Born in Los Angeles to a sign maker and seamstress, Levi has been studying art and form since childhood. He began painting with his father as a child in the 1990's and that lead to a great deal of travel in the city of Los Angeles. He saw art on the walls via graffiti, advertisement, and murals. Later, the family moved to Pacoima, where art was hard to find and crime, gangs, and violence were the only news. He had to travel far to access resources, taking public transportation for hours to attend a high school with an art program.
After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Levi began painting and organizing the creation of murals along Van Nuys Blvd in his childhood neighborhood of Pacoima. At the time, painting murals of any kind was illegal in Los Angeles due to a decade-old ordinance passed by the LA City Council. But the community embraced his murals and within a year he had over 100 volunteers and support from local politicians. Levi, after having his 12-Mural proposal rejected by the city council, challenged their decision and painted 12 murals in the next 12 months anyways.
His murals are community projects that bring together artists, business owners, and local youth. Together they transform defaced city walls into works of art for both locals and visitors to enjoy. These efforts to beautify and inspire communities have led to the re-discovery of the area now known as Mural Mile in Pacoima, CA. In 2013 he launched www.muralmile.org to organize efforts on Pacoima's Mural Mile and increase access to the art and artists. The LA city council, state assemblymen, and congressmen have awarded and recognized him dozens of times for his efforts and declared October 12, 2013 Mural Day in Los Angeles. In 2014, MSN named Levi as one of the "Top 10 Latinos to watch" in the United States. In 2015 he was contracted by Walt Disney Imagineering to create murals for current and coming theme park attractions around the world.
Since graduating, he has also applied his degree in Animation in a variety of creative fields including digital compositing for such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Interstellar (2014). He exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico (MACAY 2014), at the Los Angeles Art Show (MCLA 2015), The Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum (2003), and his work will be featured by the Skirball Cultural Center (2017).
Media: National ads for major brands, front pages of the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, and LA Daily News... also featured at iHeartRadio Music Festival, Super Sonico Music Festival, on the cover of ZHU's debut album, Welcome to Los Vargas, Fox 11's Good Day LA, CNN Latino, BBC Mundo, Univision, Telemundo, MUN2, MTV Tr3s, Azteca TV, Vans Art, KPFK 90.7FM, La Opinion, KCET, The Huffington Post, and various other publications, websites and blogs.
Shout out to all my friends and family: hector ponce, manny velazquez, juan reyes, k35 of KRS, mute of KOG, all the graff heads, graffiti, retna, el mac - best los angeles muralist LACMA Getty MOMA Broad and Skirball, deliver, ship, paint, canvas, professional, kent twitchell, judi baca, east los angeles, chicano mexican, social art. Best Los Angeles Mural Artist.