Kathy Levine was born in Queens, New York but grew up in Spain and England. She studied art at Maria Grey College in London, received a B.A. from the State University College at Potsdam and a M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Her early influences were the people and art from different cultures she saw while traveling with her family in Europe, parts of the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to art and culture, both her parents instilled in her a love of the natural world.
She now lives and works as an artist in New York City. Her awards include a Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, a 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, Artist-in-Residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Painted Desert/Petrified Forest National Park, an Artist-in-Residence Fellowship from Yellowstone National Park, an honorarium from the Women’s Caucus for Art and a Graduate Fine Arts Fellowship from Pratt Institute.
In addition, Kathy was a founding member of C.A.I.R.N. (City Artists in Response to Nature). CAIRN was a group of New York City artists who explored their individual and collective need to connect with the natural world in a contemporary way. They also organized exhibitions in galleries in New York City and the surrounding area.
Kathy’s work was exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum's GO ART Open Studio Project. She has also shown her relief paintings made from recycled paper at the Islip Art Museum, Cornell Medical Center, The New York Law School, Garvey/Simon Art Access, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Soho Center for Visual Artists, The PanAm Building (now MetLife), New Jersey Center for Visual Arts and the Federal Plaza among others.
The following are a few of the collections that her work is in, Dun and Bradstreet in Wilton, CT, The Federal Reserve Bank in East Rutherford, NJ, Memorial Sloan Kettering in Montvale, NJ and at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY.
Kathy has taught at Brooklyn College, The New School, Pratt Institute, Adelphi University, Dowling College, Fashion Institute of Technology, Suffolk, Nassau and Kingsborough Community Colleges. In addition, she has organized many exhibitions and photographed for the New York Teacher Magazine/Newsletter, Kingsborough Community College, Dowling College and the Chinatown Planning Council.