Aubrey Levinthal

Aubrey Levinthal (b. 1986) lives and works in Philadelphia. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in 2008.

In her paintings, Aubrey Levinthal bears witness to everyday life in an almost meticulous manner. Inherent to her self-portraits, as well as images of friends, family, and ephemeral moments she picks up in her neighborhood, is a slow and diffuse sense of time. Her works use a palette of light greens, yellows, ochres, pastels, as well as darker colors, and their perspectives are often dislocated, evincing an air of melancholy and emotional imbalance. Her paintings oscillate between beauty and disillusionment, addressing loneliness as an accompanying phenomenon of our life in late capitalism, which is oriented towards performance and efficiency.

Aubrey Levinthal has had numerous solo exhibitions, including at Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA; Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC, USA; Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin; M+B, Los Angeles, US, Taymour Grahne Projects, London and has been part of numerous group exhibitions (selection): Monya Rowe, New York, USA; Grimm Gallery, London, UK; 1969 Gallery, Tribeca, NYC; Marlborough Gallery, London, UK; Mathilde Le Coz, Paris, FR; Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK; Green Art Foundation, Dallas; USA; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA.


geboren in Philadelphia, PA / born in Philadelphia, PA

lebt und arbeitet in Philadelphia / lives and works in Philadelphia

Ausbildung / Education


M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA


B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa Schreyer Honors College Scholarship Recipient, Visual Arts and Sociology


Studio Arts Centers International, Spring Semester, Florence, Italy

Einzelausstellungen / Solo exhibitions


Cloud Cover, Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin (upcoming)


Some Day, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Tourist, M+B Gallery Los Angeles, USA

Spotlight: Aubrey Levinthal, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA


Neighbors, Strangers, Bathers, Gazers, Monya Rowe Gallery, NYC

House Weary, Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin, Germany


The Breakers, M + B Doheny, Los Angeles, CA

Nightstand Paintings, Taymour Grahne Projects, London (online)


Vacancy, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Recent Paintings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY


Volta NY, Representing Nancy Margolis Gallery, Pier 90, New York, NY


Recent Paintings, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Refrigerator Paintings, The Painting Center, New York, NY


Spaghetti for Breakfast, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen / Selected group exhibitions


Group show PACE Hong Kong, China (upcoming)

My World Play, Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin, Germany

Duality: The Real and the Perceived, Monya Rowe, New York

Close, curated by Russell Tovey, Grimm Gallery, London, UK


A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now, curated by Ruth Erickson, ICA Boston

Blind Field, curated by Matt Bollinger, 1969 Gallery, Tribeca, NYC

Shelf Life, curated by Jessica Draper, Marlborough Gallery, London

Where I Gaze, curated with Elsa Meunier, Mathilde Le Coz, Paris, FR

From Near and Far: Collage and Figuration in the Contemporary Age, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, curated by Katy Hessel

Women of Now: Dialogues of Identity, Memory and Place, Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas.


In Resonance with David Byrd, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

I am afraid to own a Body, curated by Jared Quinton and Izzy Lee, Poker Flats, Williamstown, MA

Odd Hours, Two Person Exhibition with Emily Pettigrew, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Sleep, Haverkampf Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Bedroom Show, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Domesticity, Taymour Grahne Projects, Noho Studios, London

Me, Myself and I, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Figure as Form, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY

Fête Galante, Heaven Gallery, curated by Gwendolyn Zabicki Chicago, IL

Sit Still, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY

Outside Touch, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Still Life Painters, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA


Space Heater, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

About Face, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Flowering: Inside/Outside, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY


Real to Not Real, University of Southeastern Louisiana, Hammond, LA

Dynamic Intimacy, Kean University, Union, NJ

Looks, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art at Kings Oaks 2018, Kings Oaks, Newtown, PA


Cake Hole, Mrs. Gallery, Maspeth, NY

Blurring the Lines, Rowan University High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

Frame Work, curated by Lauren Whearty, Ortega Y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY

Got Dressed in the Dark, curated by Emil Robinson, Divided Gallery, Dayton, OH


April Flowers, Queens College Art Center, Curated by Xico Greenwald, Queens, NY

Drishti, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, Curated by Elisabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel, New York, NY

Look Both Ways, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


Figuration Inside/Out, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Star Gazer/Ancient Light, curated by Polly Shindler and Will Hutnick, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Privacy Made Public, curated by Alex Cohen, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

Sow Your Rows, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Image Makers, curated by Eleanor Ray and Avital Burg, Novella Gallery, New York, NY

A Fine Arrangement, curated by Jan Baltzell and Michael Gallagher, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Between Matter and Experience, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Intimate Gaze, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Women and Biography, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


Aubrey Levinthal and Lauren Garvey, Finding What Was Not, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Sampler: Curated by Bill Scott, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Five to Watch, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA


New Moderns, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Annual National Juried Show, Juried by Yvonne Jacquette, Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY

71st Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried by Alex Kanevsky, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA


Betsey Meyer Memorial: PAINT!, Selected by Bill Scott, Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA

Intimations, Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Collingswood, NJ

215/610: Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Thesis Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA