Lawrence Levy resume
1961 - Graduated Northwestern University with B.A. in English and Art history
1966-1979 - Art Director of TriQuarterly Magazine, a national literary and art magazine. A complete archive can be found online at https://www.triquarterly.org/issue-archive-gallery and in print at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
1969 - Director of Art and Design of Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife, by William Gass. Winner of numerous design awards, including in AIGA’s 50 Books of the Year.
1970 - Director - Ten Thousand Beads for Navajo Sam, documentary, broadcast on CBS.
1970-72 - Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1972 - Director - Kibbutz Crossroads, documentary, broadcast on PBS.
1973 - Art Director and Co-Editor with John Perrault - Anti-Object Art - special edition of TriQuarterly, devoted to conceptual art. Won numerous design awards (including AIGA’s 50 Books of the Year and New York Art Director’s Club). The archive of original materials is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
1978 - Art Director and Designer - Going To Heaven - special edition of TriQuarterly dedicated to a story told by a series of 180 photos, containing no words.
1973-1979 - Director - series of experimental short films
• Funeral, 12 min., numerous festival awards, incl. Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo, Short Live Action Films
• Agrian, 7 min., a sequel to Funeral
• Going To Heaven, 8 min., based on special edition TriQuartely photographic essay
1980 - Director and Producer - series of stop-motion animated children’s films, Paramount Communications
1981-1989 - Director - several episodic television shows, including--
• The White Shadow, CBS, 1981
• Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982
• Lottery, ABC, 1983
• Whiz Kids, CBS, 1984
1985 - Director - The Wrong Way Kid, made for television film Dick Van Dyke, CBS
1990-1991 - Producer and director - Brown V. Board of Education, an historical recreation of events, Discovery Channel
1996-1997 - Producer - Inferno, feature film based on Japanese film %Seven Samurai
1999 - Producer - Mr. Rock N Roll, television film based on the life of disk jockey Alan Freed, NBC
1998-2001 - Producer - Bride of the Wind, feature film, made in Vienna, Austria. The story of Alma Mahler, wife of composer Gustave Mahler, starring Jonathan Price and directed by Bruce Beresford, Paramount Pictures
2003-2004 - Producer - Love Object, Ed Pressman Productions
2010-2015 - Established studio in Venice, CA. Began making furniture and designing the physical “plates” for the frescoes.
2016 - Chicken Man, Uncle Paul, Adam and Eve, Morrie the Clown, Bill’s Thumb - frescoes shown in studio at Venice Art Walk
2018 - "The Past is Not Where You Left It,” solo show at Castelli Art Space, Culver City, CA
2019 - Artist in Residence - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2020 - Work included in "Representational-Abstract," group show at B.G.Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2020 - Work included in "Painting Forest in the Endless Horizon" group show, B.G.Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2021 - A large fresco of mine, Victor, was included in the new show at the Fisher Museum, "Art and Hope at the End of the Tunnel," Sept.9 - Decmeber 4, 2021. The show was favorably reviewed in Forbes Magazine. A Los Angeles art magazine said "A compassion for humanity is observable in Lawrence Levy’s Victor, a stirring fresco featuring a man’s face viewed up close such that the artist is reflected in the sitter’s eyes."