Stephanie Bernheim

Born in New York, NY

Artist Statement


To take a picture is no big deal, to take one with your mobile phone is the ordinary squared. The phone has become the most basic component of its composite self now outfitted with cameras, programs, tools and Internet. I am trying to tease out the ambiguous space of these technologies and their capacity to create pictures wholly their own. My Palm Pilot camera/phone captures traces of travel, architecture and other ordinary moments. They slip easily between familiar textures of the photographic and the associative. Like picking up the phone when someone has mistakenly dialed your number we hear only fragments, a sense of time and mood. 

With a limited ability to vary line size and color, I draw on photographs using a basic ”draw on” program in my Palm Pilot. The applied marks are strings of pixels that create a charged surface and constant changes in scale. Sometimes the marks annihilate the photograph; other times, they serve as a passage into it. After drawing on the photograph in the 2 x 2 inch camera screen, I send the image through Internet from phone to home which seems to blur the lines between human subjectivity and technological objectivity.




2017 Upcoming, Andre Zarre Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Dislocations / New Work, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

2013 Recent Work, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

2011 Palm Project, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Upstate Projects / Pine Plains Vinyl, Part II, Art Resources

Transfer, Inc., NYC

Upstate Projects / Tower of Tires, Part I, Art Resources

Transfer, Inc., NYC

2002 Susbiers Online, Art Resources Transfer, NYC,

2001 Blue Meanie and Rose Culture, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

1997 Pine Plains Paintings, Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, NYC

1995 Derivatives, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1994 In the Bag, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art,

Wilmington, DE

Hinterglasmalarei, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1993 Color Wars, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1992 Stealths & Silos, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1990 Houses for Hereafter, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1989 Material Message, Mary Delahoyd Gallery, NYC

1983–4 New Work, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NYC

1981 Material Painting, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY

1980 New Paintings, Sarah Institute, NYC





2017 Alumni Art Show, Heimbold Visual Arts Center, curated by Conrad Vogel,

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2015 Recently Acquired Work, Princeton University Art Museum,

Princeton, NJ

2014 40th Anniversary Exhibition 1974–2014, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

2012 Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction, The Arts Club

of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Alumni Art Exhibit, Heimbold Visual Arts Center,

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

2010 Wish You Were Here 9, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Bau Institute Limited Edition Prints 2010, Otranto Residency

Fellows, master printmaker, Katy Martin, auction, NYC

2009 Wish You Were Here 8, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008 A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show, Part II, Brooklyn, NY

Generations 6, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Women’s Art NYC History ’08, Puck Building, NYC

2006–7 Contrappunto, Bau Institute Gallery, Richard Sena Projects,

Hudson, NY

2006 Artwalk, Hudson, NY

2005 Artists of Ancram, Columbia County Council on the Arts,

Hudson, NY

Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2004 Tower of Tires, Friends of Hudson, Hudson NY

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Spring Auction, NYC

Sketches, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Generations.o4, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2003 Artwalk, Art in General, NYC

Radical Approaches to Restoring the Earth, EcoArt, Beacon, NY

Scent, The Proposition, NYC

2001 Spontaneous Synthesis, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

Abstraction II, New York Studio School, NYC

Works on Paper, Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC


2000 Generations 11: A Survey of Women Artists at the Millennieum,

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Turning Points, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1998 Absolut Secret, McKee Gallery, McKee Gallery, NYC

Blue Horizon: George & Angie Laudon Collection,

Clerkenwell Brewery, London, England

1998 25 Years of A.I.R., Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY

1997 Stealth Project–Women Printmakers, Milwaukee Art Museum,

Milwaukee, WI

Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1996 Womens Work, Arsenal Gallery, Department of Parks &

Recreation Central Park, NYC

Large, Larger, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Eleven @ A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1997 OIA Benefit, NYC

1995 Works on Paper, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

Americana, Tricia Collins – Grand Salon, NYC

8 @ A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1993–4 The View from the Bed, International Museum of Surgical

Science, Chicago, IL

1993 On The Way Home, Artist and Homeless Collaborative

Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Henry Street Settlement, NYC

1992 CAC Experimental Printmaking and Photography, Contemporary

Artists Center Gallery, Curated by Diane Brown, Thomas

Krens, Linda Shearer, Joseph Thompson, North Adams, MA

150 x 150 = Art, O.I.A., Rosa Esman Gallery, NYC

Choice, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1991 Burning in Hell, Franklin Furnace, NYC

Ticket = Art, O.I.A., M-13 Gallery, NYC

Contemporary Sensibilities, Cie. Moderne et Contemporaine,

Paris, France

What We Need; What We Want, Artist and Homeless

Collaborative Exhibition, Goddard and Riverside

Community Center, NYC

10 @ A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1990 Black Listed / Whitewashed / Red Handed, Soho 20, NYC

Primal Forces, Sharon Patton, Curator, National Exhibit:

Women’s Caucus for Art, Cooper Union, NYC

1989 Small Works Show, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1988 With Humanity, Mary Delahoyd Gallery, NYC

