arik levy

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Born in Israel, Levy’s skills are multi-disciplinary, and his works as an Artist, Technician, Photographer, and Designer are shown and installed worldwide.

Art became the medium of expression for Levy, whose diszlexia formed his life's path toward mastery of art and design beginning with an unconventional painting style on surfboards as if they were canvas. After opening an art and graphic design studio, Levy moved to Europe following his first group sculpture exhibition in Tel-Aviv in 1986, eventually establishing his studio in Paris in 1992.

Levy gained a BS with distinction from the Art Center Europe in Switzerland before living in Japan where through his observances of the Japanese minimalist culture which permeated his aesthetic, he returned to Europe to contribute his skills to set design for opera and dance productions.

Considering himself now more of a "feeling" artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi-use. "Life is a system of signs and symbols," he says, "where nothing is quite as it seems."

Arik Levy

REPRESENTED ARTIST
Born in Israel, Levy’s skills are multi-disciplinary, and his works as an Artist, Technician, Photographer, and Designer are shown and installed worldwide.

Art became the medium of expression for Levy, whose diszlexia formed his life's path toward mastery of art and design beginning with an unconventional painting style on surfboards as if they were canvas. After opening an art and graphic design studio, Levy moved to Europe following his first group sculpture exhibition in Tel-Aviv in 1986, eventually establishing his studio in Paris in 1992.

Levy gained a BS with distinction from the Art Center Europe in Switzerland before living in Japan where through his observances of the Japanese minimalist culture which permeated his aesthetic, he returned to Europe to contribute his skills to set design for opera and dance productions.

Considering himself now more of a "feeling" artist, Arik Levy continues to contribute substantially to our interior and exterior milieu, his work including public sculpture, as well as complete environments that can be adapted for multi-use. "Life is a system of signs and symbols," he says, "where nothing is quite as it seems."

upcoming events and exhibitions 

2020 

Method & Concept, Naples, Florida, USA – Beyond Nature – solo exhibition 11/12/2020 – 02/05/2021  Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy – CrossoverReflections – solo exhibition – 27/06/2020 – 07/09/2020 Château Sainte Roseline, Les Arcs, France – MineralNature – solo exhibition – 06/07/2020 – 02/10/2020 Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France – EmotionalGhosts – solo exhibition – 08/2020 Art Biesenthal, Germany – group exhibition – 08/2020 Method & Concept, Naples, USA – solo exhibition – 10/2020 Cultural Center Heydar-Aliyev, Baku, Azerbaïdjan – solo exhibition – 10/2020 Galerie Scheffel, MineralForest, Bad Homburg, Germany – solo exhibition – 10/2020 Installation of RockGrowthHermitage, Moscow, Russia – 09/2020: monumental public sculpture commissioned to be installed in front of the future Hermitage Modern Contemporary Museum Moscow, a unique museum complex that will see the day in the Zilart District in Moscow, Russia 

permanent public installations and ongoing exhibitions 

Domaine du Muy, France – Private Sculpture Park – Installation Ghost 350 Corten – 06/2020 Espace Muraille, Geneva – Independence – solo exhibition – 29/01/2020 – 28/06/2020 Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – Chamber of Wonder – 09/2012 Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – EmotionalFormation, Chamber of Wonder n. 8 2017 version – 11/2017 

selection of art exhibitions and installations 

2020 

Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg – In small format, group exhibition, 29/11/2019- 01/02/2020 Sotheby’s, London –The Blazing World, group exhibition – 04/12/2019-30/01/2020 

2019 

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Australia – group exhibition – 10/2019-11/2019 Pilevneli Gallery, Istanbul – Intersection of existence – Solo Exhibition – 28/03-10/05/19 Biennale Blickachsen 12 (2019), Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main, 05/2019 – 10/2019: installation of five monumental sculptures: GiantLog, RockTower 131, RockStoneShift 235, RockstoneFusionVertical 175, RockStoneImplosion 207 

