Laura Lou Levy has a BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington and Universidad Complutense, Madrid, as well as an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. A native of Kentucky, she spent years in Brooklyn and Manhattan before migrating to Maplewood, New Jersey. She now makes her home by Pines Lake in northern New Jersey.
She has continuously devoted time to art-making, showing her drawings and paintings in galleries, nonprofit spaces, and museums. Levy's work has been mentioned, featured, and reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Star Ledger, and American Artist. Her long career as a Senior Hedcut Illustrator for The Wall Street Journal gave a painter the unusual pleasure of making a living drawing pictures. Her work can be found in private collections in the US, Spain, England, France, and Israel, including Seagram, Dow Jones, the Brooklyn Art Library, and the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian.
Levy's studio is at Manufacturer's Village in East Orange, NJ, with studio visits by appointment.