Chronology

 
1959 Born, New York, New York
   
1980 I took my first course in Photography at The International Center For Photography in New York City.
   
1981 During my second Photography class, at Sarah Lawrence College, I was given an assignment to do a self-portrait. I've been photographing myself ever since.
   
1982 I stumbled upon an exhibit of Frida Kahlo's paintings and Tina Modotti's Photographs at the Grey Art Gallery on the NYU campus.
   
1983 I moved To San Francisco, California where I lived for the next twelve years.
   
1991 I received a small grant which enabled me to stay at an artist's retreat in Northern New Mexico for five weeks.
   
1994 I became ill from being exposed to Photographic chemistry for so many years and was forced to abandon my darkroom and stop photographing for seven years.
   
1995 I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where I have lived ever since.
   
1999 I began to photograph myself again in abandonned buildings in and near Santa Fe.
   
2001 On September 11th the World Trade Center was destroyed and the USA began it's "War on Terrorism" in Afghanistan and later in Iraq.
   
2002 I began making images that reflected my beliefs and feelings about US political policy.
   
2004 I began "Mementomori" , a series of female nudes, (not self-portraits), in which the human form merges, eerily, with objects from nature. These photographs reflect my own grief over War, Global Warming and Mass Extinction.
   
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Awards

 
1991 Elsa Gidlow Grant for Women Artists & Writers, San Francisco, CA
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2005 Ghosts of Humanity, Zino Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 Recollections, The Teahouse, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 Patti Levey, SOKE Fine Art, Minturn, CO
   
2002 Taking Liberty, Aztec Cafe, Santa Fe, NM
   
2001 Retrospective, Bar B, Santa Fe, NM
   
2000 New Works, Cynco Sources, Santa Fe, NM
   
1994 The Awakening, Moon to Moon Gallery, Taos, NM
   
1993 The Awakening, 494 Gallery, New York City, NY
   
1992 New Works, San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
   
1988 Patti Levey, Fobbo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
1985 Rituals of Myself, Antioch University, San Francisco, CA
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2006 Visions of Santa Fe, Phil Space, Santa Fe, NM
   
2005 Online/Onsite, Photo Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 No Freedom, No Justice, Phil Space, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 Transformations, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2004 Election/Selection, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
   
2003 Light Images: New Mexico Photographers, State Capital Building, Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
2003 War & Peace, Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM
   
2003 Peace is Patriotic, Art & Industry, Santa Fe, NM
   
2002 Photography Invitational, Wiford $ Vogt, Santa Fe, NM
   
2000 Scholarship Recipients, The Darkroom, Santa Fe, NM
   
1999 Out West, Plan B, Santa Fe, NM
   
1996 Death & Transformation, Guadalupe Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
   
1996 Erotica, Copeland Rutherford Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
   
1994 Lesbian Voices in the Arts, The Cork Gallery, New York City, NY
   
1993 Blood & Darkness, Galerie Spectrum, San Francisco, CA
   
1992 500 Years of Resistance Through Women's eyes, Galeria Museo, San Francisco, CA
   
1991 The Crucifiction Through the Modern Eye, Hearst Gallery, St Mary's College, Moraga, CA
   
1991 Self-Portraits of Women in the 80's, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
   
1989 Art for Healing, Winona Gallery, Mendocino, CA
   
1988 Bearing Witness: Artists Respond to Aids, Mobius Gallery, Boston, MA
   
1987 Juried Exhibition, San Francisco Women Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
1987 Juried Exhibiton, Antioch University, Seattle, WA
   
1982 Fantasy Sequences, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York City, NY
   
1982 Portraits of Paris, Parson's School of Design, New York City, NY
   
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Collections

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
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Bibliography

Focus Magazine. Patti Levey. David Spivak, New York, NY, 2006
 
THE Magazine. Patti Levey. Guy Cross, Santa Fe, NM, 2005
 
Visions Of Santa Fe. Patti Levey. Squarebooks Publishing, Santa Rosa, CA, 2005 (photo-eye Cat# ZC639)
 
Shots Magazine. Patti Levey. Russell Joslin, Minneapolis, MN, 2003
 
Photographer's Forum. Patti Levey. Glen R. Serbin, Santa Barbara, CA, 2003
 
THE Magazine. Patti Levey. Guy Cross, Santa Fe, NM, 2002
 
The Politics Behind The Nude. Michiko Kasahara, Cover Photo & Insert. Chikuma Shobo, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
 
San Francisco Nude. Hisaka Kojima. Seibundo Shinkosha Publishers, Tokyo, Japan, 1995 (photo-eye Cat# NI036)
 
Forbidden Subjects: Self-Portraits by Lesbian Artist's. Caffyn Kelley. Galerie Publications, Vancouver, B.C., 1992
 
She Who Was Lost is Remembered. Loise Wisechild. Seal Press, Seattle,WA, 1991
 
Versus Art Magazine. Patti Levey. Marina Racine, San Francisco, CA, 1988
 
Calyx Art & Literature Magazine. Patti Levey, Cover Photo & Insert. Calyx group, Corvallis, OR, 1987
 
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Education

 
1980 - 1982 Sarah Lawrence College, B.A. Liberal Arts
 
1981 Parsons School of Design, Studied Photography in Paris
 
1985 - 1987 Antioch University, M.A. Clinical Psychology
 
1987 Phototherapy Institute, Studied Phototherapy
 




Favorite Photography Books

Putting Myself in the Picture, Jo Spence
 
Francesca Woodman, Scalo Press
 
Images of the Spirit, Graciela Iturbide, (photo-eye Cat# AP347)
 
Inner Light, Flor Garduno, (photo-eye Cat# BF185)
 



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