Matvey Levenstein

About

BORN IN MOSCOW, U.S.S.R. 1960
LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Education

  • 1977-1979
    Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
  • 1979-1983
    BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 1985-1987
    MFA Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021
    Matvey Levenstein, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2019
    Matvey Levenstein, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017
    New Works, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy
  • 2012
    New Paintings, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy
  • 2009
    Matvey Levenstein, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007
    Matvey Levenstein, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome, Italy
  • 2005
    Matvey Levenstein, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997
    Matvey Levenstein, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1995
    Enough About You, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1991
    Matvey Levenstein, Gallery for the Visual Arts, Ohio University, Lancaster, OH

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2022
    The Armory Show, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, New York, NY
  • 2022
    Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create On the Same Scale That Society Has the Capacity to Destroy – Parts 2, 3, 5, and 6, Below Grand, Miguel Abreu Gallery, Scully Tomasko Foundation, and TOTAH, New York, NY
  • 2022
    Competere, Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA
  • 2020
    Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL [online]
  • 2020
    (Nothing But) Flowers, Karma, New York, NY
  • 2019
    58th Venice Biennale, Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy: Mare Nostrum, Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Penitenti, Venice, Italy
  • 2017
    The Curator’s Eggs, Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2016
    Outside and Inside Landscape, Able Baker Gallery, Portland, ME
  • 2015
    Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, Visual Arts Gallery of the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 2013
    Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012
    Rainbow of Chaos, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010
    Between Picture and Viewer: The Image In Contemporary Painting, Visual Arts Gallery of the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 2009
    Party at Chris’s House, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2008
    Talk Dirty to Me, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007
    Stable Scrawl, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2006
    The Beholder’s Eye, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
  • 2005
    Nostalgia, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
  • 2005
    Portraits on Paper, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2003
    Painting: The Ultimate Collection Vol. 1, Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy
  • 2003
    Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2002
    Artists to Artists, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2001
    First There Was A Drawing, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2000
    Drawings and Photographs: Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts Benefit Exhibition, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1999
    Not Quite Real, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • 1998
    People, Places, and Things, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997
    Art on Paper: 33rd Annual Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  • 1997
    Post Construction, Veknin and Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1997
    Color Detour, Apex Art, New York, NY
  • 1996
    Painting into Photography, Photography into Painting, Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
  • 1996
    Benefit Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas TX
  • 1996
    Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY
  • 1994
    Mirage, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1993
    Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  • 1993
    White Columns Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY
  • 1992
    Emerging Sculptors, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  • 1992
    A Paper Trail, Berland/Hall Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1989
    Before or After: Form and Function, White Columns, New York, NY
  • 1989
    Form and Material, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2003
    Rome Prize, American Academy Rome, Rome, Italy
  • 2002
    Penny McCall Foundation Award, New York, NY
  • 1998
    Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Grant, New York, NY
  • 1985-1987
    Katherine J. Horwich Grant, Jewish Foundation
  • 1983
    Anna Louise Raymond Traveling Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS & LECTURES

  • Common Ground | Solidarity with Ukraine: Part II, The Brooklyn Rail, [online]. May 5, 2022.
  • Matvey Levenstein in Conversation with Jarrett Earnest, New York, NY. September 2021.
  • New Social Environment #49: Matvey Levenstein with Jason Rosenfeld, The Brooklyn Rail,
    [online]. September 3, 2021.
  • Contemporary Perspectives on de Chirico, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York, NY. March
    21, 2017.
  • Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
    November 21, 2015.

