Michael Levin

Michael Levin

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The landscape photographs by Michael Levin have honed a magical aura. A powerful silence resides in the images and can be felt in every little detail. The photographer achieves this impression primarily through long exposure times, making the still objects such as jetties, bridges, and pickets stand out among the constantly moving environment. The traces of civilization contrast with nature, which seems constantly to shift between aggregate states.

Everything that moves – be it clouds, water, sea birds or even a fisherman in Levin’s work Zebrato from the coast of Amalfi – is reduced to the form of the intersection. During the time of exposure we witness the overlap of the spatial and temporal expansion of bodies and natural phenomena. Levin is able to create an indivisible bond between space and time in his unique compositions. Sea birds (Seven Birds, 2007) become abstract forms on the horizon in his illustration of a very particular temporality and seem to take on lives of their own.

You cannot tire of looking at these fantastic-seeming worlds that give the impression of being suspended in elevated space, in which the laws of nature do not seem to apply. The completely individual radiance of his masterfully composed scenes of striking gray tones has standing in the critical collectors’ circles.

David Gärtner



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Awards (Selection)

2009PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, Fine Art Photographer of the Year
 PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, 1st place abstract category
PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, 2nd place book category (Zebrato)
PDN Photo Annual, New York, USA, top photography books of 2009 (Zebrato)
Shots Magazine, USA, Award winning photograph, Sunrise (East Sea)
International Photography Awards 1st place in the Fine Art Category (Abstract)
International Photography Awards 1st place in the Professional Fine Art Category (Other)
International Photography Awards 1st place in the Professional Nature Category (Book)
2008Top 50 Photographers, Critical Mass Award
2007PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, Fine Art Photographer of the Year
PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, France, 1st place in the Professional Fine Art Category
Honourable Mention at the Environmental Photography Awards
Photographer’s Forum Magazine short listed for the 2007 Photographer of the Year  
2006International Photo Awards Nature Photographer of the Year, Finalist for Photographer of the Year
International Photo Awards 1st & 2nd in the Professional Waterscapes Category
Gold Light Award, 1st place
Black & White Spider Awards  6 nominations for “Fine Art Photographer” of the Year in Landscape and Architecture categories
Overall winner in “Seascapes” Photolife Magazine
LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts 1st Place overall International
2005International Photography Awards 1st place in the Professional Fine Art Category
International Photography Awards, USA, Honorable Mention in the Landscape category
B&W Photography Annual Single Image Contest, USA, Merit Award
Nocturnes Photography Award, USA, Honorable Mention


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2010New Photographs from Japan, Thornwood Gallery, Houston, USA
 New Photographic Works, Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2009Elemental, Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Evidence, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Evidence, Thornwood Gallery, Dallas, USA
2008New Works, Watermark Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Untitled, Photographers’ Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Untitled, Galerie Art Mayence, Mainz, Germany
Elemental, New Work, Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
2007Luminance, Snap Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada
Bewegung und Stille, Galerie Art Mayence, Mainz, Germany
Taizen, photographs from Japan Wallspace Gallery, Seattle, USA
2006REVEAL, Watermarks Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Of Movement and Stillness, Snap Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada
Reveal, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA
Frozen in Time, Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
The Shape of Light, Photographers Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Reveal, Snap Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada
Two person show, Art Mayence, Mainz, Germany
2005Gallery Jones, Vancouver, Canada
The shape of Light, Snap Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2004No.4 Gallery San Diego, California, USA


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2009Summer Show, Jacana Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 Spring Show, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
2008Traverse, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
New Works, Photographers’ Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Emerging Artist Show, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, USA
Versus, Snap Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada
Toronto International Art Fair, Marca Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
Deck the Walls, Alma Gallery, Guelph, Canada
2007Here & Now, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
PX3 Awards show, Gallery 13Sévigné, Paris, France
Photographers’ Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Best of IPA’s, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Toronto International Art Fair, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
2006Perception, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
Angkor Photography Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
Photographers Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Best of IPA’s show, Splashlight Studio, New York City, USA
Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Feature wall at the Photo San Francisco Exhibition
Snap Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada
2005Galerie Art Mayence, Mainz, Germany
Viewpoint, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
Artsweek, Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
2004Gallery Jones, Vancouver, Canada
Snap Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
No.4 Gallery, San Diego, USA
Contact 2004, Move Up, Toronto, Canada


