About

 

Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1975, Beth Bernhardt has lived and worked in France for the past seventeen years. After earning degrees from Yale University and Boston University she moved to  Jerusalem where she spent a year as artist in residence at the Jerusalem Studio School. The sharp contrasts and brilliant contours of the desert light shifted her attention to the landscape where her focus has rested ever since. She subsequently moved to France where she established her studio in Lyon for a few years before moving to Paris for a decade.  Recently she settled in Nantes with her family and began painting the surrounding Loire Valley and Atlantic coast. Landscape has remained the center of her work, seeking to capture form and light and achieving a painterly description of place. She has exhibited widely, participating in various group exhibitions throughout the United States and Israel, and in France has had solo exhibitions at the Ile de Versailles in Nantes and the Nabokov Gallery in Paris. Her paintings and prints are held in various private collections worldwide.

Interview on Painting Perceptions: www.paintingperceptions.com/beth_bernhardt

 Paysage, Chateaurenard

Paysage, Chateaurenard

EDUCATION

Boston University, M.F.A. Painting 1999  
Yale University, B.A. Fine Arts 1997  
 
Continuing Education
2016    Artist Residency, Civita Castellana (also in 2015 and 2014)
2003    Two month residency program, International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy  
1996    Two month residency program, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY  
1995    One month residency program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Paysages en Pays de la Loire, Maison de L’Erdre, Île de Versailles, Nantes
2014    Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France
2011    Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2007    Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2005    The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Gallery at the Gordon Center for Performing         Arts, Baltimore, MD  
2004    Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2001    Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD  
1993    Borders, Baltimore, MD


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Edition No.25 du Petit Marché de l’Art, Galerie Le Rayon Verte, Nantes, France
2017    La Ligne, le trait, un point c’est tout, Galerie Le 56, Nantes, France
2012    Gallery Artists, Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France
2010    Gallery Artists, Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2008    Gallery Artists, Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2006    Benefit for the Jerusalem Studio School, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY  
2004    In Progress, Artspace, Jerusalem, Israel  
2004    Gallery Artists, Nabokov Gallery, Paris, France  
2003    Facing the Real, curated by Amitai Mendelsohn, The Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel  
2002    Gallery Artists, Fleckenstein Gallery, Baltimore, MD  
2000    Young Talent Exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT  
1999    100x100_, Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA  
1999    Young Masters, Glass Mountain Gallery, Bantam, CT  
1999    The 1999 National Competition, curated by Graham Nickson, First Street Gallery, New         York, NY  
1999    MFA Thesis Exhibition_, Fuller Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA  
1998    The 1998 National Juried Exhibition_, curated by John Walker, Bowery Gallery, New York,     NY  
1997    Senior Thesis Exhibition, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT  
1996    Chautauqua Institution Gallery, Chautauqua, New York  
1993    Maryland Artist Equity Foundation Finalists, World Trade Center, Baltomore, MD

 
FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS

2000    Fig Tree Foundation Fellowship: Yearlong residency at the Jerusalem Studio             School, Israel  
1999    Dean’s Scholarship, Boston University (also in 1998)  
1999    Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University (also in 1997 and 1998)
1996    Richter Summer Traveling Fellowship, Yale University  
1993    Frances Hook Foundation Scholarship  
1993    Conway Proetz Awardee, Washington University (declined)  
1992    Maryland Distinguished Scholar in the Arts  


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
2006    Visiting Instructor, Jerusalem Studio School Landscape painting marathon
        (Also in 2003, 2004, and 2005)  
2003    Guest Lecturer, Jerusalem Studio School, Israel  
2000    Artist in Residence, Jerusalem Studio School, Israel  
2000    Juror, Maryland Artist Equity Foundation, Baltimore, MD  
1999    Teaching Assistant, Boston University, Boston, MA  (also in 1997 and 1998)