2018 

RockTripleFusion VerticalGiant 660 and RockTripleFusionGiant 500, Taipei. permanent installation of two monumental public sculptures commissioned to be part of the residential project Da-An Park Towers by Sir Richard Rogers, Taipei, Taiwan, 10/2018 Biennale Internationale Saint-Paul de Vence 2018 – RockStoneShift 235 installation, 06/2018- 08/2018 RockGrowth 430, permanent installation, private collection, New York, USA, 07/2018 Podgorny-Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence – Shift of Perception, solo exhibition, 06/2018- 07/2018 Permanent installation of 6 monumental outdoor sculptures, private collection, Düsseldorf, Germany, 05/2018 Artmonte-carlo 2018, group exhibition, Setareh Gallery, Monaco, 04/2018 Podgorny-Robinson Gallery at Art Paris 2018, group exhibition with John Franzen, Arik Levy, Nicolas Sanhes, 04/2018 Podgorny-Robinson Gallery, Saint-Paul de Vence, In the Light of Spring, group exhibition, 03/2018- 04/2018 Fox/Jensen/McRory Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand – Carbon – group exhibition – 02/2018-03/2018 Shenzhen Bay Boning Garden, China – RockFormationTower 350 and a horizontal installation of 3 Rocks in bronze, permanent public installation of 4 monumental sculptures: 01/2018 Naples Botanical Gardens, Naples, Florida – Unnatural History – installation of 7 monumental outdoor sculptures – 01/2018 to 06/2018 Artis-Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, USA – Unnatural History – solo exhibition – 09/2017 to 01/2018 

2017 

Please Do Not Enter, Los Angeles – New Works – solo exhibition – 11/2017 – 01/2018 Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Chamber of Wonder n. 8 2017 version – 11/2017 Somerset House, London (during the London Design Festival) – Mineral Gravity – installation in collaboration with COMPAC- 09/2017 Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Visual Dialogs – group exhibition – 06/2017 SoLocal Group Headquarters, Boulogne-Billancourt – RockGrowthCube 150 – permanent installation – 06/2017 SuperYacht Gallery at Saatchi Gallery, London – group exhibition – 06/2017 Louise Alexander Gallery, Nomad, Monaco – solo exhibition – 04/2017 Multiplex Galleria Manzoni, Milano– Kryptonite – installation for COMPAC– 04/2017 Palazzo Crivelli, Milano– UrbanLog – installation at Delta Light– 04/2017 Aeroplastic, Brussels – group exhibition – 04/2017 Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf – I Remembered It Differently – solo exhibition – 03/2017 Samsung, commission for BaselWorld – Galaxy Stand – 03/2017 Jensen Gallery, Sydney – Carbon – group exhibition – 02/2017 

2016 

Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Absent Presence – solo exhibition – 03/11/2016 Dice Kayek Pop-up store, Paris – pop up installation – 11/2016 

Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Julian Schnabel & Arik Levy – group exhibition – 08/2016 Design Miami, Miami – Ice by Arik Levy – 12/2016 Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles – 20/20 – group exhibition – 07/2016 to 09/2016 Podgorny Robinson Gallery, Saint Paul de Vence – Summer group exhibition – 07/2016 

2015 

Setareh Gallery, Dusseldorf – Mineral Memories – solo exhibition – 09/2015 Somerset House/The London Design Festival – Transition : Warm/Wet – installation with Tabanlioglu Architects- 09/2015 Please Do Not Enter, Los Angeles – Intimate Formations – solo exhibtion – 05/2015 Praguekabinet gallery, Prague – Intuitive Reactions – solo exhibition – 05/2015 Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels – Humble me – group exhibition – 04/2015 Atomium, Brussels – RockGrowth 808 Atomium – public space permanent installation– 04/2014 Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – five-year solo installation – 09/2012 to 2017 selection of art exhibitions and installations Pékin Fine Arts, Hong-Kong – Manmade (Human) Nature – solo exhibition – 02/2015 Alon Segev Gallery, Art15, London – group exhibition – 05/2015 Louise Alexander Gallery, Art15, London – group exhibition – 05/2015 

2014 

Le Frenois, Tourcoing – Lux – group exhibition – Sparkler art video – 10/10/2014 Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Primitive Components – solo exhibition – 30/10/2014 Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo – Uncontrolled Nature – solo exhibition – 06/2014 Ilan Engel Gallery, Paris – New Works – solo exhibition – 06/2014 Atomium, Brussels – RockGrowth 808 Atomium – public space permanent installation and exhibition – 04/2014 Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels – Full House: 100 artists – group exhibition – 04/2014 Fondation EDF, Paris – Que la lumière soit – RewindableLight art video – 04/2014 

