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Lourdes Bernard
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Crown Heights

ARTIST STATEMENT: Drawing is the foundation of my practice. I work with a variety of media to create complex and layered images that evoke a transformative response to an aesthetic encounter. I have a passion for all forms of drawing, for its intimacy and fluidity, and for its ability to surprise and immediately capture a particular moment in time. My Painting process is guided by a desire to birth something that invites contemplation and that is as real and alive as the moment that inspired it. I want the image to be intense in its presence, and through its scale, strong narrative content, materiality and composition, aggressively attract the viewer. Much of the work comes from daily encounters and expresses universal experiences. I use photographs, sounds, and language to create larger than life images. The mural-scale format allows the image to become architectonic and to inhabit a space.

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New York Studio School of Painting & Drawing, New York City, NY Certificate in Painting and Drawing, Three year full time program/ Painting major

Syracuse University, School of Architecture, Syracuse, NY Bachelor of Architecture—Five year professional degree Minors in Architectural History and Fine Arts
Brooklyn Technical H.S. –New York City, NY Architecture major

2017 El Museo del Barrio, New York City, New York, Artist in Residence
2017 W83 Gallery, New York City, N.Y., Hope Exhibition
2016 St.Paul’s Church, New York City, N.Y. “Beauty” , installation in Anunciation Chapel
2016 Arsenal Gallery, New York City, N.Y. ,America: The Legacy of African American Public Service

2014 5 Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, New Visions: Crown Heights Artists

2014 Brooklyn Central Library Exhibition Hall, Brooklyn, New York, Views of Brooklyn

2013 Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM, Retablos y Santos
2011 NYSS Gallery, New York City, Alumni Show
2008 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Latin American Visions Long Island City, N.Y.

2008 NYSS Gallery, From Governors Island, New York City, Juried by Lois Dodd

2004 National Academy of Design, Public Art Exhibit, New York City, Juried by Dorothea Rockburne and Richard Haas
2003 The Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C. Intersections,

2003 Olana & Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY, The Hudson Valley Landscape
2002 The Courtyard Gallery, Washington, D.C. Memory and Invention
2002 Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York City, In The Hands OF the Artist : Material Diversity, Juried by Howardena Pindell
2001 ISA Gallery, Montecastello Di Vibio, Italy,The Umbrian Landscape

2000 Gallery One, Jackson Art Center, Washington, D.C., Landscapes


2016 Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, JCAL 1st Friday Artist Residency
2016 Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Residency, Cranberry Island, Maine
2016 Openings Residency, Paulist House, Lake George New York
2014 Smithsonian Artist in Residence Fellowship nomination, Washington DC

2013 Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship, Taos NM
2008 Governor’s Island Residency, New York, NY
2004 Abbey Mural Fellowship, New York, NY
2000 William Morris Scholarship in Painting, NYSS, New York City
2000 Vermont Studio Center Grant, Johnson, VT


Lourdes Bernard has been practicing architecture for over 20 years. As a Project Manager and Senior Architect she has lead design teams on a variety of major architecture projects nationwide. Clients have included the following:

ATG Theatre Group, Hudson Theater Renovation and Design, New York City, NY

Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University, NJ

Ralph Appelbaum Associates- Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum ̧Philadelphia, PA, Jackie Robinson Foundation ̧NYC, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH

Robert A.M. Stern- International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln NE

Tudor Jones Headquarters, Greenwich, CT

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217


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