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Artist Statement
 
   
  I am a romantic visual poet - aware that all designs and symbols are inspired by the Natural. Therefore, I am not concerned with producing copied images of Nature, but, seek to find beauty within the concrete; behind the material level.

Instinctively and unconsciously I seek the essence of 'universal beauty'- the intrinsic force of all. The true artist is but a person who understands what others only know about. Using materials both Natural and 'man-made,' old and new, discarded/ found or recycled; I discover their hidden truth. The hidden reality of matter it is always moving/ changing, evolving and becoming anew.

My works are like ARTIFACTS from some distant past civilization and places unknown- pointing to new yet to be discovered worlds and realms. The element of time revealing past and future cycles of the universe are revealed, and appear in recognized/ yet forgotten memories, I have been granted a gift - a 'child like mind' - seeing the constructive patterns/ the rhythmic hidden constructs in nature and seeing the spiritual things that it really is.

In our machine minded culture, guided by science and industry; I find soulless monsters with slick cold engineering, killing the natural - doing away with the "human touch." Reaching back, I allow the handicrafted, "touched by man" to show. By allowing the hand made - sometimes crude - naturally inspired art, lost in the machine age; my works point to a time when art was a spiritual endeavor, reaching for the unexplainable. "Using matter; I focus on being a conduit, through which timeless invisible sources and untouchable mysterious forces connect the physical and spiritual."

~ Ralph Levesque

 
   
  Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The Essex Art Association
Summer Juried Show: “Converge”

Ralph Levesque - Award: Best Interpretation of Show Theme
Artists' Reception: Friday, July 26, 6-8 pm
10 North Main St • P.O. Box 193 • Essex, Connecticut 06426 • 860-767-8996 • essexartct@gmail.com

Hours:1-5 pm daily, except Tuesdays, June 28 - July 20, 2019
Exhibition Juror: Anne Doris-Eisner


SILVERMINE ART GUILD
Members Show : 1 artwork per artist
Artists' Reception: Saturday July 13, 6-8 pm

1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840


 
   
  Recent and Past Exhibitions  
   
 
The Essex Art Association
Group Artist Show: "Out My Window"
Ralph Levesque - Award: Best in Show For Sculpture

Artists' Reception: Friday, June 28, 6-8 pm
10 North Main St • P.O. Box 193 • Essex, Connecticut 06426 • 860-767-8996 • essexartct@gmail.com

Hours:1-5 pm daily, except Tuesdays, June 28 - July 20, 2019
Show Chair: Rose Marie Cushing

Show Juror: Fethi Meghelli



The Essex Art Association Gantner Gallery
Elected Artist Show Featuring: Ralph Levesque - “Mini Retrospective”

Reception: Friday, May 31, 6-8 pm
10 North Main St • P.O. Box 193 • Essex, Connecticut 06426 • 860-767-8996 • essexartct@gmail.com

Exhibition Juror: Jan Ayer Cushing; Show Chair: Howard Margules
May 31 to June 23, 2019 Hours:1-5 pm daily, except Tuesdays, June 1 - 22, 2019


"No Ordinary Path"
Exhibition January 11 to April 22, 2019
Gallery Reception:
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
MONASTERY GALLERY OF ART
The Jesuit Order of West Hartford
(The Monastery Gallery of Art is located on the historic grounds of
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center.
The MGA occupies a space on the B floor adjacent to the Public Chapel.)

303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT 06107



Ralph Levesque - in New Juried Artist Members Show, April 6 to May 4, 2019:
Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 13th, 2019, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
The Voice of Art Gallery
2 Town Center Road
Cheshire, CT 06410

203-379-0015



West Hartford Art League: CT+6 Show
Group Exhibition:
Artists' Reception Sunday April 28, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
37 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT 06107 | (860) 231-8019
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday: 1 - 4 pm or by appointment



"EMERGENCE" : 3 Person Show :
Kristin Merrill sculpture and jewelry; William Scully photography; Ralph Levesque paintings

Bruce S. Kerschner Gallery -- Fairfield Public Library
1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824

Artists' Reception: Saturday, March16, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Exhibition: March 9 to May 5, 2019




New Members Show : January 13 - April 1, 2019
Artists' Reception: Sunday January 13, 2019

SILVERMINE ART GUILD
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840


VIEW THE SILVERMINE NEW MEMBERS EXHIBITION ON-LINE CATALOG



"Anima, Animals, and Animus : Beloved souls, the Rainbow Bridge and Beyond"
Two Person show: collages by Paula Emery and paintings by Ralph Levesque

