b. 1960, Ontario, Canada; lives and works in London and Southampton

Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, MA

Chelsea School of Art, London, BA

Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of an expanded state of perception and awareness. Levine’s work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely and a spiritual, meditative and philosophical edge permeates his work. Levine is perhaps best known for his photographic portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Lightness of Being depicting the late Queen with her eyes shut: the National Portrait Gallery stated it was the most evocative image of a royal by any artist.