Bio | Katherine Bernhardt


Katherine Bernhardt (1975, USA)

2000 – MFA School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
1998 – BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago
NYU Summer Intensive Program
International School of Art in Umbria

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2014 – Doritos and Diet Coke, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
Stupid, Crazy, Ridiculous, Funny Patterns, CANADA, NY, New York

2013 –  Watermelon, Smiley Faces, Ice Cream, Popsicles, Avocado and Sun, Roberto Paradise, San Juan Puerto Rico
Holiday Services, Katherine Bernhardt and Youssef Jdia, The Hole, NYC, NY 2012 Nomad, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden

2011 –  Rites of Spring Passage, Carbon 12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2010 – Hot Pop Time Machine, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tombouctou 52 Jours, CANADA, New York, NY
Lila Dit Ca, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2009 –  Super Models and Swatch Watches, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Wonder Women, Carbon 12, Dubai
Greeky, Ransom, London, UK
Kate, Giselle, Natalia, Agyness, Simon, Kanye and George, CANADA, New York

2007 – Drunken Hot Girls, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris France
Kiss Me Kate, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Black White Silver Gold Baby, installation with CHANEL and New York
Magazine, CHANEL 64th and Madison Avenue, NY, New York
La Dolce Vita, Galeria Glance, Torino, Italy
Flesh for Fantasy, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland Girls on Film, Cannes, France
Budapest, The Gellert Hotel, 10:15pm, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
Winter Special Crazy Fun, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

2005 – 96 Degrees in the Shade, CANADA, New York
Women of the Forest, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Where the Spirits Dwell, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2004 – Pleasure and Paint, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

2003 – Dots, Team Gallery, New York
Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, New York 2001 Team Gallery
Modern Culture at The Gershwin Hotel, New York

2000 – Team Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 - Call and Response, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY
Eagles II, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

2014 – Early Man, The Hole, New York, NY
New Image Painting, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Live and Let Die, Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London, UK
PURPLE STATES & Cafe Dancer Pop-Up, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Don’t Look Now, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Paint New York, Kunstforeningen Gl Strand in Copenhagen
All That Glitters, Curated by Athena Barat and Rebecca Jampol, The Gateway Project, Newark, New Jersey

2013 – Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, NY Independants, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gestures, V1 Gallery, Colta, Basel, Switzerland
Work, Klaus Von Nichtssagand, NY, New York
The Triumph of Human Painting, Bull and Ram, NY, New York
Skateboards, Curated by Brian Alfred, Artware Editions, NY, New York
Extravagant Features, Curated by Clarissa Darlymple, NY, New York
Pin up Magazine Design Wee, Salon94, NY, New York
Cloth Made More Interesting by People, Feature, NY, New York

2012 – I glove U, Reynolds Gallery, New York, NY
You Won’t be Bored Tonight, V.1 Copenhagen, Denmark
Bernhardt, Frost, Kitaj, Rivers, Schumann, Williams, Marlborough Gallery, NYC
Twisted Sister, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Material: A Group Show, Salon 94, Freemans Alley, New York, NY
Danger Curve Ahead, Ober Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
The State, Domination Hegemony and the Panopticon, Traffic, Dubai, UAE
East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, Bill Brady/ KC, Kansas City, KS

2011 – Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo and Judith Scott, Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York, NY
Day of the Locust, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
go figure, curated by Eddie Martinez, Dodge Gallery, NYC
An Instance of Vibration, curated by Peter Makebish, Bowery Hotel, NYC The Influentials, curated by Amy Smith Stewart, SVA Gallery, NYC
I Am Who I Am, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
FACEMAKER, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA

2010 – The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Carbon12, Dubai, UAE Paint, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Collection 3, Painting and Drawing from the Collection of Claudine and Jean
Mark Collection, Foundation Salomon, France

2009 – New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future, Rome, Italy
Spaced Out / On Time, CANADA, New York, NY
Teasers and Pleasers, Galerie Kussseneers, Antwerp, Belgium
Sneak Preview, Carbon12, Dubai UAE
Marilyn in the Arts, Stadtische Gallery Schloss Meersberg, Germany
Brooklyn, Queens, Curated by Eddie Martinez, The Journal, Brooklyn, New York
Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, curated by Michael Sellinger, Southampton, NY Hard/Soft, Curated by Stacy Engman, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2007 – Prelude, Julie Chae Gallery, Boston, MA
Someday Never Comes, Zeiher Smith, New York, NY
Wu-Tang / googolplex, curated by Darren Bader, GBE @ Passerby, New York
Group Show curated by Eddie Martinez, Zeiher Smith, New York M*A*S*H, curated by Amy Smith Stewart and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The Helena, NY, NY
Space is a Place, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Portland, Oregon M.A.S.H. Curated by Amy Stewart Smith and Omar Lopez Chahoud, THe Helena, NY, NY
Group Show curated by Jason Duvall, Kathleen Cullen, New York, NY
The Galleries Show, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp Belgium
Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
(Cana) Rico ?, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Men, curated by Ellen Altfest, I-20 Gallery, New York
Paint, Power, Triangles and Selections from My Wardrobe, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Frisky Flaming Hot, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Ulrich Museum of Art, curated by General Store, Wichita, KS
Group Show, Salon 94, curated by Bronwyn Keenan in conjunction with Bono and Fashion Week, New York
In Search of Love & Fire, David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

