bert leveille bio
Who would have guessed that a passion for finding images in clouds as a child would develop into a lifelong art journey? leveille received her BA from Elmhurst College, where she discovered that she was not meant to be an actress, but an artist. Her love of the smell of greasepaint, and stage environments were telltale signs of leveille’s journey into art and art installations.
bert leveille, a contemporary artist, has created several art installations exploring an “alternative” world. Among collaborations with musicians and performers, Shawn Coyle’s dancers played with her 3-D creatures and danced thru her 15-foot art tunnel. Large-scale paintings completed the stage’s transformation into this alternate world and provided the inspiration for Coyle’s choreographed dance, “Tunnel”. In March of 2015, leveille’s installation “Connecting” at Starline Gallery included leveille's animated video “in to the ellipse” with music by cellmod. The music by cellmod was again used on Sept 11, 2015, as a part of leveille’s collaboration with Angela Swan during the Woodstock Art Walk – this pop-up art exhibit evolved into a moving tribute to 911. The year 2015 wrapped up with leveille’s installation, “the END is the beginning” at the Woodstock Old Courthouse Art Center during the E-artgroup “END” exhibit. leveille’s list of solo exhibits and juried group art exhibits includes the legendary Chicago Show.
leveille, an accomplished designer, uses her computer skills to explore her art with digital media as well – digital painting and animating.
leveille resides in McHenry County and has a studio at Starline in Harvard, IL. As an exhibiting member of E-artgroup, leveille plays an active role in show development and guest artist selections – most recently “END”. leveille is a board member of Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art; a member of Chicago Artists Coalition, and Woman Made Gallery; a past commissioner on the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission; a past board member of Contemporary Center for the Arts of Arlington; and a past Bubotto board member.
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