Rita Bernstein was recently awarded a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Bernstein had previously earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Barnard College of Columbia University; a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and a post-Baccalaureate degree from PAFA.
Bernstein has been awarded a Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship, was selected for the prestigious Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Exhibition and awarded fellowships and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the Independence Foundation; the Leeway Foundation; and the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation.
Her work is represented by KlompChing Gallery (Brooklyn) and Catherine Couturier Gallery (Houston).