Talia Levitt (b. 1989) lives and works in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Hunter College (2019) where she received a Goldberg Presidential scholarship, and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011). Her still life paintings feature studio and domestic objects which reference the act of making in an effort to create meta narratives and often implicate the viewer(f) as the artist. Her paintings engage with and poke at the history of still life painting as a marginalized and anti academic genre. Levitt has attended residencies and apprenticeships at Skowhegan School of Painting 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 #141 Northeast 2019 issue of New American Paintings.