Katherine Bernhardt


b. 1975, St. Louis, MI, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn

Based in Brooklyn, Katherine Bernhardt’s proximity to New York City’s iconic consumerist landscape manifests itself in her vibrant and humorous paintings. From her earlier works (in her ‘model’ series, Bernhardt’s female subjects become sickly-­‐‑sweet objects of consumption), to her more recent pieces, Bernhardt asks questions about the role of commercial iconography in modern society. The artist’s unusual groupings of objects cause individual artefacts to lose their meaning or purpose – symbolic, it seems, of the deafening effects of mass marketing. Rendered with youthful quickness, Bernhardt’s works convey the joy of artistry – a technique that forms a sinister contrast with this sobering insight into our mass consumption.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Sneakers, 2015 Acrylic on paper 45.72 x 60.96 cm | 18 x 24 in
Rubix Cubes, Toilet Paper, and Toucans, 2016 Acrylic and spry paint on canvas 182.9 x 152.4 cm | 72 x 60 in
Untitled, 2016 Acrylic on paper 61 x 45,7 cm / 24 x 18 in
Untitled, 2016 Acrylic and spray on canvas 30,5 x 91,4 cm / 12 x 36 in
Sneakers and cigarettes, 2015 Acrylic on paper 45,7 x 61 cm / 12 x 36 in