Resume & Bio

M a r t i n  L .  B e r n s t e i n

7 7 3 – 3 0 8 – 5 5 5 0
1029 W. 35th St. #310
Zhou B Art Center
Chicago, IL  60609
email: martin@martinbernstein.com

 

B O R N: April 2, 1949 Cincinnati, OH

R E S I D E N C E :
1980 – 1994 Los Angeles, CA
1994 – 2001 Miami, Fl
2001 – 2004 Touring USA
2004 – Today Chicago, Il

E D U C AT I O N  :

1971, BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1968, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

S TO R E S  :  2 0 1 6

Broken English, New York, NY,

Broken English, Los Angeles, CA

Grange Hall, Dallas, TX

Jensen Stern, Ketchum, ID

Elements, Chicago, IL

Oster, Denver, CO

Luxe, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kailua Kona, HI

22 Knots, Four Seasons Resort, Maui Wailea, HI

B’Jewel, Aspen , CO

Pageo,  Boston, MA,  Newton, MA, Nantucket, MA

Ghidini Gioielli, Brescia, Italy

 

S E L E C T E D  S O L O  G A L L E R Y   E X H I B I T I O N S

2006- present  3rd Friday Open Door, Zhou B Art Center , Chicago, IL
2006 “Martin L.Bernstein New painting”, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005/2006 A Personal Odyssee: Paintings, Jewelry and Mixed Media Installation by Martin Bernstein, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2005 “About Face”, ZBCenter for the Arts, Martin L. Bernstein, Chicago, IL
2005 “Living”, ZBCenter for the Arts, Martin L. Bernstein, Chicago, IL
2004 “Preview, Three facets of…”, Martin L. Bernstein, ZBCenter for the Arts, Chicago, IL
2003 “Treasure Trove”, Objects, Jewelry by Martin Bernstein Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 “PaperWork: An exhibition of Paper” Oskar Freidl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 “Surface to Earth” Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999 “Kowargzie”, Stone by Stone Gallery, Dallas, TX
1997 “Victory:s Homage at the Battlement of Her Soul”, 8th Floor Gallery, NY, NY
1996 “Martin L. Bernstein on Canvas”, State – Thomas Gallery, Dallas, TX1996 “All That
Glitter’s,The World of Martin Bernstein”, BP Gallery, Houston, TX
1996 “Lair”, Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston, TX
1995 “Jeweled Objects, Martin L. Bernstein”, Main Street Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
1994 “Martin Bernstein”, OCHI Gallery, Ketchum, ID
1990 “Marteanus”, Environmental Installation, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
1988 “Environmental Installations”, EM House, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “Under the Sun”, Otis-Parsons Gallery, Site- Installation, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “11-11,Torrents,”Stock Exchange, Performance-Installation”, Los Angeles, CA 1986
1987 “Martin Bernstein” LACMA, Sales and Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 “Carmelita’s Jewels”, Nightscene, Beverly Hills, CA, Performance
1983 “Altered Image”, Newport Art Museum Rental Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
1982 “Martin Bernstein: Paintings” Newport Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1980 “Essence and Art”, Contemporary Media Study Center, Dayton, OH
1980 “Martin Bernstein: Painting”, Art Consortium, Cincinnati, OH
1980 “Painting, Carnegie Art Center” , Covington, KY
1979 “Painted Polaroids”, Kata Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Invitational Drawing Show”, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1978 “Painting, Martin Bernstein Inaugural Exhibition”, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH

S E L E C T E D  G R O U P   E X H I B  I T I O N S :

