BORN IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 1942
CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Since graduating from Yale in 1967, Judith Bernstein has developed a reputation as one of the most unwaveringly provocative artists of her generation. Steadfast in her cultural, political and social critique for over 50 years, Bernstein surged into art world prominence in the early 1970s with her monumental charcoal drawings of penis-screw hybrids; early incarnations of which were exhibited at AIR Gallery; Brooks Jackson Iolas Gallery, New York; Brooklyn Museum; and MoMA P.S. 1, among other institutions.
In October 2017, Bernstein opened a solo exhibition at The Drawing Center in New York. Commissioned specifically for the exhibition, Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors focuses on a diverse series of new works on paper realized during the aftermath of Donald J. Trump being elected president in January 2017.