February 27 - April 8, 2019
Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Connecticut Hospice Gallery of Art
Curated by Johnes Ruta
100 Double Beach Road
Branford, CT 06504



Ralph Levesque - First Prize - Best in Show:
"Morning on Mars"
oil painting on canvas
"SOUNDS OF COLORS"

Group art exhibition
Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
The Voice of Art Gallery
2 Town Center Road
Cheshire, CT 06410

203-379-0015



December 8, 2018
Portland Guild
7th Membership Show
Portland, CT 06480



44 Lyme : an Art Gallery
group show of 4 artists, including many works by Ralph Levesque, Paula Emery, and others.
December 28, 2018 CLOSING EVENT
44 Lyme Street (in the Law offices of William T. Koch, Jr)
Old Lyme, CT 06371



November 9th, 2018, Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Art Guild of
Middletown
Green Room "Food & Farm Show"
124 College Street, Middletown, CT 06457


 
   
  Memberships

2019 - Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT - joined Art Membership
2019 - Voice of Art Gallery, Cheshire, CT - joined Juried Art Membership
2018 - Middletown Art Guild, MIddletown, CT - joined Art Guild
2008 - Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, CT - Elected Artist
2007 - 2008 Clinton Art Society, Clinton, CT
2007 - 2008 Connecticut Academy of Art, Mystic, CT
2007 - 2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - Elected Artist
2007 - 2008 Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT
2007 - 2008 Art Well Gallery Co-op, Torrington, CT
2007 - 2008 Essex Arts Center, Essex, CT
2007 - 2008 Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2006 - 2008 New Haven Arts Council, New Haven, CT
1986 Liturgical Art Guild, New Haven, CT
1986- 1985 City Spirits Artists, New Haven, CT
1986 Shoreline Alliance for the Arts, CT
1978 - 1979 Public Works Artists, Norwalk, CT
1966- 1989 Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Cannon, CT
 
   
Biography
 
 
 

Ralph Levesque has experienced a lifetime of changes from getting his MS in Fine Art from University of Bridgeport to teaching art for thirty five years to young students in Hamden and Durham private schools to displaying his imaginative and award winning works in galleries all over Connecticut. “I’m a romantic visual poet, aware that all design is inspired by the Natural”, says Levesque. Gifted with an inquisitive and curious mind, Ralph uses natural and man-made materials to express their hidden meanings beyond their physical presence. “In my sculpture and paintings, I use tactical elements to elicit emotional reactions. My intention is to infuse my work with a spiritual dimension that is universal and available to all of us if only we look with great and simple awareness.”

In September 2018, Ralph became a Member of the prestigious Silvermine Art Association, and his artwork will be included in the Silvermine New Members Show in January, 2019. Ralph was previously a member in the 1960s.

In 2008, his artworks were in the "Mini Series" at The Hygienic Arts Center, New London, at Art Works Gallery in Hartford in the " 6" x 6" " exhibition. at Zoey & Floyd in Seymour, in the current Mystic Art League "Holiday Show", in the "Small Works" show at 4 Star Gallery in Stonington, and in "Chilly, Cheap, Chili" at the Essex Art League. His sculpture works have been displayed at Riverside Press Gallery in Essex, and at Art Well in Torrington, and also in two-person show at Art Works in Hartford.

In 2007, Mr. Levesque had a one-person show at Art Cellar in Clinton. He is also a member of several important art organizations.

That year, Mr. Levesque was awarded a grant by ARTE, Inc. in New Haven, as Artist-in-Residence, to produce two mural pieces for ' "R" KIDS -'.


In recent years in Higganum, Connecticut, Mr. Levesque and his partner, the poet Lorraine Riess, had the Equilibrium Art Gallery, a working studio exhibiting own contemporary mixed media artworks. The gallery also featured contemporary art by emerging and established artists in a wide range of media. The mission of this gallery was motivated by their belief in the transformative power of art to enrich peoples' lives and culture. Year-round workshops, gallery talks, literary events, musical performances and art installations were featured.

