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L. A. Bernstein: Contemporary Art

L. A. Bernstein

BORN: New York, NY, U.S.A.


  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1975-79; received Bachelor of Arts in 1979, majored in Studio Art.
  • During 1977-78, lived in Rome, Italy and studied art, Italian, and art history at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
  • Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Art, Florence, Italy, 1982-83; received Masters Degree in Painting in 1983.
  • New York Institute of Technology, New York, New York, received Masters Degree awarded with Distinction in Communication Arts in 1988, specializing in computer animation.

  • Has lived in New York City since 1980.

  • Has been an Assistant Professor of Communications Art since 1988, teaching at New York Institute of Technology in New York City from 1985 to 1995. Has taught computer graphics, graphic design, and studio art on the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Has travelled extensively through the United States, Europe (Italy, France, Spain, and Holland), South America (Venezuela and Brazil), the Carribean (Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Antigua, and Puerto Rico), and the South Pacific (Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia).

Website Awards
[Critical Mass Award-June 09, 1998] [Quatec's Website Design Award-June 15, 1998] [Nielsen's Best of the Web'98-June 17, 1998] [Creativity Award--A Long Way from Home--June 23, 1998] [Ravi's Elite Site Award-June 28, 1998]
[GAR Award-July 14, 1998] [Best of the Planet Awards-July 15, 1998]
Best of the Planet Awards 1998
[Lightman Service Award-September 26, 1998] [APHA's Award for Photo Excellence-February 8, 1999] [Golden Web Award -May 4, 2001]
[42nd Street Merit Award -May 13, 2001] [Screaming Art Silver Award] [Mona Lisa Award] [DRH Design Award] [Artistry Award]
[Golden Web Award 2002] [Golden Web Award 2003] [A A Webmasters Bronze Award] [Brad WRX's Award of Excellence] [ADSoft Web development Award]
[WM8C's Ham Links Bronze Award -April 5, 2003] [Advanced Web Design Award] [Ulla's Site Merit Award 2003] [Gadzillion Award for Creative Thought on the Internet] [BTDesign Award-Golden Art Site]
[Astral Award - Bronze] [Global Web Award-Bronze] [A Perfect World Award] [Kahuna's Kreations Very Kool Website Award]

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Website Awards List and Comments

A very special thanks to all the people who have taken the time to review, acknowledge, and award Millennial Renaissance Imagery and L. A. Bernstein!

Kahuna's Very Kool Website Award - Silver. (Sept 14 2003) :01:12:48 -0400
Congratulations L. A. Bernstein!
Your site has been selected for Kahuna's Very Kool Website Award. This is the "Silver" version of our Awards program, and demonstrates web building skill, interesting content and/or creative flair. These awards are NOT easy to win, so you should be proud of your accomplishment.
Once again, Congratulations, and thanks for making the web a more interesting place to be!
....................Kahuna & Krew
Kahuna Kreations

A Perfect World Award. (Sept 7 2003) :17:19:32 -0500
Your site, Millennial Renaissance Imagery is A Perfect World Award winner!

Your site is listed at: http://www.aperfectworld.org/great_art1.htm
This is how your listing appears:
Millennial Renaissance Imagery Millennial Renaissance Imagery displays
images in a variety of media. Includes photographic images of the World
Trade Center, Australia, New Zealand and paintings. Well organized

This awards program is rated 3.0 at Award Sites! and Webs Awards Rating Level 9
Applicants this week: 23 Winners this week: 1
Applicants overall: 2313 Winners: 577
Thank you for sharing your great site.
....................Linda Causey
A Perfect World

Global Web Award - Bronze. (Aug 30 2003):16:48:45 EDT:
Dear Webmaster,
We have completed our evaluation of your site and are pleased to award you with the Bronze Global Web Award.
We wish you best of luck in your future web endeavors.
....................Cheston Unnewehr, Chief Evaluator
SFWA Program

Astral Awards - Bronze. (Aug 24 2003): 22:06:20 -0700:
Greetings and Congratulations!
It gives us great pleasure to inform you that your site has won a Bronze Astral Award.
Our reviewers thoroughly enjoyed visiting your site. Your photographs are outstanding and captivating!
Over all your site is well constructed, easy to navigate, and very content rich. Congratulations on a job well done!
Congratulations once again, and we wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors!
....................Review Team
The Astral Awards

BTDesign Awards - Golden Art Site. (21 Aug 2003): 19:17:17 +0200:
Congratulations .... on winning the BT DESIGN Golden Art Site AWARD!
You're a very talented artist and your site lets us appreciate all sides of
your artistic personality at best, plus letting us admire so many of your artworks.
The design and layout are exceptional and I enjoyed my visit very very much.
Again congratulations,
....................Barbara Tampieri
BTDesign Awards

