Katherine Bernhardt

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About the Author

Katherine Bernhardt (b. 1975) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2000. In 2018, the solo exhibition Katherine Bernhardt: Watermelon World was on view at the Mario Testino Museum (MATE) in Lima, Peru. The previous year, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, presented FOCUS: Katherine Bernhardt. Also in 2017, the artist painted a sixty-foot-long mural titled XXL Superflat Pancake for the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum. Her work has been included in significant group exhibitions, such as We Fight to Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, at the Jewish Museum, New York (2020), and NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Museum, Miami, which traveled to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (2015-2017).

Dan Nadel is curator-at-large for the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, and a contributor to the New York Review of Books and Artforum. Nadel's books and exhibitions include Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence 1945-1976 (2020), Chicago Comics, 1960s to Now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2021), and the forthcoming biography of Robert Crumb (Scribner, 2024). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


The artist's raucous compositions read more like butt-dialed emojigrams...Bernhardt's lexicon indulges a pronounced nostalgia for the Day-Glo disposables of the late 1980s and early 90s-- curly-corded telephones, Sharpies, Rubiks Cubes, ChapStick tubes, Pac-Man, Papa Smurf...This rollicking volume supplements more than one hundred pattern paintings.--Kate Sutton "Bookforum"
Bernhardt's super-optical fabulous-monsters ... shattered one of the last taboos of women's art: to paint messy, expressionistic, garish things.--Jerry Saltz "Vulture"