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Andrew Levitas

Part-time Faculty
ajl2000@nyu.edu
1 Wash Pl, Room 409

Office Hours
Monday 4:15-6:15

B.A., Individualized Study, New York University, 2003

Metalwork Installations® by artist Andrew Levitas (BA ’03) connect photography, sculpture, and contemporary art. Select exhibitions of the work include: Metalwork Photography®: A Survey, the first ever single-artist exhibition at Phillips' Berkeley Square in London, Levitas: An Early Retrospective at New York University, and Metalwork Photography®: Sculptures at Phillips de Pury & Co. in Manhattan. His work has been acquired by The National Museum Wales and 10 Downing Street and he is one of only a handful of American artists accepted to show with both the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts at the Louvre.   Levitas’ fine art engages with the same environmental and inspirational themes that are seen in his films. He wrote and directed the 2020 feature film Minamata, which follows photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (Johnny Depp) who travels to the Japanese coastal town of Minamata to expose corporate negligence and government cover-ups by documenting one of the world’s most devastating environmental disasters. Minamata had its gala premiere at Berlinale 2020 and was distributed by MGM in 2021.   Prior to Minamata, Levitas wrote and directed Lullaby, which 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.” The premiere was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.   Levitas has also written and/or produced The White Crow (Ralph Fiennes, Adele Exarchopoulos), My Zoe (Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, Gemma Arterton), Georgetown (Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, Annette Bening), Farming (Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw), The Gateway (Bruce Dern, Olivia Munn, Frank Grillo), The Quarry (Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham), Last Moment of Clarity (Samara Weaving, Udo Kier, Brian Cox), Flower (Zoey Deutch) and The Art of Getting By (Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore), among others.   Levitas maintains studios in New York and London. He is a Global Patron of The Wilderness Foundation, an Ambassador of Tusk Trust, and works closely with the United Nations Environment Programme and the European Environmental Bureau.

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Professor Andrew Levitas' Exhibition, Metalwork Photography, was held October 28, 2014 to November 16, 2014 in Phillips' new Berkeley Square location, in London, UK.

Andrew Levitas