Gadzillion Award. (July 6, 2003): 21:18:33 -0600:
I enjoyed visiting your site.
It is truly a plus for the Internet and consequently I would like to reward your efforts with
the Gadzillion Award For Creative Thought on the Internet.
I will be adding a link to your site on the Gadzillion Winners Page soon.
Take Care and Keep Thinking,

....................Don Fowler,
A Gadzillion Things To Think About

Ulla's Site Merit Award. (June 22, 2003): 18:02:15 +0200 :
Congratulations! Your site "Millennial Renaissance Imagery" has been reviewed by all our judges. We enjoyed our visit to your site and we are pleased to announce that your site has won our "Merit Award". You have obviously put a lot of thought and work into the design and in maintaining your pages.

Our awards are not given out lightly. We hope that this encourages you to keep up the great work. We are proud to have you amongst our winners. Congratulations once again and keep up the great work.

....................Ulla Ojanlatva,
Ulla's Site Award Program

Advanced Web Design Award. (June 7, 2003):
Congratulations, your site has won the Advanced Web Design Award !
We have found that your site is well thought out, very pleasant to look at, and serves a definite purpose. It is compelling to its viewers, has informative content, originality, excellent design, and leaves in its visitor's mind the image of a quality site.

....................Pascale Mackey
Mackey Web Design

WM8c's Ham Links Award. (April 5, 2003):
Hi ,
Congratulations, your site has qualified for the WM8C's Ham Links award!
Thank you for inviting to your home on the web and it is a compliment to the WWW.
I enjoyed my visit! You have a great site. I found the load times to be a little slow at 56K but that's not unusual for your type of site with the amount of graphics/photo's being displayed but worth the wait. Again congratulations!

....................Todd Strait
WM8C's Ham Links Award

AD-Soft Web Development Award. (March 12, 2003):
Congratulations !
I have found your web page with awards your Artist Biography Link, and I think your site deserves to have our award ! Congratulations, your site won ADsoft Award. I look forward to hearing from you.
ADSoft Web Development Award.

Brad WRX Excellence Award. (February 21, 2003):
Congratulations! After careful and lengthy viewing, we have decided to award yourself and your website with the Brad WRX Excellence Award! You really do have a fantastic site... Keep up the great work!
....................Brad, Webmaster
Awards Committee - Brad WRX Excellence Awards.

Bronze Web Award 2003-2004. (February 12, 2003):
The American Association Of Webmasters Awards are primarily designed to supply formal recognition to webmasters and designers who have shown outstanding achievement in web design content and creativity. Congratulations! Your site at: Millennial Renaissance Imagery has been selected to receive the "Bronze" Award, from The American Association Of Webmasters. Great Site, with nice graphics, layout, design, navigation and appearance. Your site is a wonderful contribution to the internet community. We are very impressed with the quality and content your website presents.
....................Donna Snyder, Founder
Awards Committee - American Association Of Webmasters.

Golden Web Award 2003-2004. (February 7, 2003):
Congratulations! Millennial Renaissance Imagery has been reviewed and chosen to bear the 2003-2004 Golden Web Award. As a recipient of the prestigious Golden Web Award, we invite you to join your fellow webmasters and designers in over "145" countries worldwide, by becoming a respected Professional Member of the International Association of Web Masters & Designers.
....................Darin Carter, Chairman
International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

Golden Web Award 2002-2003. (August 10, 2002):
Congratulations! Millennial Renaissance Imagery has been reviewed and chosen to bear the 2002-2003 Golden Web Award...You and Your Staff at Millennial Renaissance Imagery have obviously worked very hard. We consider it both an honor and privilege to welcome you to the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.
....................Darin Carter, Chairman
International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

Artistry Award. (July 31, 2002):
We thank you for inviting us to visit your home on the Internet. We applaud your site's ease of navigation, obvious hard work, and entertaining content. It is with great pleasure that we give you the Art Award. Regards,
....................L. Miller
Nu-Horizons Design Studio.

DRH Design Merit for 2002. (July 26, 2002):
Congratulations, You have been awarded the DRH Design Merit for 2002 (Rated 3.5)...Beautiful pictures. I appreciate you taking the time to present your work to the users of the internet. Thank You,
....................David R. Hoover
DRH Design.

Mona Lisa Select Site Award. (July 6, 2002):
I appreciate the opportunity to review and evaluate your site. It is an honor to consider your site for the Mona Lisa Select Site Award. I was impressed with its color coordination, layout and World Trade Center photographs. The selection involves a process of rigorous web design review with aesthetics and accessibility in mind. Successful award winners demonstrate, meet and exceed the following criteria: error free coding for most browsers, choice of colors, arrangement of graphics, minimal loading time and excellent content.

