Yael Levy Studio
Artist: Leah Yael Levy
Holiday Sales: YES
Work: On my website you can buy zines of some of my journal comic stories and my character Biscuit Beast. Biscuit has mini zines that teach you how to make zines and also a whole bunch of stickers designed to amplify love.
Printmaking is another part of my work, you can find some prints and blank greeting cards for sale on the website as well.
About: Leah Yael Levy is my full name, I prefer that you call me Yael. I am a mixed media artist, storyteller, printmaker and art teacher based in Berkeley, CA. I draw, paint, collage and write. I often self publish my work, and sometimes print and bind it by hand. I love playing with forms and format and mixing digital and tactile techniques.
My work is based in my own experience as a brown, bi-racial, bilingual and bisexual woman. Since this is a-lot to unpack, I often take more pleasure in telling others’ stories, making up imaginary creatures or just painting images of beautiful nature. I believe the creative process to be its own reward and the act of making an incredible tool for healing and growing. I like to remind people of the artist in them, or at the very least make them smile. Although once in a while the work makes people cry too.
Born and raised in Israel, I first moved to New York City in 2002 to attend the Art Students League of New York, later I completed a BFA of Illustration from Parsons (2011). After four years doing design and illustrations for The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, I moved to California to pursue an MFA in Comics at CCA(2017). In recent years I’s been a Teaching Artist with Kala Art Institute, Richmond Art Center and JCC of the East Bay. My work has been published by The Nib (2018), Birdy Magazine (2019) and Forward Comix (2017 & 2020).
Contact: Accepting watercolor commissions this holiday season. Send me a message to learn more. email@example.com