MJ Levy Dickson is an MFA-trained artist whose work has been exhibited widely in Massachusetts, New York, and as far afield as Bali, the Caribbean, Iceland, and Morocco. With a deep body of work in oils, watercolor, pen and ink, and glass, Dickson explores global interconnectedness through her artwork, and has discovered a common denominator in the natural world, especially the intersections of water with land and life. She adapts form, color, line, texture, weight, and mood to unique expression. Playing the boundaries between Abstract, Realist, and Expressionist, she finds, records, and is inspired by universal patterns in nature.
Dickson has taught at MIT, the Boston Architectural Center, Lesley University, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum School, and Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts. Working with people with limited vision, children, older adults, autistic, mentally ill, and others with special needs has honed Dickson’s instinct for art as communication. She provides a counterpoint to a culture in which emotions are intellectualized and verbalized—yet not available to everyone in these forms. Encompassing thought and meaning both visually and tactilely, she offers a bridge by which diverse audiences can experience the unexpressed.
M.J. Levy Dickson studied with Jan Cox while in the Diploma program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has a BFA from Tufts University, and an MFA in Art Education from Boston University.