 
 
 
Resume'
 
   
 

Education

1977 Classes in Photography and Graphics, Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, CT
1972 Art Teaching Certification, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
1971 MS Art Education, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
1967 BA Fine Arts, University of Bridgeport
Art teachers at the University of Bridgeport:
John Day
Jenette Lam
August Madrigal
Sybil Wilson
1959 Staples High School, College Prep Technical - Westport, CT


Solo Exhibition History

2014 Alexei Von Schleppe Gallery, Avery Point Campus, UCONN, Groton, CT - Solo Show
2011 Wisdom House Maria Trichet Gallery. Litchfield, CT - Solo Show
2010 Equilibrium Gallery, Haddam - "Exhibit A" - Two Person Show
2010 Java Palooza Gallery, Middletown, CT - Solo Show
2010 Lighthouse Gallery, Groton, CT - Solo show "Evolution"

2009 Emporium Gallery. Essex, CT - Solo Show "Everything Changes"
2009 Mercy Center. Madison, CT - Solo Show "Changes"
2009 Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, CT - Solo show
2009 Java Palooza Gallery, Middletown, CT - Solo Show

2008 Lighthouse Gallery. Groton, CT - Solo Show "Evolution Rising from Ashes"
2008 Visions Towards Wellness Gallery, Stony Creek, CT -Solo show - "Wellness"
2008 Funky Monkey Cafe' & Gallery, Cheshire, CT
2008 Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT
2008 Woodbridge Library Gallery, Woodbridge, CT - "One Man Show"
2008 Hygenic Gallery. New London - Solo show - "Moments, Matter, Cosmic Order"
2008 New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT - Solo show - "Artifacts from Lost Civilizations"
2008 The Art Cellar, Clinton, CT - Solo show - "Art and Jazz"

2007 The Art Cellar - Clinton, CT
1986 Tower One East - New Haven, CT
1982 Thousand Words Gallery #1- Fairfield, CT
1981 Community Action Gallery, New Haven, CT
1980 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
1976 Namon Gallery, Ridgefield, CT


Collectors

Margaret Haas, Yarmouthport, MA
Suzanne Harned, Charlotte, NC
Joy Wulke, Stonycreek, CT
Alexis Wilcox-Fusaro, Mystic, CT
Donna Martel, Norwich, CT
Linda Newton, New London, CT
Linda Kronick, DMD, Norwich, CT
Jon Moscarloio, Stonycreek, CT
Rita Dawley, Uncasville, CT
Lindsay Aronium, Moosip, CT
Ron & Mary Eller, Colchester, CT
Chris Sanders, Manchester, CT
Johnes Ruta, New Haven, CT
Mallorie Ostrowitz, Glastonbury, CT
Carol Dunn, Baltic, CT
Howard Park - Four Starr, Stonington, CT - Permanent Art Collection
Gertrude Barrer and Frank Russell, Roxbury, CT
Chris Sanders, Manchester, CT
Jean Richards, Englewood, NJ
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Koenig, Bridgeport, CT
Echart Raun, Wilton, CT and his home in Germany
Bruce Nagel, San Francisco, CA
Angela Landrith, Phoenix, AZ
Edward Krasnow, Greenfield Hills, Fairfield, CT
Ann and Wayne Raulerson, Georgetown, CT
Christine Ashley, Tacoma, WA
Mr. and Mrs. John Scarpelli, Norwalk, CT
Mr. and Mrs. Josh Stolecki, Charlotte, NC
Debra Hastings at Healing Gateways, Madison, CT
Carol Mullins, Phoenix, AZ
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Tobachnic, Brewster, NY
Maureen Schaffer, New Haven, CT
Barbara Wright, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mr. Frederick Peter Haas, Madison, CT


Group Exhibitions

2018 Middletown Art Guild - Spring Art Show - won Award for artwork "Dragon"
2018 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - 1. Brilliant; 2. * Verb - Founders (Hear) Award; 3. "Odd Perspective"
2018 Essex Elected Artist Show
2018 Pomperaug Woods, Southburt, CT - "Art of Experience"
2018 Silvermine Art Guild -- accpted to membership of Guild
2018 M.A.S. at Essex - Elected Art Show

2017 Essex Art Association - 1. "Anything You Want"; 2. "A Walk in the ..."; 3. "Up in the Attic"; 4. "Journey"; 5.
* Elected Artist Show - won Award
2017 Madison Art Guild - Spring Show

2016 Essex Art Association - 1. "Clouds & Shadows"; 2. "Lost and Found"; 3. "Where I Live"; 4. "Inside Out."
2016 Art Space Hartford -- Art For Haiti
2016 Wesleyan University Art Gallery, Middletown, CT - Haiti Show
2016 Essex Art Gallery - "Here This Now" : Group show with Odessey Painters

2015 Essex Art Association - "Memories"
2015 Essex Art Association - "Calm & Chaotic" -- * Award for artwork "Effortless Mystery of Trying"
2015 Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport (CT) - Alumni Show

