About the Artist:
Francene Levinson was born in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Art/Ed from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College. She also earned an advanced ED.S degree from Nova University, Davie, FL for SLD instruction. Her art career included 15 years as an art teacher: five years in New York and ten years in Florida. She now resides in Boca Raton, Florida. Many of her Florida art students were new residents in the U.S.A. and often shared their multicultural artistic experiences. The discovery of Chinese Zhe Zhi modular paper folding was such a cultural experience taught to Francene by one of her art students. Now, after researching the technique, working in this unique paper medium allows Ms. Levinson to create her own modular forms and give a singular voice to the unity of many.
Ms. Levinson's paper sculptures have been juried into many exhibitions in Florida including: The Scripps Research Center: Nexus: Science + Art and is currently leased to the corporation; The Rosen Gallery International Biennial; The Armory Art Center; The Von Liebig Art Center; Rossetti Art Gallery, The Artist's Guild Gallery; The 110 Art Gallery; The Cornell Museum; and The 2011 - 60th Annual - All Florida Exhibition and Competition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.. American Juried Art Salon's International Fine Art Competition. She has numerous first place awards and a great many other honors.
Her work has received the First Place Award at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2010 Biennial, in Boca Raton, Florida and recently, her paper sculpture won Best in Show at the "2011 Open Air Juried Gallery Show", Delray Beach, FL. Also, her portfolio of work has been awarded the Mastermind Art Grant for South Florida. Francene has lectured on the history and technique of Chinese Zhe Zhi paper sculpture to various professional art groups. Her portfolio may be seen on the web at http://www.francenelevinson.com and http://francenelevinson.me and http://francenelevinson.artistswanted.org/home-francene-levinson-paper-sculptures
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