Judith Bernstein

Judith Bernstein

Born in Newark, New Jersey, 1942
Lives and works in New York 

1967                 MFA & BFA        Yale University, School of Art and Architecture
1964                 MS & BS            Pennsylvania State University

Solo Exhibitions

Judith Bernstein, Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland
Rising, Studio Voltaire, London, UK

Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper), ICA, UK. 19 June - 8 September, 2013
Judith Bernstein, Birth of the Universe: 18 New Paintings, The Box LA, Los Angeles, CA

Judith Bernstein: Hard, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

Fuck Vietnam, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Frieze Fair/Frame Exhibition, London, United Kingdom

Alex Zachary Gallery, New York, NY

Judith Bernstein, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

Judith Bernstein: Signature and Phallic Drawings: 1966-2008, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY

Brooks Jackson Iolas Gallery, New York City, NY.

State University of New York at Stony Brook Gallery

Drawing 1966-1976, University of Colorado Museum, Colorado

A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY. October/April 1973


Group Exhibitions

La Femme de trente ans
, Art: Concept, Paris, FR
AMETRIA, Museum Benaki, GR
The Box at Frieze Art Fair, New York, NY
Flames on the Side of My Face, curated by David Gilbert, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY

Jennifer Bornstein / Judith Bernstein / Frances Stark, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
PRAXIS, Elain L. Jacob Gallery at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Keep Your Timber Limber, ICA London, UK
A Top-Hat, a Monocle and a Butterfly, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, Belgium
Jew York, Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Uncanny Congruencies, Palmer Museum, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

Painting, The Box, Los Angeles, CA
Sinister Pop, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
The Historical Box curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, London
The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

Invitation to the Voyage. Algus Greenspon, New York City, NY
X - Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan
After Hours: Murals on the Bowery. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

The Last Newspaper. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

Claiming Space: The American Feminist Originators. Katzen Art Museum, American University, Washington D.C.
Making It Together: Women’s Collaborative Art + Community. Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
AIR Gallery Retrospective: 1972-1979. Werkstatte Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
AIR Print Show: Founding Members’ Portfolio. Print Edition, Solo Impressions Inc, New York, NY, 2008
Judith Bernstein Comedy Night. At AIR Print Show. Solo Impressions, Inc. New York, NY    
AIR History Exhibition: 1972-2008. Two part exhibition. Curated by Carey Lovelace, Dena Muller and Katherine Griefen. AIR Gallery and AIR archives at Tracey/Barry Gallery at New York University
How To Cook A Wolf: Part One Dinter Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2008

Claiming Space: The American Feminist Originators. Katzen Art Museum, American University, Washington D.C.
Women’s Work, Homage to Feminist Art. Curator Cindy Nemser. Tabla Rosa Gallery, New York

Upstairs and Matriarchs: Jewish Women Artists and the Transformation of
American Art. Mizel Center, Denver, Colorado
Eviction. Asian Arts Center, New York, NY

The ‘F’ Word/ Sex & Feminism. Mitchell Algus Gallery, NYC

Funky Fall Line: New York. Chelsea Art Museum/Berlin: Berliner Kunstprojekt

Personal & Political: Women’s Art Movement, 1969-1975.” Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY 

End Papers: 1890-1900 and 1900-2000. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (catalogue/photo)

A.I.R. 25th Anniversary Show. Kingsborough College Gallery, NY
Not for Sale. Feminism and Art in the USA during the 1970’s, Video Essay by Laura Cottingham. Museum of Modern Art, New School and Apex Gallery, NYC
Absolute Secret. Benefit New York Studio School, David Mckee Gallery, NYC

Generations. A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
Exhibition. Purchase College Gallery, Purchase, NY

Sexual Politics: Rewriting History. UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art, California

Coming to Power. David Zwirner Gallery, NYC
Phallic Symbols: Images in Contemporary Art. Hal Bromm, Curator. 24 Hours for Life Gallery, NYC

Seeing Red, White and Blue—Censored in the USA. Visual Arts Center of Alaska,    Anchorage, Alaska
Man Revealed. Graham Modern Gallery, NYC
20th Anniversary of the Visiting Artist Program. CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Museum, Yale Art Gallery, Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Blum Helman in NYC,
U.S.I.A., United States Information Agency Traveling Show through Europe     (catalogue/photo)

