Laura Bernstein is a multidisciplinary artist and arts educator based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Within her work, she uses video, performance, sculpture, installation, painting, drawing, and textiles to build layered worlds exploring human and animal behavior and mythologies of metamorphoses that reflect on the climate crisis.
Bernstein’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, BRIC, NURTUREart, Long Island University Humanities Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, BronxArtSpace, Vox Populi, Icebox Space, ACRE Projects, and Franz Josefs Kai 3 in Vienna, Austria. She has multiple works on display as part of the permanent collection at National Dance Institute in New York, NY. She has been awarded residencies at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, The Lighthouse Works Fellowship, and Vermont Studio Center. She is a grant recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and The Franklin Furnace Fund and has directed and produced A Speculative Performance presented by The Institute of Super-Species Research and Experimentation in conjunction with the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition.
Miracle Tapestries: A Stage for Imagination and Invention in a New Age was first presented in 2021 in collaboration with Rebecca Pristoop and The Moving Company and Friends as part of SHOW UP, a day of radical joy in Brooklyn, and as a community procession as part of Essex Flowers’ New York Flowers Festival hosted by The Moving Company. Since 2015 Bernstein has been a member of The Moving Company, where she programs and produces with Rebecca Pristoop and Tamar Ettun.
Bernstein holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.