Professor LeVan is a mixed media artist and the Chair of Illustration at Lesley University.
Professional Title: Associate Professor, Chair of Illustration
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Illustration
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Illustration Department Chair
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Editorial Illustration; Senior Studio for Illustration; Junior Studio for Illustration; Illustration Internships
Education: MFA, Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art (1977); BA, Anthropology, The University of Michigan (with Distinction) – Ann Arbor (1973)
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I am a well-traveled guide who wants to help you uncover your own passion and voice and to make work that comes out of those discoveries. The only criterion that matters: Does it work? The only way to get there? Make more work. The more you learn the more you learn, and the evolution of your work becomes more sophisticated, powerful, satisfying and speaks compellingly to others. This is true if you draw comics or build monumental installations.
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Renee Kurilla, Illustration BFA ’04, Lead Artist - Fablevision, www.kurillastration.com - “From Art History to Hyper Culture and Figure Drawing to Printmaking, every class I took at Lesley helped shape who I am as an artist.”
Keith MacLelland, Core Faculty - “Teaching feeds my art. I’m constantly inspired by my students’ creative energy.”