Marty Levenson


Loosing my specialness as I join the grey army of boomers limping toward irrelevance, I find my unique sensibility is still alive and curious…still struggling to be free of categorization and limits. There is a disorienting nausea as the myths that parented my development dissolve, but new clarity conjures deeper imagery as the stories I internalized about myself and the world are unlearned.

I care most about narrative photography: the more ambiguous, banal and psychological the better.

My studies included photography and ceramics at Franconia College, N.H., printmaking at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., and art therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. I pursued a career creating and showing monoprints internationally through the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the mid 1990’s my passions for depth psychology and art blended into a new profession as an art therapist in Vancouver.

Some of my influences are abstract painters (Robert Motherwell and Cy Twombly), psychologists and theorists (Carl Jung, D.W. Winnecott, Jean Randolph), and photographers (Brassaï, André Kertész, Alec Soth and William Eggleston).


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