Jennifer Levonian
Exhibitions, CV, Press



Born 1977
Lives and works in Vigo, Spain


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (forthcoming)

2019
Outage, with Eva Wylie, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Lost Islands of Philadelphia, Grand Central Arts Center, Santa Ana, CA

2018
Lost Islands of Philadelphia, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Xylophone, Tabakalera Centre for International Culture, San Sebastian, Spain

2016
Jennifer Levonian: Shake Out Your Cloth, Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savannah, GA

2015
Jennifer Levonian: Her Slip is Showing and Other Stories, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

2012
Jennifer Levonian, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita, KS

2010
Her Slip Is Showing, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Jen Levonian, Project Space, CTRL Gallery, Austin, TX

2007
Winter Solo Show Series, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
Smells Like English Boxwood, Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2003
Fleisher Challenge, Samuel A. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Her Slip is Showing, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Alicia Gibson, Jennifer Levonian, Bruce M. Sherman, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2013
Experiments in Animation, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Jennifer Levonian & Pearl Blauvelt, Adams and Ollman Gallery, Portland, OR
New Wine New Bottle, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013, Short-list, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

2012
You, Me, We, She, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Docu-Commencement, Rare Book Room at Canady Library, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Harsh Realities, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

2011
Here, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Beneath Cognition, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
Optic Nerve XIII, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
LOL: A Decade of Antic Art, Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
John A. McAllister’s Civil War: The Philadelphia Home Front, The Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
The Bank & Trust Show, Arts Exchange Gallery, White Plains, NY

2010
Body of Work: New Perspectives on Figure Painting, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Elemental: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Breathless, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
That’s The Way I See Things, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Live Cinema: Histories in Motion, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2008
A Cleaner Heart A Do It, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Cloak and Candle, Cirrus Gallery Project Room, Los Angeles, CA
Coming of Age, Centennial Video Special, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
Street Button: Winter Invitational, Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia, PA
Night Bloom, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Wild Girls, Exit Art, New York, NY
Thesis Show, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

2005
New Paintings, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2004
Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2004, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA

2003
Out of the Box, Moore College Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
Works on Paper 8th Biennial Exhibition, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA
Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ


SCREENINGS

2017
Ann Arbor Film Festival (tour)
Chicago Feminist Film Festival
Malt Adult, Bad People Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Quickening: Experimental Animations, Nightingale Cinema, Chicago, IL
DTLA Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Architecture of Family, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
Breakthrough: Artists’ Film Lounge, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Wig-Wag, Peephole Cinema, San Francisco, CA

2016
Edge of Frame: Journeys into Experimental Animation, Whitechapel Gallery, London (The Poetry Winner)
Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Edinburgh (Xylophone)
San Diego Underground Film Festival, San Diego, CA (Xylophone)
ReAnimania Animation Festival, Yerevan, Armenia (Xylophone) Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada (Xylophone)
Eyewash: Jennifer Levonian, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2015
Reel 13 on Thirteen (WNET/PBS), New York, NY (airing of Rotten Pumpkins)

2014
Last Friday Shorts, TAP Gallery, Southend on Sea, UK (screening of Buffalo Milk Yogurt, curated by Michaela Freedman)
Time Farmers, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (Rebellious Bird)
Women in Animation, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA (The Oven Sky)
Stop & Go Show: Made from Scratch, trenutak.39, Zagreb, Croatia (Rotten Pumpkins. Traveling through 2015.)

2013
Hidden Treasures, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin; Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig; TAC Eindhoven, the Netherlands (The Poetry Winner)
Liars, Actors, Believers, Cabinet, New York, NY (Rebellious Bird)
Time Farmers, Art Queen, Joshua Tree, CA (Rebellious Bird)
Time Farmers, Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA (Rebellious Bird)
Black Maria Film Festival (tour) (The Poetry Winner)

2012
Screening mit Bettina Munk, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

2011
Optic Nerve XIII, The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
The Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD (Rebellious Bird)
ARTPROJX, in association with the Armory Show, SVA Theatre, New York, NY
Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival, Tempe, AZ (Take Your Picture with a Puma, Juror Choice Award)

2010
14th Annual Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival, Tempe, AZ
ARCOmadrid Cinema Loop, Madrid, Spain
700IS Reindeerland Experimental Film Festival, Iceland, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Plastic Summer, 601 Art Space, New York, NY

2009
Narration, Animation, Provocation, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2008
Species of Spaces and Other Places, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York & Arnolfini Museum, Bristol, UK
Reality Testing, Los Angles Contemporary Exhibits, Los Angeles, CA
Cutting Fine, Cutting Deep, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Cut!, Monkey Town, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Endless Summer: Selections from Skowhegan, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

2006
Silver Wings, WPA/C Experimental Media Series, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC
Cowboys, Clichés, Codes, and Conspiracies, WPA/C Experimental Media Series, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC


EDUCATION

2006
MFA, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1999
BA, Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA


PROJECTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016
Ken Burns Best of Festival Award, Ann Arbor FIlm Festival

2015
Frank Rizzo animation (collaboration with Peter Crimmins for Newsworks with WHYY)

2013
Second Prize, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

2010
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Live Cinema: In Dialogue, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York
Pew Fellowship in the Arts

2008
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2007
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2003
Window of Opportunity Award, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA