Katherine Bernhardt received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2000 and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. Recent solo exhibitions include "Watermelon World" (2018) at the Mario Testino Museum in Lima and "Focus: Katherine Bernhardt" (2017) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas, as well as "Green" (2017) at CANADA and "Concrete Jungle Jungle Love" (2017) at Lever House Art Collection, both in New York City. Bernhardt is well known for her recent series of paintings that depict various groupings of modern everyday objects painted as loose patterns in fields of bright color, with recent works incorporating tropical imagery acquired from travels abroad. Her other works have explored subjects of high fashion in paintings of supermodels and swatch watches, as well as paintings and collages of patterns inspired by Moroccan carpets and Dutch wax printing on African fabrics. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Artnet News, The New Yorker, and The Creators Project, among others. Bernhardt lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.