100 Drawings by Women. Hillwood Art Museum, National Women’s Art Museum. 

Drawing In Situ. Hillwood Art Museum, Greenvale, New York (Catalogue/Photo)

Facets. Acconci, Bernstein, Feurerman, Glantzman, Lankton, Wegman. Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: the Lower East Side, 1948-1970.  Kenkeleba Gallery, NYC

Carnival Knowledge.Franklin Furnace Gallery, NYC
Group. Plexus Gallery, NYC
Artist Call. Art Galaxy Gallery, NYC
Women Out Front. Quando Gallery, NYC

New Work in Black and White. Seven Artists, Bernstein, Borofsky, Diebenkorn, Longo, Rothenberg. Associated American Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

International Impact Art Festival. Kyoto International Art Center, Kyoto, Japan

The Great Big Drawing Show. P.S. 1, Long Island City, NYC
Contemporary Art. Hague Gemeentemuseum Tour through Holland, Belgium, Germany

Women Artists ’78. The Women’s Caucus for Art, Metropolitan Area, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NYC
Solo/Solodkin Press. Nobe Gallery, NYC
A.I.R. Five Year Retrospective. P.S. 1, Long Island City, NYC
International Women 1978. Women in the Visual Arts Foundation Traveling Exhibition, Holland
Venerezia-Revenice performance “Titian’s Forbidden Fruit.” City of Venice and Biennale, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Contemporary Figuration. Bernstein, Close, De Andrea, Michaels, Neel, Pearlstein, Samaras,Segal. The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Contemporary Figuration. Ohio State University Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Organization of Independent Artists. 26 Federal Plaza, NYC
Five Invited. Hathorn Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Carol Bellamy Art Auction. Witkin Gallery, NYC
Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content. Brooklyn Museum, NY

Fifth International Open Encounter on Video. Center of Art and Communication, Antwerpen, Belgium
Gestures. The Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, NY
Big & Small. Terrain Gallery, NYC
Preparatory Notes—Thinking Drawings. Colorado Center Traveling Exhibit, Boulder, Colorado
Sixth International Open Encounter on Video.” Museum of Contemporary Art,Caracas, Venezuela

5 Americaines a Paris. Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Paris
Third International Open Encounter on Video. Galleria Civica D’Arte Moderna, Italy
Eight at Stony Brook. State University at Stony Brook, Art Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
Fourth International Open Encounter on Video. Centro de Arte y Communiacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina

63 Artists’ Objects. Hundred Acres Gallery, NYC
10-10-10. A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
20 Artists’ Traveling. Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts 

International Museum of Erotic Art. San Francisco, California
Judith Bernstein. Feminist News, Cable TV, NYC
Group. Warren Benedek Gallery, NYC
Visual Witticisms. Gallery of Erotic Art, NYC
Erotica. Allan Stone Gallery, NYC

Survivors 1972. Henry Gallery, Seattle, Washington
A.I.R. Invites 20 Artists. A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
International Art Exhibition, “Encuentros.” Pamplona, Spain

He Shows. St Marks on the Bowery, NYC
Small Works. Brooklyn Museum Community Gallery, NY
Five at A.I.R. A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Whitney Museum, Ray Johnson’s “Correspondance’ School.” NYC
People’s Flag Show. Judson Church, NYC
West German TV Series, “NY & San Francisco Avante-Garde.” Berlin

First International Exhibition of Erotic Art. Lund’s Konstall, Museum of Art, Lund, Sweden

Grants, Awards & Honors
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Individual Grant. 2008-2009
Anonymous Was a Woman, Anonymous Grant, 2007
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Individual Grant. 2000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship. 1988
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Grants. 1985; 1974
Two commissioned on site wall pieces for William N. Copley, NYC, 1977

Selected Collections
Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.
The Jewish Museum, NY.
Kronhausen Collection, Sweden.
Yale Art Gallery, CT.
Brooklyn Museum, NY.
Neuberger Museum, NY.
Beth Rudin DeWoody.
Paul & Karen McCarthy.
Corazon del Sol.
Hauser & Wirth, Iwan & Manuela Wirth.
Lawrence Alloway/Sylvia Sleigh
Walter De Maria.
John Waters. 

