Brooklyn based artist, Lauryn Levette, sets her paintings and drawings in a dreamscape to capture the subconscious mind, which is considerably the most vulnerable part of us all. She envisions a dreamlike space by creating gestural marks, bold brush strokes, distorted figures and saturated colors. Many of the women she paints take up a significant amount of space on the canvas, further echoing these themes of the self, introspection and learning to assert comfort and vulnerability in a world that is learning to value it. Through art making, Lauryn exercises her agency and self love to recognize her humanity, especially as a young Black woman.
Levette is a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. Shortly after graduation, she attended the New York Academy of Art Summer Residency Program and held her debut solo exhibition in Los Angeles at New Image Art Gallery in August of 2021. At the end of 2021, Lauryn participated in her first Miami Art Week at Untitled, Art Fair. She has also been recognized on platforms such as Support Black Art, New American Paintings, and Artsy, as well as publications for the RISD Museum, Juxtapoz Magazine, and USC Annenberg Media. Currently, Lauryn is working on her second solo exhibition which will be held at New Image Art Gallery in January of 2023.
For more information about Lauryn, check out her Instagram.