Judith Bernstein


Born in Newark, New Jersey, 1942.

Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1963; M.S., 1964.
Yale University, School of Art, B.F.A.; M.F.A., 1967.

Lives in New York City.


The Drawing Center, NYC, NY. Cabinet of Horrors.
The Box, Los Angeles, California. Cock in the Box.

Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. DICKS OF DEATH.
Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway.

Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Karma International Zurich Booth. Feature: Judith Bernstein.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Voyeur.
Freddy, Baltimore, Maryland.

Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NYC, NY.
Studio Voltaire, London, England. Judith Bernstein: Rising.
Karma International, Zurich, Switzerland.

The Box, Los Angeles, California. Judith Bernstein: BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE, 18 New Paintings.


Frieze, London, England. Frame: Judith Bernstein.
The Box, Los Angeles, California. Judith Bernstein: Fuck Vietnam, 1966-2011.

Alex Zachary Gallery, NYC, NY.

The Box, Los Angeles, California.

Mitchell Algus Gallery, NYC, NY. Judith Bernstein: Signature and Phallic Drawings, 1966-2008.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY.

Brooks Jackson Iolas Gallery, NYC, NY.

State University of New York at Stony Brook Gallery, Stony Brook, New York.

University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, Colorado. Judith Bernstein: Drawing 1966-1976.

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY.


Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China. Trip of the Tongue.
Venus Over Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. CUNT.
Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum, Derneburg, Germany. Für Barbara.
Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, England. Adult Swim.
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria. WOMAN: Feminist Avantgarde of the 1970s from the Sammlung Verbund Collection.
Karma International, Los Angeles, California. Hot Mess.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NYC, NY. We Need To Talk….
Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium. Man Alive!

Touchstones Rochdale, Rochdale, England. The Napoleone Collection.
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. From the Collection.
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland. 20 - An Exhibition in Three Acts.
The Photographer's Gallery, London, England. Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the Verbund Collection.
Maccarone Gallery, NYC, NY. Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women.
Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria. Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection.

Benaki Museum (with DESTE Foundation), Athens, Greece. Ametria.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. America Is Hard To See.
Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany. Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age.
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland. Toys Redux – On Play and Critique.
Frieze New York, NYC, NY, The Box Booth.
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC, NY. Flames on the Side of My Face.

Gimpel Fils, London, England. The White Hotel.
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Praxis.

Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England. Keep Your Timber Limber (Works on Paper).
Zach Feuer Gallery, NYC, NY. Jew York.
Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, Belgium. A Top-Hat, a Monocle, and a Butterfly.
Palmer Museum, The Pennsylvania State University, State University, Pennsylvania. Uncanny Congruences.

The Box, Los Angeles, California. Painting.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Sinister Pop.
Hauser & Wirth, London, England. The Historical Box.
Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland. The Historical Box.

Algus Greenspon, NYC, NY. Invitation to the Voyage.
Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy. X.
New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, NY. After Hours: Murals on the Bowery.

New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, NY. The Last Newspaper.

Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York. Making it Together: Women’s Collaborative Art + Community.
Werkstätte Gallery, NYC, NY. A.I.R. Gallery Retrospective: 1972-1979.
Solo Impression Inc., NYC, NY. A.I.R. Print Show: Founding Members’ Portfolio.
Solo Impression Inc., NYC, NY. Judith Bernstein Comedy Night.
A.I.R. Gallery and A.I.R. Archives at Tracey/Barry Gallery at New York University, NYC, NY. A.I.R. History Exhibition: 1972-2008.
Dinter Fine Art Gallery, NYC, NY. How to Cook a Wolf: Part One.

American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC. Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators.
Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Women’s Work: Homage to Feminist Art.

Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Denver, Colorado. Upstairs and Matriarchs: Jewish Women Artists and the Transformation of American Art.
Asian Arts Center, NYC, NY. Eviction.

Mitchell Algus Gallery, NYC, NY. The ‘F’ Word/Sex and Feminism.

Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin, Germany. Funky Fall Line.
Chelsea Art Museum, NYC, NY. Funky Fall Line.

Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York. Personal & Political: Women’s Art Movement, 1969-1975.

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York. End Papers: 1890-1900 and 1900-2000.

Kingsborough College Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. A.I.R. 25th Anniversary Show.
The Museum of Modern Art, The New School, and Apex Gallery, NYC, NY. Not For Sale: Feminism and Art in the USA during the 1970s.
David Mc Kee Gallery, NYC, NY. Absolute Secret: New York Studio School Benefit.

A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY. Generations.
Purchase College Gallery, Purchase, New York. Exhibition.

UCLA Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California. Sexual Politics: Rewriting History.

David Zwirner Gallery, NYC, NY. Coming to Power.
24 Hours for Life Gallery, NYC, NY. Phallic Symbols: Images in Contemporary Art.

Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska. Seeing Red, White and Blue – Censored in the USA.
Graham Modern Gallery, NYC, NY. Man Revealed.
CU Art Galleries, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. 20th Anniversary of the Visiting Artist Program.

United States Information Agency, Washington, DC. U.S.I.A. Traveling Exhibition.

Hillwood Art Museum, Greenvale, New York. 100 Drawings by Women.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. 100 Drawings by Women.

Hillwood Art Museum, Greenvale, New York. Drawing in Situ.

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Facets: Acconci, Bernstein, Feuerman, Glantzman, Lankton, Wegman.
Kenkeleba Gallery. NYC, NY. The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: The Lower East Side, 1948-1970.

Franklin Furnace, NYC, NY. Carnival Knowledge.
Plexus Gallery, NYC, NY. Group.
Art Galaxy Gallery, NYC, NY. Artist Call.
Quando Gallery, NYC, NY. Women Out Front.

Associated American Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. New Work in Black and White.

Kyoto International Art Center, Kyoto, Japan. International Impact Art Festival.

P.S.1, Long Island City, New York. The Great Big Drawing Show.
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands. Contemporary Art.

Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NYC, NY. Women Artists ‘78.
Nobe Gallery, NYC, NY. Solo/Solodkin Press.
P.S.1, Long Island City, New York. A.I.R. Five Year Retrospective.
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. Venerezia-Revenice, Titan’s Forbidden Fruit.

The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio. Contemporary Figuration.
Ohio State University Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Contemporary Figuration.
26 Federal Plaza, NYC, NY. Organization of Independent Artists.
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Five Invited.
Witkin Gallery, NYC, NY. Carol Bellamy Art Auction.
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. Contemporary Women: Consciousness and Content.

Center of Art and Communication, Antwerp, Belgium. International Open Encounter on Video.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Caracas, Venezuela. International Open Encounter on Video.

Centro de Arte y Comunicacion, Buenos Aires, Argentina. International Open Encounter on Video.
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy. International Open Encounter on Video.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York. The Year of the Woman.
Galerie Gerald Piltzer, Paris, France. 5 Americaines à Paris.

Hundred Acres Gallery, NYC, NY. 63 Artists’ Objects.
A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY. 10-10-10.

Allan Stone Gallery, NYC, NY. Erotica.

Henry Gallery, Seattle, Washington. Survivors 1972.
A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY. A.I.R. Invites 20 Artists.

St. Mark’s on the Bowery, NYC, NY. He Show.
A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, NY. Five at A.I.R.

Judson Church, NYC, NY. People’s Flag Show.

Lunds Konsthalle, Lund, Sweden. First International Exhibition of Erotic Art.


Farago, Jason, and Sophie Haigney, Fixing the Met: Art Fans Speak, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 16 July 2017, pp. C1, C16-C17.

Bernstein, Judith, Dicks at War, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 15 April 2017.

Griffin, Jonathan, Judith Bernstein: Cock in the Box, ART REVIEW, April 2017, p. 121.

Tarasoff, Sabrina, Judith Bernstein's "Cock in the Box", ART AGENDA, 15 March 2017.

Evans, Dayna, 12 Female Curators and Gallerists on Their Favorite Female Artists, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, 15 March 2017.

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Judith Bernstein: Cock in the Box, ART AND CAKE, 10 March 2017.

