The New York Times declared New York University professor Andrew Levitas “has the Midas touch” when describing his continued work across multiple creative platforms. Levitas’ Metalwork Installations® are widely regarded as a breakthrough in connecting photography, sculpture, and contemporary art. Levitas’ “Organic Abstractions” (paintings built from homemade pigments and organic materials – in some cases entire trees) have also received critical acclaim. In 2008, Levitas was honored as one of only a handful of American artists ever accepted to show with the prestigious Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Recent exhibition highlights include: METALWORK PHOTOGRAPHY®: A SURVEY/ WORKS BY ANDREW LEVITAS which was the first ever single artist exhibition in PHILLIP’S Berkeley Square and Metalwork Photography®: Sculptures at Phillips de Pury & Co. in Manhattan. Recent acquisitions include The National Museum Wales as well as 10 Downing Street.
Levitas’ feature film directorial debut Lullaby, from his own screenplay, stars Amy Adams, Richard Jenkins, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, and Garrett Hedlund. The film, an exploration of patients’ rights, was described by Pete Hammond (Deadline) as a “strong human drama” with “Jenkins a true actor’s actor, delivering a very Oscar-worthy supporting turn.”
Levitas’ latest directing project Minamata stars Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, and Hiroyuki Sanada. The film follows photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (Depp) who takes on a secret commission by Life magazine and travels to the Japanese coastal town of Minamata to expose corporate negligence and government cover-ups by documenting one of the world’s most horrifying environmental disasters.
Levitas has also produced The White Crow (Ralph Fiennes, Adele Exarchopoulos), My Zoe (Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Gemma Arterton), Georgetown (Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening), Farming (Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw), The Gateway (Bruce Dern, Olivia Munn, Frank Grillo), and The Quarry (Michael Shannon) among others.
Levitas maintains studios in New York and London. He is Global Patron of The Wilderness Foundation.
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