Copyright Nava Levenson 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Photography by Pinwheel Collective

Photography by Nava Levenson

Education

2017    James Madison University, BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Sculpture

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018    Reassemble, Rehabilitate, Re-establish, Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA

            Heavily Processed, Installation at Jon Henry General Store, New Market, VA

            Heavily Processed, Valet Gallery, Richmond, VA

2017    Retrospective Research Installation, Modular Project Space, Harrisonburg, VA

            Exploring Patchwork- Beyond Restaurant & Lounge, Harrisonburg VA

2016    Taking Care: Feeding, Grace St. Space, Harrisonburg, VA

            Surrounding Auras, Happy Creek Coffee & Tea, VA

2015    Layers of Thought, artWorks Gallery, VA

            Industrialization of the Human, artWorks Gallery, VA

Select Exhibitions

2019    New Beginnings, Collaborative Project at Del Ray Artisan Galley, Alexandria, VA

2018    Easily Assembled, Bounce House Gallery, Greensboro, NC

            [work] 2018, Instructors Exhibition, Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA

            Companion Planting, Arts Council of the Valley, Smith House Galleries, Harrisonburg, VA (curated)

2017    ThinkSmall9, Biennial International Invitational Miniature, artspace, Richmond, VA

            Radius250, Regional Biennial Juried Exhibition, Juror: Francis Thompson, artspace, Richmond, VA

            JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition- Harrisonburg, VA

2016    Emerging & Emerged, Collab w/ Stephanie Williams & Greg Stewart, artWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

            2nd Annual Word Show, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg VA

            JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition- Juried by Heather MacKenzie, Harrisonburg, VA

            ex[Changed] 5, Group Invitational, artWorks Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

            Pizza Party, Pegasus Gallery, A Larkin Arts Satellite Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2015    Scapes: Created Spaces, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

            Open Studio Visit, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in France, FR

            JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition- Juried by Steven Glass, Harrisonburg, VA

            Fully Human, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

            Kappa Pi Art Exhibition, Artful Dodger, Harrisonburg, VA

            Unjuried Show by Jon Henry, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA

2014    Residential Work, Wayland Hall Art Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2012    Henrico County Student Art Contest, Virginia Center Commons, Glenn Allen, VA

 

Residencies/Programs

2019    Post Graduate Residency at Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2018    Resident/Intern at Elsewhere- Greensboro, NC

2017    AZULE- Hot Springs, NC

            Modular Project Space- Harrisonburg, VA

            Old Furnace Artist Residency- Harrisonburg, VA

2016    Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artists' Residencies- Saugatuck, MI

            Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft- Galtinburg, TN

2013-14  Wayland Hall Residential Arts Community- Harrisonburg, VA

Additional Projects/Programing

2019    A Jar Opening, workshop/happening at Torpedo Factory- Alexandria, VA
            Artist Talk at Torpedo Factory- Alexandria, VA
2018    Artist Talk at Public Library, New Market, VA
            38 seconds per strand, performance at Elsewhere Museum- Greensboro. NC
            Taking Care Research Presentation to Musical Theatre Class at James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA
2017    CVPA Grant Research Presentation at James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA
            Visiting Artist Talk at Azule- Hot Springs, NC
            BFA Artist Talk at James Madison University- Harrisonburg, VA
            Performance & Public Workshop, Taking Care 1:1 at Old Furnace Artist Residency- Harrisonburg, VA
            Visiting Artist Talk at Old Furnace Artist Residency- Harrisonburg, VA
            Collaboration with Workingman Collective, Grace St Space- Harrisonburg, VA
2016    Performance, Taking Care: Feeding in Grace St Space- Harrisonburg, VA

Awards & Grants

2018    Anything Art Grant- Specto Art Space, Bridgewater, VA

2017    David Diller Outstanding Student in Studio Art- School of Art, Design and Art History- JMU

            Senior Art Achievement Award in Sculpture- School of Art, Design and Art History- JMU

            College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) Research Grant at James Madison University

2016    Juror's Choice- JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, VA - Juried By Heather MacKenzie

            Junior Art Achievement Award- top student of class of 2017; School of Art, Design and Art History- JMU

       Crystal Theodore Service Award with Scholarship- awarded to a student who has done service to the school and maintained high academics; School of Art, Design and Art History- JMU

2015    Juror's Choice- JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, VA - Juried By Steven Glass

2013    Art Scholar Award of Graduating Class- Mills E. Godwin High School

 

Related Work Experience

2019    Upholstery Apprentice- River City Upholstery, Richmond, VA
            Instructor- Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA
            Studio Assistant- Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA

2018    InLight Richmond Project Manager- 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

            Intern/Fellow- Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

            Instructor- Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA

2017    Fabricator- MCS Designs & Productions, Ashland VA

            Studio Monitor- Visual Art Center of Richmond, VA

            Intern- 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

            Craftsperson- Lineage Goods, Harrisonburg, VA

2016    Director- artWorks Gallery, VA

            Art Coordinator- Beyond Restaurant & Lounge, VA

            Assistant Director- artWorks Gallery, VA

2015    Woodshop Monitor- James Madison University, VA

            Intern- The Gallery U, Online

            Intern- artWorks Gallery, VA

 

Publications

2018   Daily News Record, December

2017   Gardy Loo Literary & Arts Magazine, Spring 2015

2015   Gardy Loo Literary & Arts Magazine, Spring 2015, p. 3, 14

           The Gallery U- Online at thegalleryu.com/tag/nava

 

Memberships

Companion Planting Collective

Kappa Pi Art Honors Fraternity

National Art Honors Society