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artist , educator

Shirley Joan Bernstein, American artist, educator. Recipient Certified Excellence, Montserrat Gallery, New York City, 1992, summer painting scholar University Rhode Island, 1964, printmaking scholar University of the Arts, 1961-1965, Indiana University, 1965-1967.


Bernstein, Shirley Joan was born on November 29, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Bernstein and Hattie (Rothschild) Rauch.


Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 1965. Master of Fine Arts with honors, Indiana University, 1967.


Associate faculty Kokomo (Indiana) expert, Indiana U., 1965-1966; teaching assistant, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1966-1967; instructor, Knoxville (Tennessee) College, 1967-1968; teaching/technical assistant, Cooper Union School Art, New York City, 1970-1973; instructor, Kean College New Jersey, Union, 1973-1975; teacher, The Printmaking Workshop, New York City, 1976; assistant professor, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, 1989-1990, 91-92. Part-time faculty Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania, summers 1976, 77, University of Arts, Philadelphia, 1976-1978, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1981-1982, Three Rivers Cmty.-Technology College, Norwich, Connecticut, since 1993, Quinebaug Valley Cmty. Technology College, Danielson, Connecticut, since 1993.

Lecturer, juror and workshop leader in field, various galleries universities.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, 1967, Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, 1968, Bergen St., Ustler Gallery, Brooklyn, 1984, St. Marks Gallery, Brooklyn, 1985, Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, New York, 1987, Pastels, Northstar Restaurant, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1988, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, 1994. Exhibited in group shows at 58th Connecticut Academy Fine Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1968, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1968, Cooper Union School Art, New York City, 1971, Women's Interart Center, New York City, 1972, Seaport Museum, New York City, 1972, Kean College New Jersey, Union, 1973, 74, “Artist in Residence” Gallery Gallery, Soho, New York, 1973, Studio 81, Jersey City, 1974, New England Center Continuing Education, Durham, New Hampshire, 1975, Hansen Gallery, Soho, 1975, 76, The Printmaking Workshop, New York City, 1976, Lehman College, Bronx, 1976, Bard College, New York City, 1976, Carrier Clinic, Bellemead, New Jersey, 1976, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1977, City University of New York, 1978, Hibbs Gallery, New York City, 1980, Frank Marino Gallery, Soho, 1982, 22 Wooster St. Gallery, Soho, 1983, A.I.F. Gallery, Portchester, New York, 1985, Mark Humphrey Limited, South Hampton, New York, 1986, Women's Resource Center, Mahopac, New York, 1988, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut, 1989, 90, Charter Oak Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut, 1989, Muscarelle Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1990, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut, 1991, 92, 94, Greater Mansfield Council Arts, Connecticut, 1991, Gallery Atelier, Philadelphia, 1991, 92, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York City, 1991, Montserrat Gallery, New York City, 1992, Bradley International Airport, Winsor Locks, 1993, New England Art Exposition, Woburn, Massachusetts, 1993, Canton Artists' Guild, Canton Green, Connecticut, 1994, Fairfield (Connecticut) University, 1994, others. Represented in public collections Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, 1st Pennsylvania Bank, Philadelphia, Henri Bendel, Genesco, New York City, Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, Neiman Marcus, Chicago, Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, Union Carbide Corporation, New York City, The Printmaking Workshop, New York City.

      Represented in private collections in the United States, France, Spain, England and British Columbia.


Delaware Citizen Ambassador Program of art education to Egypt, Israel and Turkey (part of People to People International), 1994. Member National Museum Women in Arts, Printmaking Network of Southern New England, College Art Association, Women's Caucus for Art (founding member New York City chapter since 1979).


William Bernstein Rauch

Hattie (Rothschild) Rauch