Katherine Bernhardt (born 1975; Clayton, Missouri) is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York.
Over the past decade Bernhardt has focused on painting all sorts of pop culture icons (e.g. Darth Vader, R2D2, Garfield, the Smurfs, E.T., the Pink Panther, etc.) as well as objects of more quotidian pop culture (such as cigarettes, toilet paper, NYC metro passes, plantains, sharks, watermelons, tennis shoes, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Scotch Tape, ice cream, pizza, etc.).
Katherine Bernhardt holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Bernhardt has exhibited extensively in New York and abroad at venues and institutions such as Canada, NY, NY; MATE, Lima, Peru; Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium; Lever House, NY, NY; Carl Freedman Gallery, London, UK; and Venus Over Manhattan, NY, NY. In 2016 Bernhardt was included in Manifesta 11, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art in Zurich, Switzerland.
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