Born in 1955 - France
After spending a decade in the United States where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art from the San
Francisco Art Institute, Rachel Lévy came back in France in 1984.
After working as an independent photographer for a number of magazines while working on personal projects, she nowadays cultivates a true passion for plants. Flowers are her muses. By choosing flowers which are not in their prime, hydrangea cultivars and currently irises selected by Richard Cayeux, she explores with a quasi anthropological, resolutely modern approach the classic theme of botanical plants. Rachel Lévy has exhibited her work in several galleries in France and Europe including Jardins en Art.
‘I find an endless source of inspiration in this juxtaposition of science and art, which is the duality one finds in all plants. Whether it is about natural evolution or about the exciting but sometimes long and fastidious horticulturalist’s hybridisation work, one is always met with this juxtaposition. Irises provide a particularly good illustration of this mix between beautiful and peculiar, of purity and total extravagance.’
- Rachel Lévy
2010 Arts St Germain des Prés, Galerie Grillon, Paris France
2009 Fleurs, Le Cèdre Rouge Paris France
Fleurs, Galerie Gadcollection, Paris France
2008 Fleurs, Moulin Mlynska, Prague Czech Republic
Fleurs et Ombres, Association Alfred Reth, Paris France
2007 Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Galerie Huit, Arles France
1e Foire de la Photographie, Galerie Confluence, Nantes France
1999 Les Transgéniques, Galerie Loft, Paris France
1994 Couples, Galerie Loft, Paris France
2010 Art London, Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London UK
Arts Eylsees, Gadcollection, Paris France
Le Japon – Influences et Art de Vivre, Carte Blanche à Pierre Cardin, Marches Paul Bert,
2007 Que Veut La Femme, Galerie SIT DOWN, Paris France
2000 L'Art du Jardins, invitation of Lancôme, Photos de Fleurs, Paris France
1994 Trophée Lancôme – Portraits d'Artistes,
Couples, FIAC, Stand Galerie Loft
1990 Le Mois de la Photo – Un couteau dans la Photo
Galerie du Jour Agnè B, Paris France
Galerie du Chateau d'eau, Toulouse France
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