Kathy Levine was born in Queens, New York but grew up in Spain and England. She studied art at Maria Grey College in London, received a B.A. from the State University College at Potsdam and a M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Her early influences were the people and art from different cultures she saw while traveling with her family in Europe, parts of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to art and culture, both her parents instilled in her a love of the natural world.
She now lives and works as an artist in New York City. Her awards include a Community Arts Regrant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, an Artist-in-Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts, an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship from Yellowstone National Park, an honorarium from the Women’s Caucus for Art and a Graduate Fine Arts Fellowship from Pratt Institute. She was also selected to be in the Who’s Who of American Women in 2008/9 and 1998.
In addition, Kathy was a founding member of C.A.I.R.N. (City Artists in Response to Nature) in 1996. CAIRN was a group of New York City artists who explored their individual and collective need to connect with the natural world in a contemporary way. They also organized exhibitions in galleries in New York City and on Long Island.
Kathy’s photographic work was exhibited in an online exhibition organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Her mixed media sculptures and relief paintings made from recycled paper, photographs and other materials have been shown at the Islip Art Museum, Cornell Medical Center, The New York Law School, Soho Center for Visual Artists, The PanAm Building (now MetLife), New Jersey Center for Visual Arts and the Federal Plaza among others.
Presently, her work can be seen in Pierogi Gallery’s flatfiles in Brooklyn, NY, The Federal Reserve Bank in East Rutherford, NJ, Dun and Bradstreet’s headquarters in Wilton, CT and at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.
Kathy has taught at Brooklyn College, The New School, Pratt Institute, Adelphi University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Dowling College, Suffolk, Nassau and Kingsborough Community Colleges.
In addition, she has organized many exhibitions and photographed for the New York Teacher Magazine/Newsletter, Kingsborough Community College, Dowling College and the Chinatown Planning Council.