Bio:          Joe Levickas is an artist, curator and arts professional living in Ann Arbor, MI. He was born and
raised in the suburbs of Chicago, and studied painting at University of Illinois (BFA '00) and Pratt
Institute (MFA '02) in Brooklyn. He has held several positions within arts and educational
institutions, including Exhibitions Coordinator at Cooper Union in New York and at Manchester
Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh. He currently works with Arts at Michigan, creating and
implementing programs encouraging Michigan students to engage in the arts. As an artist, he has
exhibited throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Joe is also a Collaborator with Gallery Project in
Ann Arbor for 2012-2013.
Born:        Tinley Park, IL
Works:      Ann Arbor, MI
2002          MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
2000          BFA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2017           Favorite's Favorites, curated by Seder Burns, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015           Dinner Guests: A Collaborative Drawing Installation, Pop-X 2015, Ann Arbor, MI.
2015           2015 Blooms, Bugs, Beasts, juried by Andrew Krieger, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI.
2015           Pizza Party, Airlock Gallery, San Marcos, CA.
2014           Pets, Beasts & Dinner, curated by Suzaan Boettger, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community
College, Paramus, NJ. online archive
2014           Surveying Boundaries, a Glastonbury Collective pop-up exhibition, Detroit, MI.
2013           Deadpan: The Art of the Expressionless, curated by Ryan Standfest, Whitdel Arts,
Detroit, MI. online archive
2013           2013 Actual Size Biennial, Whitdel Arts & Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI. online archive
2013           The Bitters, Fuck It, curated by Stephen William Schudlich, Whitdel Arts,
Detroit, MI. online archive
2013           Between Blisters and Blue Skies, curated by Timothy Gaewsky and Crystal Gale Phelps, Launch                       Pad Cooperative, Toledo, OH.
2013           The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013, The Grunwald Gallery of Art,
Bloomington, IN.online archive
2013           CIRCUS. The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI.online archive
2013           Minority Rule: Positive/Negative 28, juried by Michael Ray Charles, Slocumb Galleries, East
Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.online archive
2012           The 2012 Annual All Media Exhibition, juried by Alison Wong, Ann Arbor Art Center,
Ann Arbor, MI.
2012           AMERICA!, Work*Detroit, Detroit, MI.online archive
2012           CREATURE, curated by Heather Accurso, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI.
2012           American Dream, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI. online archive
2011           100 Grand Show, Nice Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.
2011           ArtPrize, 5/3 Bank and Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids, MI. Curated by
2011           Stone Soup, curated by Stephen Schudlich, Work*Detroit, Detroit, MI.
2011           Word Up!, Word Up Community Bookstore, New York, NY.
2011           Extremes, curated by Lea Bult, Steve McShane and Sarah Buckius. The Gallery Project,
Ann Arbor, MI.
2011           Self Portrait As Rock Star, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2010           The Bambi Biennial. Curated by Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosoff, Bambi Gallery,
2010           Monsters, curated by Stephen Schudlich, Work*Detroit, Detroit, MI.
2010           ABC No Rio's Ides Of March Biennial, ABC NO RIO, New York, NY.
2010           Disillusion,curated by Ashley Elander and Eryn Campbell, Work*Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI.
2010           Expressing Human Rights. Michigan Union, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
2009           Bearded Men. Beleza, Pittsburgh, PA.(solo)
2009           SALIGIA: A Seven Deadly Sins Exhibition. Curated by Steven Mendelson, Pittsburgh Center
for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
2009           The Twelfth Annual Lawrenceville Art All Night. The Red Warehouse, Pittsburgh, PA.
2009           Spring Salon. Modernformations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
2008-2010   The Perfect 8 Magazine Stand Project. Haven Arts Gallery and other locations, New York, NY.
2008           Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York, NY.
2008           Perfect 8: Beneath The Skin. Curated by Diana Schmertz. Chashama ABC Gallery,
New York, NY.
2007           The 100 Bucks Show. Ai.lov.iu Gallery (now I.O.I. Gallery), Brooklyn, NY.
2007           The Face. The 'temporary Museum of Painting, Brooklyn, NY.
2007           Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge Benefit. James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY.
2007           Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York, NY.
2006           Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge Benefit. Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY.
2006           Night of 1,000 Drawings. Artists Space, New York, NY.
2006           American Diaspora: Transformations in an Age of Uncertainty. Curated by Keungsuk Kim
Sexton, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ.
2006           Friends of !36. 136 Carlton, Brooklyn, NY.
2006           NEW '06, Nurturing The Edge. CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY.
2005           Visual AIDS: Postcards From The Edge Benefit. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.
2005           Voxennial. Curated by Virgil Marti & Elyse Golzales, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2005           Project Diversity. Sputnik Visual Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY.
2002           Beyond The Gates. Art In General, New York, NY;
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.