2005 – Hello Sunday, curated by Holly Coulis, SixtySeven, New York
The Early Show, curated by The General Store, White Columns, New York Manhattan, curated by Carol Lee, 100 Lafayette, New York
Monster Painting, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Honeymoon with Romeo, curated by Holly Coulis, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
Diamond Hand grenade, Midway Contemporary, St. Paul, MN
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York, NY, curated by Brendan Cass and Wallace Whitney

2004 – 4 Color Pen Show, General Store, Milwaukee, WI
Postcards From The Edge, Visual Aids Benefit, Brent Sikkema, New York, NY
General Store Rocks, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA
Rock, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Slice and Dice, SVA museum, New York, NY
Beginning Here 101 Ways, SVA Museum, New York, NY
Under the Sun, Greener Pastures, Toronto, Canada
Voo Doo Shit, Hales Gallery, London, England
Heavenly Creatures, Saltzburg, Austria
Beat the Reaper!, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
Drunk VS. Stoned, Gavin Browns’ Passerby, New York, NY

2003 – Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery New York, NY (organized by Katherine Bernhardt and Bronwyn Keenan)
The Larger Room, 678 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Bad Touch V.4, Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
Slacker Art, Greener Pastures, Toronto, Canada

2002 – Bad Touch, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Ecstasy Falls, g-Module Paris, France
Stirring the Turd, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Artnew York, Kunstraume Auf Zeit, Linz, Austria Brush, Enders Projects, Frankfurt, Germany Painting, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Burst, Team Gallery, New York, NY
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY
Snapshot Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT

2001 – Perfunctory Team Gallery, New York, NY

2000 – Electraslip Knife Chicago, IL
Snapshot Baltimore Contemporary Museum, MD

1999 – Tectonic La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
Love Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Forever is a Hell of A Long Time Bronwyn Keenen Gallery, New York, NY

1998 – Sassy Nuggets A-1 Lab Art Space, Knoxville, TN
Eye Candy Contemporary Artists Workshop, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography
2014 Koestenbaum, Wayne, “Best of 2014″, Artforum, December
Saltz, Jerry, “The 19 Best Art Shows of 2014″, New York Magazine, December 10 Zevitas, Steven, “15 Artists to Watch in 2015″, Huffingtonpost, December 16 Knight, Christopher, “Katherine Bernhardt takes a large look at consumerism”, Los Angeles Times, October 7
Elle Magazine, “14 Drinks on Canvas”, Elle Magazine, September
Roberta Smith, “Katherine Bernhardt: ‘Stupid, Crazy, Ridiculous, Funny Patterns’, New York Times, Febrauary 20

2013 – Saltz, Jerry, “The 10 Best Art Shows of the Year”, New York Magazine, December 8th, 2013
Smith, Roberta, “Katherine Bernhardt and Youssef Jdia – Holiday Services”, Art in Review, New York Times, November 22, 2013
Smith, Roberta, “Last Chance: Katherine Bernhardt and Youssef Jdia, Holiday
Services”, The New York Times, December 27th, 2013

2012 – Smith, Roberta, “Duro Olowu: Material”, New York Times, March 2, 2012 2011 Smith, Roberta, “Katherine Bernhardt, Alfred Jensen, Chris Johanson, Chris Martin, Andrew Masullo and Judith Scott”, New York Times, July 14, 2011

