Bernstein's controversial memorial works (paintings, sculpture and
architectural structures) are exhibited and acquired by museums
and collectors throughout the world. The works are historically
grounded in world events using an ecclectic collision of disparate
elements which range from the sacred to the profane. "My purpose
has always been to provide the public with something more potent
and effective than the commonplace - a means of transformation -
mythological beasts - for issues like 9/11 and the holocaust - a
representation of the un-representational"
has lectured at colleges and appeared on numerous tv programs to
discuss 9/11 and art.
“Induced by the tempests of innovation, my studios breed a
mythological vessel and alter-world for the interpretation of historically
significant events. Catalytic cyclones, the works mix classic car
parts, carnival implements, vintage motorcycle… with archeological
and sacred materials (World Trade Center debris, egyptian pyramid
dust, carnage remnants…)”. NB.
State Art Museum. "Art of the State"
Jones Center/Museum for Contemporary Art. "New American Talents",
juried by Aimee Chang, director of Orange County Museum of Contemporary
Art, LA, CA.
Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA. – Juried exhibition.
2005: Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA. – “Art
of the State” juried exhibit. Juror: Kathrine Calley Galitz,
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
2005: Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA. – “Myth
and Magic” group exhibit
2004: Radio Europa, Cazenovia College, Syracuse, NY. – Lecture
Series “The Arts of Terrorism”
2004: Europe mecca tv, art and terrorism. Bucks College, Newtown,
PA. – Lecture Series “The Arts of Terrorism”
2003: Sofia Museum of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria – Ground Zero Memorial
Works- One man exhibition.
2003: Tv Good Morning South Africa. Johannesburg Museum of Art,
Johannesburg, South Africa – Ground Zero Memorial Works -
One man exhibition.
2002: World Trace Center area, NY, NY – Ground Zero One Man
3000 square ft exhibition adjacent to ground zero.
2000: PNI Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. – Holocaust One Man Show
1998: Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. – Cutting Edge
1995: SteamRoller Gallery, Clinton, NJ. – One Man Show
1993: Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA. "Art On The
1991: Penn state college Reddins, PA. - “Art Now” TV
Series guest speaker
1991-1996: HighWire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. – One Man Shows
1991: Yeshiva, Old Jerusalem, Israel – Holocaust Works
1991: Massada, Israel - Dead Sea Siteworks.
1990: Kunstenarts Contemporary Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands-Ten
revolutionary american artists (co-ordinated w/Van Gogh
1988: Day of the Dead Architectural Towers, Philadelphia, PA.
1980-1984: New Hope Artsl, New Hope, PA.
1979: Auswitz, Germany -Site work outside the gates of prison camp.
1978: Dachau, West Germany – Holocaust Works at the gates
1976: Fort Gordon, GA. –(10) Building Murals.
1992-1995: Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. – Architecture,
1986-1992: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. – School of
1984-1986: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia,
1980-1984: Bucks County College of Fine Arts, PA.