Biography

Dani Leventhal Restack (b. 1972, Columbus, Ohio) is a multidisciplinary artist whose tactile videos and works on paper investigate sensorial and emotional states via juxtaposition and the intersection of individual stories. Culling from her own life and the lives of those around her, Leventhal’s images are challenging, unnerving, and tender. Her video work has recently screened at the 2017 Whitney Biennial; Rotterdam International Film Festival; NYFF Projections; Oberhausen; The Ann Arbor Film Festival; UnionDocs; PS1; The Nightingale; Everson Museum; and Anthology Film Archives. Leventhal is the recipient of a Wexner Film/Video Residency Award, the Kazuko Trust, the Eileen Maitland Award and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Visual Arts Grant. In 2003 she received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago and in 2009 an MFA in film/video from Bard College. Her drawings are in the permanent collection of Yale University and the Museum of Modern Art, and she lives in Ohio, where she is Professor of Drawing at The Ohio State University.  

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BORN

1972, Columbus, Ohio, USA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS           

2018
House Becomes You, with Sheilah Wilson ReStack, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA
 
Quill Isn't Staying Now, two-person exhibition with Erin Woodbrey, Gaa Gallery Cologne Project Space, Cologne, Germany
 
Shameless Light, Leslie Lohman Prince Street Project Space, New York
 
A Slight Ache, Chapter Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales, UK
 
2017
Pine Forest, solo exhibition, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA
 
Repeat Pressure Until, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
 
Stack for Carrington's Hyena, Iceberg Gallery, Wilson & Leventhal, Chicago, Illinois
 
Stack, Columbus Museum of Art, Wilson & Leventhal, Columbus, Ohio
 

2016                           

Carousel, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA

Summertime, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA

Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gassett, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Myths of the Academy, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, OH, USA

Spatial Relations, Pobre Diablo Gallery, Quito, Ecuador

Bewilderment and Other Queer Lions, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

2015          

Deeper Structures, The Vault, Cleveland, OH, USA

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA          

Video Data Bank, VDB TV, Chicago, IL, USA

Perspective: Selections from the Permenant Collection, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY, USA

Borden Capalino & Dani Leventhal, Eli Ping Frances Perkins Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Rough Edges Women Artists and the Collegiate Press, Thompson Library, Columbus, OH, USA

 

2014                           

She Left Before I Was Ready, Canzani Center, Columbus, OH, USA

Cipher, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

Cipher, The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA

Silence Unbound, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, USA

Cipher, TBA Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, USA

 

2013                           

Additions New Faculty Show, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH, USA

Personal Space, Denison Museum, Granville, OH, USA

Cats & Dogs, Soloway, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Fergus Fellows, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH, USA                    

 

2012                           

Visiting Artists & Lecturers Exhibition, Swing Space Gallery, Columbus, OH, USA

Duke & Battersby, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

B-Out, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2011                           

Exquisite Corpse Pose, Elisabeth Ivers Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Archival Impulse, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, USA

Productive Steps, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Mount Tremper, NY, USA                      

Mouthing (the Sentient Limb), Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Feelings, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Cutters, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland

Cutters, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany

 

2010                           

PS1, Greater New York, Queens, NY, USA

Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Us and Them, MRFA Projects, New York, NY, USA

 

2009                           

Quizotic, 1717 Troutman, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Peeper Palace, 179 Canal Street, New York, NY, USA

 

 

 

SCREENINGS

2016                           

International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, USA

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, MI, USA

Bad Feminism, Dunlop Gallery, Regina, Canada

2015                           

French Institute Cinema 35, Prague, Czech Republic

Strutts Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada

Projections, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, USA

Union Docs, New York, NY, USA

Passegen Stadtkuratorin, Hamburg, Germany

MASS Gallery, Austin, TX, USA

Dallas Medianale Video Festival, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2014                           

Artists Choice: Paul Chan, Schaulager, Switzerland

This Red Door, New York, NY, USA

International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany                                                        

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA

The Nightengale, Chicago, IL, USA

Otras Obras Art Gallery, Tijuana, Mexico

 

2013                           

Lincoln Center Film Society, New York, NY, USA

New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York, NY, USA

Urban Video Project, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, USA

Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL, USA

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA, USA

The Cinematic Event, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Museum of the Moving Image, New York, NY, USA

Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY, USA

 

2012                           

New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York, NY, USA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

Cinema Project, Portland, OR, USA

Migrating Forms, New York, NY, USA

Museum of Modern Art Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Roots & Culture Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Yale University, New Haven, CT USA

The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Skolska 28, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2011                           

Participant, New York, NY, USA

LA Filmforum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

New York Film Festival - Views from the Avant Garde, New York, NY, USA

Anthology Film Archives, Migrating Forms, New York, NY, USA

Mass Art Film Society, Boston, MA, USA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, USA

Armory Show & Volta NY, New York, NY, USA

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, USA

 

2010                           

New York Film Festival – Views from the Avant Garde, New York, NY, USA

PS1 Greater New York Cinema, New York, NY, USA

BAM Brooklyn Music Academy, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Wexner Center for the Arts, The Box, Columbus, OH, USA

Poetry Project, New York, NY, USA

Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY, USA

 

 

EDUCATION       

MFA Film & Video - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA, 2009

MFA Studio Arts - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2003                           

BA - Earlham College, Richmond, IN, USA, 1994     

 

                     

Video

Dani Leventhal’s work is distributed by the Video Data Bank and Vtape

Dani Leventhal’s work is distributed by the Video Data Bank and Vtape

Dani Leventhal’s work is distributed by the Video Data Bank and Vtape