2015 “Enchantment, Nature Re-Imagined”,Beverly Arts Alliance, Chicago, IL
2011 U-M Allumni Show, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Centerline 2011, Zhou B Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Progression, Zhou B Art Center Gallery, curated by Sergio Gomez, Chicago, IL
2011 World Gold Council Best Designer’s 2010, JCK, Las Vegas, NV
2010 World Gold Council Best Designer’s 2010, JCK, Las Vegas, NV
2010″Interstices: The Inner Space” University of Michigan,Alumni Show, Ann Arbor, MI
2010 “Influences”, Betty Dare Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 UMCGC Art Show, Zolla Lieberman, Chicago, IL
2010 “Centerline 2010” ZhouB Art Center Gallery, Chicago, Il
2009 “Visionaries” 2009 Auction, MAD, Museum of Design, New York, NY
2009 “Center Line 2009″ ZhouB Art Center, Chicago, IL
2008 ” The Space Between”, University Of Michigan, Alumni Show, Ann Arbor, MI
2002 “Small is Beautiful”, K Gallery, Washington DC
2002 “PaperWork: An exhibition of Paper” Oskar Freidl Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 “Treasure Boxes”, Artables, Houston TX
1995 “Seductive Surfaces”, Sally Sprout Gallery, Houston, TX
1995 “Group”, State -Thomas Gallery, Dallas, TX
1994 DIFFA Collection, National Tours, Los Angeles, CA
1994 “Born Again Objects”, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
1993 “In The Raw”, Santa Monica, CA
1992 “Group Paint”, Andrew-Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 “Group”,Gallery of Functional Art, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “Group”,Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Fl
1986 “California Assemblage, Past and Present”, Forum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1986 “California Assemblage, Past and Present”, Santa Cruz, Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA
1985 “Dimensions”, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
1985 “The Torso”, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles,CA
1984 “HOT”, Simard – Halm Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 “Art and the Familiar Object”, Security Pacific Bank Plaza Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 “Functional Art”, Functional Art Gallery, LosAngeles, CA
1984 “County Sculpture; Source and Process”, Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA
1984 “Postmodern Mannerisms”, Ettinger Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA
1984 “Drawing a Personal View”, Mills House Gallery, Garden Grove, CA
1984 “Drawing a Personal View”, Mills House Gallery, Garden Grove, CA
1984 “Contemporary Uses of the Photographic Medium”, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX
1983 “Painted Polaroids”, Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983 “Boxed Art”, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1983 “29th Annual”, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1983 “Forum I”, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1982 “Poetic Objects”, WPA Gallery, Washington D.C., Walter Hopps, Curator
1982 “The Human Presence”, Toni Birkhead Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1981 “Cincinnati Invitational Exhibition 1981”, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
1980 “About Faces”, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmith, OH
1980 “SX-70”, Contemporary Media Center, Dayton, OH
1979 “Strategies Exhibition, Art of the Eighties”, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
1978 “Invitational Drawing Show”, C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1975 “1975 Mid-Year Show”, Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
1975 “1975 Invitational Exhibition”, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S :

Nancy Kienholz, Houston, TX
Steven Tyler, USA
H.M. Queen Rania, Jordon
Marilyn Oshman, Houston, TX
Christy and Louis Cushman, Houston, TX
John Howenstine, Houston, TX
Sharon Simpson, Oakland, CA
Jean Simpson, Oakland, CA
The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
The Palms Casino Resort, Sky Villa, Las Vegas, NV
Peninsula Hotel and Spa, Beverly Hills, CA
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
Michael and Carol Prussian, Chicago, IL
Rikki Klieman and Chief William Bratton, Los Angeles, CA
Alfred A.Checchi, Los Angeles, CA
HRH Mohammed Bin Naif, NinAbdulaziz AL SA, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Atlantis Resort Paradise Island, Bahamas
Grand Tiara Hotel, Kyoto, Japan
World Trade Bank, Los Angeles, CA
Soedarjo, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Tierney, Newport, CA
Jane Seymour, Beverly Hills, CA
Bonyce Knowles, Beverly Hills, CA
Sheryle Ulyate, Irving, Ca
Cher, Beverly Hills, CA
Belinda Carlyle, Beverly Hills, CA
Walter Hopps, Houston, TX
Caroline Huber, Houston, TX
Barbara Hershey, Beverly Hills, CA
Cadillac-Fairview, Los Angeles, CA
Edward & Jan Turin, Tenafly, N.J.
Tressa Miller, Los Angeles, CA
La Opinion, Los Angeles, CA
Knoller/Bernstein, Stuart, FL
Quail Lodge, Carmel, CA, Hong Kong, China
Barrett Collection, Dallas, TX
Internal Revenue Service, Cincinnati, OH
Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Jefferies, Laguna Beach, CA
Carol Ballard, Houston, TX
Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co., Cincinnati, OH
The Bel Air Hotel, Bel Air, CA
Hyatt Hotels, International
Doubletree Hotels
Sheraton Hotels

O R G A N I Z A T I O N S  :

Cincinnati Artists Group Effort (C.A.G.E.)
Founder, Board of Directors, Cincinnati, OH, 1978

L E C T U R E S  / T A L K S :

2005/2006 Gallery Talk: A Personal Odysee: Paintings, Jewelry and Mixed Media Installation by Martin Bernstein, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
1994 Born Again Objects, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
1983 The Altered Image, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
1983 Project Series, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

A W A R D S  &  P E R F O R M A N C E :

World Gold Council’s WGC Best Designer’s of 2012
Victoria Secrets Fashion Show, “Aquatic Life”,  2011
World Gold Council’s WGC Best Designer’s of 2011
World Gold Council’s WGC Best Designer’s of 2010

R E F E R E N C E S :

