Roberto Bernardi

Roberto Bernardi

Roberto Bernardi was born in Todi (Italy) on the 18th of May 1974.

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Artworks

Le caramelle volanti

Oil painting on canvas

Dimensions: Height 70 cm Width 120 cm
Year: 2014

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Condannati

Oil painting on canvas

Dimensions: Height 95 cm Width 130 cm
Year: 2017

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Il castello di zucchero

Oil on canvas

Dimensions: Width 120 cm - Height 100 cm

Year: 2015

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Roberto Bernardi Curriculum

He started to paint at a very young age and his first works in oils date back to the first half of the eighties. His obsession for detail and learning of pictorial techniques had a significant influence on his artistic formation. Once finished high school he moved to Rome where he worked as a restorer in the church of San Francesco a Ripa. After an initial foray with landscapes and portraits, Bernardi turned towards a kind of realism closely associated to Photorealism (Hyperrealism).
In September 1994 Bernardi had his first solo exhibition, obtaining both public recognition and that of the critics. Since then Bernardi has held 12 solo exhibitions worldwide between New York, London, Paris and Detroit and his works have been included in 25 Museum exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions around the world.
In 1999 Bernardi met his partner Raphaella Spence, also a hyperrealist artist, with whom he occasionally creates series of big sized paintings painted together representing social scenes such as crowds at football stadiums, executed with incredible skill and attention to detail.
Since 2012 Bernardi has been taking part in an international Museum tour on Hyperrealism which started at the Kunsthalle Tübingen Museum in Germany and has continued with over 13 museum venues worldwide. This traveling show has been on view at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, (Spain), the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, (England), New Orleans Museum Of Art (U.S.A.), Oklahoma City Museum Of Art (U.S.A), Museo De Bellas Artes De Bilbao (Spain), Kunsthal Museum Rotterdam (Netherlands), Tampa Museum Of Art (U.S.A.) and many more.
In 2014 Bernardi was invited to the “2014 Contemporary Realism Biennial” which was held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (U.S.A.)
In 2010, the Italian multinational oil and gas company, ENI, currently Italy's largest industrial company, added Bernardi to the group of young talent from across the world who work to interpret in a unique way each moment of Eni's communication and commissioned Bernardi to do a Hyperrealistic painting to be added to their prestigious art collection. In 2015 Bernardi’s paintings were published in “Sugar and Sweets”, by D. Goldstein for the Oxford University Press Editions and in 2016, MONA, the Museum Of Old And Modern Art in Tasmania, featured Bernardi’s paintings when publishing “On the Origin of Art “.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Solo Show, New York (U.S.A.)

2017
Candy paintings, Singapore

2016
Candyland, New York (U.S.A.)

2014
Candy Paintings, New York (U.S.A.)

2012
Caramelle, New York (U.S.A.)

2011
Candy Paintings, New York (U.S.A.)

2009
Beijing project, New York (U.S.A.)
Glass FX, Norfolk (U.S.A.)

2007
Dirty Plates, New York (U.S.A.)

2005
Giardini di Cristallo, New York​ (U.S.A.)

2004
Spazi Infiniti, New York (U.S.A.)




MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS


2018
FLINT INSTITUTE OF ARTS, From Lens to Eye to Hand Photorealism 1969 to Today, Flint, Michigan, (U.S.A.)
MUSEU DEL TABAC, Hyperrealism, Andorra

2017
KUNSTHAL MUSEUM ROTTERDAM, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Rotterdam, Netherlands
TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Tampa, Florida (U.S.A.)
PARRISH MUSEUM OF ART, From Lens to Eye to Hand Photorealism 1969 to Today, Water Mill, NY, (U.S.A.)

2016
OSTHAUS MUSEUM HAGEN, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Hagen, Germany
NASSAU COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, Feast for the Eyes, Roslyn Harbor, New York
MUSEUM D'IXELLES, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Brussels, Belgium
KUMU- ART MUSEUM OF ESTONIA, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Tallinn, Estonia

2015
MUSEUM DE BELLAS ARTES DE BILBAO, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Bilbao, Spain

2014
FWMOA, FORT WAYNE MUSEUM OF ART, Biennial Contemporary Realism, Fort Wayne (U.S.A.)
NOMA, NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART, Photorealism: The Sydney and Walfa Besthoff Collection, New Orleans (U.S.A.)

2013
THYSSEN - BORNEMISZA MUSEUM, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Madrid, Spain
SAARLAND MUSEUM, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Saarbrucken, Germany
BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Birmingham, England
OKCMOA- OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART, Photorealism Revisited, Oklahoma City (U.S.A.)
THE BUTLER INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN ART, Howland Township, Ohio (U.S.A.)

2012
TUBINGEN MUSEUM, Photorealism. 50 years of Hyperrealistic painting, Tübingen, Germany

2011
MANA ART CENTER, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at Jersey City, (U.S.A.)

2010
RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, Real(ists) at Selby Gallery, Sarasota, Florida (U.S.A.)

2009
THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM, Glass FX, Art of Glass 2, Norfolk (U.S.A.)

2007
MUSEI CAPITOLINI, Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati, Rome, Italy

2005
HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART, Cars and Ketchup: Photorealist Images of the American Landscape, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (U.S.A.)
ARNOT ART MUSEUM, Re-presenting Realism VII, Elmira, NY (U.S.A.)

