Laurey Bennett-Levy

Laurey Bennett-Levy

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Laurey Bennett-Levy

I have painted throughout the years while working in corporate graphic design and raising a family. On the side, I taught visual arts, became published, participated in fellowships, devoted myself to philanthropy and have launched my painting career in 2016.

As my children attended public elementary school in Los Angeles, budgetary cuts were imposed for all art disciplines. I went in hard to volunteer and support and became an advocate and directed curriculum based school-wide art shows and in-class education. Currently, I am developing an art program for children below the poverty line in tandem with my art practice to ensure that these particular students not only receive quality arts education, but equal arts education in and out of this pandemic. Art is my soul and advocacy is my mission.

This series called “MITER” is a union formed between two edges that meet at an intersection. This notion resonates for me literally and figuratively as my work emerged from travel, my personal freedom from depression, letting go and releasing myself from being responsible to others.

It merges my competence as a graphic designer and fine artist as I deconstruct and reconstruct grids using processes such as digital manipulation, monoprinting, photography, painting and collage.

With this series, I rely on city lattice work by rolling black-inked brayers onto city streets to collect their impressions. My downward, aesthetic gaze leads me to repetitive beauty of geometrics underfoot. This sequence of work provokes one to notice an existence of unobserved portals into a subterranean system that has been redefined and manifested through my artist’s eye recognizing the splendor in the beauty of the unnoticed. Eventually, the geometrics become organic as I am constantly reducing them into irregular form. Additionally, in my practice, I am discovering metropolitan areas and their chronicles.

Education

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at S.U.N.Y Albany, New York, where I studied painting and graphic design.

Events

I have participated in various group shows and earned recognition from juried shows and that is all on my website.