SOLO EXHIBITIONS

MONEY SHOT @ PAUL KASMIN GALLERY

"PAUL KASMIN GALLERY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION OF NEW PAINTINGS BY JUDITH BERNSTEIN, WHO HAS JOINED THE GALLERY'S ROSTER OF ARTISTS. THE EXHIBITION, ENTITLED MONEY SHOT, WILL BE ON VIEW FROM JANUARY 18 - MARCH 3, 2018 AT 293 TENTH AVENUE AND FEATURES SEVEN LARGE-SCALE PAINTINGS THAT EMPHATICALLY CONTINUE THE ARTIST'S INCENDIARY POLITICAL CRITIQUE OF THE CURRENT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. IN THE ARTIST'S WORDS, "I AM SHOWING TRUMP FOR WHAT HE IS: A FOOL, A MONSTER, A JESTER, A SEXIST, A RACIST. DONALD TRUMP IS A CON ARTIST, USING THE WHITE HOUSE AS HIS PERSONAL CASH MACHINE."

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY NEW YORK (01.18.18 - 03.03.18)

 
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THE BOX LA/ SURVEY SECTION @ ART BASEL MIAMI

ART BASEL MIAMI (12.07.17 - 12.10.17)

 

CABINET OF HORRORS @ THE DRAWING CENTER

"JUDITH BERNSTEIN WILL PRESENT A NEW BODY OF WORK, SPECIFICALLY COMMISSIONED BY THE DRAWING CENTER, FOR HER EXHIBITION CABINET OF HORRORS IN THE MAIN GALLERY. FOCUSING ON WORK MADE SINCE DONALD J. TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT IN NOVEMBER 2016, THE EXHIBITION WILL INCLUDE APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN NEW DRAWINGS, FOUR LARGE-SCALE PAPER PANEL MURALS, A SERIES OF DRAWN "DOLLAR BILLS" AND VINTAGE PIGGY BANKS IN VITRINES, AND A FREE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PIN DESIGNED BY BERNSTEIN. AS WELL, THE EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE ONE OF BERNSTEIN'S EARLIEST POLITICAL DRAWINGS FROM 1969 AND A SELECTION OF FIVE "WORD DRAWINGS" FROM 1995, INCLUDING: LIBERTY, JUSTICE, EQUALITY, EVIL, AND FEAR.

BERNSTEIN BEGAN ENGAGING WITH SOCIAL ISSUES IN HER WORK DURING THE 1960S, CREATING ANTI-VIETNAM DRAWINGS, MONUMENTAL PHALLUSES, AND PIECES CONSISTING ENTIRELY OF HER OWN SIGNATURE. THE PRESENT SERIES OF DRAWINGS USE TRUMP'S OWN INSULT-DRIVEN, CHILDLIKE SYNTAX AND LANGUAGE TO DISTILL BERNSTEIN'S ANGER, DISGUST, AND DISAPPROVAL OF THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION AND ITS POLICIES. THROUGH HER NEW SERIES OF DRAWINGS, BERNSTEIN TRANSFORMS HER CRITIQUE INTO POWERFUL GRAPHIC AND TEXT-BASED WORKS."

THE DRAWING CENTER NEW YORK (10.12.17 - 02.04.18)

 

COCK IN THE BOX @ THE BOX LA

"FOR THE BOX'S FOURTH SOLO-EXHIBITION OF JUDITH BERNSTEIN, A POWERHOUSE KNOWN FOR HER LARGE-SCALE DRAWINGS OF SCREWS AND PROVOCATIVE PAINTINGS, WE EXPOSE ANOTHER SIDE OF HER PROCESS. FOCUSING ON SMALLER-SCALE WORKS, THIS SHOW BRINGS TOGETHER SOME EARLY MASCULINE SCREW DRAWINGS WITH BERNSTEIN'S EXPLORATIONS OF MALE-TO-FEMALE FORM, ANTHURIUMS. THE SPACE HOLDS A CONVERSATION IN GENDERED SHAPES AND FORMS."

THE BOX LOS ANGELES (02.11.17 - 02.18.17)

 

JUDITH BERNSTEIN: RISING @ KUNSTHALL STAVANGER

"KUNSTHALL STAVANGER IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE FIRST EXHIBITION IN NORWAY BY THE PROLOFIC NEW YORK BASED FEMINIST ARTIST JUDITH BERNSTEIN. SINCE THE 1960'S, BERNSTEIN HAS BRAZENLY PROVOKED AUDIENCES AND INSTITUTIONS ALIKE WITH HER FURIOUS VISCERAL PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS ADDRESSING THEMES OF WARFARE, SEXUAL AGGRESSION, AND GENDER POLITICS - OFTEN UNDER THE GUISE OF OUTRAGEOUS HUMOR.."

KUNSTHALL STAVANGER NORWAY (02.04.16 - 05.15.16)

 

DICKS OF DEATH @ MARY BOONE GALLERY

"THIS EXHIBITION COUPLES BERNSTEIN'S POLITICIZED PHALLIC PAINTINGS (BEGUN IN 1966), SCREW DRAWINGS (BEGUN IN 1973), AND HER MORE RECENT WORK STAR SPANGLED BONER. BERNSTEIN MERGES MASCULINITY AND PATRIOTISM TO REVEAL HOW ONE INFLATES AND SUPPORTS THE OTHER."

MARY BOONE GALLERY NYC (01.09.16 - 02.27.16)

 

VOYEUR @ MARY BOONE GALLERY

"JUDITH BERNSTEIN IS A PAINTER WHOSE DIRECT, EXPRESSIONISTIC WORK HAS FOR FIFTY YEARS CONFRONTED CONSERVATIVE GENDER POLITICS WITH SEXUAL AGGRESSION."

