• Statement

    My work consists of figurative still-life paintings that consider the historical and contemporary significance of how we relate to objects within our daily lives. Typically, they focus on domestic interiors and collections of objects that people have acquired. Subjects range from display shelves and room corners to doll houses, mantelpieces, and cabinets of curiosities. Objects on these surfaces generally include handmade items, plastic consumer goods, souvenirs, artwork, lockets, toys, and photographs. Most recently, my work has led me in the direction of thing theory and object-oriented ontology as fields of study.

    My newest works consider vanitas in a modern conceit, reflecting on the Covid-19 pandemic. In a traditional sense, vanitas alludes to themes of plague, desperation, dehumanization, and loss. Although I have previously looked in this direction for inspiration, these historical paintings of the fleeting world feel more immediate to me than ever. I now see them as compassionate pictures rather than merely ones of dark, glittering glamour. I am also finding vanitas in my everyday surroundings, from the foods I wash in my sink to the items I stock in my freezer box. For this series, I have accumulated photos that colleagues, friends, and family have been asked to snap of foods and items they have stocked, including their refrigerator interiors.

  • CV

    ANDREW LEVENTIS

    leventisandrew@gmail.com
    Instagram: andrewleventisstudio


    EDUCATION:

    2012 MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK.

    2010 MA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, .
    London, UK.

    2006 Bachelor of Fine Art in Oil Painting, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL.

    2003 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
    (Art History and General Education Requirements).


    EXHIBITIONS:

    2020 (POSTPONED) The World Without Us (Group Painting Exhibition), July 1-
    July 31, Neon Gallery, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy, Wroclaw, Poland.

    2020 Solo Exhibition: Worlds Within, May 8- June 19, The Foundry Art Center,
    St. Charles, Missouri.

    2019 The World Without Us (Group Painting Exhibition), October 24-November
    10, APT Gallery London, UK.

    2019 The Recent Graduates Show Revisited, curated by Cassie Beadle, The
    Affordable Art Fair, October 17-20, Battersea Park, London, UK.

    2019 New York City Inivitational, George Billis Gallery, June 25- July 31, New
    York, NY.

    2019 Solo Exhibition, April 16- June 1, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State
    University.

    2019 Artrooms Art Fair London, January 11-13, Melia White House, London, UK.

    2018 Art on a Secret Postcard Exhibition (Invitational Auction), December 10,
    Hepatitis C Trust, London, UK.

    2018 Solo Exhibition, SOZO Gallery, Charlotte, NC, September 27.

    2018 Mainframe, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, September 14- October 17.

    2018 Malamegi, 28 Piazza di Pietra Gallery, Rome, September 29- October 11.

    2018 LA Artcore 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Dab Art, July 1-29, Los Angeles,
    CA.

    2018 The Representational Art Conference 2018 International Juried Exhibition,
    West Concord Hotel, May 1-6, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

    2018 Klassieke Kunst, Group Exhibition, Frisian Gallery, Leeuwarden, May 1-
    June 24, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

    2018 Andrew Leventis: Reconstructed Images and Nature Morte, Milliken Art
    Gallery, February 8-28, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

    2017 Young International Contest of Contemporary Art Exhibition, November 18-
    29, Fondazione Museo Crocetti, Rome, Italy.

    2017 Wet Paint, Exhibition at Goodyear Arts, September 28- November 4, Camp
    Northend, Charlotte, NC.

    2017 Art Gemini Prize 2017 Finalists Exhibition, September 19-22
    Asia House Gallery, London.

    2017 New York City Invitational Exhibition, July 25-August 18,
    George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, NY.

    2017 Group Exhibition at Sunny Arts Gallery, Feb 2- June 5, Sunny Arts Gallery,
    London, UK.

    2017 Andrew Leventis Solo Exhibition “Re-collections”, Rowe Arts, University of
    North Carolina at Charlotte, January 2-29, Charlotte, NC.

    2016 29th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, November 10-
    December 23, Alexandria, LA.

    2016 Axis Gallery 11th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, August 5- 28,
    Sacramento, CA.

    2015 Still Life and Moving Image, Solo Exhibition at Community
    Arts Network of Oneonta, Wilber Mansion, July 3-19, Oneonta, NY.

    2015 360 Xochi Quetzal Residents Group Exhibition, June 2-29, Chapala,
    Mexico.

    2015 The Walker Open Exhibition 2015 (Juried Show), Walker Art
    Gallery, April 1- May 29, Garnett, Kansas.

    2015 We Never Dream Alone, Group Exhibition, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery,
    January 9- February 6, London, UK.

