Pamela Levy: Solo Exhibition
Born in Fairfield, Iowa. She completed her B.A. at the University of Northern Iowa. In 1972, she moved to New Mexico and joined an artists commune in Santa Fe. In 1976, she immigrated to Israel after converting to Judaism and marrying Itamar Levy, a psychologist and art critic.
In 2004, Levy died in Jerusalem of heart failure.
Levy’s early works were hand-sewn textile collages influenced by the feminist Pattern and Decoration movement. From the 1980s, she began to paint large figurative oils based on photographs.
Awards and recognition
In 1980, Levy won a Guggenheim Foundation grant. In 1987,she won the Jacques and Eugene O’Hana Prize for a young Israeli artist, and in 1990, she was awarded the Israel Minister of Education and Culture Prize for Painting and Sculpture. She participated in group exhibitions at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and held solo exhibitions at the Tel Aviv and Herzliya art museums, as well as art galleries in the United States, Germany, Australia and Israel. In 1996 she received a Heitland Foundation Grant, taking her to Hanover, Germany. The following year she was an Artist in Residence at the Canberra School of Art in Australia.