A passion for finding images in clouds as a child began my lifelong art journey? My BA from Elmhurst College derailed my acting career, but, a new love of the smell of greasepaint, and stage environments were telltale signs of “alternative” world-like artwork and art installations.
Collaborations with musicians and performers; dancers playing with my 3-D creatures and dancing thru my 15-foot art tunnel; large-scale paintings; color changing LED lighting; animation and video — all contributing to the illusion of movement; enhancing the installation experiences, and encouraging viewers to immerse themselves in the art.
I have an extensive list of solo and juried group art exhibitions, and a not-to-miss studio during 4th Fridays at Starline in Harvard. As an exhibiting member of E* (formerly E-artgroup), I play an active role in show development and guest artist selections. I am a board member, on the exhibit committee and graphic designer of Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art.
I continue to experiment with installation in my “incubation, installation, exhibition, experimentation studio” at Starline in Harvard, Illinois. In addition, I am working on a series of 3′ x 3′ canvases exploring the tunnel, ellipse, vortex… trying to get inside – to see what I cannot see.
To visit my website and learn more about my art, go to http://www.bertleveille.com/index.html