Diane Levesque

  • Associate Professor of Art
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    Johnson Arts Center 115

    Professor Diane Levesque has exhibited her work as a professional artist both regionally and nationally since 1980. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship Grant in 2000, an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Grant in 1987, and the Gradiva Award for Best Art from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in 1999.

    She has had many solo exhibitions at various institutions and galleries, including the Chicago Cultural Art Center; the Wisconsin Academy of Art Gallery in Madison, Wis.; Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee; and Artemisia Gallery in Chicago. Her work has been included in many group exhibitions at such venues as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Madison Art Center, the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois, the Evanston Art Center in Illinois, the Promega Gallery in Madison, the Heuser Art Center Gallery at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and the University Art Gallery at Indiana State University.

    Her art website features a selection of her paintings and works on paper. Her work is also featured online at the Portal Wisconsin website, and she is represented by Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee.

    Prof. Levesque served as visiting assistant professor of art at the University of Iowa in 1990, and as a visiting artist lecturer at Carthage in 2001 and 1997. She served as an executive member of the Greater Kenosha Area Foundation Arts Fund Committee from 2002-2007 and now serves as a member City of the Kenosha Commission on the Arts.

    She earned her B.A from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and her M.F.A. from the University of Chicago.

    Media Mentions:

    Diane Levesque: Specimens of an Inner Dialogue
    Prof. Levesque will open for OS Projects on August 2nd. (The Visualist, July 30, 2019)

    • M.F.A. — Visual Arts, University of Chicago, 1983
    • B.A. — Art, State University of New York-Plattsburgh, 1980
    • ART 2000 Drawing I
    • ART 2200 Painting
    • ART 3000 Advanced Drawing
    • ART 3200 Advanced Painting
    • ART 4000 Senior Thesis Exhibition
    • CORE 111 Intellectual History of Western Heritage II