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Laura Bernstein is a multimedia artist who constructs idiosyncratic scenarios and vignettes through video and performance. Her fictional characters and creatures engage with the surrounding environment to expose unusual and absurd interactions. Playing with notions of public and private space, she pursues forms that disrupt distinctions between the interiority of imagination and habitual, uniform reality. Her sculptures sometimes perform without a body and toggle with time to conjure previous functions and future existences. Bernstein received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Pennsylvania with a certificate in Time-Based & Interactive Media in 2014.  She was awarded a Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship (2014) and was a fellow at Vermont Studio Center (2013) as well an apprentice at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia (2013).  She has shown her work in Philadelphia, NY and Austria and is part of the permanent collection of the National Dance Institute in New York. Her most recent work includes public performance in Vienna as well as in Philadelphia.  She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.