MARY BOONE GALLERY NYC (05.07.15 - 06.27.15)

 

BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE @ G.B.E. 

"A BLACK LIGHT EXPERIENCE OF JUDITH BERNSTEIN'S RECENT BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE SERIES." 

GAVIN BROWNS' ENTERPRISE NYC (03.1.14 - 04.19.14) 

 

RISING @ STUDIO VOLTAIRE LONDON

"STUDIO VOLTAIRE PRESENTS A MAJOR NEW COMMISSION BY AMERICAN ARTIST JUDITH BERNSTEIN. REFLECTING ON A PROLIFIC FIVE DECADE-LONG CAREER AT THE FOREFRONT OF FEMINIST ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL INJUSTICE, HER FIRST SOLO PRESENTATION TO TAKE PLACE IN THE UK. FOR THIS COMMISSION, THE ARTIST WILL CONDUCT A PRODUCTION RESIDENCY IN THE GALLERY, WORKING ON A NEW BODY OF LARGE-SCALE PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS."

STUDIO VOLTAIRE LONDON (07.04.14 - 08.24.14)

 

SIGNATURE @ KARMA INTERNATIONAL ZÜRICH

"KARMA INTERNATIONAL IS THRILLED TO PRESENT ZURICH'S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION OF NEW YORK-BASED ARTIST JUDITH  BERNSTEIN. FOR NEARLY FIVE DECADES, JUDITH BERNSTEIN HAS CREATED EXPRESSIONISTIC DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS THAT DIRECTLY CONFRONT MILITARISM AND MACHISMO USING BOTH GRAVITAS AND HUMOR. HER POCKET SURVEY AT KARMA INTERNATIONAL INCLUDES A SELECTION RANGING FROM THE 60S TO THE PRESENT, INCLUDING DRAWINGS FROM HER FUCK VIETNAM SERIES, HER LARGE SIGNATURE PIECE AND SCATOLOGICAL DRAWINGS AS WELL AS DICK IN A HEAD DRAWINGS." 

KARMA INTERNATIONAL ZURICH (09.01.15 - 10.01.15)

 

BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE @ THE BOX LA

"WE ARE THRILLED TO PRESENT JUDITH BERNSTEIN, BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE: 18 NEW PAINTINGS (2010- 2013),  A NEW AND VISIONARY BODY OF WORK BY NEW YORK-BASED ARTIST JUDITH BERNSTEIN IN HER THIRD SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BOX LA. IN THIS CURRENT SERIES, FLUORESCENT AND RICH OIL PAINT EXEMPLIFIES THE CHAOS, VIOLENCE AND NUCLEAR EXPLOSION THAT IS THE BIG BANG."

THE BOX LOS ANGELES (09.07.13 - 10.26.13)

 

HARD @ THE NEW MUSEUM

"FOR BERNSTEIN, THIS PIECE, PRESENTED IN COUNTERPOINT TO HER LARGE-SCALE IMAGES WITHIN THE GALLERY, PROCLAIMS HER PRESENCE AND CONFRONTS EGOTISCTIAL POSTURING OF ARTISTS WITHIN THE ART WORLD AND SOCIETY. THE EXHIBITION'S TITLE, LIKE BERNSTEIN'S WORK, CARRIES AN EXPLICIT MEANING AS A SEXUAL REFERENCE. YET IT IS ALSO SEMANTICALLY ELASTIC, CONJURING UP MULTIPLE ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN LAYERS OF POLITICAL, PERSONAL, AND ARTISTIC STRUGGLE."

NEW MUSEUM NYC (10.10.12 - 01.20.13)

 

FUCK VIETNAM @ THE BOX LA

"THESE PIECES EXPRESS ANGER, FRUSTRATION, AND SADNESS WITH THE SITUATION IN VIETNAM. IN BERNSTEIN'S SCREW DRAWINGS OF THE 1970S, THERE IS A BLATANT SEXUAL EXPRESSION. BERNSTEIN USES IMAGERY AND LANGUAGE TO EXPLORE HUMAN NATURE, POWER ROLES, AND EXPLOITATION. 

THE BOX LOS ANGELES (04.02.11 - 05.14.11)

 

JUDITH BERNSTEIN @ ALEX ZACHARY

"JUDITH BERNSTEIN, A PROLIFIC NEW YORK ARTIST FOR MORE THAN FORTY YEARS, WILL PRESENT A LARGE SCALE INSTALLATION IN THE GALLERY."

ALEX ZACHARY NYC (11.12.10 - 01.15.11)

 
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JUDITH BERNSTEIN @ THE BOX LA

"THE BOX PRESENTS THE WORK OF JUDITH BERNSTEIN IN HER FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN LOS ANGELES. BERNSTEIN HAS BECOME MOST WELL KNOWN FOR A SERIES OF PHALLIC SCREW DRAWINGS STARTED IN 1969, WHICH EVOLVED AND TRANSFORMED INTO HUGE PRESENCES THAT ENCOMPASS AND PROVOKE. BERNSTEIN'S WORK SHOULD NOT ONLY BE SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF POLITICAL STATEMENT, THEY HOLD PROFOUND PERSONAL RELEVANCE BOTH FOR THE ARTIST AND THE VIEWER."

THE BOX LOS ANGELES (05.19.09 - 06.13.09)

 

JUDITH BERNSTEIN @ MITCHELL ALGUS

MITCHELL ALGUS NYC (2008)

 

ANTHURIUM THROUGH VENUS @ A.I.R. GALLERY

A.I.R GALLERY NYC (1984)

 

JUDITH BERNSTEIN @ BOOKS JACKSON IOLAS GALLERY

BROOKS JACKSON IOLAS NYC (1975)

 

JUDITH BERNSTEIN @ A.I.R. GALLERY

A.I.R. GALLERY NYC (1973)