Biography

Born 1960, Los Angeles, California.

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston.



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst
, Aachen, Germany

2015
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

2012
Tampa Art Museum, Tampa, FL

2010
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2007
Space Other, Boston, MA

1999
Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France

1998
Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany

1996
Galerie Georges-Philippe Vallois, Paris, France
One Great Jones, New York, NY

1995
Galerie Bela Jarzyk, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany

1994
Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1993
Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

1992
Centre d’Art Contemporain de Vassivière en Limousin, France

1991
Galerie Georges-Phillipe Vallois, Paris, France

1990
Meyers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY

1989
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY
Fundacio Joan Mirò, Barcelona, Spain
Halle Sud, Geneva, Switzerland
Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

1988
Diane Brown Gallery, New York, NY



Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Videonale.16, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2015
Rodin to Warhol: 60th Anniversary Gifs and Recent Acquisitions, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
A Legacy of Art Loved: Gifts from Robert and Dorothy Shapiro, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2013
Someone Else, curated by Dr. Leonhard Emmerling, Dunedin Art Gallery,
Dunedin, New Zealand, (traveled to Oberosterreichechisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria)

2011
videonale.13, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany (traveled to BWA Gallery, Katowice, Poland, Gallery of Modern Art,
Glasgow, United Kingdom, and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan)

2010
video_dumbo, Curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy, Brooklyn, NY
14th Annual ASU Art Museum Short Film And Video Festival, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Pleasure Point: Celebrating 25 Years Of Contemporary Collectors, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,
San Diego, CA

2009
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, Greece
Extremely Shorts, Aurora Picture Show's 12th Annual Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Houston TX
Thirteenth Annual Film and Video Festival
, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2008
Altered Geometry: Contemporary Sculpture from MMoCA’s Collection,
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Twelfth Annual Film and Video Festival, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2007
Offside, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Finding Form, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2006
Recent Acquisitions:Gifts of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Big Juicy Paintings (And More) Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2001
Obsessive Drawing, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware
Energy Inside, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

1999
Points of Departure: Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Art on Paper - The Dillard Collection 1964-1999, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Hindsight, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1997
Works On Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC

1996
Chimériques Polymères, Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain de Nice, Nice, France

1995
Machine, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1993
Skulptur, Galerie Vier, Berlin, Germany

1991
Object Lessons, Portland Art Museum, OR

1990
Half-Truths, Curated by Marge Goldwater, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

1989
Biennial Exhibition Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Awards in the Visual Art 8, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

The BMW Gallery, New York

1988
The New Poverty II, Myers/Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Curated: Collins & Milazzo
Enclosing the Void: Eight Contemporary Sculptors, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center,
New York, NY
Walk Out to Winter, Curated by Christain Leigh for Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Inductive Geometries, Diane Brown Gallery, New York
Small Scale Sculpture, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
4 x 4 – 3, White Columns, New York, NY

1986
Emerging Sculptors 1986, Sculpture Center, New York, NY
The Constructed Image, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, NY
Time After Time, Diane Brown Gallery, curated: Collins & Milazzo

1985
Sculpture, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 

Awards

2011
Massachusetts Cultural Council

2010
Outpost Artists Resources’ Cuts and Burns Residency

2008
Jerome Foundation
New York State Council on the Arts
Experimental Television Center


2005
New York State Council on the Arts

2004
Nancy Graves Foundation
The Rotunda Gallery/ BCAT Residency
New York Foundation for the Arts
Pollock-Krasner Foundation


1998
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

1992
Guggenheim Fellowship
Pollock-Krasner Foundation


1989
National Endowment for the Arts

1988
Awards in the Visual Arts

1987
New York Foundation for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts


1986
Pollock-Krasner Foundation

 

Public Commissions

2001
Glial Axon, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

1990
Round House, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

Selected Bibliography

2015
Lange, Jennifer, exhibition essay Erik Levine: cold storage, Wexner Center for the Arts - The Box

2013
Emmerling, Leonhard Dr., exhibition catalogue Someone Else, Oberosterreichechisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
McCracken, Cam, Levine film disgusts; but defended, Letters to the Editor, Otago Daily Times, June 25, 2013
Hanton, Jamie, Someone Else, CIRCUIT: Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand, May 4, 2013

2012
Ennis, Veron, Erik Levine, Arts Districts, June 9, 2012

2011
Seidel, Martin, Videonale 13, Kunstforum, July - August 2011, pp. 396 - 401

2010
Gibson, Alison, Erik Levine: Grip, Daily Serving; An International Forum for
The Contemporary Arts, March 10, 2010

2009
Nicholson, Cassandra, ASU Art Museum Film Festival Showcases National, International Talent,
Phoenix Film Examiner, April 19
Gonzalez, Leyra E., Hombre a su gallo, El Neuvo Dia, July 26

2007
Simpson, Bennett, Erik Levine’s More Man, Space Other exhibition brochure
Cook, Greg, Erik Levine, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, May 10

2006
Smith, Elizabeth, More Man, Aspect Magazine, vol. 7
Suarez De Jesus, MAM Goes Mach, Miami New Times, July 13 -19

2001
Wei, Lilly, Energy Inside, exhibition catalogue, Iowa
Sozanski, Edward J., Drawing Made Easy, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 21