Paper City, Houston, Style and Fashion, December  2014
JCK Magazine, June Issue 2014, The Look, pg.94
JCK Magazine, September Issue, The Golden Rush,  pg. 109, 2013
http://www.jckonline.com/blogs/style-360/2013/09/10/get-to-know-martin-bernstein, September 10, 2013
Elle Magazine, http://www.elle.com/accessories/bags-shoes-jewelry/new-fine-jewelry-spring-2013#slide-5
Christina Aguilera, Headdress, The Voice, Semi-Final Episode, May 2, 2012
ForbesLife Magazine, The Eye, “Babbles, Martin Bernstein” pg.40, July 2010
Conde’ Nast Traveler, Word of Mouth, The Detox Trip, “The Bauble”, pg.30 August 2010
Cosmo Magazine, Cover and interview with Heidi Klum, It’s in the Juice, May 2010, cover, & Pgs. 36,37, 278
Watch and Jewelry Review, Spot light on new designers, Mixed Media, Jeff Prine, January 2010, Pg. 20, 21.
The Chicago Outlook, Third Fridays: Does the gallery crawl pay off for Bridgeport’s art community?, Rachel Wiseman april 21, 2010
Town and Country Magazine, “Sleek and Chic”‘ March 2007, pg. 190-194
Bradley, Barbara “Comec, Fashion Show” Commercial Appeal, M12, August 27, 2006
US Magazine, Hot Pics! Jane Seymour, pg.32, Issue 595,July 10, 2006
Jane Durell, “Many Works, One Piece Martin Bernstein’s deeply personal show at the Weston Gallery is not for minimalists,” CityBeat Magazine, pg.41, feb 22 -28, 2006
Jud Yalkut, Yvonne van Eijden and Martin Bernstein in Cincinnati, “Visuals: Ethereal Text and Jewelled Realities”, Dayton City Paper, March 1, 2006
Vogue Magazine, “Finding Shangri-la”, Tonni Goodman, Photo by Steven Miesel, May pg.189, 2005
Bradley, Barbara”Razzle Dazzle” Commercial Appeal, Style M8, May 29, 2005
Bradley, Barbara”Fall Fashion” Commercial Appeal, M6, September 25, 2005
Zink Magazine, “Birds of Prey”, Photos: Heidi Niemala, April, 2003
Surface Magazine Photos: Stephen Lee, Issue 38, 2003 pgs 172-175
Cover: Rolling Stone Magazine, Photo: Albert Watson, October 31, 2002
Jane Magazine, Photos: Kelly Klein, March 2002, pgs 114, 115
Bess Liebenson, Slip into Something More Artistic, New York Times, CT, Nov 19, 2000 pg 26
Wearable Art, Greenwich Magazine, December 2000
The Arts, Greenwich Time, November19, 2000, pg 5B
Art in America Guide 2000, August 2000, pg. 229
Hotel Venus Magazine, Photo set Installation, Issue 2, 2001, pgs 18, 19, 20, 21
Alschuler, Al, “Living and Working Here”, Miami Herald, Art & Design, H. D. 1995 pg. 7
Lewis, M. “Born From Neptune’s Garden”, Wire 1995, Miami Beach
Lewis M.& Noller, K.,”Fabulous Does Wonderland, The Perspectives of Martin Bernstein”, Wire Feb 23,1995, Miami Beach
Broadwater, Lisa,”Trash With A Higher Calling” , Dallas Morning News, May19,1994 Section C, pg. 1,2,4
McCormick, David,” Artist As Recycler”, Texas Monthly, May 19, 1994, pg.22
Tyson, Janet, “Discovering The Potential Of Found Objects”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 29, 1994, Section F, pg.1,4
Tharp, Robert,” Everything Old Is New Again Arlington Museum Show”, Fort Worth Star- Telegram, Weekend Guide, May 19,1994 Garrison, Renee, Tampa Tribute, March 24,1994 pg.1
Monson, Carolyn, ”Artist Turns Pieces Of Life Into Treasure Trove Of Jewelry”, Salt Lake Tribune, November 22,1992, pg. F12
Oland, Gloria,” Fashion-Art”, L.A. Weekly, June,1987, pg.36
Cover, Centerfold, Penthouse Magazine, November,1986
McKenna, Kristine,”The Galleries”, The Los Angeles Times,April 26,1985
McPhee, Sondra, “Departures From Function”, Artweek, December 1,1984, pg.5
Epstein, Benjamin, “Artists Creation To Benefit Museum”,Los Angeles Times, October 15,1984
Bellon, Linda,” A Step Further”, Artweek”, September 22,1984, pg.13
Moore, Scott,” Just Throwing Paint Around : Portrait of an Artist”,This Week In Laguna, March      28,1984, pg. 7,8
Sarri, Laura,” A Box By Any Other Name Could Be Well,er, Art”, The Orange County Register, November 17,1983, pg. D,11
Lugo, Mark- Elliot,” A Taste Of Cities Artistry”, Cincinnati Post, July 10,1981, pg.10
Foreman, B.J.,” C.A.G.E. Unlocks Cincinnati Inhibitions”, Cincinnati Post, August 6,1981
Findsen, Owen,” Parallels Abound”, Cincinnati Enquirer, April 27,1980, pg. F7