JULIA LEVITINA

BIOGRAPHY

Julia Levitina was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, splitting her time between United States and France. Levitina creates powerful and elegant figurative work in bronze that aims to capture extraordinary in the ordinary. Her sculptures strive to entice the feeling of awe in search of wisdom by way of wonder.

Julia Levitina makes her own clay, molds, waxes, and does all subsequent casting and finishing of her bronzes, including melting and pouring metal, in her Philadelphia studio.

Julia Levitina has held solo exhibitions of her sculptures and drawings in the Philadelphia area and participated in numerous group shows in the tri-state region. Nationally, Levitina’s work has been exhibited at the Noyes Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, among others. Internationally, she has shown at the City Hall in Odessa, Ukraine, St Jean des Arts in Normandy, France, and was awarded an exhibition at the Foundation Taylor in Paris, France. Levitina's bronzes can be found in various public and private art collections in the US and in Europe, including Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, MI, Jewish Museum in Budapest, Hungary, Van Mieghem Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Flanders House in New York City. Her work is currently on view at Hugo Galerie in New York, NY, Somerville-Manning Gallery in Wilmington, DE, and Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia. Levitina has a forthcoming solo exhibition of her sculptures and drawings at IG Gallery in Paris, France, in October 2017.

In 2015, Julia Levitina was awarded prestigious Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society and installed ¾ life-size commissioned sculpture of St Joan of Arc clad in full armour at the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2016, she completed and installed ¾ life-size nude at a private garden in Haverford, PA. Levitina is currently working on an over-life-size figurative commission from Georgetown University to be installed in central location on university’s main campus in autumn 2017.

2017