Roles in Archive: Artist, Speaker
Judith Bernstein was born in 1942 in Newark, NJ, and has lived and worked in New York City since 1967, after she received her MFA from Yale University School of Art. For over forty years, Bernstein has been creating expressive drawings and paintings that boldly critique the underlying psychological connection between warfare and sexual aggression. Bernstein was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery (the first gallery devoted to showing female artists) where she had her first solo exhibition in 1973. She was an early member of many art and activist organizations including Guerrilla Girls, Art Workers’ Coalition, and Fight Censorship. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions at Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York (2008), The Box, Los Angeles (2009 and 2011), and Alex Zachary, New York (2010). Her work has been included in group exhibitions, such as “The Comfort of Strangers” as part of “Greater New York” at MoMA P.S.1, New York (2010), “The Last Newspaper” at the New Museum, New York (2010), and “The Historical Box” at Hauser & Wirth, Zurich (2011) and London (2012). Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Jewish Museum, New York, and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.