Bonnie Levinthal lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States. She received her M.F.A. at the Pennsylvania State University and her B.F.A at the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art).
She has shown her work In the United States at numerous venues, including The Painting Center in New York, NY, The University of Delaware Museum, the Woodmere Art Museum and the Jessica Berwind Gallery in Philadelphia. Her work has been shown internationally at the Taller Experimental de Graphica in Havana, Cuba, the Cedar Ridge Gallery and The Gallery at Bond Head in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Her art is inspired by isolated and distant northern locations such as the Arctic, Iceland and Greenland. Her work is rooted in the “re-presentation” of landscape and in the exploration of place. Her paintings are not characterized by depicting any one particular place, but rather by reconstructing imagery in order to “re-present” images of the landscape from a vantage point that simultaneously reflects her own life’s situations and presents a viewpoint where perspective maybe gained through distance.
Levinthal has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and fellowships, including a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant. She has been a painting fellow at Yaddo (1991, 1988), The Millay Colony of the Arts (1987) and at the Nes Artist Residency in Skagastrond, Iceland (2014). Her work is in numerous public and private collections in the United States.