Pollack, Barbara, You've Gotta See This!, ARTNEWS, March 2017, pp. 72-77.

Gotthardt, Alexxa, Judith Bernstein's Penis Paintings Stick It to the Man, ARTSY.NET, 18 January 2017.

Staff, JUDITH BERNSTEIN: One Dick at a Time, 032C MAGAZINE, Winter 2016/2017, pp. 279-280.

Micchelli, Thomas, The Pursuit of Art, 2016, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 31 December 2016.

Staff, Best of 2016: The Artists' Artists/Gina Beavers, ARTFORUM, December 2016, p. 96.

Hinrichsen, Jens, "Cockman kommt immer nach oben", MONOPOL MAGAZINE, 24 October 2016.

Padtberg-Kruse, Carola, Aufstieg der Penisbilder, DER SPIEGEL ONLINE, 20 October 2016.

Wilson, Michael, "Coming to Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women", TIME OUT NEW YORK, 12-18 October 2016, p. 56.

Prinz, Susanne, Judith Bernstein: Interview with Susanne Prinz, KING KONG, Issue 2, October 2016.

Lesser, Casey, The Women Who Championed Sexually Explicit Art in the '90s Are Relevant as Ever, ARTSY.NET, 20 September 2016.

Fateman, Johanna, Judith Bernstein, ARTFORUM, April 2016, pp. 232-233.

Herriman, Kat, A String of New York Shows Prove That Leading Female Artists of the 1960s and '70s Are as Influential as Ever, ARTSY.NET, 22 February 2016.

Yerebakan, Osman Can, New York - Judith Bernstein: "Dicks of Death" at Mary Boone Gallery through February 27th, 2016, ART OBSERVED, 15 February 2016.

Simmons, William J., "And There Went Pluto! Gone, Gone, Gone!": An Interview with Judith Bernstein, FLAUNT.COM, 9 February 2016.

Staff, The Lookout: Judith Bernstein, ARTINAMERICAMAGAZINE.COM, 21 January 2016.

Cills, Hazel, Judith Bernstein, Trailblazer in Erotic Art, LENNY, Letter No. 17, 19 January 2016.

Micchelli, Thomas, History Repeating Itself: Tragedy, Farce, and Judith Bernstein, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 16 January 2016.

Staff, Judith Bernstein "Dicks of Death" Exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, PURPLE.FR, 12 January 2016. 

Saltz, Jerry, Critics' Pick/Judith Bernstein: Dicks of Death, NYMAG.COM, 11 January 2016.

Smith, Roberta, Judith Bernstein, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 31 July 2015, p. C22.

Pollack, Barbara, Judith Bernstein, ART NEWS, Summer 2015, p. 93.

Browne, Alix, Power Femme, CULTURED, Summer 2015, pp. 182-185.

Cattelan, Maurizio, Donne con le palle, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES ITALIA, June 2015, pp. 64-66.

Halle, Howard, Critic’s Picks: Judith Bernstein, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 6-12 May 2015, p. 58.

Belcove, Julie L., Judith Bernstein, an Art Star at Last at 72, Has Never Been Afraid of Dirty Words, NYMAG.COM, 5 May 2015.

Meyer, Richard, Previews: 'America Is Hard To See’, ARTFORUM, May 2015, pp. 180-181.

Larkin, Corina, In Conversation: Judith Bernstein with Corina Larkin, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, April 2015, Cover, pp. 38-41.

Rosenmeyer, Aoife, Judith Bernstein at Karma International, ART IN AMERICA, February 2015.

Mugaas, Hanne, Interview! Judith Bernstein, KALEIDOSCOPE, Number 23, January 2015.

Applin, Jo, Judith Bernstein/Studio Voltaire, ARTFORUM, November 2014.

Bushell, Laura, Judith Bernstein ‘RISING’ at Studio Voltaire, London, PURPLE TELEVISION, 15 July 2014.

Coomer, Martin, Judith Bernstein Interview: ‘Graffiti is much deeper than you think’, TIME OUT LONDON, 10 July 2014.

