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Rebecca Leveille

Artist Statement

"Despite my calling to language, symbol, and figure, the work must have life beyond the narrative. The things said in the work do not have simple answers. The materiality of the paint and the determined line possess their own power."


Rebecca Leveille is a contemporary artist working in a figurative mode. Mining both art historical sources and contemporary painting she cites influences from Lautrec to Walter Robinson. Her practice involves a translation of inner mythologies and cultural influence through her distinctive ability to compose lyrical figures largely from imagination. These explorations delve into sensuality, the female gaze, media, and Art World social phenomena.

Her work has been exhibited around the country including: Untitled Space, The LBIF Annual Drawing Exhibition 2017 Juried by the Whitney Museum's Jane Panetta and The Spring Break Art Show 2018/19. Additional group shows include the Allentown Museum of Art, PA; Delaware Art Museum, DE; Jonathan Levine Gallery, NY; Abend Gallery, CO; the Corey Helford Gallery, LA; and The Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM). Other exhibitions include solo shows at: Corey Helford Gallery, LA, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, NY, and the Michelson Gallery, MA. She was a finalist for The Bennett Prize 1.0.