Latest Project

I recently installed my first outdoor public art sculpture, "Rock Bridge", near the Town Square in Burnsville.  It's made of stone, locust wood, and steel, and stands 9.5 feet tall x 14 feet wide.  It's the first new artwork installed under the auspices of the recently formed Burnsville Public Art Design Board.  Funds for the project were raised through the website “Hatchfund”, and were donated by nearly 50 people, both locally and around the US.  Thanks so much to everyone who helped to support this project!

You can click on the link below to go to the Hatchfund website to read about the project.  To see pictures of the process of creating the sculpture and 2 prototypes, click on "UPDATES" just below the video screen on that page.

Artist Information
Artist Statement

    Rob Levin is an internationally known glass artist who lives and works near Burnsville in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, he received his BFA from Denison University and his MFA from Southern Illinois University. He was formerly the Resident Glass Artist at Penland School of Crafts, and has lectured, taught, and led workshops throughout the US, in Ireland, and in New Zealand. He has exhibited widely in the US, 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 High Museum in Atlanta, the Contemporary Glass Museum in Madrid, the Ebeltoft Glasmuseum in Denmark, the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

    Rob Levin has received a Southern Arts Federation/NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, two North Carolina Arts Council Fellowships, and a NC Arts Council Project Grant. For nine years he created the NC Governor's Entrepreneurial Schools Awards. He has twice created the NC Governor's Business Awards in Arts and Humanities, and has also made works which have been presented to visiting dignitaries to our state. 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.