Diehl, Travis, Judith Bernstein, ARTFORUM, 30 June 2014.

Micchelli, Thomas, Probing the Unknowable: Judith Bernstein’s Black Light Paintings, HYPERALLERGIC, 5 April 2014.

Staff, Judith Bernstein at Gavin Brown, OUT OF ORDER MAGAZINE, March 2014.

Silverton, Lily, Judith Bernstein Interview, POP MAGAZINE, Spring 2014.

Mizota, Sharon, Creative Fury Enlivens ‘Birth’, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 20 September 2013.

Lipschutz, Yael, Birth of the Universe: Q & A with Judith Bernstein, FLASH ART, September 2013.

Muir, Gregor, ICA’s New Exhibition ‘Keep Your Timber Limber’ Reminds Us How Artists Have Been at Forefront of Social and Political Change, THE INDEPENDENT, 12 June 2013.

Tully, Katheryn, Art Prices: What Goes Up Can Also Come Down, FORBES, April 2013.

Johnson, Ken, Once Banished, Never Silenced, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 21 December 2012.

Miller, Michael H., Judith Bernstein to Close Out New Museum Show with Paul Mc Carthy, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, 18 December 2012.

Micchelli, Thomas, Big, Bigger, Biggest: Judith Bernstein Breaks Through, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 15 December 2012.

Micchelli, Thomas, Art for the Hell of It: The Sinister Side of Pop, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 1 December 2012.

Thomas, Bryan, Artist Take the Idea of Signing Her Work to a Grand New Level, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6-7 October 2012, p. A17.

Miller, Michael H., How to Screw Your Way to the Top, THE NEW YORK OBSERVER, 15 October 2012, pp. B1, B12.

Searle, Adrian, The Historical Box, GUARDIAN.CO.UK, 24 May 2012.

Nisbet, James, Los Angeles Picks: Judith Bernstein, ARTFORUM.COM, 5 May 2011.

Kröner, Magdalena, Judith Bernstein, KUNSTFORUM, April 2011.

Staff, Short List: Judith Bernstein, THE NEW YORKER, 10 January 2011, p. 15.

Kröner, Magdalena, Judith Bernstein, FRANKFURTER ALLEGEMEINE ZEITUNG, 5 January 2011, p. 38.

Cotter, Holland, Art and News, Intersecting in the Digital Age, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 8 October 2010, pp. C25, C37.

Aronowitz, Danielle, New Museum exhibit is black and white and read all over, COLUMBIASPECTATOR.COM, 8 October 2010.

Cotter, Holland, Out With The Fat, In With The Hungry/Feminism Lives, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 21 December 2008, p. AR26.

Berlind, Robert, Sticking It, ART IN AMERICA, June-July 2008, pp. 184-185, 215.

Weinstein, Jeff, Arts and Weekends/Around Town, METRO, 8 February 2008, p. 16

Cotter, Holland, Judith Bernstein/Signature and Phallic Drawings: 1966-2008, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 1 February 2008, p. C35.

Butterfield-Rosen, Emmelyn, Critics’ Picks, ARTFORUM.COM, February 2008.

Saltz, Jerry, Arts and Events, NYMAG.COM, February 2008.

Dannatt, Adrian, The return of the hairy screw, THE ART NEWSPAPER, February 2008, p. 31.

Robinson, Walter, Weekend Updates, ARTNET.COM, January 2008.

Riley, Jennifer, Women’s Work: Homage to Feminist Art, THE NEW YORK SUN, 22 March 2007, p. 13.

Chang, Alexandra, Saving the Asian American Art Centre, AM NEW YORK, 8-10 February 2005, p. 26.

Lovelace, Carey, Art and Politics I, Feminism at 40, ART IN AMERICA, May 2003, pp. 67-73.

Russell, John, Judith Bernstein, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 27 April 1984, p. C2.

Staff, Guggenheim Panel Drawings/Centerfold by Judith Bernstein, SOHO WEEKLY NEWS, 12 March 1980, p, 32.

Lawson, Thomas, Judith Bernstein, ART IN AMERICA, January-February 1979, p. 148.

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