Katherine Bernhardt

 ( 1975, Saint-Louis)

Born in 1975, in St. Louis, USA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.

Bernhardt is known for painting consumer symbols, tropical animals, and every day objects over bright flat fields of color in an expressionistic and almost abstract style. Previous bodies of work include Moroccan rug-inspired paintings and collages made in collaborations with her husband Youssef Jdia, as well as her "model" paintings, which were loose portraits based on images of supermodels from high fashion magazines.

Bernhardt has also been involved in numerous collaborations within the art and fashion industries. In 2015, Bernhardt was one of five artists asked to contribute to W Magazine's annual "Art Issue" featuring artwork inspired by rapper Drake. Bernhardt also produced a in-store installation in a New York City Chanel location for the launch of the J-12 watch. She has also collaborated with Flaunt magazine, EDUN, and Miss Sixty.

Education

2000
MFA School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

1998
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
NYU Summer Intensive Program
International School of Art, Umbria, USA
Katherine Bernhardt first garnered the art world's attention with her portraits of fashion models, exploring hyperreal fashion photography and mainstream notions of beauty. More recently, she has focused her energies on a series of "Pattern Paintings"-large-scale works in tropical, sherbert hues depicting banal consumer goods, arranged in the style of jazz patterns. Fluid and hurried, Bernhardt's canvases are seemingly provisional, radiating energy so as to express the pleasure of art-making. First exploring patterns in the context of imported rugs, Bernhardt's more recent works stem from an interest in Dutch wax printing and the all-over patterning of African textiles. Her subjects are selected and grouped according to underlying emotional associations-whether hamburgers, french fries, and basketballs; or coffee, cigarettes, and pizza-and broken down into elemental details, pure forms, and swaths of color to build simpler, yet expressive, arrangements.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Feed the Meter, Wandhaff
September 23 - December 16, 2017


Solo shows

2017
Mural, Project Wall, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
Focus: Katherine Bernhardt, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA
Commissioned Installation, Lever House Art Collection, New York, USA

2016
Product Recall: New Pattern Paintings, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Pablo and Efrain, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, USA
Fruit Salad, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

2014
Doritos and Diet Coke, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Stupid, Crazy, Ridiculous, Funny Patterns, CANADA, New York, USA

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, New York, USA

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, USA
Lila Dit Ca, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France

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

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, New York, USA
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, USA
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, USA
Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, New York, USA

2001
Team Gallery
Modern Culture at The Gershwin Hotel, New York, USA

2000
Team Gallery, New York, USA

Group Shows

2017
Reinventing the Figure, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Animal Farm, curated by Sadie Laska, Brant Foundation, Greenwich, USA
Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, curated by Eric Fischl, Hall Art Foundation,
Reading, USA
A New Subjectivity, curated by Jason Stopa, Pratt Manhattan, USA
Black & White, Tripoli Gallery, Southhampton, New York, USA
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Feed the Meter Vol. II, curated by Wallace Whitney, Ceysson & Bntire, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

2016
What's Up 2.0, Curated by Lawrence van Hagen, London, United Kingdom
Fort Greene, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Venus over Los Angeles, USA
Manifesta 11: The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Piston Head II: Artists Engage the Automobile, Venus LA, Los Angeles, USA
Goulding the Lolly, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, USA
The 5th of July, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, USA
Make Painting Great Again, CANADA, New York, USA

2015
No Man's Land, Rubell Collection, Miami, USA
Full of Peril and Weirdness: Painting as Universalism, Curated by Robin Peckham and Wanwan Lei, M Woods, Beijing, China
Tiger Tiger, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
#crowded house, Harper's Books, USA
Painting 1,2,3, Kate Macgarry, London, United Kingdom
Call and Response, Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, USA
Eagles II, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain

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

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

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

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

2010
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Carbon12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Paint, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Collection 3, Painting and Drawing from the Collection of Claudine and Jean Mark collection, Salomon Foundation, France

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

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

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

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

2003
Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery New York, USA
The Larger Room, 678 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, USA
Bad Touch V.4, Keith Talent Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Slacker Art, Greener Pastures, Toronto, Canada

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

2001
Perfunctory Team Gallery, New York, USA

2000
Electraslip Knife Chicago, USA
Snapshot Baltimore Contemporary Museum, USA

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

1998
Sassy Nuggets A-1 Lab Art Space, Knoxville, USA
Eye Candy, Contemporary Artists Workshop, Chicago, USA
Selected Bibliography

2016 "Make Painting Great Again." The New Yorker June 29, 2016
Nunes, Andrew "CANADA is Making Painting Great Again." The Creators Project: Vice Magazine June 22, 2016
Saltz, Jerry "I Love Canada's 17-Artist State-of-the-Medium Spectacle 'Make Painting Great Again.' It Also Makes Me Worry for the Fate of the Lower East Side.." Vulture.com June 14, 2016
Germano, Beta "Show Me The Money." Casa Vogue June 1, 2016 48-49
Lavrador, Judiacael "Sexy et sans complexes: la peinture figurative aujourd'hui", Beaux Arts, February
Grunenberg, Robert "Artists to Watch", Numro Homme Berlin, March 3
2015 Gleadell, Colin, "Market News: the modern art comeback", Telegraph, November 3
Schreck, Christopher, "Katherine Bernhardt", Kaleidoscope, November
Solway, Diane, "Katherine Bernhardt". W Magazine, November 1
Neave, Kate, "The Scoop", Baku, October
Rayner, Alex. "Patterns of Consumption", Supplement Magazine, October 21
"Meet the Artist: Katherine Bernhardt", Tory Daily, October 12
Gray, Catriona, "Bold Strokes", Harper's Bazaar, October 9
Herbert, Martin, "Four Painting Shows, Frieze, September
Saltz, Jerry, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Bad-Boy Artists? There have been, of course.
But the Art World Has Refused to Recognize Them", Vulture, Sepmeber 29
Dylan Kerr, "The Best Painters Don't Intellectualize Their Art: Katherine Bernhardt on her New
Painitngs & Why She Loves the Tropics", Artspace, September 19
Claire Lehmann, Katherine Bernhardt, ARTFORUM, September
Scott Indrisek, "Katherine Bernhardt", Modern Paintings, September
Pignatelli, Benedetta, "Into the Art World", Vouge Italia, March 2015
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", Telegraph.co.uk, 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 p de unge gallerier", Brsen, Mar.31
Ross, Trine, "Afrevne lemmer og totemple", 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", Artnet.com
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

Publications
"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

Teaching
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

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