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Penn State Alumna Judith Bernstein Solo Exhibition in NYC

Judith Bernstein THE VOYEURS 84” by 84” oil/canvas 2015

A New York Times review declares SoVA alumna Judith Bernstein's, latest creations are "her best work yet." The works were recently featured in a solo exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery, NYC.

In a recent Artnews review, Barbara Pollack said of the show: "These works, like The Voyeurs, painted in bright orange against a pale blue background punctuated with fluorescent polka dots, defy convention and are timelessly powerful. Bernstein’s long wait for her current success has not dulled her talent or ambition in any way." Click here to view the complete Artnews review.

In the late '60s and early '70s Bernstein was a revolutionary heroine to many male and female feminists. She has created expressive drawings that boldly critique machismo, militarism, and gender dynamics for more than 40 years. She was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery (the first gallery devoted to showing female artists) and an early member of many art and activist organizations, including Guerrilla Girls, Art Workers' Coalition, and Fight Censorship. Her solo exhibition Hard appeared at the New Museum in New York City in 2012. Bernstein, who  received a B.S. (1963) and M.S. (1964) in Art Education from Penn State, won an Arts and Architecture Alumni Award in 2011.

Photo Caption: Judith Bernstein THE VOYEURS 84” by 84” oil/canvas 2015
Photo courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery