Michael LeVell began making art with Tierra del Sol’s art studio program in Claremont, California in 1989. LeVell’s two and three-dimensional works are inspired by his deep appreciation of architectural imagery. While legally blind, LeVell is a connoisseur of magazine Architectural Digest. He studies the periodical’s images closely, then reduces the architectural gaze to its most salient lines and forms. LeVell moves easily between works on paper and sculpture. In similarity to the works of other visually impaired artists, LeVell presents an intuitive spatial awareness that offers the viewer a glimpse into an abstracted articulation of the world around us.
Recently, LeVell’s work has been shown extensively, including a solo show at White Columns, New York, in 2018.