Lourdes Bernard

  • Visual Arts
  • Brooklyn, NY

Lourdes Bernard is a Dominican-American multi-media Artist raised in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Syracuse University School of Architecture and The New York Studio School. As a STEM professional, she practiced architecture for 23 years, leading numerous design teams and collaborating on high-end design projects nationwide.

Her art has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio where she was an artist in residence, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, the New York Public Library, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Boston College, The Wilmer Jennings Gallery, FiveMyles Gallery and other venues. In 2022 Bernard received a Brooklyn Arts Fund grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and in 2020 she received The Sendak-Glynn Narrative Illustration Grant from the Yaddo Foundation. She is a recipient of a Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship and a Yaddo Foundation Fellowship.

Bernard teaches drawing and has been a guest speaker on her research-based projects at various colleges and universities, Her work is in numerous private collections. Bernard’s solo exhibition, “The Women of April”, was on view at the NYSS gallery in NYC in Spring of 2022. She is currently working on a narrative art catalog of her three-part Dominican Migration series.