2013

Galerist, Istanbul – Activated Nature – 11/2013 Enclos des Bernardins, Paris – RockGrowth installation – 09/2013 Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris – selection of artworks alongside the exhibition “Dans la ligne de mire” – 09/2013 Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein – RewindableLight art video – Lightopia group exhibition – 09/2013 La Maison Champs Elysées, Paris – Crater_F210 and installation of other artworks – 09/2013 Galerie Maubert, Paris – Nouvelle Lune – group exhibition – 04/2013 Alcazar, Paris – Fractal installation and photo exhibition (Orchids and Seduction series) – 04/2013 Mitterrand+Cramer, Geneva – new sculptures – solo exhibition – 03/2013 

2012 

Passage de Retz, Paris – Nothing is Quite as It Seems – solo exhibition – 11/2012 Bisazza Foundation, Montecchio Maggiore – Experimental Growth – solo exhibition & permanent collection – 11/2012 Galerist, Istanbul – Le Jardin de la Spéculation Cosmique – group exhibition curated by Fatoş Üstek – 10/2012 Crystal Worlds Museum, Wattens – Transparent Opacity – two-year solo installation – 09/2012 Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Genetic Intimacy – solo exhibition – 09/2012 London Design Museum, London – Osmosis Interactive- installation at Swarovski’s Digital Crystal – group exhibition – 09/2012 

Jardin du Hauvel, Saint-Hymer – Art et Nature – group exhibition curated by Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand – 06/2012 Hedge Gallery, San Francisco – Flections – group exhibition curated by Sabrina Buell – 06/2012 Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas – EmotionalDeflection – solo exhibition – 05/2012 Galerie Maubert, Paris – Le Sacre du Printemps – group exhibition – 04/2012 Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Arik Levy & Guy Yanai – group exhibition – 03/2012 Stonetouch, Geneva – Candelabra – group exhibition – Nuit des Bains – 03/2012 

2011 

Natural History Museum, London – installation – Regeneration : Chaton Superstructures at the Natural History Museum JGM. Galerie, Paris – M+C group exhibition Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris – Un regard d’Obsidienne – group exhibition Design Museum Holon, Israel – Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation – group exhibition – 21_21 Design Sight gallery, Tokyo – Reality Lab – group exhibition 

 

2010

 Alon Segev Gallery, Tel Aviv – Natural Disorder – solo exhibition Mitterrand+Cramer, Genève – Geotectonic – solo exhibition Priveekollektie, Heusden aan de Maas – My Name Is Arik – solo exhibition Istanbul Modern, Istanbul – Log Forest installation – Dice Kayek’s Istanbul Contrast Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam – Personality Disorder Social Codes – installation at No Holds Barred Eighth Veil Gallery, Los Angeles – Out there logging – solo exhibition Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA – Luminescence, between Fire & Ice – solo exhibition Lambretto Art Project, Milano – 13 798 grams of design – group exhibition 21_21 Design Sight gallery, Tokyo – Post Fossil: excavating 21st century creation – group exhibition 

2009 

Slott gallery, Paris – Confessions – solo installation in “Préliminaires” exhibition Kenny Schachter/ROVE, London – Fruit & Flowers – group exhibition Chaton Superstructures at the Liechtenstein Museum and TableScape architectural Jewellery at Sotheby’s, VIenna Osmosis commissioned by Swarovski Crystal Palace, Ex Magazzini di Porta Genova Milano – solo exhibition Oratorio Basilica di S. Ambrogio, Milano – Prophets & Penitents, Confessions of a Chair – group exhibition Galleria Nina Lumer, Milano – Love Design – group exhibition – 

2008 

Design Miami, Miami – Beyond Organic: Design In the State of Nature – group exhibition Kenny Schachter/ROVE, London – Diversion – group exhibition Chatsworth, UK – Beyond Limits – group exhibition Sudeley Castle, UK – The Artist’s Playground – group exhibition Wright20, Chicago, IL – Absent Nature – solo exhibition Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX – Imperative Design – group exhibition Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris – Propositions lumineuses 2 – group exhibition Galerie NumerisCausa, Paris – Il était une fois… – group exhibition 

2007 

Kenny Schachter ROVE Projects LLP, London – Cosmic Nature – 2007The Mews Gallery by Rabih Hage, London – Sitting Pretty – exhibition of photos by Jonathan Root, featuring a portrait of Arik Levy with his creation Identity Disorder Dialogues méditerranéens, St. Tropez – BigRock – installation 

Centre des arts, Centre des arts – L’Autre – solo exhibition Drugstore Publicis, Paris – MiniMaxi – installation 

