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Katherine Bernhardt

SELECTED WORKS BY Katherine Bernhardt

Gold Maillot
Katherine Bernhardt
Gold Maillot


Acrylic on canvas

244 x 183 cm
Katherine Bernhardt�s paintings embody cosmopolitan edginess. Her lush canvases � which themselves pose as the currency of beguiling luxury � incorporate all the fantasy trappings of seduction, decadence and corruption, each charged with sordid soap operatic climax and the command of true-to-type bitches and divas. Looming larger than life, Bernhardt�s demoiselles flaunt exaggerated tales of womanly wiles: a tribe of Amazonian it-girls, goddesses, and super-heroines languishing in the ennui of money, power, and style.
Anna Barrios Pucci Print
Katherine Bernhardt
Anna Barrios Pucci Print


Acrylic on canvas

244 x 183 cm
Approaching painting as a platform for fiction, Bernhardt�s imagined characters are richly contrived portraits encapsulating both the vacuity of media image and the unpredictable response of consumer over-identification. Rendered with the fury of both adulation and envy, Bernhardt�s models emerge as freakish inventions � all Max Factor raccoon eyes, emaciated limbs, and swollen red pouts; troubled beauties relishing both idolisation and abuse.
Lizard Woman
Katherine Bernhardt
Lizard Woman


Acrylic on canvas

183 x 213 cm
Far from illustrating wry caricature, Bernhardt�s wildly expressive style illuminates her own complicit role as spell-bound fan. Her paintings are executed with rarefied passion, conveying urgency, obsession, and a desire to emulate through the act of making. Her engagement with beauty is funny, clumsy, and endearingly humiliating. �Getting it right� fashion dissolves into planes of illusive abstraction as designer bikinis transform into ill-fitting triangles, eye-shadow hovers as lurid circles, and pink terrains of skin drip with melting suggestion of fake tan or plastic surgery rumour. Through her casual formalism, Bernhardt uncovers the true secrets of attraction: a beauty that lies in the pureness of sentiment and basic instinct aesthetic, packaged with the uptown savvy of raw ambition.
Pink Cake
Katherine Bernhardt
Pink Cake


Acrylic on canvas

215 x 304 cm

Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Michael Bauer    Diann Bauer    Dan Bayles    Whitney Bedford    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Eduardo Berliner    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Jean-François Boclé    Shannon Bool    Armand Boua    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Jelena Bulajic    Alida Cervantes    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Alexandre da Cunha    Ana Cvorovic    Dexter Dalwood    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Noémie Goudal    Joanne Greenbaum    Hilary Harnischfeger    Kati Heck    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Diego Mendoza Imbachi    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Ian Kiaer    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Jorge Mayet    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Robert Melee    Aleksandra Mir    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Alejandro Ospina    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Laure Prouvost    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Garth Weiser    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Paula Wilson    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Katherine Bernhardt's BIOGRAPHY

Born in St Louis, Missouri, USA in 1975
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


Forthcoming, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tombouctou 52 Jours, CANADA, New York, NY
Lila Dit Ca , Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
Super Models and Swatch Watches, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Wonder Women, Carbon 12, Dubai

Greeky, Ransom, London, UK
Kate, Giselle, Natalia, Agyness, Simon, Kanye and George, CANADA, New York

Drunken Hot Girls, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris France
Kiss Me Kate, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

La Dolce Vita, Galeria Glance, Torino
Flesh for Fantasy, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
Girls on Film, Cannes
Budapest, The Gellert Hotel, 10:15pm, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna
Winter Special Crazy Fun, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris

Women of the Forest, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto
Where the Spirits Dwell, Galerie Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
96 Degrees in the Shade, CANADA, New York
Out of Africa, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna

Pleasure and Paint,Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna

Team Gallery. New York
Concurrent solo show at Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary

Team Gallery
Concurrent Solo show at Modern Culture at The Gershwin Hotel, New York

Team Gallery, New York


Quick While Still Hot, Heist Gallery, New York, NY
Haute Romantics, Verge Gallery and Studio Project, Sacramento, CA
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future, Rome, Italy
Spaced Out / On Time, CANADA, New York, NY
Teasers and Pleasers, Galerie Kussseneers, Antwerp, Belgium
The Multifaceted Female, Barat Foundation, Newark, NJ
Brooklyn Queens, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn NY
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Marilyn Monroe, Städtische Galerie, Schloss Meersberg, Germany
Hard Soft, National Arts Club, New York, NY
Glam Shackle & Spice, Gallery SATORI, New York, NY
Quick While Still, curate by Kadar Brock, Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan

Ice Cream Show, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
ambivalent figuration; people, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Deadliest Catch: Hamptons, curated by Michael Sellinger, Southampton, NY

Prelude, Julie Chae Gallery, Boston, MA
Someday Never Comes, Zeiher Smith, New York, NY
Wu-Tang / googolplex, curated by Darren Bader, GBE @ Passerby, New York
Group Show curated by Eddie Martinez, Zeiher Smith, New York M*A*S*H, curated by Amy Smith Stewart and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The Helena, New York, NY

Group Show curated by Jason Duvall, Kathleen Cullen, New York, NY
The Galleries Show, Extra City Center for
Contemporary Art, Antwerp
Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
(Cana) Rico ?, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Men, curated by Ellen Altfest, I-20 Gallery, New York
Paint, Power, Triangles and Selections from My Wardrobe", Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
Frisky Flaming Hot, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita
Group Show, Salon 94, curated by Bronwyn Keenan in conjunction with Bono and Fashion Week, New York
In Search of Love & Fire", David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami

Hello Sunday, curated by Holly Coulis, SixtySeven, New York
The Early Show, curated by The General Store, White Columns, New York
Manhattan, curated by Carol Lee, 100 Lafayette, New York
Monster Painting McClain Gallery, Houston
Sitting, Standing, Reclining II” Modern Culture Gallery, New York
Honeymoon with Romeo, Groeflin Maag
Galerie, Basel
Midway Contemporary, ST Paul
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York
and Wallace Whitney

4 Color Pen Show, General Store, Milwaukee
Postcards From The Edge, Visual Aids Benefit, Brent Sikkema, New York
The 4 color pen show, General Store, Milwaukee
General Store Rocks, High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree
Rock, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica
Slice and Dice, SVA museum, New York
Beginning Here 101 Ways”, SVA Museum, New York
Under the Sun, Greener Pastures, Toronto
Voo Doo Shit Hales Gallery, London
Heavenly Creatures, Saltzburg
Beat the Reaper, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
Drunk VS. Stoned, Gavin Browns’ Passerby, New Yor
Bad Touch V.5 Tampa

Girls Gone Wild, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery New York(organized by
Katherine Bernhardt and Bronwyn Keenan)
The Larger Room, Mari Eastman Apt, Los Angeles
Bad Touch V.4, Keith Talent Gallery, London
Slacker Art, Unfinished on Purpose, Greener Pastures, Toronto

Bad Touch, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago
Ecstasy Falls, Paris
Stirring the Turd, Lump Gallery, Raleigh
Art New York, Kunstraume Auf Zeit, Linz
Brush, Enders Projects, Frankfurt
Painting, ATM Gallery
Burst, Team Gallery
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery
Snapshot, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Perfunctory, Team Gallery, New York

Electraslip Knife, Chicago
Snapshot, Baltimore Contemporary Museum
Tectonic, La Panaderia, Mexico City

Love, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York
Forever is a Hell of A Long Time, Bronwyn Keenen Gallery, New York

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