ALL SORTS 2013, 4 color water based silk-screen by Jessica Seamans. Comissioned to promote the 3rd annual Holiday Pop-Up at Sky High Gallery, Milwaukee WI.
Faythe Levine has been making events happen since 1999.
Levine's curatorial roots are based in D.I.Y punk ethics of Seattle where she grew up, with an emphasis on accessibility and community. In the late 90s she threw themed parties to photograph her community in Minneapolis, MN. The photographs were shown locally and became the foundation to ongoing themes in her work and happenings she has produced since.
In 2001 Levine moved to Milwaukee, WI where she established several non-traditional gallery spaces: Flying Fish (2002-2003), Paper Boat (2005-2009), and Sky High (2010-2013). In addition to opening these spaces in Milwaukee, Levine founded Art vs. Craft (2004-2014) and organized the Temporary Mural Project at Sky High with Aaron Polansky (2011-2013).
She has been the guest curator for numerous exhibitions including the flat and framed gallery for Ruffles, Repair & Ritual, Wedding Cake House Project, in Providence RI, opening 2019. The co-curator with Sam Macon at For Hire: Contemporary Sign Painting in America, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2017, Counter Craft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community, at the Fuller Craft Museum, in 2016 and Craftivism, at UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery, in 2008.
Levine currently is the assistant curator & Arts/Industry program manager at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. She continues to travel, lecture and do educational programing, devoted to promoting creative empowerment, cultivating inspiration and being the bridge that connects people with one other.