2002           Mythologies. Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. (solo)
2002           Untitled. Curated by Lily Prince, Power Gallery, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ.
2001           The Babies Show. Fine Arts Department Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. (solo)
2001           Dialogues. Steuben East and West Galleries, Brooklyn, NY.
2000           As Advertised. Café Paradiso, Urbana, IL. (solo)
1999           Joe Levickas. The Valentine Gallery, Monticello, IL. (solo)
1999           Recent Work. Café Paradiso, Urbana, IL. (solo)
1999           The Great Big 13-Inch Show. Link Gallery, Champaign, IL.
2015           Curator, Dinner Guests: A Collaborative Drawing Installation, Pop-X, Ann Arbor, MI.
2014           Curator, Decompose/Recompose. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
2013           Co-curator, CIRCUS. The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI. With Erin Garber- Pearson.
2012           Curator, AMERICA!. Work*Detroit, Detroit, MI.  link
2002           Curator, Mind the Gap: Art from Both Sides of The Atlantic. Steuben East Gallery, Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2001           Co-curator, Dialogues. Steuben East and West Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Served as Juror:
2016           Juror, Juried Art Exhibition. University of Michigan's Center for Campus Involvement,
2015           Juror, Body and Soul, 2015 Kreft Juried National Exhibition. Kreft Gallery, Concordia University,
Ann Arbor, MI. online archive
2015           Juror, Juried Art Exhibition. University of Michigan's Center for Campus Involvement,
2015           Juror, Canoe Imagine Art Public Art Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2014           Juror, Price of Life Exhibition. University of Michigan's Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
2014           Juror, Juried Art Exhibition. University of Michigan's Center for Campus Involvement,
Ann Arbor, MI.
2013           Juror, Juried Art Exhibition. University of Michigan's Center for Campus Involvement,
Ann Arbor, MI.
2012           Juror, The EXhibit: Homeland. University of Michigan Hillel, Ann Arbor, MI.
2011-2013   Juror, Artscapade Student Film Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2011           Juror, The EXhibit: We Once Were Slaves. University of Michigan Hillel, Ann Arbor, MI.
2010- ...      Juror, As I See It Photo Competitions, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI   link
2010           Juror, The EXhibit: Journey to Freedom. University of Michigan Hillel, Ann Arbor, MI.
Professional Positions and Affiliations:
2015- ...      Program Director, Arts At Michigan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2015           Member of the Pop-X Community Advisory Committee for Ann Arbor Art Center.
2012-2013   Collaborator, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI   link
2011-2013   Creator, Artscapade Student Film Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2010- ...      Creator, As I See It Photo Competitions, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI   link
2009-2015   Program Specialist, Arts At Michigan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2009           Gallery Coordinator, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild,Pittsburgh, PA
2004-2008   Exhibitions Coordinator, School of Art, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
2001-2002   Organizer for First and Second Annual Pratt Exposed Open Studios Events, Pratt
Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2001-2002   President; 2000-2001 Vice President, Pratt Artists League, Brooklyn, NY
Awards and Residencies:
2015            Third Place Award for Blooms, Bugs, Beasts, The Scarab Club, Detroit MI.
2009            Juror's Award for Saligia: A Seven Deadly Sins Exhibition, Pittsburgh Society of Artists
2008            Selected for inclusion in the Viewing Program at the Drawing Center.
2007            Selected for OPEN Slide Slam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
2007            Selected for Projekt30's January Exhibition, a publicly juried online exhibition.   link
2006            Selected for Projekt30's December Exhibition, a publicly juried online exhibition.   link
2005            Painting Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2005            Barbara White Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2002            Selected for the 22nd Annual Symposium, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1999-2000   Talented Student Tuition Waiver, University of Illinois, School of Fine and Applied Arts
"Seder Burns: Suburban Camouflage Detection", ArtHopper, March 12, 2015   link
Publications, Interviews and Reviews:
"An out-of-gallery experience: How arts organizations are rethinking community engagement", by
Eric Gallippo, Concentrate- Ann Arbor, September 21, 2016   link
"First Look: POP-X takes over Liberty Plaza", by Zach Marburger, Current Magazine, October 15,
"Artscapade: Understanding the Product", by Grace Hamilton, Michigan Daily, September 29,
"Andy Krieger goes double or nothing this weekend, at the Scarab Club and 9338
Campau", by Roberta Sharp, KnightArts.org , June 3, 2015   link
"Belle Isle tiles star in Pewabic annual sale", by Michael H. Hodges, The Detroit News,                        June 3, 2015   link
"Decompose/Recompose", by Louis Meldman, Current, April 2014   link
"Circus: Art From Under The Big Top", by Stephanie Douglass, The Ann Arbor Observer,                        May 2013   link
"'Circus' hones gallery's non-conformist vision", by John Carlos Cantu, AnnArbor.com (print                        version), April 21, 2013
"Gallery Project Has Spectacular Fun With Multimedia 'Circus'", by John Carlos Cantu,
AnnArbor.com (online version), April 17, 2013   link
"'AMERICA!' the Beautiful, Intricate and Bizarre", The Detroit News, August 16, 2012   link
"Joe Levickas and The Twins", Juxtapoz, July 26, 2011   link
"Libby and Roberta Pick", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 18, 2010   link
"Twins", Perfect 8: "The Space Between Things" Issue 4, April 2009   link
"Men's Interest Magazines Revised", by Diana Schmertz, Perfect 8: "Beneath The Skin" Issue 3,
January 2008   link
"Vox to the System", by Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Weekly, June 15, 2005   link
"Art Camp", by Libby Rosof, artblog, June 6, 2005  link
New American Paintings: The MFA Annual 2002
The Prattler , March 2002