Chung King Road, a walking street, Chinatown Los Angeles was the location of  my studio for 10 yrs.
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CMC Fine Arts The Chinatown Years 2009-2020

A decade of working in Chinatown Los Angeles was instrumental in building my monotype and painting body of work. These works are soon to come out in a new self-published book titled “The Chinatown Years of CMC Fine Arts. As my lease came up on February 1, 2020, I decided to relocate my studio equipment and warehousing to my remodeled mountain studio  in Twin Peaks, California. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to relocate my Vestment Series dresses, Gallery sales of Paintings and Monotypes.

4/30/2020

Vestment Dress and Marie Janette Artisan Tote

Online noon CST - Online 1pm CST

Etsy Website and CMC Fine Arts Website

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4/30/2020

Vestment Dress and Marie Janette Artisan Tote

We invite you to Open your social media links to review our new Vestment Dress and Marie Janette Tote as we debut online Etsy and Website sh...

Event Details

Online noon CST - Online 1pm CST

Etsy Website and CMC Fine Arts Website

About Me And my foremothers

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My Background

In my Los Angeles Chinatown studio I am pursuing a body of work that focuses on the representation of the figure using monotype collage with tissue pattern pieces. This studio also houses my commissioned large format  abstract paintings for hospitality patrons.

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My Medium

I use many different painting and printmaking mediums, sometimes together in mixed media collage or chine colle. My large format prints done in Murano and Florence, Italy are a signature of my Vestment Series "Icons".

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My Inspiration

The presentation of the figure in painting and printmaking provides my studio work with endless inspiration. My grandmothers' continue to drive my body of work to honor our foremothers and their gifts to our generation.

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Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers Influence

Early in my artistic influences were my mother, my grandmothers and great -grandmother. They were artists, tatters, sewers, crocheters, knitters and taught me to create with an eye to originality and quality of material. Many times in my new works you will see impressions of their remnants or finished laceworks. 

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Exhibitions and Events

Four Graces Monotype Show in Italy last May 2018

Dear Grace and WWI Exhibitions

Detail of Dear Grace Scroll Icon in Dear Grace - Women of WWI show, 11/14-12/8,2019

My “Dear Grace and Women of WWI” Show opened November 14, 2019 in Los Angeles FIne Arts Building and continued with Celebration, a collaborative exhibition of Marie Christian, her daughters Caryl Levy and Linda Sigler together with her granddaughter, Kelsey Nosal.

My exhibition schedule of monotypes is over a decade long in this medium and includes solo and group shows in Los Angeles, Glendale, Singapore, New Orleans, Dallas, Merced, China, Jerusalem and Florence.

Dear Grace and WWI Exhibitions

Four Graces Monotype Show in Italy last May 2018

Dear Grace and WWI Exhibitions

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Continuing the very successful Dear Grace exhibition last November 2019 at the Fine Arts Building in Los Angeles, we are looking to build a traveling monotype exhibition of Dear Grace that will reach new audiences in War Museums in America and Europe. Updates on this programming will appear during next November 2020 Veterans Day Celebrations.

Four Graces Monotype Show in Italy last May 2018

Four Graces Monotype Show in Italy last May 2018

Artist Residence in Italy for Large Format Printing

Monotype Vogue TOp

Arrezo, Italy's contemporary art gallery, Villicana D'Annibale, Inc. will host a monotype exhibition of the Four Graces -Los Angeles artists Ruth Weisberg, Caryl Christian Levy, Susan Gezundheit and Jan Handtman - May 9-22, 2018. 

Artist Residence in Italy for Large Format Printing

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

Artist Residence in Italy for Large Format Printing

Large Format Process

Large Format printing for me was a unique experience to create an entire body of work not only rooted in a place and cultural heritage but also in the very fundamental of lace making that underlies my monotype textures.

Influences and Mentors

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

Fine Arts Building

Reent exhibitions of my Vestment Series Icons and special showings of my mothers artworks has highlighted the many influences upon my career in studio arts. The Fine Arts Gallery in the Downtown Los Angeles Fine Arts Building was a unique opportunity to showcase Marie J. Christian, my mother's work together with my new works in 2015.

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

New Monotype “Vestment Dress” Limited Edition Launches 2020

Watch for my new Limited Edition of 50 Monotype Silk Dresses this Winter 2020.

My new line of original monotype limited edition silk dresses launched this Winter 2020 in my Chinatown LA studio. This Spring 2020 will see the Vestment Dress launch on the CMC Fine Arts website as well as Etsy, Amazon and LinkedIn.

Public Artworks

Public Artworks

Public Artworks

Sonic Wall, Ben Salem, PA

Sonic Wall, a 360' long X 30" high choreographed light performance on my fiberglass bas relief wall was one of my latest collaborations with my husband, John Levy and JLLP. Inc (John Levy Lighting Productions.)

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CMC Fine Arts

(818) 209-3191