COLLECTIONS

  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, OH

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Phong Bui. “The Beauty of Friends Being Together: A Brief Meditation on the Paintings of John
    Currin, Matvey Levenstein, Jesse Murry, and Lisa Yuskavage.” The Brooklyn Rail (November 2021).
  • Christian Kleinbub. “Matvey Levenstein.” The Brooklyn Rail (September 2021).
  • Jason Rosenfeld. “La nuova unione: Matvey Levenstein’s Recent Work.” The Kasmin Review
    (September 2021).
  • Nancy Princenthal et al. Rethinking Painting. Ed. Joan Waltemath. Baltimore, MD: The LeRoy E.
    Hoffberger School of Painting, 2021.
  • (Nothing but) Flowers. New York: Karma Books, 2021.
  • Jason Rosenfeld. “Art Seen,” The Brooklyn Rail (March 2019).
  • Robert Becker. “Levenstein’s Long Exposures,” The New Criterion 3, no. 6 (February 21, 2019).
  • Peter Schjeldahl. “Matvey Levenstein,” The New Yorker (February 18, 2019).
  • Arianna Di Cori. “Matvey Levenstein Eterno Ritorno alla Pittura,” La Repubblica (November 25,
    2017).
  • Tell Me Something Good. Edited by Jarrett Earnest and Lucas Zwirner. New York: David Zwirner
    Books, 2017.
  • Phong Bui. Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings. Jersey City, NJ: Mana
    Contemporary, 2015.
  • Thyrza Nicols Goodeve. “Matvey Levenstein: Church; Temple; Cathedral.” The Brooklyn Rail (October 20, 2013).
  • Linda De Sanctis. “Matvey Levenstein la Lentezza della Pittura.” La Repubblica (September 14,
    2012).
  • Tom Huhn and Isabel L. Taube. Between Picture and Viewer: The Image in Contemporary Art.
    New York: Visual Arts Press, 2010.
  • “Matvey Levenstein.” The New Yorker (April 16, 2009).
  • Phong Bui. “Matvey Levenstein with Phong Bui.” The Brooklyn Rail (April 2009).
  • Pier Paolo Pancotto. “Levenstein, Fiori, Paesaggi e Nostalgie Romane.” L’Unita (October 2007).
  • Rachel Somerstein. “Not-So-Still Lifes.” Art News (June 1, 2007).
  • Linda Yablonsky. “Slides and Prejudice.” Art News 105, no. 4 (April 1, 2006).
  • Bridget L. Goodbody. “Matvey Levenstein at Larissa Goldston Gallery.” Time Out New York
    (November 10, 2005).
  • Susanna Moore. Matvey Levenstein. New York: Larissa Goldston Gallery, 2005.
  • Sabatina Cersosimo. “Galleria Alberto Peola.” Correire dell’Arte (November 1, 2003).
  • Luigi Fassi. “Torino: Sette in Uno.” Flash Art 36, no. 242 (October 2003).
  • Jacqueline Humphrey. “’Art on Paper’ Exhibition Has Lost Its Focus.” News & Record (November
    26, 1997).
  • Donald Kuspit. “Matvey Levenstein at Jack Tilton Gallery.” Artforum 35, no. 10 (Summer 1997).
  • Amy Cappellazzo. Thirty-Third Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper. Greensboro, NC:
    Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1997.
  • Bonnie Clearwater. Painting Into Photography Photography Into Painting. Miami: Museum of
    Contemporary Art, North Miami, 1996.
  • Faye Hirsch. “Matvey Levenstein at Jack Tilton Gallery.” Artforum 34, no. 1 (September 1995).
  • Kim Levin. “Voices Choices.” The Village Voice (May 9, 1995).
  • Robin Cembalest. “Levenstein’s Family Album of Beautiful and Dangerous Jews.” Forward 98,
    no. 31009 (January 6, 1995).
  • Gretchen Faust. “New York in Review.” Arts Magazine (April 1, 1992).
  • Sybil Cantor. [Interview]. Dialogue Magazine (1991).
  • “Art Today.” Art Video News (1990).

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

  • Matvey Levenstein et al. “Looking at Late de Chirico: Matvey Levenstein, Stephen Ellis, and Lisa
    Yuskavage.” The Brooklyn Rail (May 2017).
  • Matvey Levenstein. “The ‘Naiveté of Morandi.” Art in America 11 (December 2008).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-2017
    Visiting Critic, School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2007-2017
    Painting Instructor, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
  • 2010
    Painting Instructor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006
    Critic, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • 2005
    Visiting Artist, The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 2004-2005
    Painting Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • 1995-2003
    Painting Instructor, New York University, New York, NY
  • 2001
    Advanced Painting Instructor, The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 2001
    Studio Perspectives Instructor, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • 2000
    Graduate Painting Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000
    Painting and Drawing Instructor, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT
  • 2000
    Advanced Painting Instructor, The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 2000
    Painting Instructor, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 1999
    Seminar Instructor, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Norfolk, CT
  • 1996-1997
    Drawing Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1996
    Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1990-1996
    Drawing Instructor, Department of Extended Studies, The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
  • 1994
    Visiting Artist, New York University, New York, NY
  • 1990
    Painting Instructor, Department of Extended Studies, The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY