Laura R. Bernstein


2014     MFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

             Certificate in Time-Based & Interactive Media

2010     BFA, Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

             Senior Excellence Award in Sculpture

2008     RISD European Honors Program, Rome, Italy.

2007—10Additional studies at Brown University, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Illuminator, Y2K group at 5A, Brooklyn, NY, October 4th--December 1  

2019  Hybrid Ecologies, Children's Museum of  the Arts, The Bridge Project Space, New York, New York  

          May 16th--September 3, 2019

2018  Bestial Field Recordings 2015—2018, The Lighthouse Works, Legacy Exhibition Series,  

          Fishers Island, NY, May 19th--June 23rd.

2018  Becoming Beast, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY, April 13th--May 6th

Two Person Exhibitions

2017  Past Myth, Future Form, ART LOT, outdoor sculpture show with Anna Tsouhlarakis,

          Curated by Aimee Burg and Natalia Zubko, Brooklyn, NY

2017  The barometric pressure is all over the place, with Daniele Glendening. Anytime Dept. curated by Lydia

          Rosenberg and Rebecca Steele, Cincinnati, OH

Group Exhibitions

2019   BRIC Biennial Volume III: South Brooklyn Edition, The Impossible Possible, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and

           Jenny Gerow, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2019   Mushrooms, organized by Y2K group, April 4-27th,  New York,  NY

2018   Plus 1, Anytime Dept. Cincinatti OH

2018   seafood stew, Pop Up Exhibition, Y2K, Brooklyn, NY

2017   Apparatus, NAPOLEON at Nova Artspace, curated by Ava Hassinger, Philadelphia, PA

2017   Word to the Wise, ACRE projects Space, curated by Ann Meisinger, Chicago, IL

2017   Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial,  curated by  Christine Licata, Aylet Ojeda Jequin,

           and Heather Reyes, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2017   Material Mythos, Geary Contemporary, NY, NY

2016   Galactic Whispers, a collaboration between Laura Bernstein, Daniel O’Neill,

           Jimi Pantalon, Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Elsewhere Museum Retrospective, Greensboro, NC

2014   Supermacho, Curated by Christina Tufino, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Between a rock and a hard place, Curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2014   Begin Where You Are, Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2014   An Ocean Between Waves, MFA Thesis Exhibition, FRANZ JOSEFS KAI 3, Vienna, Austria

Video Screenings

2019   Limb from Limb, LIGHTYEAR 56,  curated by Kate Gavriel, Brooklyn, NY (Dec. 5th)

2019   Video Screening:Laura Bernstein, Claire Bidwell, Claudia Bitran and Cate Giordano, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA

2018   24:7 ZAZ10TS Dwek Gallery at Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, Israel

2017   24:7, ZAZ 10TS, produced by Tzili Charney, video art takeover of billboard on

           41st and Broadway, Times Square, NY

2017   No Horizon, Video Screening, Robert H. Goddard Planetarium in Roswell, NM
          and Planetario de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile

2015   Should Rock, The Boiler, film club screening, Brookyln, NY 

Performance, Lectures, Events

2019   ISSRE performance Lecture and Artist Talk, RISD, EHP, Rome, Italy (Sept. 16th)

2019   A Speculative Performance Presented by The Institute of Super-Species Research and Experimentation, with

           contributing artists/performers: Nikki Calonge, Simone Kearney, Hanna Novak, Emily Reilly, Paola Di Tolla,

           Emily Taibleson. With support from Franklin Furnace Fund, presented in conjunction with BRIC Biennial

           Volume III: Soutth Brooklyn Edition, The Impossible Possible, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow,

           BRIC House,  March 27th, Brooklyn, NY

2018   The Institute of Super-Species Research and Experimentation (ISSRE) A Speculative Lecture performed by

           Nikki Calonge and Emily Reilly, hosted by Y2K group, Brooklyn, NY

2018   Becoming Beast, A Speculative Lecture, performed by Emily Reilly, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY

2017   Visiting Artist performance lecture, University of Cincinnati, Collage of DAP, OH

2017    CLINIC feedback series at Hercules, Directed and moderated by Sophie Grant, NY, NY (August 23rd)

2015    Pedestal, invited response to Tamar Ettun, Alula in Blue, Fridman Gallery, New York,  NY  

2015    Bootleg, Guerrilla Outdoor Performance Festival, Spring Break Edition,      

            Underground Pedestrian Concourse, Center City, Philadelphia, PA 

2014    Sciapode, performed in conjunction with Begin Where You Are, Icebox Project

            Space, Philadelphia, PA

2014    Finding The Fall, public performance, Vienna, Austria

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

2018     Franklin Furnace Fund, Performance Grant, New York, NY, 2018-19

2017     Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY Sept 12--August 20, 2018

2017     Artist In The Market Place, (AIM) Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

2016     The Lighthouse Works’ Fellowship, Fishers Island, NY, July-August

2015     ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI –July

2014     Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, The Toby Fund and University of Pennsylvania

2014     ISC Award, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture

             Honorable Mention

2013     Vermont Studio Center and The University of Pennsylvania, Fellowship, Aug. Residency

2013     The Fabric Workshop and Museum, College and Post Graduate Apprentice

             Training Program, Philadelphia PA, May—July

2013     The Lawrence Shprintz MFA Award, University of Pennsylvania

2009     Dorothy Mellor Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Publications and Recent Press

2018  What to see in New York Art Galleries This Week, Jillian Steinhauer,  May 10th, The New York Times, 

          Art and Design, online and in print, New York, NY

2018  Wandering the Artists Studios of Dumbo, Steph Rodney, May 5th, Hyperallergic Magazine, online publication

2018  Humor and the Abject Blog, Podcast recording and Studio Visit write up with Sean Patrick J. Carney,

          Brooklyn, NY,

          Studio visit with Sean J Patrick Carney

2018  The Saint Ann's Review, Volume 18, No. 2 Spring Issue

2018   Ginger Zine, Issue # 11, Winter

2017   Bronx Calling, The Fourth AIM Biennia, Christine Licata, Aylet Ojeda Jequin,

           and Heather Reyes, the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY 2017

2017   Binder #2, curated by Emily Ludwig Shaffer as part of the Jewish Museum’s program In Response: The        

           Arcades, Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, Sunday, May 7th, 2017 New York, NY

2016   Field Projects, Online Exhibition coinciding with Show #35, curated by Paulina

           Bebecka and Field Projects, November 3rd, 2016

           Field Projects Gallery Blog, April 22, 2016

2016  The Village Voice, restaurants, A Bold Take on Taiwanese Street Food in East Williamsburg, by Zachary Feldman, Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, Online and in print, New York, NY

2013   Documentation, Networks, and Digital Media, Interventions Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, online, New York, NY

Costume Design/Sculpture

2018    VASKA, production designer, Directed by Michael McQuilken, created and performed by Emily Reilly and

            Stephanie Hayes of HORSE, produced by A.Z. Kelsey, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, Amsterdam

2016    CAENIS, costume design and sculpture, Directed by Lilleth Glimcher, PACE Gallery, NY, NY

2015    BADrum, costume design, performance piece conceived by Emily Reilly and

            Stephanie Hayes, Soto Clemente Educational Center, New York, NY

Public Collections

2017   Sport Patterns, on display at Chelsea Piers Sports Center, New York, NY

2015   Walk Around The Wall, permanent installation, National Dance Institute, New York, NY

2014   Accordion Suits For Commutes, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

2013   Watch-Coat, on display through 2018 at The Annenberg School of Communications,

           University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2013   For a Dandy, permanent installation, National Dance Institute, New York, NY

2011   Kick, permanent installation, National Dance Institute, New York, NY