Talia Levitt (b. 1989) lives and works in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from CUNY Hunter College (2019) where she received a Goldberg Presidential scholarship, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011). Levitt has attended residencies and apprenticeships at Skohegen School of Paintings and Sculpture, The Vermont Studio Center, Rancho Linda Vista, and The Bread and Puppet Theater. She received a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant in 2019, a Kossak Travel Grant in 2017, and a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Grant in Painting in 2016. Her work was featured in the #140 (MFA) and #141 (Northeast) 2019 editions of New American Paintings.
Levitt's still life paintings feature domestic and studio objects which reference the act of making in an effort to create trompe l'oeil meta narratives. Her paintings engage with and poke at the history of still life painting as a paradoxically gendered and anti-academic genre.