Bonnie Levinson is a multidisciplinary artist, working in mixed media, photography and paint. In addition as a playwright/performer and collaborator, her attention is in the intersection of diverse yet complementary forms, and their influence upon each other. Much of my work deals with memory and the tension between the specificity and universality of place and experiences.
My career spans three decades working in the arts with cultural institutions. I served as Deputy Director for External Affairs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Vice President for Development for the New York Public Library, Associate Director of The Hudson River Museum and Assistant Curator of Education at the Delaware Art Museum.
My company BLAM! (Bonnie Levinson Arts Management) consults with individuals bringing art into their lives through active looking, aesthetic education and the joy of collecting. I work with cultural institutions creating public arts programming. I am Cultural Consultant for the Visual Arts at Federal Hall in New York City and direct and curate an Arts Education and residency program at Making Waves Academy in Richmond CA resulting in permanent sculptures for the expanded charter school campus.
After receiving a BA Cum Laude from Kenyon College, I received a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, an independent year abroad studying pottery as an expressive form reflecting national character. That year prepared me for my career in museums. I continued my education receiving a Master of Arts in Teaching Museum Education at George Washington University. Classes and workshops at the San Francisco Art Institute, Anderson Ranch Art Center, City College of San Francisco and Colorado Mountain College have enhanced her art making studies. I served as a founding board member of the Oxbow School, Trustee Emeriti of the San Francisco Art Institute, the Gund Gallery of Kenyon College, and the Artemis Rising Foundation.