julie chae projects
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Inspired by African-American, Afro-Caribbean and African culture in addition to primitivist movements in 20th century western art, Katherine Bernhardt presents fierce, drippy and messy interpretations of supermodel fashion spreads from high fashion magazines. Several of her large paintings were recently acquired by the Saatchi Collection, and Bernhardt has exhibited in solo shows in galleries in London, Stockholm, Torino, Gstaad, Cannes, Vienna, Paris, Toronto, San Juan/Puerto Rico and New York, and in group shows all over the world. Bernhardt published a book with Picturebox Books in 2008.


2000, MFA School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

1998, BFA The School of The Art Institute of Chicago


"Greeky," Ransom Gallery, London, UK
"kate, giselle, simon, kanye and george," CANADA, New York

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

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

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

“Pleasure and Paint,” Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

Team Gallery, New York, NY
Concurrent solo show at Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary

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

Team Gallery, New York, NY


"ambivalent figuration," Samson Projects, Boston
"The Ice Cream Show," Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
"Deadliest Catch," curated by Michael Sellinger, Southampton, NY

"Prelude," Julie Chae Gallery, Boston
"Someday Never Comes," Zieher Smith, New York
"Wu-Tang/googolplex," curated by Darren Bader, GBE@Passerby, New York
"MASH," curated by Amy Smith Stewart and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, The Helena, New York
Group Show curated by Eddie Martinez, Zeiher Smith, New York
Group Show curated by Jason Duvall, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, New York

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

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

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

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

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

“Perfunctory” Team Gallery, New York

“Electraslip Knife” Chicago, IL
“Snapshot” Baltimore Contemporary Museum, Md.
“Tectonic” La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

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

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


Smith, Roberta, “Chelsea is a Battlefield: Galleries Muster Groups,” New York Times, July 28
Modern Painters, “Katherine Bernhardt: Winter Special Crazy Fun,” May (p. 119 illus.)
Fisher, Sandra, “The Idea of Beauty,” Vernis, pp. 72 – 74 (illus.)
Maine, Stephen, “Down East,” Art in America, May, p. 65
Mendelsohn, Adam, “Primal Scream,“ whitewall, Second Issue, Summer, pp. 127 – 135 (illus.)
Hornung, Peter Michael,“Ny amerikansk kunst hos Wilson,” Politiken March 17
Scavenius, Bente, “Ny international kunst på de unge gallerier,” Børsen, March 31
Ross, Trine, “Afrevne lemmer og totempæle,” Politiken, March 24

“Art in Review: New York’s Finest,” Roberta Smith, New York Times, February 11
"Amina Benefit at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise," ARTNET, January
“art,” Betty Ann Jordan, TORONTO LIFE, January
“Eye Candy: Katherine Bernhardt,” DAVID BALZER, EYE MAGAZINE, January

“Drawing Conclusions,” Lennie Bennett, St Petersburg’s Times Floridian, September 5
“Eat The Top Lip First,” Dana Schutz’s “Installation” in Modern Painters Magazine, Autumn Edition
“Grace VS. Grunge,” Charlie Finch, artnet.com

“Cover Girls,” Visual Arts Briefs, January 6
“Girls Gone Wild,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times, July 4
“Miss Sixty,” Paper Magazine, April
“The Art of Jeans, Miss Sixty Gets Creative,” Jeannette Park, Fashion Wire Daily, January 29
“Culturing Shoppers,” Melissa de la Cruz, Daily News, February 13
“Art Hits Miss Sixty,” Artnet, February 19

“Art Contemp,” e.M@le, NO.31, November
“Ecstasy Falls,” Le Monde, November
“Flash Art Agenda: Paris: Ecstasy Falls,” Flash Art, December
“The Fast and the Furious,” Dan Halm, Visual Arts Journal, Summer Issue
“Changing Landscapes,” Jeff Daniel, The St Louis Post Dispatch, April 28

"Katherine Bernhardt," Shout Magazine, December
“Something Wild," Jerry Saltz, The Village Voice, December
"Katherine Bernhardt," The New Yorker, December
“Perfunctory @Team,” Flash Art International, October
"Katherine Bernhardt," NyArts, International Edition, Vol. 6

“Chelsea Gallery Tour,” ART International, Fall
“Electraslip Knife,” Lori Waxman, New Art Examiner, November
“Electraslip Knife,” New City Chicago, July 6

“Mood Swings,” Jerry Saltz, The Village voice, July