Louis Bernieri

Subjects taught at EAC: 
film studies and art history
Artist's Statement: 
I'm a film and art historian. For cinema I specialize in Early American Comedy, and the films of Italy and France but I also have had the privilege of studying art history at Harvard University where my instructors were Mary Crawford-Volk and Dr. Cynthia Fowler. My coursework ranged broadly from American Modern and Contemporary art, the Spanish Baroque, Museum Studies, and the art of the Far East to name just a few of the many genres that were covered. With both cinema and the fine arts, my goal as a teacher is to inform students so that they have a deeper understanding of this art and these artists and possibly even a love or appreciation for them.
Training and Distinctions: 
Currently over halfway through B.A. degree study with a concentration in French Language and Literature and an Art History Minor.  Film Studies with Professor David Kleiler (Boston University)  Cinematography Master Class with Cinematographer Gordon Willis  WORK Documentary Photographer, Andover Bread Loaf Writing Workshop; 2005 -- 2013   SHOWS “Art and About”, Faculty Show, Essex Art Center “Poker Odyssey”, (solo show) Essex Art Center; 2009 “The Autocrat At the Automat”, Addison Gallery of American Art 2008  “Scherzo” (With Doris Carlson), Essex Art Center, 2011   GRANTS Write to Change; documentary photography; 2001, 2005, 2006    PRESS Pick a card, any card By June Wulff Globe Staff / January 13, 2009 Louis Bernieri has been fascinated with playing cards since childhood, when he played a lot of canasta. The graphic artist's passion for card imagery was also fueled by illustrations of the Red Queen in Lewis Carroll stories, and the Joker in Batman comics. For his exhibit "Poker Odyssey," Bernieri used markers to embellish about 2,000 playing cards in the styles of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Cubism, Surrealism, abstraction, and minimalism. The artist has described his installation as Pop Art, and you can see it displayed against the walls of a small Lawrence gallery through the end of next month. Today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (through Feb. 27). Free. The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence. 978-685-2343. www.essexartcenter.com
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