Good Points: The time you have invested in this web site is a reflection of your commitment. You have created a wonderful web tribute. The pages load quickly and the site is easy to navigate Also, the size of the text displayed is large enough to read.

We evaluate all sites with a variety of browsers including Netscape 3.0. I am happy to report there were no coding errors with any browser. Many sites apply for our award but few meet most of the stated criteria. Yours did. Congratulations!
....................Steve Feld, Award Master
Mona Lisa Select Site Awards.

Screaming Art Award. (Dec 9, 2001):
Congratulations! You have won the screaming-art silver award!Congratulations and keep up the great work! best regards,
....................Espen Norheim
Screaming Art Awards.

42nd Street Merit Award. (May 13, 2001):
We have reviewed your site and I would like to present you with my Merit Award. Your photography is beautiful and we enjoyed our visit very much. Thank you for applying for my award!
42nd Street Awards.

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Golden Web Award. (May 4, 2001):
Congratulations! Your web-site has been reviewed and chosen to bear the 2001-2002 Golden Web Award. You are proud of your work, and you should be! Your hard work has won you the most popular and sought after award available. The benefits of winning are simple. Only the best sites are voted to receive the Golden Web Award. The criterion for winning remains a challenge to even the best Webmaster, artists and designers. That being said, the primary benefit of the Golden Web Award is the recognition of your commitment to the pursuit of website excellence. Further, it represents that your work is considered an outstanding website, incorporating high standards of design, originality and content. Most importantly, the Golden Web Award lets others know your viewed as a respected professional by your peers, one who is deserving of recognition.
the International Association of Web Masters and Designers.

APHA's Award for Photo Excellence.(February 8, 1999):
Congrats! You have won APHA's Award for Photo Excellence! Thanks and keep shooting!
.......................Annie Covino
Founder APHA.

The Lightman Service Award.(September 26, 1998):
I have visited your site .. and am pleased to award you the "Lightman Service Award" for the services you are doing for the entertainment industry. Congratulations once again, and display your award proudly!
.......................Kevin Harris
Lightman Service Award.

Best of the Planet Award.(July 15, 1998):
I am pleased to inform you have been chosen for the Best of the Planet PEOPLE'S CHOICE Awards, July 1998! Best of luck for the Best of the Planet's Awards...
.......................John O. Brady
Best of the Planet Award.

GAR Red Award.(July 14, 1998):
Congratulations! Due to the extremely high quality of your website, you have won the GAR Award. It is the decision of the GAR Staff that your site does indeed stand above others in its graphic quality, site organization, and overall attractiveness. We gratefully appreciate the existence of such sites on the Net, and hope that through this award, the leaders will become more visible to the public...
...........................GAR Staff
GAR Award-Category:Art/Web Design.

Ravi's Elite Site Award.(June 28, 1998):
Congratulations! Your Web site has been selected to win an Elite Site Award. This award signifies that your site contains quality content and has skillful design and HTML expertise...your site is among the best of the Web. For only the best have a chance to win such a prestigious award. I make sure this is so, by carefully checking every nominated page...I am honored to present it to you...
Ravi's Elite Site Award.

Creativity Award.(June 23, 1998):
We are pleased to have You aboard...We like what we have seen, it's well done and easy to navigate. We give this award to people or companies who have a nice site-one that does not have lots of images copied from other pages...You have done a great job.
..........................Cre@tive /Crew
Creativity Award, A Long Way from Home.

Nielsen's Best of the Web.(June 17, 1998):
I enjoyed surfing your site, and I am sure everyone else will too.
..........................Eric Nielsen,
Nielsen Web Sites and Business Graphics.

Quatec's Website Design Award.(June 15, 1998):
Hello and Congratulations! Your site was reviewed for originality, usefulness of information, graphic design, and was found to add an outstanding artistic flair, careful and concise design, and a wealth of information. Your site only enhances the originality of our internet community. Job well done!
.......................The Staff at Quatec Solutions.

The Critical Mass Award.(June 09, 1998):
Congratulations!!!.... A very nice site, excellent design, beautiful original graphics, and your content is informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to access. A *worthy* enterprise and a positive contribution to the web. Thanks for helping make the Web a more interesting, fun and attractive place to visit.
.......................Bill Darling.

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Selected Awards and Honors:

First Prize: Category - Professional Fine Art Slide Show. 1993, EUROGRAPHICS 1993, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Vision Award: Category - Alumni Achievement.1990, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA.

Vision Award: Category - Independent Project.1988, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA.

Second Place Award: First International Art Competition.1987, DATAPLOTTING, Inc., Don Mills, Ontario, CANADA.

Fellowship in Communication Arts.1987, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA.