2014 Aroma's Cafe', Norwalk, CT - Group show
2014 Equilibrium Gallery, Higganum, CT - Invitattional show
2014 Essex Art Association - "Poetry & Art" - artwork "See Hear Now"
2014 Essex Art Association - "Earth, Wind & Fire"

2013 Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport (CT) - Alumni Show

2012 Equilibrium Gallery, Higganum, CT - Spring invitattional show
2012 Essex Art Association - "Fire Within" - * Award for artwork "After"
2012 Essex Art Association - "Explorations"- * Award for artwork "Arid Zona"
2012 Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport (CT) - Alumni Show

2011 Firehouse Gallery, Milford, CT - "Abstractions"- * Judged prize
2011 Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT - "In the Pink"
2011 Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2011 Essex Art Association - "Twisted"
2011 Essex Art Association - "All That Jazz"
2011 Essex Art Association - "It Is What It Is"
2011 Madison Art Society, Madison, CT - members' show
2011 Essex Garden Club, Essex, CT - * Award
2011 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - Award "Splish Splash"

2010 Gallery at Lighthouse-Groton, CT - Solo show "Evolution"
2010 Vision Towards Wellness Gallery, Stony Creek, CT - "All I Want for Christmas"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Keep It Simple"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Art of Community Recycling"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Now and Then"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Wild and Free"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Anything Goes" * Award "Lovers"
2010 Essex Art Association - "Locally Grown" * Award "Pushing the Envelope"
2010 Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT - "Transformations"
2010 Hygeinic Gallery, New London - "Art as a Gift" - sold artwork
2010 The Gallery at Black Rock, Bridgeport, CT - 2 person show

2009 West Hartford Art League, West HArtford, CT - juried show
2009 * Judging - Connecticut Academy Annual Juried Show
2009 Essex Art Association - "Art As Music" - elected artist show
2009 Essex Art Association - "Awaken"
2009 Essex Art Association - "Awakening" - Winter show at Left Bank Gallery
2009 City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT - "This and That"
2009 Art Space Gallery, Cheshire, CT - "Metalwork"
2009 Riverside Press, Essex CT - "Spring Show"

2008 Mystic Art Gallery, Mystic CT - "Off the Wall"
2008 WINK Gallery, Guilford, CT - "Spirit Perception, Freedom"
2008 Whitespace Gallery, New Haven, CT - "Trees on the Green"
2008 Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT - "Holiday Gala"
2008 Hygeinic Gallery, New London - "Art as a Gift"
2008 TSETSE Gallery, New London, CT - Fundraiser show for the visually impaired - "Sense & Sensibilities" - 4 artworks donated
2008 Vision Towards Wellness Gallery, Stony Creek, CT - "Artists of Vision"
2008 * VFW Educational Foundation - Traveling Show for Nursing Homes & Wellness Centers
2008 Westport Art Center, Westport, CT - "Group Show"
2008 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - "Peace"
2008 Breast Health Task Force and Hygienic Galleries. Fund Raising Action, New London, CT - "In the Pink"
2008 Norwich Arts Council, Norwich, CT - Group Show - "Our Extended Family"
2008 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, at Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT - "Annual Spring Show"
2008 Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT - "Gardens by the Sea"
2008 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - "Pairs"
2008 New Haven Arts Council, New Haven, CT - Members Show - "On View"
2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - "Juried Summer Show"
2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - "Off Center"
2008 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - "Motion-Movement" - Won Prize "Excellence in 3D"
2008 Hygenic Art Galleries, New London, CT - "Moments, Matter, Cosmic Order" -A Two Man Show
2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - "Green Show"
2008 Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT - Juried Show - "The Written Word"
2008 Hygenic Art Galleries, New London, CT - Juried Show - "Third Crossing"
2008 Alliance for Living Center, New London, CT - 15Th Annual Show and Auction - "Art for Life"
2008 Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT - Member's Show - "Maiden Voyage"
2008 Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT - "Show to Show"
2008 Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT - "Rental Show"
2008 Visions Toward Wellness Gallery, Stonycreek, CT
2008 Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT * Two Man Show - "Transcendence"
2008 Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT - "Mystic Annual Member's Show"
2008 Hygenic Art Gallery, New London, CT - "Art Exhibition Salons Des Indépendants"

