A passion for finding images in clouds as a child; a love of the smell of greasepaint while earning my BA at Elmhurst College; and a fascination with stage environments that create another space, world, time were telltale signs of my abstract art and immersive “alternative” world-like art installations.
Collaborations with musicians, poets 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 contribute 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 and exhibition facilitator member of E* – formerly E-artgroup, I play an active role in show development and guest artist selections. I am Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art (CWCA) board member serving on the exhibition committee. I am the principal graphic designer for E* and CWCA.
I continue to experiment with installation in my “incubation, installation, exhibition, experimentation studio” at Starline in Harvard, Illinois. In addition, I am working on “waterfall portals” a new project exploring moving water as a new medium.
To visit my website and learn more about my art, go to http://www.bertleveille.com/index.html