2010 Church, Amanda, “Katherine Bernhardt”, Flash Art, November December 2010, p 99.
Williams, Maxell, “Katherine Bernhardt”, Flaunt Magazine, September 2010, p.72, 75.
Nelson, Karen, “A Runway Show by the House of Berber”, New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 2010
Asfour, Nana, “Katherine Bernhardt, Tombouctou 52 Jours” Time Out New York, Review, May 13-19, 2010, issue 763 .
Ward, Catriona, “Katherine Bernhardt at Ransom”, Art of England, January
Lake, Ed, “The Rhythms of Celebrity,” The National (Dubai), March 29
Lake Ed, “Brushes with Fame,” The National (Dubai), April 6
Bollen, Christopher, “15 for 09” Interview Magazine, Dec./Jan. 09, p.163 (illus.) “Art Market News: Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, and Agyness Deyne Portraits to Launch Gallery”,, September
Saltz, Jerry, “Kate, Giselle, Natalia, Agyness, Simon, Kanye & George” New
York Magazine Critic’s Pick, May 26
“Katherine Bernhardt”, The New Yorker, May 26
Schmidt, Jason, “Work in Progress”, V Magazine, February (illus.)
“The Armory how Shopping Guide” New York, Feb. 26, p. 129 (illus.)
Smith, Roberta, “Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups”, New York Times, July 28
Modern Painters, “Katherine Bernhardt: Winter Special Crazy Fun”, May (p. 119 illus.)
Fisher, Sandra, “The Idea of Beauty”, Vernis, pp. 72 – 74 (illus.)
Maine, Stephen, “Down East”, Art in America, May, p. 65
Mendelsohn, Adam, “Primal Scream, “ whitewall, Second Issue, Summer, pp. 127 – 135 (illus.)
Hornung, Peter Michael,“Ny amerikansk kunst hos Wilson”, Politiken March 17 Scavenius, Bente, “Ny international kunst på de unge gallerier”, Børsen, Mar.31 Ross, Trine, “Afrevne lemmer og totempæle”, Politiken, March 24
Smith, Roberta, “Even a Little Space Can Hold an Abundance of Ideas”,
The New York Times, November 25
Schwendener, Martha, The New Yorker, October 17
Saltz, Jerry, “Ups and Downs”, Village Voice, September 23
Gell, Aaron, “Welcome to the Jungle”, Elle, October (illustration) p. 222 Smith, Roberta, “New York’s Finest”, New York Times, Feb. 11 E28
Jordan, Betty Ann, TORONTO LIFE, “art”, January
Blazer, David, EYE MAGAZINE, Eye Candy, “Katherine Bernhardt”, January Bennett, Lennie, “Drawing Conclusions”, St Petersburg’s Times Floridian, September 5
Schutz, Dana, “Installation,” Modern Painters, October (illustration)
Finch, Charlie, “Grace VS. Grunge”,

2003 – Smith, Roberta, “Review: ‘girls gone wild”, The New York Times, July 4 “Miss Sixty”, Paper Magazine, April
Turnbull, Emma, “Kenny Schachter,: Flux, November p. 50
Park, Jeannette, “The Art of Jeans, Miss Sixty Gets Creative”, Fashion Wire Daily, January 29
De la Cruz, Melissa, “Culturing Shoppers”, New York Daily News, Feb. 13 (illus)

2002 – “Ecstasy Falls”, Le Monde, November
“Flash Art Agenda: Paris: Ecstasy Falls”, Flash Art, December
Halm, Dan, “The Fast and the Furious”, Fine Arts Journal, Summer p.16-17 Daniel, Jeff, “Changing Landscapes”, The St Louis Post Dispatch, April 28

2001 – “The Front,” Shout Magazine, December p. 10 (illustration) Levin, Kim, “Voice Choice”, The Village Voice
Saltz, Jerry, “Something Wild”, The Village Voice, December 25, p, 73
Worth, Alexi, “Pick,” The New Yorker, December 24 and 31 p. 22
Gilman-Sevik, “Review: ‘Perfunctory’ at Team”, Flash Art International, October p. 53 (illustration)

2000 – “Chelsea Gallery Tour”, ART International, Fall
“Electraslip Knife”, New Art Examiner, by Lori Waxman, November
Saltz, Jerry, “Mood Swings”, The Village Voice, July 21

“The magnificent excess of Snoop Dogg Katherine Bernhardt”, Picture Box Inc., New York City, 2008
Flaunt Magazine: Cover of Kristen Stewart April 2010 Greeky, Published by Tabularium
Seeing Out Loud, Jerry Saltz, 2003

Visiting Artist at Boston University, February 2014
Substitute Teaching at SVA, 1st Year Drawing Program 2003
Visiting Artist at SVA February, 2005
Panel Advisor for Undergraduate Scholarship at SVA, 2004
Visiting Artist at the Chicago Art Institute, Lecture and Graduate Critiques Visiting Artist at Boston University, Spring 2009
Visiting Artist at Hunter College, New York
Visiting Artist at R.I.S.D., 2013
Visiting Artist at Rutgers, 2012
2004 – Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where are We Going? Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2003 – Girls Gone Wild, Brownyn Keenen Gallery, New York, NY