Jul 29 2015pdflink

Review: Judith Bernstein Weaves Feminist Messages

New York Times

by Roberta Smith

Jul 15 2015pdflink

Judith Bernstein at Mary Boone


By Barbara Pollack

May 30 2015pdflink

Judith Bernstein | Hyperallergic

Published in Hyperallergic

By Maura Reilly

May 30 2015pdflink

Judith Bernstein | Vulture

Published in Vulture

By Julie L. Belcove

Sep 1 2014pdflink

Judith Bernstein | Frieze Magazine

Published in Frieze magazine

By Matthew McLean

Apr 2 2015pdflink

Judith Bernstein in conversation with Corina Larkin

Brooklyn Rail

Read the full article here

Mar 1 2015pdflink

Interview: Judith Bernstein

Interview by Hanne Mugaas

Kaleidoscope #23 

Winter 2015

Jan 8 2015pdf

Art in America review: Judith Bernstein

Judith Bernstein's solo show at Karma International in Zurich. 

Written by Aoife Rosenmeyer

Jul 23 2014pdflink

Judith Bernstein: Rising

Review of Judith Bernstein: Rising at Studio Voltaire in London. 

By Rye Holmboe

Read online here

Jul 15 2014link

Purple TV Interview with Judith Bernstein

To coincide with her residency Rising at Studio Voltaire in London, on show until August 24th, Purple TV presents an exclusive visit and interview with Judith Bernstein documenting her process as she creates works for her first solo exhibition in the UK.

Click here to watch

Jun 30 2014pdflink

Judith Bernstein interview

Interview by Travis Diehl for Artforum

Oct 3 2013pdflink

Birth of the Universe: Q & A with Judith Bernstein

With Yael Lipschutz for Flash Art

Sep 30 2013pdf

'Birth of the Universe' featured as a Critics' Pick on Artforum

by Travis Diehl

Sep 16 2013pdflink

Review: Judith Bernstein's 'Birth of the Universe' a potent force

Los Angeles Times

by Sharon Mizota

Feb 20 2013pdflink


Text and Photography by Judith Bernstein
Purple Fashion Magazine Issue 19
S/S 2013 

Jan 28 2013link

Sinister Pop: Judith Bernstein

Posted by Joshua Abelow
Video courtesy of WhitneyFocus
28 January 2013

Dec 20 2012pdflink

Once Banished, Never Silenced: ‘Judith Bernstein: HARD’ at the New Museum

By Ken Johnson
The New York Times: ART REVIEW
20 December 2012

Dec 15 2012pdflink

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Judith Bernstein Breaks Through

By Thomas Micchelli 
15 December  2012
Dec 1 2012pdflink

Art for the Hell of It: The Sinister Side of Pop

By Thomas Micchelli 
1 December 2012
Oct 29 2011pdf

Haiku Review:Judith Bernstein

By Peter Frank
Published on Huffington Post: Haiku Review
29 October 2011

Jun 21 2011pdflink

LEARN: Judith Bernstein’s Never Heard of Any Good Reason for Censorship

Magdalena Kröner of KUNSTFORUM interviews Judith Bernstein
21 June 2011

May 5 2011pdflink

PICKS: Judith Bernstein

By James Nisbet
5 May 2011
Oct 1 2009pdflink

How to Screw Your Way to the Top: Judith Bernstein Brings Her Signature Style to the New Museum

By Michael H. Miller
Gallerist NY
9 October 2009
Sep 21 2007link

Judith Bernstein is MoRocca's inaugural CAT LADY OF THE MONTH!

A follow up investigative report: Cat on Drugs

Feb 13 2015

Judith Bernstein group show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend

Judith Bernstein is included in a group show at Klaus Von Nichtssagend gallery in New York. 

Flames on the Side of My Face
curated by David Gilbert

February 13 - March 15, 2015
Opening reception: Feb. 13, 6-8 pm

Judith Bernstein
Sam Contis
Tony Feher
Daniel Ingroff

Jul 4 2014

Judith Bernstein: Rising at Studio Voltaire

View the image HERE.

