JESSICA LEVANT is a native San Franciscan who left for New York and then London for a total of 30 years. She didn’t identify herself a serious artist until returning to San Francisco in the late 90s when she re-designed her career and therefore the rest of her life. She is mainly self-taught, though has taken various classes in painting and photography over the years. She defines her Photo Art as ‘unexpected views of the ordinary and ordinary views of the unexpected’. She is drawn to shapes, juxtapositions and visual irony, mostly in urban settings. Most recently she has developed a penchant for the quirky.
In the late 90s she started a graphic and web design business, pulling together art interests and fascination with computers. Over the next few years, her passion and developing skill with the endless possibilities of digital manipulation finally took her into the joyful world of fine art.
WHERE TO SEE THE WORK: Her photographs have been regularly exhibited in the monthly juried shows at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery (647 Irving Street, San Francisco) and have been also featured in various galleries on the Peninsula, Marin and the East Bay as well as Misho Gallery in San Francisco. She has had images accepted into four shows at the Stillpoint Online Gallery in Maine, has participated in two group shows in North Beach, San Francisco, and has had annual solo shows at San Francisco’s Bay View Boat Club since 2010.
In September 2017 Jessica begins a two-month guest artist residency at the ‘Troll House’, Pier 26, Embarcadero, San Francisco, where she will have over 30 framed art pieces on display plus numerous print portfolios and smaller pieces for sale. (Reception: September 28, 5:30-8pm – All welcome.)