2004
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Seeing is Believing: American Trompe L’oeil, New Britain, CT (U.S.A.)

1997
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART, La Valletta, Malta




SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2019
New Paintings, Liquid Art System, Capri, Italy
Food for Thought, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Phyladelphia Art Fair, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2018
Art Miami, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Summer Selections, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco (U.S.A.)
Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend, Ransom Gallery, London, England
Portrait of a Lady, Opera Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Art Palm Beach, Ransom Gallery, London, England

2017
Scope Miami Beach, Ransom Gallery, London, England
Art Miami, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Small Paintings, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
The Europeans, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Hyperrealism, Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, (U.S.A.)
Sweet Tooth, Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco (U.S.A.)

2016
Art Miami New York Pier 94, "Roberto Bernardi and Mel Ramos", May 3 - 8, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Realisme Amsterdam Art Fair, Mark Peet Visser Gallery, Netherlands
Art Miami, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2015
True Colors, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Art Miami, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Candyland, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Summer Group Exhibition, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
The Artist’s Gaze, Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale Beach (U.S.A.)

2014
Context Art Miami 2014, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Photorealism, The Everyday Illuminated, Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California (U.S.A.)
Art Silicon Valley, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2012
Hyperrealism, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Photorealism, Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada
All Inn, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Palm Springs Art Fair, Imago Galleries (U.S.A.)
Palm Springs Art Fair, Scott Richards Contemporary Art (U.S.A.)

2011
Stand Still, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Real: Realism and Diverse Media, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, (U.S.A.)
What kind of real ?, Albemarle Gallery, London

2010
Sweet tooth, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco (U.S.A.)
Grand opening 2010, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Art Hamptons, Louis K. Meisel Gallery (U.S.A.)

2009
Summer Views: Gallery Artists & Invitational, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Small Paintings from Around the World, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York
40 Years of photorealism, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Photorealist paintings, Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville college, New York (U.S.A.)

2008
Unforeseen Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati, seventh edition, Sotheby's, Milan, Italy
SPF 20 - Shades of Summer, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Arte contemporanea per i rifugiati, seventh edition, Sotheby's, Rome, Italy
Monaco 2008, Prince Fine Arts, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Art Chicago 2008, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Chicago (U.S.A.)

2007
Culinary Arts, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Structure, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Iperrealisti, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati, UNHCR, Christies, Milan, Italy​
Art Twenty, New York Art Fair, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Group Show, Albemarle Gallery, London (England)

2006
Summer Suite, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Three Person Show, Albemarle Gallery, London
Contemporary Realism 2006, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tusla, OK (U.S.A.)
Winter Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Art Miami, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
10th Anniversary, Albemarle Gallery, London (England)

2005
New Photorealists, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (U.S.A.)
What is Realism?, Albemarle Gallery, London, curated by Edward Lucie - Smith
Personal Places, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Winter in Blue, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York​​ (U.S.A.)

2004
New American Realism, Tony Brunelli Fine Art, Binghamton, NY (U.S.A.)
The Big Picture, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Vertical Arrangements, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Summer is..., Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
New Photorealists, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Blow Up, St. Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham, England
Summer show, Albemarle Gallery, London, England
David Klein Gallery, Birmingham - Detroit (U.S.A.)
Art London, Albemarle Gallery, London, England

​2003
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Painting Glass, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Art Chicago, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Chicago, IL (U.S.A.)

2002
Albemarle Gallery, London, Eng land​
Paisley Tyler & Co., London, England
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI (U.S.A.)

2001
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit, MI (U.S.A.)
Albemarle Gallery , London, England

2000
M.F.F. Galerie, Nice, France
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA (U.S.A.)
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Albemarle Gallery, London, England
Galleria Questarte, Fiera d'Arte Contemporanea, Innsbruk, Austria

1999
M.F.F. Galerie, Nice, France
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA (U.S.A.)
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Questarte, Villa Farsetti, Venice, Italy

1998
Galerie Rocha, Barbizon, France
Galleria Fidesarte 16 Asta, Venice, Italy
Galleria Ortarte, Novara, Italy
Galleria Fidesarte 17 Asta, Venice, Italy
Galeria Got, Paris, France
Alexander of Florence Gallery, San Francisco, CA (U.S.A.)
Galleria Artesegno, Mostra Mercato d'Arte Contemporanea,"Arte Padova 1998", Padova, Italy

​1997
Centro Espositivo Hotel, "La Rosetta", Perugia, Italy
Palazzo Comunale, Perugia, Italy
Galleria Arearte, Ancona, Italy

1997
Galleria Artesegno, Udine, Italy
Galerie le Miroir des Maitres, Geneva, Switzerland

1996
Centro Espositivo Hotel, "Fonte Cesia", Perugia, Italy
"Grande percorso artistico", Perugia, Italy
Palazzo Comunale, "Todi Festival", Perugia, Italy

1995
Palazzo Pietromarchi, Perugia, Italy​
Mostra Mercato d'Arte Antica e Moderna, Terni, Italy​​​

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