Bonnie Levinthal, M.F.A.

Bonnie Levinthal
Professor, Art
Rydal, 204

M.F.A  The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1983 (Printmaking)
B.F.A  Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1981, (Printmaking)


My current work is a reflection of my experience moving through the world, I see the images as open-ended explorations of places and spaces, both mental and physical. My art offers a visual response to place, not a literal depiction of a particular location. Any single work might become a place in itself, reflecting an experience or a state of mind. The work becomes a metaphor of the journey, a navigation that melds observation with memory, movement and layered time, to create a new context that exists somewhere between the real and the imagined.

Selected Recent Exhibitions

Bonnie Levinthal art

Mapping Iceland (Night Sky), Etching, 2015 (Printed at CR Ettinger Studio)

Credit: Bonnie Levinthal

2015, Paper To Paper: Chine Collé, CR Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014, The Woodmere Annual, 73rd Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Sarah McEneaney

2013, "Women In Trees – Mujeres en los Arboles", Taller Experimental de Graphica, Havana, Cuba

"Sampler: Small Works by 30 Artists", Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by: Bill Scott
Myths and Realities: Inspirations from the Republic of Cuba, Arcadia University, Commons Gallery, Glenside, PA

2012, "Artists We Admire, organized by the Abington Art Center", for the Wm Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2010, "Hot Wax, Contemporary Encasutic Work", Bryan Lafaye, Bonnie Levinthal, David Mohallatee, Yomarie Silva, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks, Reading, PA

2009, "Landscape Today: 5 Perspectives", Invitational, Diana Horowitz, Constance LaPalombara, Ginger Levant, Bonnie Levinthal, Joan Nelson, The University of Delaware, Museum Gallery, Newark, DE, Curated by Janis Tomlinson of the University of Delaware

"Generations VI", Juried Group Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

"Natural Order", Joan Nelson, Constance LaPalombara, Ginger Levant and Bonnie Levinthal, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2008, "Polar Artists Group Exhibition", The Gibson Center, Alliston, Ontario, Canada
"Polar Artists Group Exhibition", The Gallery at Bond Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Curatorial Projects

"Destination(s) without Location(s)", Victoria Burge, Marianne Dages, Louise Kohrman, Erin Paulson, Lauren Rosenthal (co-curated with H. john Thompson), Penn State Abington Art Gallery, 2016

"Between Matter and Experience", Betsey Batchelor, Katherine Bradford, Sarah Gamble, Lauren Garvey, Aubrey Levinthal, Bonnie Levinthal, Sarah McEneaney, Krista Profitt, Eleanor Ray, President’s Gallery  and Hamilton Hall Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (co-curated with Aubrey Levinthal), 2014

Awards, Grants and Honors

Atherton Award, Nomination, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, 2011
Abington College Ogontz ’65 Career Development Professorship, Penn State Abington, 2003-2005
Juror’s Award for Artistic Excellence, "Juried Works on Paper Exhibition", Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, 2003
First Prize, Painting, "The Art of the State 1999", The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 1999
Leonard B. Belber Award for Best of Show, "Annual Juried Show", Abington Art Center, 1996
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, Painting, 1995
Special Recognition Award, Penn State Abington, 1995
Disciplinary Finalist, Painting, Pew Fellowship in the Arts, 1993

Art Residencies and Fellowships

Zea Mays Printmaking Residency, Florence, MA, 2015
Nes, International Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, 2014
Yaddo Fellowship, 1998, 1991
Millay Colony for the Arts, 1987

Courses Taught

Ideas as Visual Images (ART 110S)
Commentary on Art (ART 122y)
Printmaking (ART 240/340/343/440)
Drawing (ART 220/320/421)
Bookbinding (ART 446)
Study Abroad, (ART 299/499) Italy, Spain
Study Abroad (ART 199/299/499) Todi, Italy
Study Abroad, Representing Landscape, (ART 199/299/499) Ireland