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Biography & Representation

Susie Levin expresses her imagination through a combination of color,

texture, form and dimension using carved wood, metalwork and paint on canvas.

Her use of recycled aluminum has been incorporated into her work in response to

her concern for the environment.  Recent work includes her “Fly Dog” series, donating a portion of the profits to animal rescue. She is often inspired by artist made jewelry, which she imagines as large wall pieces. Levin was born and raised in Iowa.  She attended Iowa State University, studying fine art & graphic design, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Design. After moving to Chicago, Susie worked as Art Director for an advertising agency. In 1988, she took her 2D design ideas to 3D in mixed media on canvas. She now has her pieces in numerous art collections across the country.

 

 

Mitch Levin's work looks for impact with a play on shape, color, size & balance. This whimsical approach to design produces furniture and sculpture that is both bold and yet very functional. His arsenal of materials varies from piece to piece but more often than not, a mixture of several are used for a contrasting effect. While looking at the world, little escapes this artists eye as an element for one of his pieces. Elements are removed from their function and used in a way that truly enhances their aesthetics. Levin was born and raised in Chicago. He first studied architecture at Iowa State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Design. While working in Chicago as Art Director for a major video production company, he also attended the Art Institute of Chicago as an artist at large. Mitch worked on his Masters of Industrial Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also taught design classes at UIC and Harper College. His thesis incorporating contemporary furniture, sculpture and the use of alternative materials is a work in progress. His experience as Art Director creating computer graphics and special effects has served as a catalyst for many of his works.

 

The Levin's work has been exhibited at, or represented by the following:

Amdur Gallery - Glenview, IL

American Craftworks - Boca Raton, FL   

American Pie - Philadelphia, PA

Apropos Gallery - St. Louis, MO

Art Gallimaufry - Dallas, Texas

Artsiphartsi - Tampa, FL

Artopia, Lake Geneva, WI

Billy Hork Galleries - Chicago, IL

ChiaroScuro - Chicago, IL

Christina Belle - Winnetka, IL

Details and Green Shoelaces – Tuscon, AZ

Eclectic - Long Grove, IL

Guild – Guild.com / ArtfulHome  Madison, WI

Homeworks - Wellesly, MA

Illinois Artisan Program - Chicago, IL

Indianapolis Museum of Art - Indianapolis, IN   

Living Walls - Sarasota, FL

My Daddy’s Gallery - Owings Mills, MD

McWilliams Gallery - Libertyville, IL

Nicholson House - Clearwater, FL

Out of the ordinary - St. Louis Park, MN

Pieces - Highland Park, IL

Private Collection Gallery - W. Bloomfield, MI

Ren-Wil, Inc. - Montreal, Canada

Sherwood Gallery – Laguna Beach, CA

The Twenty-Four Collection - Bal Harbour, FL

Totality - Buffalo Grove, IL

The Blue House – Barrington, IL

Unique Accents - Northbrook, IL

Upstreet Artes - Pittsburgh, PA

Waterfall Hope - Aspen, Colorado

Willow Creek Community ChurchBarrington , IL

 *Their work is also a part of numerous private and corporate collections.

 

 

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