Books/Catalogs (Selection)

ZEBRATO, 2008

Essays/Articles (Selection)

CBC Radio NXNW program, In-depth interview with Sheryl Mackay, Oct 2009
Photolife Magazine, Zebrato book review, Oct-Nov 2009
Dave Brindle Talk 1410 Radio Show, Interview, Oct 2009
PDN Photo Annual, Zebrato book award, June 2009
Silvershotz Magazine, 12 pages of Interviews and images, April 2009
Dave Brindle Talk 1410 Radio Show, Interview, August 2009
IMAGE Magazine, cover image, UK, (March/April) 2009
Shots magazine, Issue 46, USA,  2009
AG Magazine, Zebrato book review, UK, May 2009
Red Dog Journal, Zebrato book review,  March 2009
B&W magazine, U.S.A., Portfolio Spotlight, Dec 2009
Publishers Weekly, U.K., Zebrato book review, July 2009
CBC Radio Interview, December, 2008
Die Mainzer Allgemeine Zeitung, Mainz, Germany, review of new work Sept 2008
Applied Arts Photography Annual, award winning “portfolio” selected, 2008
Black & White Photography, December, 2008, Cover image and 9 page article
The World’s Greatest Black & White Photography Volume I, 2008
Mainzer Kultur, Critical Review, 2007
Photographer’s Companion Magazine, USA, 2007
Photographer’s Companion Magazine, China 2007
Applied Arts Photography Annual, award winning “portfolio” selected, 2007
The World’s Greatest B&W Photographs Book, 3 images chosen, 2007
Photo Selection Magazine (April/May) Cover and interview with images, 2007
Showcase TV’s “The L Word”, 2007 season
Cityline Television show, Monday March 20, 2006, Toronto, ON
Focus Fine Art Magazine – August, 2006
Collections Magazine, Toronto, Ontario - Fall 2005 issue
Subterrain Magazine, Portfolio & essay – September 2005 issue
Gordon J.Scillingford Publications- cover photo - summer catalog, 2005
MBWA- annual catalog - cover, 2005
Aesthetica Magazine- March 2005 issue, photograph, Floating
Vancouver Sun, photograph and review, 2005
PhotoEd photography, essay and selected images, 2005
B&W Photography Magazine, award-winning image, 2005
Collections Magazine, interview and selected images, 2005
Lucie Awards Book, 6 award winning images published, 2005
Esthetica magazine, UK, 2004
Schillingford Publications, annual catalogue, cover and back image, 2004
Manitoba Book Publishers, annual catalogue, cover and back image, 2004

Additional Information

ART FAIRS
2009Affordable Art Fair, London, UK, Samuel Frederick Photography
Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Samuel Frederick Photography, Netherlands
Kevin Longino Fine Photography, Architectural Digest Show, NYC, USA
Paris Photo, Samuel Frederic Photography
GENT Art Show, Samuel Frederic Photography, Brussels, Belgium
2008Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
Affordable Art Fair Paris, France
2007Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
2006Wallspace Gallery,PHOTO NEW YORK, New York City, USA
Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts,Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
The Workshops,New York City, PHOTO EXPO PLUS, USA
PHOTO SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco, USA
Peeled Eye Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
Photo-Eye, Gallery,PHOTO LA, Santa Monica, USA
2005Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts,Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
  
 
REPRENSENTATIONS
Marcia Rafelman Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
June Bateman Fine Art, New York City, USA
Kevin Longino Fine Photography, West Haven, Canada
Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Frans Vanhove Gallery, Leuven, Belgium
Photographer’s Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Thornwood Gallery, Dallas & Houston, USA
Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
Galerie Art Mayence, Mainz, Germany
Samuel Frederic Photography, Brussels, Belgium
The Weiss Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Whistler Village Art Gallery, Whistler, Canada
Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada


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