Emma Bee Bernstein

(May 16, 1985 - December 20, 2008)


C.V. / resume

Gallery Representation
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Emma's Dilemma (Microscope Cut): Dec. 20, 2014 on-line release of the Henry Hills Film

Cornelia Barber, "Looking at Emma's Dilemma," Lemon Hound (Feb. 12, 2015)

Michèle Gerber Klein, "Stealing Time: Emma Bee Bernstein" (Brooklyn Rail, Dec. 2014/Jan. 2015)


Exquisite Fucking Boredom
Polaroids by Emma Bee Bernstein
Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn
May 24 - July 2, 2012
curated by Phong Bui

"Exquisite Fucking Charms" by Charles Bernstein, Jacket2 (May 25, 2012)
"What We Do Is Secret" by Bradley Rubenstein in Culture Push (May 31, 2012)
Christopher Howard in The L Magazine (June 6, 2012)
Holland Cotter, The Latest Vibe Moved to Brooklyn, New York Times (June 7, 2012)
Anne Sherwood Pundyk, The Brooklyn Rail (July-Aug 2012)
panels from this work were included in "Come Together, Surviving Sandy" (2013) and featured in the catalog; on-line catalog essay on this work by Taylor Dafoe


Emma Bee Bernstein, "Self-Portrait in the Red Rose Dress," 2006.

Emma Bee Bernstein: An Imagined Space
curated by Phong Bui
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, March 25-April 23, 2011
Press release
Holland Cotter, The New York Times review (April 8, 2011)
Sibila: images from the show
Sovereign Nation pix of show (Tom Winchester)
Alan Davies, "I Think I Understand Emma Bee Bernstein" Jacket2 (2012)

Emma Bee Bernstein, "Self-Portrait with Change Machine," 2006.


Emma Bee Bernstein
Photographic Medley (2010)

Slideshow curated by Antonia Pocock for
"Emma Bee Bernstein -- Masquerade: A Retrospective" for
exhibition at DOVA Temporary, University of Chicago, February 2010.
2 parts



Card announcing
A 66-person Survey of Contemporary Self-Portraiture
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno
Curated by Marjorie Vecchio, PhD
January 2011
(top photo of/by Emma)
Review of show in Reno Gazette-Jounral


Masquerade, A Retrospective
(photographs and a slide show)
DOVA Temporary Gallery, University of Chicago, Feb. 5- 27, 2010.
Co-curated by Kat Griefen and Laura Letinsky.
Catalog: pdf
photographs  plus essays by Kate Bussard and Matthew Jesse Jackson.



from Seal Press

Emma's Belladonna book

Masquerade (DOVA) Catalog:

Emma's Photos @ Picassa

Memorial Site

Funeral Program

Susan Bee from the Belladonna Book

Henry Hills's Emma's Dilemma:
2012 new version
excerpts from earlier cut
plus Ken Jacobs & Richard Foreman sections

Emma's Writing

Feminist Art Across the Generations (Brooklyn Museum)
Feminist Art: A Reassessment
GirlDrive blog
What I Learned in School

Samuel Henry's photo page


Exquisite Fucking Boredom (2006)
limited edition DVD available from
Microscope Gallery

Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship at A.I.R.
donate here

Montage from Emma's Dilemma by Henry Hills

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