I am an artist based in Los Angeles, where I also was born and raised. I have a BA in history from Brown University, and I studied painting in the certificate program at the New York Studio School. My current practice involves both of these ways of thinking, artistic and analytical, and uses the strategies of painting, literature, and academic research.
Twin fascinations with the human need for narrative and the illusory nature of memory have driven everything I've pursued as a young adult, creative and academic. I feel influenced by the secrecy of Vermeer, the experimental drawing of R.B. Kitaj, the fragmented rhythms of Romare Bearden, and the rapturous color worlds of Bonnard. I'm amused and intrigued by mundane experiences that do not lend themselves easily to narrative, yet make up the majority of our time.
rhlevinson at gmail dot com