Artist Shana Levenson with Portrait

Shana Levenson

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Shana Levenson

Shana Levenson is a representational painter from Albuquerque, NM. Her passion for the arts led her to pursue a BA in Fashion Design from The University of Texas, in Austin, and after the birth of her children in 2009 and 2010, an MFA in Fine Art Painting from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco.

Shana’s work focuses on portraiture and the figure. Her inspiration comes from painting people that are important in her life, and her goal is to capture each person’s story in an honest and meaningful way. Shana draws inspiration from her own experiences and uses specific series as a way to illustrate chapters in her life. Her current work incorporates lace dresses along with surrealistic elements to highlight the strength and beauty of women.

Along with a busy painting and exhibition schedule, Shana runs a private art school out of her studio. She currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her kids and fiance. Shana’s works can be seen in regular exhibitions across the United States and abroad as well as being represented by McLarry Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

Artist Statement

Shana Levenson is a representational oil painter whose work focuses on portraiture and the figure. Her intimate portraits capture each person’s story in an honest and meaningful way. Her self-portraits are the main subject in many of her artwork focusing on family life including her own children in the portrayal of motherhood. Her series of hyperrealistic portraits of HIV survivors adds to the depth of her reach in contemporary realism. Her current work incorporates lace dresses along with surrealistic elements to highlight the strength and beauty of the female form.

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