My work is about the importance of simple things; elements of nature that we usually
take for granted, and whose beauty we don’t take time to observe, like a fragment of
a leave, a flower, or the way light is reflected as it strikes a drop of dew.
These elements are recreated with emphasis in the geometry of nature’s designs. It
is the complexity within the simplicity.
The work constitutes an alarm to remind us all to preserve the environment that we
are part of and that we are relentlessly destroying.
Destroying “Nature” is destroying ourselves!
Graduated as an architect from Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.
Over 50 group exhibitions and 25 solo shows in NY, Washington DC, Miami, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador,
Spain, France, Japan, China, among others.
PAINTINGS IN COLLECTIONS.
-MAC. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, Colombia
-Museo de Arte Bolivariano, Santa Marta, Colombia
-Latin American Art Museum, Miami, Florida
-Museo Colsubsidio, Bogota, Colombia
-The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
-The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
-Georgetown University, Washington DC
-The National Museum of American History, Washington DC
-Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
-The Library of Congress, Washington DC
-Portland Museum of Fine Art, Oregon
-AAAS-American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC
-The New Convention Center, Washington DC
-Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC
-Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Norwalk CT
-Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC
-The Washington Post, Washington DC.
-Cesar Gaviria, private collection, Colombia and NY.
-The P O L L O C K-K R A S N E R Foundation AWARD, Grant, 2009
-Second Price, Photography:, Moore at the Garden”.The New York Botanical Garden, 2007
-Grant, “Art Walk”. D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC. 2006
-Equal Award, The Art league, Alexandria VA.
-Purchase Award, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
-Award and Grant “Our Voices Our Images” The Inter-American Development Bank, and the
D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC.
-Award of Merit, the Neptune festival, Virginia Beach, VA.
-Honorable Mention, the Art League, Alexandria, VA.
-Medal of Merit Award, Ministry of Development, Bogota, Colombia.
– Best in Show, First Stained Glass international Salon, Bogota, Colombia.
-Honorable Mention, Salon del Fuego, Bogota, Colombia.
-First Prize Architectural design for the Music Conservatory, Ibague Colombia.
World Liberty TV, Team interviewed Mr Bernal at The Giving Back Foundation Annual Gala 2015, where Mr Bernal is a huge supporter of the Cause ,as well as donating his art for the cause.