Jessica Levant is a native San Franciscan who has lived in New York and London for a total of 30 years. Always ‘interested’ in art, she didn’t consider herself a serious artist until returning to San Francisco in the late 90’s when she re-designed her career and her life. Jessica 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 constantly drawn to shapes, juxtapositions and visual irony, mostly in urban settings. She is not averse to the term ‘quirky’. Recently she has moved into abstract photo art and is beginning to create some mixed media pieces based on her photo art. She has produced two ‘little coffee table books’ of her photo art, the first ‘Through My Eyes‘ and the second, Street Seens, both available at blurb.com. More recently, Jessica embarked on a project of photographing musicians and has published two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians, books containing color photos and bios of over 250 artists, documenting the local jazz scene over a two year period.
Jessica’s work has been selected in most of the juried shows at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery since mid-2010 and has exhibited at several other Bay Area galleries in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and the East Bay. She is affiliated with the Blue Lines Art Gallery in Roseville, CA. Jessica has had annual solo shows at the Bay View Boat Club in SF since 2010 and had some of her works installed at the Sierra Point Marina for two years, and in 2017 was granted a two-month art residency at the Troll House, Pier 26, San Francisco.
She has several collectors across the United States.
See a broad range of Jessica’s work on her website at jessicalevant.com.