1999
Sausset, Damien, Levine oversized, L'Œil, June
Weingartner, Gabriele, Kunst Ist, Was Sich Verwandelt, Die Rheinpfalz, September 12
Sperrholz, Styropor, Polyurethan, Kunstactuell, September
Maschinenhaft Bis Organisch, Die Rheinpfalz, September 4
Buhlmann, Britta Dr., Metamorphoses, exhibition catalogue Plastiken und Zeichnungen Erik Levine, Kaiserslautern
Emmerling, Leonhard Dr., Size does matter, exhibition catalogue Plastiken und Zeichnungen Erik Levine, Kaiserslautern
Erik Levine: Transport-Zelle, Mannheimer Morgen, October 15
Feeser, Sigrid, “Autonome Koerper im Raum”, Rheinzeitung Koblenz, October 1
Lovisa, Fabian R., Von Raum Und Energie Und Einem Schwerigen Transport, Die Rheinpfalz, Februrary 1

1995
Meixner, Christiane Ein Netz Aus GroBen Machen, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, May 23
Sachs, Brita, Wer Nicht Durchs Dasein Schlittern Will, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 10
Curtis, Cathy, Going Through the Motions, Los Angeles Times, November 7

1994
Melrod, George, Art & Antiques, November

1993
Fricke, Harald, Komplex, aber irgendwie unnutz, TAE. Sellg, July 10
Herbstreuth, Peter, Wenn Witwen Kunstwerkeln, Tagespiegel, July 8
Grant, Daniel, Artist Creates Tension, Intrigue with Builder’s Skill, Boston Herald, May 1
Unger, Miles, Art New England, June–July
McQuaid, Cate, Plane speaking Erik Levine at the Worcester Art Museum, The Boston Phoenix February 26
Margiera, Frank, Erik Levine’s work is more than the sum of its parts, Sunday Telegram Datebook, March 14
Kunst Critics, Suddeutsche Zeitung, February 18
E.K. Suddeutsche Zeitung. February 18

1992
Ardenne, Paul, Art Press 165, January

1991
Perl, Jed, Art & Antiques. February
Decter, Joshua, Arts Magazine 65, February

1990
Kimmelman, Michael, The New York Times, November 23
Snow, Shauna, Sculptor Erik Levine Emphasizes the Intellectual, Los Angeles Times, November 4, Calendar
Geer, Suvan, Perfectly Crafted Plywood..., Los Angeles Times, November 3, F8
Ament, Dolores Tarzan, Region Visual Artists Shown at Henry Gallery, Seattle Times, January 17
Braff, Phyllis, Sculpture That Demands Viewer Involvement, The New York Times, August 19
Hacket, Regina, Bird Man Nests at Henry Art Gallery (Review of Awards in the Visual Arts Exhibition),
Seattle Post Intellegencer
McConnell, Levine’s ‘Round House’ Going Up, Star Tribune, Mineapolis, August 20
Round House’ New Addition to Sculpture Garden, St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 21
Smith, Roberta, Southampton Hybrids, The New York Times, August 24

1989
Baker, Kenneth, Encourage the Shift in N.Y. Galleries: Art That’s Art, San Francisco Chronicle, May 18
Casado, Luis, Ambientes Objetuales, El escultor Erik Levine expone en la Fandacio Miro sus peizas, influidas por danza, La Vaguardia, Barcelona
Erik Levine, un lleu toc diironia sobre la precisio matematics, “Diari de Barcelona, April 16
Farre, Adela. “Erik Levine presenta en la Miro sus esculturas, a medio camino entre el minimal y la carga referencial, ABC, Barcelone, March 29
Halle Sud, Erik Levine, exhibition catalogue (includes interview with Renate Cornu), Barcelona
Hayt-Atkins, Elizabeth. ARTnews, October
Kimmelman, Michael, The New York Times, June 21
Larson, Kay, Apocalypse Now, New York Magazine, May 29
Mason-Poulet, Laure, Tema Celeste, July-Semptember
Morin, Francois-Yves, Inactualite d’Erik Levine, Halle Sud, Geneve
Myers, Terry R., Arts Magazine, October
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989 Biennial Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, New York

1988
Gardner, Colin, New Poverty: Conceptual Triumph or Smoke Screen, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, December 9
Heartney, Eleanor, Erik Levine at Diane Brown, Art in America, May
Lubowsky, Susan, Enclosing the Void: Eight Contemporary Sculptors, exhibition catalogue,
The Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York
Marks, Ben, Impoverished Dialogue, Artweek, December 24
Smith, Roberta, Downtown Galleries, The New York Times, February 26
Young, Tracy, Curves Ahead, VOGUE, January

1987
Brenson, Michael, Emerging Sculptors, 1986, The New York Times
Brenson, Michael, 4 x 4, The New York Times, January 16
Kingsley, April, Emerging Sculptors, 1986, exhibition catalogue, Sculpture Center, New York
Silverman, April, Private Images – Drawings by Sculptors, ARTnews, Summer