Dan Levenson

 
Lives and works in Los Angeles
1997
MFA, Royal College of Art, London, UK
1994
B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Solo Exhibitions

2018
“SKZ Form and Color Studies,” Praz Delavallade, Paris, France (link)
2017
"SKZ Monochrome Diptychs," House of the Book, Brandeis-Bardin Institute, Simi Valley, CA (link)
2016
Praz-Delavallade, Independent, Brussels, Belgium
2015
"SKZ Painting Storage," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2011
“SKZ Student Monochrome Workshop,” Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2008
“Anonymous Paintings from the Archives of Little Switzerland,” USF, Bergen, Norway
2003
White Room, White Columns, NY, curated by Lauren Ross

Group Exhibitions

2017
“Summer of Love,” Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
“All the Small Things,” Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA
 
“I Love LA,” Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
 
Gallery Em, Seoul, Korea
2016
“The Artists’ Library,” LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2012
“The Double,” Cabinet, Brooklyn and LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2011
“I Like The Art World And The Art World Likes Me,” EFA Project Space, New York, NY
2010
“I Know What You Did Last Summer,” St. Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, NY
2009
“Nothing Up My Sleeve,” PARTICIPANT, INC., New York, NY, curated by Jonathan Berger
2008
“Geometric, Abstract, and Geometric Abstraction,” Jason Rulnick, New York, NY
2007
“Horizon,” EFA Gallery, New York, NY, curated by David Humphrey
 
“The Promise of Freshness,” with Daniel Argyle, Peloton, Sydney, traveled to Dudespace, Melbourne, Australia
2006
“Recent Acquisitions,” Jason Rulnick Fine Art, New York, NY
2005
“Image Acts,” OfficeOps, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Aspara DiQuinzio and Tina Kukielski

Selected Press

2018
Stromberg, Matt, "Performances About Learning, Set in a Fictional Classroom," Hyperallergic (web), January 22 (link)
2017
Kinsella, Eileen, “Art LA Contemporary Opens With Big Crowds and Edgy Vibe,” artnet news (web), January 27
 
“I Love LA,” Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA
 
Allen, Mark, “Review: Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017!” LA Art Party (web), February 1
2016
Martin, Lucy, “The Armory Show Gallery Picks: Day One,” Elephant, March 3
2015
Cohen, Barnett, Dan Levenson Interview, Contemporary Art Review LA (web), September 2
 
Goldman, Edward, Septemer LA, a Bursting Art Scene, KCRW (web & radio), September 8
 
Capria, Alexandra, Dan Levenson, ArtNews, December
 
Leon, Sarah, Fan Zhong, and Pati Hertling, “The Best of Armory Week 2015,” W Magazine, March
2013
Sigal, Lisa, “Silhouette,” The Bottom Line, February
2011
Orrson, Emily, “Vox Populi: Dan Levenson, SKZ Student Monochrome Workshop,” Title Magazine, December
 
Newhall, Edith, “Artists’ subversive sense of humor at Vox Populi,” The Philadelphia Enquirer, December
 
Chip Schwartz, “Conceptual Mashup at Vox” KnightArts, December 2011
 
Wetzler, Rachel, “A Populist Attack on the Art World Pulls Punches,” Hyperallergic, March
2009
Levy, Michelle, “Virtues of Smoke and Mirrors,” ArtSlant, November
 
Ramani, Donato, “Imaginary Road to Little Switzerland,” L’Uomo Vogue, July
2008
Flannery, Paul, “Expandable and modular - Little Switzerland on a scale of 1 to 1,” January 21
 
Johnson, Paddy, “Form and Enterprise: The Art of Dan Levenson,” ArtCal Zine, January 16
 
Johnson, Paddy, “Fia Backström No Copy No Paste,“ Art Fag City, January 24
2007
Wagner, James, “Dan Levenson’s ‘Little Switzerland’ at EFA,” James Wagner blog, November 13
2006
“Shifter: Rules & Representation,“ Shifter Magazine, June 1
 
Faure, Guillemette, “La culture hors de prix à New York,“ Le Figaro, August 29
2005
Smith, Daniel, “Andrew Jackson, The New Face of Modern Art,” n+1, March 5
 
Lubell, Sam, “The $20 Problem: Opposition still rages against MoMA ticket Prices,“ Architectural Record, January
 
Vogel, Carol, “What is the Value of Priceless Art?” The New York Times, November 18
 
Kuntzman, Gersh, “Art Worship,“ Newsweek, November 22
2004
Sherman, Gabriel “Mo’ Money MoMA,” The New York Observer, November 19
 
Muchnic, Suzanne “Parking costs rise at Getty, “ Los Angeles Times, November 21
 
Burmeister, Thomas “Picasso kann durchatmen,” Koelnische Rundschau, December 10
 
Bernau, Nikolaus, “Das MoMA tanzt,” Berliner Zeitung, November 20
 
Villasmil, Alejandra, “El MOMA de Nueva York abre al público su nueva sede,” Diario de Cadiz, November 20
 
Hickland, Aaron, “Open for business: the multi-million dollar cathedral for art that heralds a renaissance for the Big Apple,” The Sunday Herald, UK. November 21
 
Rousselot, Fabrice, “20 dollars l’entrée, de la folie furieuse,” Libération, November 20

Grants and Awards

2014
Yaddo Fellowship
2011
MacDowell Fellowship
2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2008
Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
 
Artist-in Residence, USF, Bergen Norway
2007
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
 
NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship
2006
Yaddo Fellowship
2004
Elizabeth Foundation Studio
 
Yaddo Fellowship
2003
P.S. 122 project studio
2000
Yaddo Fellowship

Recent Performances

2017
“Foundational Principles of the State Art Academy, Zurich (SKZ),” Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2016
“Drawing Lessons from the SKZ,” The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
“Event #1, The Artists’ Library, by Warren Neidich,” LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
2015
“On Discipline (L.A.)” Ooga Booga #2, 356 S Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA
2012
“Social History of the State Art Academy, Zürich,” International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY
 
“The Bätterkinden Art Awards,” Triangle Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2008
“Disarmory,” organized by dBfoundation
2007
“The All-Smoking Art Opening - Sponsored by Altria,” New General Catalog, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Trong G. Nguyen
2006
“New Swiss Art,” Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2004
“FrEE MoMA action,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Publications

2014
“Should Art Be Involved With Politics?” Visuals for Verbs, http://www.v-for-v.com/
2013
“Notes From Jessica,” The Highlights, http://thehighlights.org/
2012
Shifter Magazine, Vol. 19, Proposals, Design, Layout, September
 
2010 “
 
Nothing Up My Sleeve,” Regency Arts Press and PARTICIPANT INC