Competition: US & Canada
For over forty years, New York based artist Judith Bernstein (b. 1942 Newark, NJ) has created expressive drawings and paintings that boldly address the underlying psychological connection between warfare and sexual aggression. Her provocative pieces have direct impact yet also carry nuanced meanings and allusions. As a student at Yale in the ‘60s, Bernstein developed a fascination with the graffiti she found in men’s restrooms, images that would later inform the basis of her work. Within these crude sexual scrawling’s, Bernstein discovered a window into the male subconscious as well as her own.
Recent solo exhibitions include “Judith Bernstein” at Kunsthall Stavanger (2016), “Dicks of Death” at Mary Boone Gallery (2016), “Voyeur” at Mary Boone Gallery (2015), “Judith Bernstein: Rising” at Studio Voltaire London (2014), “Judith Bernstein: BLACK LIGHT/ BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE” at Gavin Brown Enterprise (2014), “Judith Bernstein: BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE” at The Box LA (2013), “Judith Bernstein: HARD” at The New Museum (2012-‐13), and “Judith Bernstein: FUCK VIETNAM” at The Box LA (2011).
Bernstein’s work is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (NY), The Whitney Museum (NY), The Brooklyn Museum (NY), The Jewish Museum (NY), The Migros Museum of Contemporary Art (CH), and the Kunstmuseum Basel (CH), and the Kronhausen Collection (SE).