2006 

Baccarat, Paris – Phantom – installation Passage de Retz, Paris – BigRock – permanent installation Centre culturel français, Milan – République Libre du Design – installation Organ Passage de Retz / Mouvements modernes, Paris – Du Bois Dont On Se Chauffe – group exhibition 

2005 

Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris – Propositions lumineuses – group exhibition Centre Pompidou, Paris – D.Day – From primitive to virtual – installation Garanti Gallery, Istanbul – Feel before you see – solo exhibition National Glass Centre/Glass Gallery, Sunderland, UK 

2004 

Park Ryusook Gallery, Seoul – Love counts – solo exhibition Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Brilliant ! – group exhibition 

2002 and before 

Hertzlia Museum, Israel Video Zone Biennale – Two stars hotel – in collaboration with Sigalit Landau Pascale Cottard-Ollsson Gallery, Stockholm – solo exhibition Isart Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich – Virtual light Isart Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich – Virtual/Religious’ Sculpture Biennale Ein Hod, Israel – Humanism 2020 Louisiana Museum, Danemark – Design og identitet Sculpture Park, Jaffa, Israel – 1986 

museum acquisitions 

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago – Contemporary Domestic Confessional – 2010 Museum of Arts and Design, New York – Giant Giant Mega Heliodor – 2010 Triennale Design Museum, Milan – Meteorite drawing – 2009 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – installation Fractal Cloud – 2006 Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul – Umbilical Light – 2005 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Handshake light – 2005 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Piflow light – 2005 Victoria & Albert Museum, London – Umbilical ball and Umbilical knitted lights – 2004 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Xm3 duo, Light pocket, Alchemy tube lights – 2002 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris – Double layer chair, CD shelf – 2002 FNAC, Fond national d’art contemporain, Paris – Infinite light video – 2001 Israel Museum, Jerusalem – White hole light installation – 2001 Israel Museum, Jerusalem – Need light – 2000 Museum of Modern Art, New York – Need light – 1998 

collections 

SoLocal Group, Boulogne Billancourt – RockGrowthCube 150 – 2017 Fondazione Bisazza, Montecchio Maggiore – RockChamber + ExperimentalGrowth series – 2012 HSBC Connection Collection / Volume 1 – Rockshelves + Rocksplit – 2009 

publications 

IN DEPENDENCE – catalogue from the exhibition at Espace Muraille, Geneva 2020 

Arik Levy_COMPAC TECHNO POETICS – Paris 2019 Arik Levy UNNATURAL HISTORY – Paris 2017 Arik Levy FIXING NATURE – Paris 2016 Arik Levy OUT THERE – 2nd edition – Black Dog Publishing – London 2014 Arik Levy ART – Black Dog Publishing – London 2013 UNCONTROLLED NATURE – catalogue from the exhibition at Louise Alexander Gallery – Porto Cervo 2014 Arik Levy OUT THERE – 1st edition – Paris 2012 EXPERIMENTAL GROWTH –the permanent installation at Fondazione Bisazza – Montecchio Maggiore, 2012 TRANSPARENT OPACITY – the permanent installation at Swarovski Kristallwelten – Wattens 2012 GENETIC INTIMACY – catalogue from the exhibition at Alon Segev Gallery – Tel Aviv 2012 Arik Levy REGENERATION – The Hennessy XO commission – Paris 2011 ABSENT NATURE – catalogue from the 2008 exhibition at Wright, Chicago – 2010 The Connection Collection Volume 1: ARIK LEVY RockSplit & RockShelves – HSBC Private Bank – 2009 OSMOSIS – catalogue from the exhibition at Swarovski Crystal Palace – Milano 2009 COSMIC NATURE – catalogue from the exhibition at Kenny Schachter ROVE project LLP- London 2007 Arik Levy THE OTHER – Centre des arts d’Enghien-les-Bains & Isthme Editions – 2007 DU BOIS DONT ON SE CHAUFFE –catalogue from the exhibition at Passage de Retz– Paris 2006 LOVE COUNTS – catalogue from the exhibition at Park Ryusook Gallery – Seoul 2004 LIGHT LIGHT – catalogue catalogue from the exhibition at Passage de Retz– Paris 1998 

competitions and awards 

2019 

Designer Kitchen & Bathroom awards – Lifetime achievement award 2019 – London Archiproducts Design Award – Stick lighting system for Vibia – 

