Amy Bernstein

lives and works in Portland, Oregon

represented by Nationale


B.F.A. in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design


2018 (re)buffer, Private Places, Portland, Oregon

2018 Unknown, The Witch, Ditch Projects, Springfield, Oregon

2017 A Lot A Lot, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg, Sweden

        A Lover's Race, Nationale, Portland, Oregon

2016   Portland Museum of Modern Art/Houseguest Residency Group Exhibition, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Oregon

           Salon: Portland2016 Biennial, The Studio Visits, curated by Michelle Grabner, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

           And From This Distance, One Might Never Imagine That It Is Alive, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon
2015   The Liminalists, Nationale, Portland, Oregon

          Testable Predictions, Carl and Sloan Contemporary, Portland, Oregon

2014  Notes, Nationale, Portland, Oregon
2012  Collider, PSU’s Littman Gallery, Portland, Oregon           

         Highlighter, Nationale, Portland, Oregon

         Perceptual Control, Worksound Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2011  Art & Leisure, Colonel Summers Tennis Courts, Portland, Oregon

         New Games, Stumptown Downtown, Portland,   Oregon
2010  Re:Port, Gallery 114, Portland, Oregon

          Bubble Letters, Car Hole Gallery, Portland, Oregon
          Dump Art, Berlin, Germany
2013  When the Walls are White, for Appendix Project Space Catalogue
2012  Sassafrass, for Weekday
2011  The Strip Mauling of Sanctity, for YA5
2010  Detritrustus, for Dump Art catalogue

2008 Interview with Jonathan Lasker for L.A. Louver’s catalogue of Recent Paintings

2006- present  Contributing critic for the online art blog, PORT


2018 Kayla Skinner Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum

Stumptown Artist Fellowship, Stumptown Coffee Roasters

2017 Career Opportunity Grant, Oregon Arts Commission

Artist in Residence, Arteles, Hameenkyro, Finland

2012  Individual Project Grant Recipient, Regional Arts and Culture Council

2010  Short Form Arts Writers Grant Recipient, Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation

Selected Bibliography

2016  Barry Johnson, Considering The Art Gym’s Abstractions, Oregon Arts Watch

2015  Graham Pierson and Jessica Bell, In the Dark of Space, A Light: Amy Bernstein and         

           Patrick Kelly at Nationale, Noise and Color, PDX

         Ryland Quillen, Saturday Selects: Week of October 26, 2015, Sight Unseen

         Featured on

         Enid Spitz, North Portland Gets A New Art Infusion, Willamette Week

2014  Ryan Fish, Interview: The Influences and Limits of Painter Amy Bernstein, Beautiful 


         John Motley, March 2014 Previews, The Oregonian

         Jeff Jahn, Weekend Picks, PORT

         Eva Lake, Interview with Artist Amy Bernstein, Art Focus, KBOO FM