Since graduating from Yale in 1967, Judith Bernstein has developed a reputation as one of the most unwaveringly provocative artists of her generation. Steadfast in her cultural, political and social critique for over 50 years, Bernstein surged into art world prominence in the early 1970’s with her monumental charcoal drawings of penis-screw hybrids; early incarnations of which were exhibited at Air Gallery, Brooks Jackson Iolas Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, and Moma P.S.1, among other institutions. In reviewing Bernstein’s 2012-13 solo exhibition at the New Museum in NY, Ken Johnson, critic at The New York Times, referred to these works as “bravura performances of draftsmanship” and “masterpieces of feminine protest”.
Recent solo exhibitions include: “Judith Bernstein: Fuck Vietnam” at the Box LA (2011), “Judith Bernstein: Hard” at The New Museum (2012), “Judith Nernstein: Birth of the Universe” at the Box LA (2013), Judith Bernstein: Black Light/ Birth of the Universe” at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (2014), “Judith Bernstein: Rising” at Studio Voltaire London (2014), “The Voyeurs” at Mary Boone Gallery (2015), “Judith Bernstein: Rising” at the Kunsthall Stavanger (2016), “Dicks of Death” at Mary Boone Gallery (2016), “Cock in the Box” at the Box LA (2017), “Cabinet of Horrors” at the Drawing Center (2017), and “Money Shot” at Paul Kasmin Gallery (2018).
Bernstein’s work is in the collection of; the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), the Brooklyn Museum (NY), the Jewish Museum (NY), Yale Art Gallery (CN), the Carnegie Museum of Art (PA), the Sammlung Verbund (AT), the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art (CH), the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art (GR), the Hall Foundation, and Kunstmuseum (CH) – amongst others.
Bernstein is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery, the Box LA, and Karma International. Judith is a 2016 Guggenheim fellowship award recipient; she lives and works in New York city.
Scritto da Zero Zurich