Bernice Sokol Kramer
Bernice Sokol Kramer is a sculptor, painter and mixed media artist who has spent the last half century living and creating in New York City. Her career has been encouraged by numerous awards including the National Academy Museum Award for Graphics, the Curator’s Choice Artist Talk on Art Award, and winner of the George Condo Costume Contest from the New Museum.
Bernice Sokol Kramer's sculptures based on the human figure using fabric and papier-mâché that hang from the ceiling and walls or rest on the floor. Her background in Biology and a childhood fascination with marionettes informs and inspires these works. Sokol Kramer explains, “In order to alter the expected human form, I perform surgery - cutting and sewing limbs, reattaching/relocating them. The marriage of human and animal traits, my “genetic mischief,” guides the process.”
She has been selected for exhibitions with noted jurors, critics, and galleries, among them are: Rebecca Rabinow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Stacey C. Hollander, American Folk Art Museum; Curate NYC; David Cohen, critic; Nat Trotman, Guggenheim Museum; Ivan Karp, OK Harris Gallery; Tracey Bashkoff, Guggenheim Museum; Jim Kempner; Jack Shainman; Donald Kuspit, critic; and many more.