Silvia Levenson, Argentinian (1957 - )

Born Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1957; emigrated to Italy, 1981
Resides Lesa, Italy and Buenos Aires, Argentina

By re-fashioning house wares and pharmaceuticals in candy-colored glass, Silvia Levenson’s sculpture presents a dark and comic vision of modern home life. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the "disappearances" of the Dirty War. In 2004, Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and in 2008 she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museo del Vidrio in Argentina, and the Museo del Vetro in Italy.

Education/Training

1994 Casting workshop with Vincent van Ginneke, Musée-Atelier du Verre de
Sars-Poteries, France
1991 Pâte de verre workshop with Antoine Leperlier, Musée-Atelier du Verre
de Sars-Poteries, France
1987 Kilnformed glass workshop, Creative Glass, Zurich, Switzerland
1973-1977 Martin Garcia School of Graphic Design, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Professional Experience

2009 Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School
2008 Visiting instructor , Escuela Municipal del Vidrio, Berazategui, Argentina.
2008 Workshop at Bullseye Glass Factory during Glass Art Society Conference,
Portland, OR
2008 Visiting artist at Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia
2008 Teaching at Vetroricerca Glas & Modern, Bolzano, Italy (1997–2009)
2007 Place & Identity, master class at North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster,
Scotland
2005 Artist in residence at Corning Studio, Corning, NY
2005 Curator of Memorie sotto vetro exhibition, Bolzano, Italy (travelling
exhibition)
2004 Rakow Commission, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2004 Master Class at Bild-Werk Fraueneau, Frauenau, Germany
1998 Artist in residence, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR
1997 Visiting instructor, Escuela Municipal del Vidrio, Berazategui, Argentina
1996 Artist in residence, Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries, France
1995 Artist in residence, Bullseye Glass Company, Portland, OR
1995 Guest lecturer, V Bienal de Artes Aplicadas, Havana, Cuba
1995 Instructor, Escuela Municipal del Vidrio, Berazategui, Argentina

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 It’s Not Living Alone… Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Forever Happy, Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Venezia, Italy
2008 The Kitchen (exhibition with Natalia Saurin), Galeria Esther Montoriol,
Barcelona, Spain
2006 Plaza de mayo, Galleria Traghetto, Rome, Italy
2006 Algo anda mal (something’s wrong), Embajada Argentina, Rome, Italy
2006 Something Wrong, Arthobler Gallery, Porto, Portugal
2005 I See You're a Bit Nervous, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy
2005 Rakow Prize, Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY
2004 Sit down!, Galerie Olivier Houg, Lyon, France
2003 Fiabe e Giochi, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 Arthobler Gallery, Porto, Portugal
2002 Silenzio, bambini! Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Venezia, Italy
2001 Piccoli Tesori, Galeria Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, Spain
2001 Run to shelter, Museo Valtellinese di Storia e Arte di Sondrio, Italy
2001 Little bad girl, Museo Archeologico, Padova, Italy
2000 Little Nasty Girl, Galleria D’Arte & Divetro, Bergamo, Italy
2000 Haute Couture, Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam
1999 Fashion Glass, Galleria Maria Cilena, Milan, Italy
1999 Cinderella’s Shoes, Galerie Hyaline, Marseille, France
1999 Fashion Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
1998 Braggiotti Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1998 Cenetta Intima, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Don’t Look at Me Like That, Darling, (with Florencia Martinez), Careof, Milan,
Italy
1996 Cannibalisme des Sentiments, Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries,
France
1996 Levenson/Northbrook, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
1995 Il viaggio, with Florencia Martinez, Mercato del Pesce, Milan, Italy
1995 Valijas Transparentes, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1995 Galleria D’Arte & Divetro, Bergamo, Italy
1995 Il viaggio: Selected Works, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
Selected Collections
Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, OR
Casa de Las Americas Collection, Havana, Cuba
Comune di Castelvetro di Modena, Italy
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Ernsting Glass Collection, Coesfeld, Germany
Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany
Musée-Atelier du Verre de Sars-Poteries, France
Museo del Vetro, Altare, Italy
Museo del Vidrio, Berazategui, Argentina
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Selected Awards

2008 Finalist - Bombay Sapphire Prize
2004 Rakow Commission award recipient, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

 

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