Katherine Bernhardt (born 1975; Clayton, Missouri) is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York.
In the last ten years, Bernhardt has focused on painting all kinds of icons of pop culture (e.g. Darth Vader, R2D2, Garfield, The Smurfs, E.T, the Pink Panther, etc.) as well as objects of more everyday pop culture (such as cigarettes, toilet paper, NYC Metro passes, plantains, sharks, watermelons, tennis shoes, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Scotch Tape, ice cream, pizza, etc.).
In November 2019, Katherine Bernhardt was nominated for the New York Artwalk, a citywide charity event for the homeless.
Katherine Bernhardt has also been involved in numerous collaborations in the art and fashion industry, such as W-Magazine, Chanel, and Miss Sixty.
The paintings of Katherine Bernhardt can fetch as much as $80,000. The so far record was achieved for PLANTAINS, BANANAS & TOILET PAPER (2015) at Sotheby’s in 2018, just over double its high estimate.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2020 DONE WITH XANAX, Canada, New York, NY
2019 Big in Japan, NANZUKA, Tokyo, Japan
Garfield on Scotch Tape, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
GOLD, Art OMI, New York, NY
2018 Watermelon World, Mario Testino Museum (MATE), Lima, Peru
GREEN, CANADA, New York, NY
2017 Swatches, Karma, Amagansett, NY
Mural, Project Wall, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Focus: Katherine Bernhardt, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Concrete Jungle Jungle Love, Lever House Art Collection, New York, NY
2016 Product Recall: New Pattern Paintings, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Strawberry Banana Power Smoothie, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK
Pablo and Efrain, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
Fruit Salad, Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Doritos and Diet Coke, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Stupid, Crazy, Ridiculous, Funny Patterns, CANADA, NY, New York
2013 Watermelon, Smiley Faces, Ice Cream, Popsicles, Avocado and Sun, Roberto Paradise, San Juan Puerto Rico
Holiday Services, Katherine Bernhardt and Youssef Jdia, The Hole, NYC, NY
2012 Nomad, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
2011 Rites of Spring Passage, Carbon 12, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2010 Hot Pop Time Machine, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
— Alberto de la Cruz Foundation, Tao Baja, Puerto Rico
— Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT, USA
— Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
— Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT, USA
— High Museum, Atlanta, GA, USA
— Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, USA
— Mohammad and Mahera Abu Ghazaleh Foundation, Amman, Jordan
— Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, USA
— Rubell Collection, Miami, FL, USA
— San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
— Sandretto Foundation, Torino, Italy