    2014 Into the Screen:Still-Life and Moving Image, Solo Exhibition, October
    2- October 31, Rowe Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    2014 Deserts of Humanity, Group Exhibition, Display London, Holborn,
    London, UK.

    2013 Andrew Leventis, Solo Exhibition, August 8- September 1, High House
    Gallery, Oxfordshire, UK.

    2013 Gruppeutstilling, May 15-June 30, Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway.

    2013 Trace, Group Exhibition with Jules Clark, Mirna Kresic, and Andrew
    Leventis, February 22, Art Eco Gallery, London, UK.

    2013 Young Gods, Exhibition of London Graduates, curated by Zavier Ellis,
    January 10-February 15, Griffin Gallery, London, UK.

    2012 Group Exhibition with Sarah Helser, Terrell James, Andrew Leventis,
    James Jared Taylor, November 28, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte,
    NC.

    2012 Salon Art Prize 2012 (Part II), November 6- December 28, Griffin
    Gallery, London, UK.

    2012 Brush Exhibition, November 6, Concrete Space, Shoreditch, London, UK.

    2012 The Recent Graduate Exhibition, The Affordable Art Fair, October 22-28,
    Battersea, London, UK.

    2012 Salon Art Prize 2012 Exhibition (Part I), October 12- November 3, Matt
    Roberts Gallery, London, UK.

    2012 This is the End, MFA Degree Show, July 5-9, Goldsmiths College,
    University of London, London, UK.

    2011 The National Open Art Exhibition (Juried Competition) December 10-29,
    Chichester, UK.

    2011 Stressing Spiritual Needs Even When Selling Ice Cream, Group Exhibition,
    DNA Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

    2011 Goldsmiths Interim Show 2011, Goldsmiths College of Art, University of
    London, London, UK.

    2010 Wimbledon College of Art MA Show 2010, Wimbledon College of Art,
    London, UK.

    2010 I Swore I Sore, WCA Interim Show, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK.

    2010 WCA Student Exhibition, Deutsche Post Bank, London, UK.

    2009 December MA Painting Exhibition, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College
    of Art, London, UK.

    2009 Choice Art Exhibition, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC.


    TEACHING:

    2016 Assistant Professor of Painting, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

    2015 Assistant Professor of Art in Painting, Graduate Faculty, University of
    South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.


    RESIDENCIES AND PUBLICATIONS:

    2018 (Upcoming): INPA 8, Manifest Magazine Publication Annual Issue.

    2017 The Artist Magazine Competition, Finalist in Still Life Category,
    November-December Issue.

    2015 360 Xochi Quetzal Residency, June 2-30, Chapala, Mexico.

    2015 Aesthetica Magazine: We Never Dream Alone Review:
    http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/blog/sidsel-christensen-
    andrew-leventis-lisa-slominski-never-dream-alone-kristin-
    hjellegjerde-gallery-london/

    2015 Exhibition Listing: We Never Dream Alone, London
    Guardian, January 2, 2015.

    2014 We Never Dream Alone, Wall Street International
    Magazine, January 15, 2015, press release by Anna Wallace-Thompson.
    http://wsimag.com/art/12748-we-never-dream-alone

    2014 Press Release in Artforum, We Never Dream Alone,
    December 22,
    http://artforum.com/guide/country=GB&place=London&jump=11693

    2013 Andrew Leventis Solo Exhibition, Show and Tell Magazine,
    July 31, 2013.
    http://showandtellmagazine.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/andrew-leventis-
    solo-exhibition/

    2013 ‘Trace’ at Art Eco Gallery, Fad Website, February 19.
    http://www.fadwebsite.com/2013/02/18/group-show-trace-at-arteco-private-
    view-tuesday-19th-of-february-2013/

    2013 Young Gods at the Griffin Gallery, A Kick Up the Arts,
    January 13.
    http://akickupthearts.wordpress.com/tag/andrew-leventis/

    2013 Young Gods, Artnesia Blogspot, Thursday, January 10.
    http://artnesia.blogspot.com/2013/01/young-gods.html

    2012 Salon Art Prize 2012 Exhibition Catalogue, Oct 12- November 3, Matt
    Roberts Arts, London, UK.

    2011 The National Art Open Exhibition Catalogue (Juried Exhibition) December
    10-29, Minerva Theatre, Chichester, UK.

    2010 Hudson, Kitty, Review September 29, 2010, Murmur Art Magazine, Sept.
    2010:16.

    2010 Froggatt, Smit, Review September 29, 2010, Murmur Art Magazine, Sept.
    2010: 16.

    2008 Trippi, Peter. “Off the Walls: Galleries and Artists.” Fine Art Connoisseur
    Magazine, June 2009: 64.