Rebecca Leveille

Rebecca Leveilles' drawing work was the center of her success in the 1990s. Until 2011 she worked as an illustrator under the name Rebecca Guay. The urge to expand the narrative boundaries of illustration led Leveille to turn to painting. Her relationship to language and typography remained unchanged, but the narrative potential of her current work is highlighted by her determination to focus on the poetic rather than the obvious. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019. […]

Biography / Rebecca Leveille

Rebecca Leveilles' drawing work was the center of her success in the 1990s. Until 2011 she worked as an illustrator under the name Rebecca Guay. The urge to expand the narrative boundaries of illustration led Leveille to turn to painting. Her relationship to language and typography remained unchanged, but the narrative potential of her current work is highlighted by her determination to focus on the poetic rather than the obvious. Her work can be found on her collaboration with URBAN NATION on Project M/14 in 2019.

Looking at art historical sources and contemporary painting, Leveille cites influences from Titian to Walter Robinson, from Fragonard to Kara Walker. Leveille possesses the distinct ability to compose lyrical figures largely out of her imagination. Her personal discoveries deepen the sensuality of the female gaze that underlies her oeuvre. The artist's works can be found in international museums and collections. She is a member of the LOW Committee which oversees the illustration collection of the New Britain Museum of Art.