I am an artist/activist based in the Lower Hudson Valley, NY, operating in the intersection between fine arts and social engagement.
Goddess on Earth is my ongoing project, celebrating a connection with something greater than ourselves as revealed through our ancestral myths. Contemporary women are my focus while the series draws upon ancient stories to elevate their life journeys. Goddess on Earth illuminates the continuing relevance of archetypes and symbols, allowing women to recognize and give expression to their deepest selves.
My process is highly collaborative. The participating women are partners, rather than merely subjects to be captured in photographs or on video. To convey our message on multiple levels, the women and I often appear together in public presentations. This way, the fullness of their experience can be shared and revealed. Goddess on Earth has been mounted as multi-media installations in large-scale venues, as well as displayed in more traditional gallery spaces. Incorporated are often spoken words, music and graphics that enhance the experience and understanding for the public.– L. Levart
Lisa Levart’s work has been exhibited widely and is represented in the permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC. My projects have generously been supported by funds from; the Decentralization Program of NY State Council of the Arts, the Arts Council of Rockland County and by the Eileen Fisher Community Partnership Grant. She was recognized as a finalist in the Julia Margret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers in 2015 and 2018.
Lisa’s book of photographs “Goddess on Earth” won the GOLD Nautilus Book Award. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications and been featured in exhibitions worldwide including The Kiek de Kok Photography Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Gallery Verita, Tokyo, Japan; The Alternative Museum, The Burden Gallery and Art in General, of New York City. She is the recipient of the Rockland County Executive Art Award.
with PETER STRASSER
on view January 18 through February 16, 2020