2007 Artists Space, 38 Green Street, NYC, NYC "Night of 1000 Drawings"
2007 Hygenic Art Gallery, New London, CT - "Mini Series Show"
2007 Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT - "New 6 x 6 Show"
2007 Rivermill Press Gallery, Essex, CT "Holiday Show"
2007 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT "Chilly - Cheap - Chili"
2007 4 Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT "Small Works Show"
2007 Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT - "Holiday Member's Show"
2007 Zoé and Floyd Art Gallery, Seymour, CT - "Group Show"
2007 4 Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT "Conceptual Art" 2007 Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT "6 x 6 Show"
2007 Small Space Gallery at New Haven Art Center, New Haven, CT - Group Show - "Inclusion"
2007 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - Group Show "Recycling, Art of the Community
2007 Westport Art Center, Westport, CT - "Group Show"
2007 Essex Art Association, Essex, CT - Juried Show - "Faux Art"
2007 Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT - "New Works"
2007 Middletown Art Guild, Middletown, CT - "4TH Annual Juried Show" at Center for the Arts - Wesleyan University
2007 Brick Gallery, Stonington, CT - Group Show
2007 4 Starr Gallery - Juried Show - "Still Life"
2007 Connecticut Academy of Art, Mystic, CT - Juried Show - "Spring Show"
2007 Art Well Gallery, Torrington, CT - Juried Show - "Photo Show"
2007 Art Cellar, Clinton, CT - "Group Show"
2007 Essex Art Association Gallery, Essex, CT - Juried Show "Exhibitionism"
2007 Creative Arts Work Shop, New Haven, CT - "Cultural Passages-Identity made Visible"
2007 Munson Art Council, Munson, MA "Quests, Visions and Journeys of the Spirit Juried Show"
2007 One Man Show, Art Cellar, Clinton, CT (February 25T" - June 30T")
2007 River Mill Gallery, Essex, CT
2007 Hygenic Art, New London, CT "The Second Crossing" 2"D Annual Juried Invitational
2007 Artwell, Torrington, CT - "Show To Show"

2006 Art Cellar, Clinton, CT
2003 Wright Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1986 Children's Center, Faculty Show, Hamden, CT
1986 Mill Gallery at Guilford Arts Center, Guilford, CT
1986 Tower 1 East, New Haven, CT

1986 Barnum Festival, Bridgeport, CT
1986 East Haven, East Haven, CT "T"Anniversary Show, Trolley Square"
1986 Madison Arts Association Show, Madison, CT
1986 Branford 7T" Annual, Juried Arts Show, Branford, CT
1984 Thousand Words Gallery #2, Norwalk, CT
1983 Thousand Words Gallery #2, Norwalk, CT
1983 Brackendale Gallery, NYC, NY

1982 Out Doors In Gallery, Westport, CT
1982 One Man Show - Thousand Words Gallery #1, Fairfield, CT
1982 Interviewed on Channel 14- CPTV Studios - at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
1982-1970 J. Richards Gallery, Fort Lee, NJ (Represented throughout America and in Art Auctions.)

1981 One Man Show, Housing Authority - Community Action Gallery, New Haven, CT
1981 Out Doors in Gallery, Westport, CT

1980 Gallagher Estate Gallery, Norwalk, CT
1980 4 One Man Show, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

1978 The Briar Patch; Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA 1978 Namon Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
1977 Things Gallery, Westport, CT
1977 Jose Allegro Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1976 Jose Allegro Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
1976 One Man Show, Namon Gallery, Ridgefield, CT
1976 Brakendale Gallery, NYC, NY

1973 Zarach Gallery, Southbury, CT
1973 Kolker Gallery, Stamford, CT
1973 1969 Harriet Cannish, Westport, CT

1972 Contemporary Modern, Farmington, CT
1971 New World Art Gallery, Westport, CT

1971 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
1971-1965 Koenig Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1971-1964 Studio II Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1970-1967 Creative Hand Gallery, Westport, CT
1970 New World Art Gallery, Westport, CT
1970 Rosenhouse Gallery, NYC, NY

1969 Zarach Gallery, Farmington, CT
1969 Kolker Gallery, Stamford, CT

1968 Nationwide Gallery, Fairfield, CT
1968 Vincellete Gallery, Westport, CT
1968 New England Art Academy, Bridgeport, CT
1968 Contemporary Modern Gallery, Farmington, CT

1967 Aspects Gallery, NYC, NY
1967 New England Art Academy, Bridgeport, CT 1966 Aspects Gallery, NYC, NY

1966 Watkins Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1965-1981 Yassos Gallery (various group shows) Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT

