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Ellen Levy

Artist, Writerat Independent
New York,
United States

Ellen K. Levy, PhD, is a multimedia artist and writer known for exploring art, science and technology interrelationships since the mid-1980s. Levy highlights them through exhibitions, educational and curatorial programs, and publications.  Her graduate studies were at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston following a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in Zoology. She was President of the College Art Association (2004-2006) before earning her doctorate (2012) from the University of Plymouth (UK) on the art and neuroscience of attention. She then was Special Advisor on the Arts and Sciences at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Arts and Sciences at Skidmore College (1999) and taught transdisciplinary classes (e.g., the New School, Cooper Union, Brooklyn College, Banff). She received an AICA award and an arts commission from NASA following a solo exhibition at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (1985). She was represented by Associated American Artists Gallery (NYC) and by Michael Steinberg Fine Arts (NYC). She exhibits widely in the US and abroad (e.g., in exhibitions curated by Lucy Lippard and directed by Martin Kemp). With Charissa Terranova, she is co-editor of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson's Generative Influences in Art, Design: From Forces to Forms (2021, Bloomsbury). Levy and Barbara Larson co-edit the “Science and the Arts since 1750” book series of Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Journal Articles:

Heirloom Fruits of America: Selections from the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection

August 2021
Endnote

The Genome and Art: Finding Potential in Unlikely Places

April 2001
The Leonardo Gallery

Complexity

August 2003
Editorial

Cultural Evolution

October 2010
Leonardo Gallery

Sleuthing the Mind: Curator’s Introduction

October 2014