Rick Levinson (b.1943)
Lives and works in Paradise Valley, Arizona
Rick Levinson was born in 1943 in Salem, New Jersey. A physician, formally trained in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Levinson has used his intense exposure to the human experience to guide his art explorations. The nuanced roles of memory and consciousness have often been inspirational starting points. He has been actively making art since the early 1980s.
His notable domestic and international solo exhibitions include: Faces Behind Faces, Kaarst, Germany (1992); The Invention of Memory, Martin Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania (1995); Split Infinities, Ericson Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2000); The Shade, Monorchid Studio, Phoenix, Arizona (2003); Acts of Faith, LUXE Gallery, New York City, New York (2004); Unvisible, LUXE Gallery, New York City, New York (2004); Freed by Light, LUXE Gallery, New York City, New York (2004); The Bridge collaborative installation with poet Marc J. Straus, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (2004); You Know Me (Tu Me Conoces), Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City, Mexico (2007); About Face, Galerie Splettstoesser, Kaarst, Germany (2008); Back Looking Forward, Yves Klein Archive, Paris, France (2012); Presence/Absence, Galerie Splettstoesser, Kaarst, Germany (2012); Acts of Faith, solo installation in collaboration with artist Wang Xin, The Armory Show, New York City, New York (2018); A Collection, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona (2019); Sarah Brodsky's Ring, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (2021).
Levinson has also exhibited in group shows in Arizona, New York, and around the world, most recently at de Sarthe Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona (2022).
His current project, Apostrophe, is a meticulous, vibrant body of work originating in his interest in James Joyce’s experimental novel “Finnegans Wake.”
He lives and works in Arizona.