1965 Ping Pong Gallery, Westport, CT 1963 1965 University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
1962 Moon Street Gallery, Westport, CT
1962 Fordum University, New York City, NY 1961 Moon Street Gallery, Westport, CT
1961 Fordum University, New York City, NY


Museum Shows

1982 Smithsonian, Washington, DC - Directed a mural for Network Arts for the Handicapped
1980 Fairfield County Youth Museum, Westport, CT

1974 Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
1970 Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
1970 Fairfield County Youth Museum, Westport, CT
1969 Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, CT
1968 Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, CT
1968 Springfield Museum, Springfield, MA


University Shows

2006 NHAC Group Show, Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
1986 Albertus Magnus, Liturgical Art Show, New Haven, CT
1971 Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
1970 University of Bridgeport, Carlson Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1970 Fordam University, Student Center, NYC, NY
1968 University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
1968 University of Bridgeport, Council International, Bridgeport, CT
1968 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
1965 University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT - * Show Judging
1968- 1967 Silvermine Guild of Artists, Membership Selection Committee, New Canaan, CT
1965 Sterling House Show, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford, CT


Industry Shows and Collections

1994- 1996 85 " Annual, Juried Arts Show, Branford, CT
1985 - 1981 Hawley Enterprises Inc., Stratford, CT
1983 - 1977 The Tobacco Museum, Durham, NC
1982- 1976 Liggett Group, Durham, NC
1976- 1965 Glendenning Company, Westport, CT
1970 Valley Decorating Center, Derby, CT
1967 New Haven, CT, "On The Green - Out Door Show"
1967 Jewish Community Center, Bridgeport, CT
1966 Merchants Bank, Norwalk, CT
1966 Kroll Art Shop, Fairfield, CT
1966 Fairfield YMCA, Fairfield
1964 Sterling House Community Center, Stratford, CT
1964 New York Hilton, NYC, NY - "NAMTA"
1964 Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT - "New Englander Show"

Awards

2008 Essex Art Association - "Motion - Movement" - Excellence in 3D Award
1986 Branford 7TH Annual Arts Show - "Echlin Award"
1975 Stamford Art Show - 1Sr. •- Abstract
1974 Stamford Art Show - 1 ST Abstract
1970 Barnum Festival - 1 ST Abstract


Grants

2007 ARTE, Inc., New Haven, CT - Artist in Residence Mural Project for "R" KIDS - New Haven
1986 Connecticut Commission on the Arts - 2 pieces for The Children's Center, Hamden, CT
1984 Connecticut Coalition on the Arts - 2 pieces for The Children's Center, Hamden, CT
1979 Connecticut Commission on the Arts - Group Grant, Arts Project at Public Arts Work in Norwalk, CT; the Grant was to create 4 pieces of sculpture - at The Senior Citizens, The Housing Authority, and in 3 Public Parks in Norwalk, CT


Other Activities

2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT -Juried Membership Committee
2008 Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT - "Keen Green" - Hands-on workshop
2008 Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT - Forum on Art Grants and Foundations
2008 Art New England Magazine - A review of "Transcendence Show" in April 2008 Issue.
2007 Participated in a lecture on Picasso's "Guernica" - By Professor Robert Manning
reading statements by Eye Witnesses, Survivors and News Paper Art Critics
1986-Present Freelance Designing, Building, Custom Painting on Custom Automobiles and Motorcycles.

Have won over 60 Trophies, Appeared on ESPN1, ESPN2, Speed Channel, Hot Rod TV, Videos and several Custom Automobile

Magazines

1971 Certified Arts Teacher, State of CT
2007- 1959 Developing and perfecting Fine Arts Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures


 
   
  Ralph Levesque has been exhibiting since the 1960's in multiple shows and exhibitions. His work is featured in both private and corporate collections internationally, and has received numerous awards and grants. In addition to teaching in both provate and public schools for over 35 years he is also an elected member of the Connecticut Fine Arts Academy, Essex Art Association, Mystic Art Society and Madison Art Society. He is co-owner of Equilibrium Gallery in Higganum CT. He has served as judge and lecturer on art and has been featured in several documentaries, most recently on Madison TV.

He is currently represented by Azoth Gallery, New Haven. Other artwork can be seen on websites Fine Art America, Art Majeur and googling Ralph Levesque Art, Equilibrium Gallery. Attached also are some recent works.
 
     
  Articles:

2008 Art New England Magazine, review "Transcendence" at Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

Documentaries:

1982 CPTV Documentary on Ralph Levesque - "Multi Media Show at Thousand Words Gallery"