Laura Lou Levy
Laura Lou Levy has a BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington, and Universidad Complutense, Madrid, as well as an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. A native of Kentucky, she spent years in Brooklyn and Manhattan before migrating to New Jersey, where she currently makes her home by Pines Lake.
Her job as a Senior Hedcut Illustrator for The Wall Street Journal for 36 years, allowed her the unusual pleasure of making a living drawing pictures, for which she won awards and recognition as the subject of news features in print and television. She has continuously devoted time to her own art-making, and showing in galleries, nonprofit spaces and museums, a few of which include New York City’s The Painting Center, Artists Space, Gallery Onetwentyeight, First Women’s Bank, Peder Bonnier, Kraine Club, and Westbeth; and in New Jersey: Gallery Aferro, Drawing Rooms, Pierro Gallery, The Center for Contemporary Art at //Bedminster, the Hunterdon Art Museum, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Index Art Center, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, and City Without Walls.
Levy’s work has been mentioned, featured, and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Star Ledger, and American Artist. It can be found in private collections in the US, Spain, England, France, and Israel, and in collections including Seagram, Dow Jones, the Brooklyn Art Library, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution.
She loves her beautiful painting studio — and her terrific studio-mates — in the creative hive that is Manufacturer’s Village.