Underknown in New York II: Hunter Faculty Select, The

Bertha and Karl Leubdof Art Gallery, Hunter College, NYC

1987 The Disquiet Landscape, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NYC

1986 La Genie de la Bastille, Marielle Tabart Space, Paris, France

Summer / Fall, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NYC

1985 Artist’s Call, Peter Fend Space, NYC

1984 End of the Rainbow, (traveling exhibition), Sister’s of Survival,

L.A., CA & Franklin Furnace, NYC

Heresies Collective Invitational Benefit, Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC

1983 The Fertility Imperative, Eugenia Cucalon Gallery, NYC

1982 Dore Ashton Selects, Women in the Arts Foundation,

Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NYC

1981 Heresies Collective Invitational Benefit, Grey Art Gallery, NYC

1980 Summer News, Droll/Kolbert Gallery, NYC

1979 Exchanges I, Henry Street Settlement, Louise Abrons Art

for Living Center, NYC

Artists of the 70’s, Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Canaan, CT





Kara L. Rooney, “Stephanie Bernheim: From Paint to Pixels,” Monograph,

FOLIART Publishers: London/New York/Brussels, 2017

Anne Rorimer, “Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstractions,” Catalogue

The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2012

The Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc, Catalogue,

Golden Artists Colors Gallery, New Berlin, NY, September, 2000


Steve Mumford, “Pine Plains Paintings,” The Country, Pine Plains, NY,

April, 1997

Steve Mumford, “Pine Plains Paintings,” Catalogue, Tricia Collins –

Grand Salon, NYC, 1997

Reagan Upshaw, “Stephanie Bernheim at A.I.R.”, Art in America,

October, 1994

Raphael Rubinstein, “From End To Beginning,” Catalogue,

“Hinterglasmalerei”, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, 1994

Mark Swartz, “The View from the Bed”, Reader, Chicago, IL,

December 17, 1993

George Preston, “Contemporary Sensibilities,” Catalogue, Cie. Moderne et

Contemporaine, Paris, France, 1991

Joseph Ruzicka, “Stephanie Bernheim at A.I.R Gallery,” Art in America,

September, 1991

Mary Delahoyd, “Stephanie Bernheim – Material Message,” Catalogue,

Mary Delahoyd Gallery, NYC, 1989

Kay Larson, “Talkin’ Bout My Generation,” Voice, June 23, 1980

John Perrault, “Old Wine New Bottles…,” The Soho News, June 18, 1980

Peter Frank, “Rates of Exchange,” Voice, June 8, 1979

William Zimmer, “Artists Only,” The Soho News, May 31, 1979

Lucy Lippard, “Exchanges I,” Catalogue, Henry Street Settlement, Louise

Abron Arts for Living Center, NYC, 1979





The Art Museum at Princeton, Princeton, NJ

The Cincinnati Museum, Book Collection, Cincinnati, OH

Franklin Furnace, New York, NY

The Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY

Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

Cinema 5, Ltd., New York, NY

Grania Gurievitch Brolin, Watermill, NY

Peggy and Richard Danziger, New York, NY

Dale Coudert, New York, NY

John O’Donnell Company, New York, NY

John B.Elliot, New York, NY

Ambassador and Mrs Charles Heimbold of the US to Sweden

Amanda Deitsch Hochman, London, England

Jan Holloway, San Francisco, CA

I.B.M., Sommers, NY

Ambassador and Mrs. Adriaan Jacobvitz de Szegred of the Netherlands,

The Hague, Holland

Mark Kingdon and Anla Cheng, New York, NY

Michael Kritchman, San Diego, CA

Estee Lauder Corporation, New York, NY

George E. Loudon, London, England

Sidney Lewis Collection, Richmond, VA

Amanda Martocchio, AIA, New York, NY

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., Boston, MA

Sam Merrin, New York, NY

Hans Bertram-Nothnagel, Debevoise Plimpton, New York, NY

Fred Sandback, New York, NY

Jerry I. Speyer, Tishman Speyer, New York, NY

Marielle Tabart, Paris, France

Sally Deitsch Wilson-Young, Hampshire, England





2012 Palm Project, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008 Material A.I.R: Substance & Process, A.I.R. / NYU Panel:

Stephanie Bernheim, Lizy Dastin, Daria Dorosh,

David Revere McFadden, Kathleen Wentrack,

Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Otranto Artist Residency, Otranto, Italy

1998 Visiting Artist, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Slide Lecture, Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY

Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1997 Panel, Women and Abstraction, Stephanie Bernheim,

Marcia Hafif, Rebecca Quaytman, Elke Soloman

and Lilly Wei, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1996 Studio Tour, Friends of The Art Museum of Princeton

University, New York, NY

1993 Panel, Alternative Spaces, Stephanie Bernheim (A.I.R. Gallery),

Holly Block (Art In General), Barbara Grossman

(Prince Street Gallery), and Jacqueline Lima (BIWA),

New York Studio School, New York, NY

1991 Panel, “Who Cares About Feminism? – Art and Politics

in the Nineties,” Organized by Stephanie Bernheim and

Elizabeth Munro Smith, Panelists: Dore Ashton,

Joyce Kozloff, Eleanor Munro, Barbara Zucker,

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY




M.A., New York University, New York, NY

Studied with Milton Resnick and Ad Reinhardt,

Hunter College, NYC

NDEA Fellowship, 1966, New York University, New York, NY

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY