Robert Levin was born and raised in Baltimore and currently lives and works near Burnsville, NC. He was formerly the Resident Glass Artist at Penland School of Crafts, and has taught in many exotic places such as Ireland, New Zealand, Rochester, Cleveland and Penland. He has exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and the former Soviet Union. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of American Glass, the Contemporary Glass Museum in Madrid, the Mint Museum, the High Museum in Atlanta, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC, and the Ebeltoft Glasmuseum in Denmark. He has received a Southern Arts Federation/NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, two North Carolina Arts Council Fellowships, and a NCAC Project Grant.
His work has been featured in magazines such as American Craft, New Zealand Crafts, Craft Arts International, New Glass Review, as well as in books such as An Introduction to Visual Literacy, Contemporary American Craft Art, Contemporary Glass, and Masterpieces of American Glass. He is included in Who’s Who in American Art, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Who’s Who in America. He describes his work as “sort of a blend of Late Venetian and Early Neurotic.”
Rob is married to Wanda Levin, a teacher at the Spruce Pine Montessori School. He has twin daughters. Hannah is a musician and artist, who sells her recordings through the Market on Oak, and who runs Winding Stream pottery with her husband, Ted, in Brasstown, NC. Molly is a post-partum doula in Asheville, whose husband, Damon, is owner of Asheville Family Fitness Physical Therapy and Spine Center.