Oct 4 2013

Judith Bernstein Black Light Tour


Please join us Friday, October 4 to hear Judith Bernstein give a black light tour of BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE: 18 NEW PAINTINGS.  Bernstein's magnificent paintings are explosive under black light (see example to the left) and we are thrilled to host this special event.  Delicious barbecue will be provided courtesy of our friends UGLY DRUM BBQ! 

Starts at 8pm, through 10pm.

BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE runs through October 26 at The Box.

Ugly Drum: 
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Twitter: @uglydrum
Email: erik@uglydrum.com

Sep 30 2013

Judith Bernstein's 'Birth of the Universe' reviewed in ArtForum

Judith Bernstein's 'Birth of the Universe' was listed as a Critics' Pick in ArtForum. 

Click here to read the full review by Travis Diehl. 

Sep 16 2013

Judith Bernstein Review, L.A. Times

Check out Judith Bernstein's review of her exhibition 'Birth of the Universe' in the Los Angeles Times, by Sharon Mizota.

Click here to read the review.

Sep 7 2013

Artforum Must See: Judith Bernstein

Judith Bernstein on Artforum.com 'Must See: Los Angeles,' September 7, 2013. Click here to see the listing.

Apr 1 2013

Purple Diary visits Judith Bernstein's studio

purple DIARY —
Photo: Elise Gallant

A behind the scene's look at Judith's studio space and current paintings, including the BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE series which will be on view at The Box Fall 2013.

Jan 25 2013

Sinister Pop: Judith Bernstein

In this video, artist Judith Bernstein discusses her works Vietnam Garden (1967) and L.B.J. (1967), both on view in the exhibition Sinister Pop at the Whitney, NYC.

15 November 2012 - 31 March 2013
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Video courtesy of WhitneyFocus

Dec 15 2012

Two reviews on Judith Bernstein in Hyperallergic.com

Two wonderful reviews on Judith Bernstein by writer Thomas Micchelli: A comprehensive review of Judith's first institutional show at the New Museum and a look at the Whitney Museum’s exhibition Sinister Pop, featuring Judith's "L.B.J." (1967). 
By Thomas Micchelli 
Published on Hyperallergic.com, December 15, 2012
By Thomas Micchelli 
Published on Hyperallergic.com, December 1, 2012
Jan 15 2013

Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation

Judith Bernstein and Paul McCarthy in Conversation at the New Museum
18 January 2013
Friday at 7pm
On the occasion of her first solo museum exhibition, Judith Bernstein will be joined by artist Paul McCarthy to discuss the themes of violence and sexuality apparent in both of their work. Margot Norton, Curatorial Associate and curator of “Judith Bernstein: HARD,” will moderate the discussion.
General Public $8
Members Free
The museum is offering ½ Gallery Admission with same day event ticket purchase.
To further information, please go here
To purchase tickets.
Dec 1 2012

Judith Bernstein installation video at the New Museum, NY

A look at Judith Bernstein, the artist and her process, as she creates a new site-specific rendition of Signature (1986-2012) for her New Museum show, Judith Bernstein: Hard.

Published on October 19, 2012
Filmed by Kings in the Back Row
Judith Bernstein: HARD
10 October 2012 - 20 January 2013
The New Museum
Oct 30 2012

Judith Bernstein in Purple Diary

Purple Diary
JUDITH BERNSTEIN: HARD at The New Museum, New York
By Olivier Zahm
Published in Purple Diary: Art on 27 October 2012
Review of Judith Bernstein's HARD and subsequent artistic practice, with detailed images by Editor in Chief Olivier Zahm
For further information, please go here
Oct 25 2012

Judith Bernstein: HARD

The Box is pleased to announce the opening of Judith Bernstein: HARD at the New Museum, NYC. 
The exhibition at the New Museum will include a selection of works ranging from the ’60s through the present, including a new site-specific rendition of Bernstein’s SIGNATURE PIECE (1986/2012), painted in explosive gestural strokes directly onto the Lobby Gallery windows. Pick up a free poster of the show at The Box, LA.
Judith Bernstein: HARD
October 10, 2012 - January 20, 2013
Curated by Margot Norton, Curatorial Associate.
The New Museum
235 Bowery 
New York, NY 10002 
For further information, please go here