KAREN LEVITOV, Director and Curator, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts.
Karen Levitov was appointed Director and Curator of the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery (formerly University Art Gallery) in February 2014. Prior, she was a curator and senior administrator at The Jewish Museum, New York, where she organized numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibition of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental portraits, work by Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro drawn from New York collections, and an exhibition of modern masterpieces by Matisse, Picasso and others collected by the Cone Sisters of Baltimore in the early twentieth century. Levitov’s books published in conjunction with her exhibitions include New York: Capital of Photography, Camille Pissarro: Impressions of City and Country, and Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.
For her first exhibition at Stony Brook, Levitov has commissioned a new work of sculpture, performance and video by New York artist Kate Gilmore. She is also organizing Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, featuring six contemporary artists working in large-scale abstraction.