Emma Bee Bernstein
(May 20, 1985 – Dec. 20, 2008)

University of Chicago, 2003-2007, BA with Honors in Art History and Art
Friends Seminary, 1999-2003, High School Diploma


Solo Shows
Exquisite Fucking Boredom. Curated by Phong Bui. Microscope Gallery, May 24-June 25, 2012 (extended: July 2)
Emma Bee Bernstein: An Imagined Space. Co-curated by Phong Bui and Linnea Kniaz. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, March 25-April 23, 2011
Emma Bee Bernstein (1985-2008), Masquerade: A Retrospective. Co-curated by Katherine Griefen and Laura Letinsky, with a slideshow curated by Antonia Pocock, DOVA  Temporary Gallery, University of Chicago, February 5-27, 2010
Senior Thesis Show, University of Chicago, June 2007


Group Shows
40/40: A Double Vision. Curated by Lilly Wei. A.I.R. Gallery, NY, March 2013
Paparazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, January 2012
Summer Weekend, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, August 2011
Myself: Contemporary Self-Portraiture, curated by Marjorie Vecchio, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Jan.-Feb. 2011
August Grotesque, National Headquarters Gallery, Chicago, featured artist, photographic work, Aug. 2008
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, Generations: A Survey of Women Artists, Dec. 2002, Dec. 2003, March 2008
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, Wish You Were Here: The Postcard Show, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Noise Music Festival, Kansas City, installation artist, produced original video for live concert, Feb. 2008
Festival of the Arts, University of Chicago, Large-scale installation of photographs on University of Chicago campus, May 2006, May 2005
F.O.T.A. Winter Gallery Exhibition, University of Chicago, Feb. 2005, Feb. 2006, Feb. 2007
The Smart Museum Student Art Exhibition, University of Chicago, Feb. 2004, Feb. 2006
Cobb Coffee Shop Student Photography Exhibition, University of Chicago, May 2004


A Tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein, by Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Bee, Marjorie Perloff, Johanna Drucker, and Nona Willis Aronowitz, Belladonna, The Elders Series, #4, 2009
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Girldrive: Criss-Crossing America, Redefining Feminism, by Nona Willis Aronowitz and Emma Bee Bernstein, Seal Press, 2009
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Emma Bee Bernstein (1985-2008), Masquerade: A Retrospective. Essays by Matthew Jesse Jackson and Katherine Bussard, University of Chicago, 2010
Myself: Contemporary Self-Portraiture, curated by Marjorie Vecchio. Essays by Joy Garnett and Mira Schor. Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, 2011


Private Collections
David Ambrose, Nona Willis Aronowitz, Sherry Bernstein, Phong Bui, Katherine Bussard, Chrissie DyBuncio, Abigail Child, Norman and Kathy Fischer, Katherine Griefen, Fred Gutzeit, Brad Hajzak, Matthew Jesse Jackson, John B. Jaeger and Lauren Perez, Rita Lascaro, Lauren Lee and Deane Young, Laura Letinsky, Greg Lindquist, Herbert Lust, Chris Martin and Tamara Gonzales, Dena Muller, Bob Perelman and Francie Shaw, Gary Peterson, Jennifer Scappettone, Peter and Susan Straub, Lynne Tillman, Marjorie Vecchio, Hamza Walker, Geoffrey Young


Emma Bee Bernstein A.I.R. Fellowship Program Award for Emerging and Underrepresented Artists, (Yearly Named Fellowship), 2009- present

    presents film, video, sound, performance, new media and other time-based artists through exhibitions, screenings
    and other events.

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