenven Foundation (2008), The NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs (1993, 1994), Richmond County Bank Foundation (2002), Artists Space (1980). Two art exhibits I curated (2002 and 2006) received support from the Organization of Independent Artists in NYC.
I have exhibited extensively in NYC, particularly at the Broome St. Gallery, but also abroad in recent solos shows in Nice (BNP Paribas, Espace Culturel) and in Holland (Woudrichem) at Mikst Media Gallery.