About

  Francene J. Levinson was born in Brooklyn, N. Y. where she received her BA 1966 and MA Art Ed 1969 at Brooklyn College, NY. Her abstract paintings were influenced by her professor Ad Reinhardt and his artist contemporary, Mark Rothko. Her computer drawing skills were acquired at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Her career includes 15 years as an award-winning art teacher in New York and Florida.

 

A great part of her art career was devoted to abstract modular paper sculpture.Her modular paper sculptures, influenced by Chinese Immigrants from the Golden Venture Ship in 1993, have been juried into many national gallery and museum exhibitions. Francene’s sculptures have earned many first place and best in show awards. In addition, she was honored with “The Mastermind Art Grant” for South Florida 2010. Significantly, she was also awarded First Place – Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2010 - Biennial, in Boca Raton, FL. See her sculpture website at http://www.francenelevinson.com

 

Now, coming full circle back to her painting and computer skills, Francene creates original abstract digital paintings. The greatest influence on her digital art is derived from several art styles including:abstract expressionism, the color field, op-art, and hard edge movements . Her digital paintings have been published in Woventale Press Literary Arts Magazine and Salann Magazine.

 

In 2019, she represented the USA, when the Art Dex International Competition awarded her digital painting 4th place among 88 countries.  She exhibits her digital art at several galleries in Portland, Oregon and is represented by the Portland Art Museum’s RSG Gallery. Francene enjoys pushing the digital art medium to its full potential.

The artist currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

 

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Education

1996 - Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale,FL

1993 - ED.S/sld - Nova Univ.

1986-89 - Montoya Art Studio, West Palm Beach, Florida – stone sculpturing

1969 - MA Fine Art/Education, C.U.N.Y.

1966 - Fine Art/Education C.U.N.Y. 

 

 

 

 

Selected Awards 

2019 - International Artdex Award

2013 - Judges Recognition, Delray Center for the Arts, 3 D Sculpture

 

2012 - Best In Show + People’s Choice, Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL, 

 

2012 - Art Craft Award - Nathan Rosen Gallery and Museum, Boca Raton, FL, March  

 

2011- Best in Show , Delray Beach, FL- "Art on the Ave." 

 

2010 - First Place – Boca Raton Museum of Art, Biennial, Boca Raton, FL

 

2009 -- Featured Artist Award - ManhattanArts.com

 

Grant

2010 - Mastermind Art Grant, South Florida

 

Selected Exhibitions 

2019 

Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon 

Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon  

Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR

2018

Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Art Museum ,Portland, OR. 

Rental Sales Gallery, Portland Museum of Art

Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon ,

 

2017

Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon  

Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon

Geezer Gallery, Portland, Oregon 

 

2016

Hillsboro Library Gallery, Hillsboro, Oregon

2015

Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

 

2013  

Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL, Juried Exhibit, Nexus: Science + Art, 2010,2011,2012,2013

 

2012 

Paseo Originals Gallery, Oklahoma City,OK, Two Person Show

 

Fuller Craft Museum. Brockton,MA.

City Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI., 

 

Rossetti Fine Art Gallery, Pompano Beach, FL, 

 

B J Spoke Gallery, Huntington, N.Y., "Paper Works," Juror:Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art

 

Second Ave. Gallery, Florida Atlantic University,Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

Nathan Rosen Gallery and Museum, Boca Raton, FL 

 

Rossetti Fine Art, Pompano Beach, FL

 

Highland Beach Library Gallery, Highland Beach, FL, "

 

Armory Art Center,West Palm Beach, Fl,
 

Publications

Woven Tale Press. Vol. VII #2

* Salaan Magazine, vol.2

* AllthingsPaper.net Blog by Ann Martin article: Francene Levinson 2014

 

*Contemporary paper Sculptures

  "500 Paper Objects" by Lark Crafts,Sterling Publishers, 2013

 

"Art and Beyond", pg 37, "Ocean Garden" Paper Sculpture by Francene Levinson

2013

 

* "Art Takes Miami",Juried Competition, Catalog Published for presentation at Scopes, Miami, 2011 

 

* "Visual Masters Magazine", London, England Feb. 2011

 

* "Best of World Wide Sculptors", Spring, Kennedy Publishing - 5251-18 JOHN TYLER HIGHWAY #311, WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

 

* Hongkiat.com: Masters of Paper Art and Paper Sculptures, Part II 2011

 

* "Visual Overture Magazine", Artist of the Week, July 4, 2011

 

* American Juried Art Society(AJAS) Quarterly, July2011

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