Lisa Levy Bio

Lisa Levy is a painter, conceptual artist, comedian and (self-proclaimed) psychotherapist.

Lisa's visual career started when she was 3 1/2 when she was sent to the children's art school at MOMA. Before devoting herself fulltime to her art, she had a career as an art director in advertising. Her visual art has been widely exhibited at many venues including White Columns, Artists Space, The Bronx Museum, The New Museum, Schroeder and Romero Gallery and the Scope Art Fair

She also performs live; her most popular character is Dr. Lisa, S.P. (self-proclaimed) who psychoanalyzes people on stage. Besides having all sorts of audience volunteers and comedians, Lisa has had celebrity guests such as Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Musto and Sara Schaefer. She has performed in countless venues, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Edinburgh International Fringe Festival and Joe's Pub.

Lisa has had feature stories about her work in The New York Times, "A Shrink with Stage Presence...", The London Times "Riotously Funny...", Time Out New York, The Huffington Post and Psychology Tomorrow Magazine. She is currently the advice columnist for The Bushwick Daily.

In addition to making her own art, Lisa is always looking for different ways to use her creativity. She has won an Absolut Vodka photography contest with a photo from a photo booth; and a Hebrew National Salami advertising contest, garnering the top prize of $83,000 and a spot on David Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks with her hamster that bowled. She also has many other strange, random television appearances that she has orchestrated behind the scenes on The Today Show, VH1, The People's Court and more, which can be seen at www.youtube.com/lisalevy.

For more about Lisa’s work, go to www.lisalevyindustries.com. Her work is also available through ArtStar.com.