Bio

Jess Levey is a New York based visual artist who works in photography, video installation, and sound.  Her work has been exhibited at various art spaces in and around NYC including Exit Art, The Invisible Dog, NurtureArt, MoCADA, and The Rochester Contemporary. Jess was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY where she lived until her recent move to Jackson Heights, Queens where she lives with her husband and daughter.  Along with being an Artist and A Mother, Jess works to inspire the students at Friends Academy where she is currently the Head of Digital Arts.  She received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Hunter College. 

Selected Exhibitions

Nasty Women.  Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

New Collector BK: The Print Edition. Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Collectively Assembled, 9th annual tART Exhibition. Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

Me Pix. Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, New York.  Curated by Bleu Cease

Prolonged Exposure, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn NY  

Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Green Space.  Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY 

MomentaArt benefit and exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

NurtureArt Benefit. Chelsea Art Museum. New York, NY. Curated by Pamela Auchincloss, David Cohen, James Kalm, and Gregory Volk

Tomorrow’s Stars: The Art Brooklyn Open Call Exhibition. Verge Art fair, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Courtney Wendroff, Stephen Mallon, Steve Kaplan, and Danny Simmons

What is The Where?, A Recession Art Show. The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Ani Katz and Risa Shoup

NurtureArt Benefit. ZieherSmith Gallery. New York, NY. Curated by Dan Cameron, Ceci Moss, Jane Panetta, and Krista Saunders

Farm City. Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY.Curated by Derek Denckla and Katherine Gressel

Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition. Hunter College Times Square Gallery. New York, NY

The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks. MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Dexter Wimberly

America For Sale. Exit Art, New York, NY. Group Show. Curated by Lauren Rosati and Herb Tam

NurtureArt Benefit. Claire Oliver Gallery. New York, NY

Plan B. NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, Group Show. Curated by Krista Saunders

Brooklyn Utopias. Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY

Windows Brooklyn. Brooklyn, New York

I Heart Art: Work/Wassaic Benefit. Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Identity: in Focus. Kimmel Center Gallery, New York, NY

Brooklyn Artist's Gym. BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

NURTUREart Benefit.  Cue Art Foundation,  New York, NY

Redhead project. LMCC, New York, NY

The Brooklyn Collective. Brooklyn, NY

In Flux. Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Annex at David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn,  NY

Issue gallery, New York, NY

The Gallery at Artists & Fleas, Brooklyn, NY

 Bibliography

 CNBC.com. Recession-Inspired Art Grows in Brooklyn by Brooke Sopelsa. October 7, 2009

Forbes.com. Selling An America No One Wants To Buy, by Sarah Wolff. October 23, 2009

 Special Engagements

Perfomer, Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured by Joan Jonas. Guggenheim Museum, New York,  June 2010

Panelist,  Artist Talk Back, What is the Where? The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

Selected participant, Paul Pfeiffer Artist Workshop. Hunter College,  New York. 2009

Panelist,  SEA poetry series. Exit Art, New York,  NY. 2009