Nina Levitt

Nina Levitt

BAA (Ryerson), MFA (Illinois - Chicago)

Associate Professor
Department of Visual Art & Art History

An artist working in photography, installation and video, Nina Levitt has exhibited her work extensively in Canada, the UK and the US. Her practice examines the representation of women in popular culture and often involves the recovery and manipulation of existing images. Her work has been recognized through numerous grants and has been widely published and reviewed, including feature articles in Parachute #100 and Canadian Art. Her exhibitions include Nuit Blanche (2006), Otherworldly in Melbourne and Manchester (2007), The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture (Vancouver Art Gallery; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Edmonton Art Gallery, 2002) and a commission for the 100th anniversary of Women’s College Hospital, Toronto (2011).

Professor Levitt’s most recent research and artworks, focusing on the representation of female spies during WWII, comprise the trilogy of exhibitions Little Breeze (Galerie Oboro, Montreal and Doris McCarthy Gallery, UT Scarborough, 2004), Thin Air (Koffler Gallery, Toronto, 2008) and Relay (Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, 2008). She is currently working with the SOVFOTO press photography collection at the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, for an exhibition there in 2013.

From 1984 to 1991, Professor Levitt worked as program coordinator of the Toronto Photographers Workshop, an artist-run photography gallery she helped found. She taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, before joining the faculty in York University’s Visual Arts Department in 2004.