Born in Paris in 1979, Bruno Levy is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in diverse mediums that range
from tattooing, video, photography, music, painting and drawing.
His early works manipulating video in real-time under the acronym SQUARESQUARE, gained him recognition
as a pioneer in video scratching by both Apple and Wired, In 2001, he exhibited his works and performed
at institutions such as the Guggenheim, the SFMOMA, the MCA in Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Jumbotron
in Times Square, 111 minna, the San Jose Museum of Art.
He has directed and shot a series of music videos for bands such as The Walkmen and Modeselektor.
In 2009, Bruno Levy founded the new media collective SWEATSHOPPE with Blake Shaw. SWEATHSOPPE performed
a series of live 3D AV sets and “video painting” a technique invented by the duo. Touring internationally
at institutions and festivals ranging from Sundance Film Festival, SCOPE Art Fair, White Box Gallery NY,
Jonathan Levine Gallery, and the Ise Cultural Institute. This project was widely publicized and was featured
in the New York Times, the HuffingtonPost, the Atlantic, winning multiple awards from the Vimeo Awards in
2012, a OneScreen award, and the Prix Partouche.
Bruno Levy learned to tattoo in Nepal in 2007 under the tutelage of Mohan Gurung. After a year of tattooing, Bruno Levy followed other artistic endeavors, predominantly working on interactive performance and installation. In 2015, Bruno started tattooing again creating simple elegant tattoos that evoke a sense of nostalgia for a more romantic time.
Bruno owns and works out of Bandit, a tattoo and art studio in Brooklyn N.Y.
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