International Art Exhibition:Medal Winner in Computer Art.1986, Greene Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY, USA.

Anabel Mack Taylor Travel Award.1983, Rosary Graduate School of Art, River Forest, Illinois, USA.
Travel award and work-study given for Masters in Painting at Villa Schifanoia, Florence, ITALY.

Everett G. Walker Memorial Scholarship.1982, Art Students League, New York, NY, USA.

American Watercolor Society Scholarship.1981, National Academy of Art, New York, NY, USA.

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Selected Exhibitions:

1985 - 2003

Online gallery display at Millennial Renaissance Imagery;
1997-2003, at URL: http://www.mri2000.com/
Award-winning site for web design, graphics and photography.
Computer art, mixed-media, travel photography of Australia, New York City panoramic skylines and New Zealand landscapes.

Two-person show at Stage Gallery,
Berkshire Common, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA; Oct. 13, 1993- January 1, 1994.
Curator: Bruce Reid. Sponsorship and support provided by the Berkshire Hilton Inn.
Exhibited Computer Art:large cibachrome prints (artist proofs).

Group Show of the Foraging Artists at Cork Gallery,
Lincoln Center at Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY, USA; Fall 1993.
Exhibited cibachrome prints.

Eurographics 1993, Professional Fine Art,
Barcelona, SPAIN; 1993.
Exhibited computer art paintings of underwater seascapes; inspired by scuba diving and photographing the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland, Australia.

E.P.I.C. Underwater Photography Image Competition,John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.; 1993.
Underwater photographs of the Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland, Australia.

Digital Art Gallery IMAGINA/Twelfth Monte Carlo International Forum on New Images
1993, Metropole Hotel, Monte Carlo, MONACO.

Berkshire Artisans 1992 Invitational,
Curator:Renato Danese, Director-Pace Gallery, New York.
Pittsfield Community Arts Center-Artistic Director: Daniel O'Connell; Pittsfield, MA., USA.

Grateful Dead Summer Concert Series, 1992.
Computer Animation used for travelling tour across the United States.

Prix Ars Electronica : International Competition for the Computer Arts, 1991.
O.R.F.- Organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and Siemans AG, Linz, AUSTRIA.

INTERFACE : Art and Computer,1991.
Curator: Ludwig Datene, New York. Olympia & York, Park Avenue Atrium, New York, NY, USA.

Prix Ars Electronica: International Competition for the Computer Arts, 1990.

O.R.F.- Organized by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and Siemans AG, Linz, AUSTRIA.

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EUROGRAPHICS 1989 : Video Film Competition, Slide Competition, 1989.
Organized by Eurographics Association & German Chapter of Eurographics: Gesellschaft für Informatik; Hamburg, GERMANY.

International Travelling Exhibition 1987-1989, SIGGRAPH-A.C.M.
Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics,Art Show : SIGGRAPH Fourteenth Annual,1987.
Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA.
Reproduction included in catalogue; exhibit travelled worldwide through 1989.

EUROGRAPHICS 1987 : Computer Art Competition, 1987.
Organized by the European Association for Computer Graphics, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS.
Included in art show and artwork reproduced in catalogue.

Invitational Exhibition, 1987.
McGovern's Bar/Gallery, Curator: Barry Miller, New York, NY, USA.

Artists and the Electronic Age - Fourth Annual Exhibition, Visible Light : Computer Generated Art Exhibition and Slide Show, 1987.
Curator: Annette Weintraub, City College of New York, New York, NY, USA.

Pixels : Computer Generated Art, 1987.
Carlson Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.

Art Tech, 1986.
Curator: Jerry McDaniel; Master Eagle Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

International Art Exhibition, 1986.
Greene Street Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY, USA.

Electronic Art 1985 : Special Exhibit, 1985.
Invitational, Curator: Carol Chiani, Art Expo, New York Coliseum, New York, NY, USA.
Included in exhibition catalogue.

Invitational Exhibit, 1985.
ADP Corporate Headquarters, Roseland, New Jersey, USA.

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LEOPOLDSEDER, Dr. Hannes. "Der Prix Ars Electronica: International Compendium of the Computer Arts Edition 1991," book pub. by Österreicher Rundfunk (ORF), Linz, Austria 1991.

BEEBE, Jack. "International Video Graphic Design," book pub. by Library of Applied Design, PBC International, NY, 1991.

LEOPOLDSEDER, Dr. Hannes. "Der Prix Ars Electronica: International Compendium of the Computer Arts Edition 1990," book pub. by Österreicher Rundfunk (ORF), Linz, Austria 1990.

SOLMAN, Gregory. "Figuring It Out," Millimeter Magazine-April 1988, Volume 16, Number 4, Page 50.
Samples of key frame design included in cover story focusing on animation and design using computers.

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