Artist Profile

Suzanne Jill Levy

Medium: Painting - Acrylic on canvas and clayboard

Description:  Paintings focusing on abstract art in a modern, bold and dynamic style

My work is inspired by the delicate balance between order and chaos in each of our lives. This idea is produced spontaneously as I work, with intuition guiding me. I often free myself from the constraints of reason while creating a piece and relying on my inner rhythm to achieve balance. I possess a desire to create art and am energized by re-interpreting the world artistically My paintings are abstract and representational. Balance is achieved through addition and elimination. Using tools such as palette knives, brushes, rags and print blocks, a concept is conceived using sweeping motion and tightly executed details. Color variation and subtle texture add to the visual interest and vibrancy of my work. I am interested in the potential offered by the interplay of color, light and movement, which when balanced, produces a rhythmic visual narrative, bursting with energy. My current body of work consists of related images that grow from one another. Each work of art is created using geometric elements, both spherical and linear, that are manipulated and presented from multiple vantage points. Shapes are stretched, repeated, overlapped and layered. Each series within the larger body contains a piece of the other. They were in essence born of one another. This consistency happens quite spontaneously as I work on several images at once. 84 Whetten Road, West Hartford, CT, 06117 (917) 359-5551 Suzanne Jill Levy is an abstract artist who sees artistic potential in every object using her unique creative vision. Her abstract and representational paintings focus on movement, color and light, and convey a dynamic visual narrative bursting with energy. Being raised in a household saturated with art, where drawing on the art studio walls was encouraged, her dedication to art was solidified. Through her youth, any artistic opportunity was pursued. This manifested itself in summer art studies at Syracuse University School of Art, prior to earning her degree at Binghamton University. After graduating with a major in Spanish, Suzanne studied at The Art Students League in New York City and the Montclair Museum of Art. She also earned a Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University. A New York native, Suzanne currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children as she pursues a career as an artist full time. Her work has been exhibited in juried exhibitions at the New Britain Museum of Art, The Chase Family Gallery in West Hartford, The Golden Thread Gallery in Connecticut, and Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati, to name a few. For several years, while living in New York City, she participated in painting the NYC Marathon finish line and city seals in Central Park. While currently a member of the Canton Gallery on the Green, she serves as the chair of the committee, which arranges and hangs the artwork for the exhibitions. She is also a member of Connecticut Women’s Artists, Inc. Suzanne has taught art to special needs adults, and collaborates with a fellow artist, creating Two Women Four Walls, which teaches art recreationally to groups and participates in festivals such as Envisionfest in Hartford, Connecticut.

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