2018 

Interior Design/Best of Year 2018 Award – North floor and pendant lamp for Vibia – New York 

2017 

Archiproducts Design Award – Endless stool for Desalto 

2016 

Red Dot Award 2016 – Products Design 2016 – Essen German Design Award 2016 – Split chair collection by Arik Levy for Ton – Frankfurt Red Dot Award 2016 – Furniture Award – Split lounge chair for Ton – Essen Red Dot Award 2016 – Lighting Design – StabLight for Danese Milano – Milan German Design Award 2016 – Bath & Wellness – Excellent Product Design – Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani – Frankfurt 

2015 

2015 GOOD DESIGN award (The Chicago Athenaeum :Museum of Architecture and Design) – Meisterstück EMERSO by Arik Levy for Kaldewei – Chicago German Design Award 2016 – Furniture – Excellent Product Design – Split collection by Arik Levy for TON – Frankfurt German Design Award 2016 – Bath & Wellness – Excellent Product Design – Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani – Frankfurt EDIDA 2015 (Elle Decoration International Award) 2015 – Lighting category – Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia – Milan Design Plus powered by ISH 2015 – Bowl collection by Arik Levy for Inbani – Frankfurt 

2014 

Design Plus powered by Light+Building 2014 : Best of Design Plus – Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia – Frankfurt Wallpaper* Design Awards 2014 – Best line work – Wireflow pendants by Arik Levy for Vibia – London 

2013

 Interior Design Best of Year 2013 – Best floor and sconce lighting – Fold by Arik Levy for Vibia – New York 

2011 

Good Design award : Pattern collection for EMU – USA Design Plus powered by ISH 2011 award : best product – Structure collection for Inbani – Frankfurt 

2010 

Grand Prix Stratégies du Design 2010 : best Branding Packaging – bottle A Scent for Issey Miyake 0– Paris 

2009 

Red Dot Design Award : best product design 2009 – SH05 ARIE shelving system by E15 – Essen The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best of the Best” – SH05 Arie shelving system by E15 – Köln Wallpaper* Design Awards 2009 – Best new beds – Landscape by Arik Levy for Verardo – Italy Wallpaper* Design Awards 2009 – Best shelving – Fluid by Arik Levy for Desalto – Italy 

2008 

JANUS Award for Industry, design and innovation 2008 – Log Light by Saasz – Paris Label VIA, Torch table lamp by Baccarat – France, 2008 Red Dot Design Award : best product design 2008 – Mistic collection by Gaia & Gino – Essen, Germany ELLE Decoration International Design Awards 2008 – Designer of the year Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007 – Best modular furniture – Cubic Meter by A. Levy for Kenny Schachter – London Design PLUS Award 2008, Mitos glassware collection by Kvetna – Frankfurt Globes de Crystal Arts et Culture 2008 Paris Première – Best Designer – Paris 

2007 

JANUS Award for Industry, design and innovation 2007, Invisible system by Visplay – Paris Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007, Furniture designer of the year, finalist – London Wallpaper* Design Awards 2007 – Best centerpiece – Mistic collection by Gaia & Gino – London 2006 Design PLUS Award 2006, Mistic vase by Gaia&Gino

2005 

The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best detail” 4to8 table by Desalto – Köln The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best detail” Liko glass table by Desalto – Köln Elle Decoration magazine Design Award for lighting (2nd edition)

2003 

The Interior Innovation Award, category “Best of the Best” Liko table by Desalto – Köln 

2002 

Prix de l’Observeur du Design/APCI, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale de la Critique du Meuble Contemporain, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France, 2002 Label VIA, Arik sofa by Ligne Roset – France, 2002 

2001 

Cartier international office furniture and light system in collaboration with Vitra Label VIA, Slim stacking chair by Ligne Roset – France, 2001 George Nelson Award, Interior magazine, 2001 2000 

Label Via, U cd shelf by Ligne Roset – France, 2000 iF Award light fixtures – Germany, 2000 L’Express Best of category Light – France, 2000 Carte blanche VIA – France 

1999 

Label VIA, Light Pocket lamp by Ligne Roset – France Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale de la Critique du Meuble Contemporain, Cloud lamp – France Design PLUS Award 1999, Ambiente Fair, Seed porcelaine lamp – Frankfurt 

1997 

Mouvement français de la qualité – posters for “Qualité 97” campaign – Paris, 1997 

1991 

Seiko Epson (International Art Center Award) – Japan, 1991