Levine, Irish/Canadian (1935 - )
was born in Dublin in 1935 and now lives in New York City. He
Had over 100 one man shows. Several of these have been in important
museums in the United States, Europe, South America and Australia.
He is Considered a major precursor to the conceptual movement,
He introduced the terms disposable art. software art and camera
art and was one of the first artist in the world to use video
tape for artistic means.
Levine regards himself as a media
sculptor, He uses technology and information media extensively.
A show entitled The Troubles: An Artist's Document of Ulster,
1973 introduced the concept of art as a sociological tool.
Levine continued to explore this concept with I Am Not Blind:
An Informational Environment About Unsighted People, 1976,
conceived by the Lions Gallery of the series. Wadsworth Atheneum,
An exhibition resulting from interviews with 9 unsighted people.
It was also shown at the Albright Knox and the Everson Museum.
Northern landscapes and We Are Still Alive, 1974, traveled to
8 museums in North America and Europe.
Levine has lectured
extensively throughout the U.S. and has written for Arts, The
Village Voice, Art in America and the Saturday Review. In 1967
Levine won first prize for sculpture in the Canadian Sculpture
Biennial. He was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts
Fellowship in 1974 and again in 1980.
Levine has been guest
lecturer and panelist at many Universities throughout the U.S.
and Canada. He has been Artist-in-residence at Aspen, Colorado
in 1967 and 1969, at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
in 1973 and at the University of Illinois in 1975. He was Associate
Professor at New york University, 1972-73 and Distinguished
Professor of Video Art at William Patterson College, 1974-76.
He founded in 1970 and is president of The Museum of Mott Art,
Inc. a consultant organization for the arts and allied professions.
He participated in Document 77. Kasel, Where he showed.
The Last Book of Life
Some of the public
collections who own Levine's works are The National Gallery
of Canada. The Art Gallery of Ontario, Whitney Museum of American
Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cocoran Museum, Washington
D.C. , the Philadelphia Museum. The Beauborg, Paris, The National
Gallery, Victoria, Meilbourne, Australia, The Art Gallery of
New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, The Art gallery of South
Australia, The Georgia Museum, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford,
Connecticut and the Donneil Public Library, New York.
appeared in Arts, Art News, Ardorum, Art in America, The New
York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The
Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor. The Philadelphia
Inquirer. Time Magazine, Newsweek, Saturday Review, Life Magazine,
Der Speigel in West Germany.
A few of the
books that include his work are Beyond Modern Sculpture by Jack
Burnham, The Britannica Encyclopedia of American Art. Simon
Schuster. Art and the Future by Douglass Davis, Science and
Technology in the Arts by Stewart Kranz, Innovative Printmaking
by Theima P. Newman and On Photography by Susan Sontag.