ATEC Colloquia to feature Harvard University Physics Department Artist-in-Residence

Kim Bernard

Kim Bernard is an artist in residence this semester in the Physics Department. She is pictured surrounded by her hanging art work in the Science Center at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Kim Bernard:  An Artist Walks into the Physics Department…

On Thursday, October 8, from noon – 1:00 pm in ATC 3.102 Bernard will present a lively and engaging talk about how she came to be the first artist-in-residence in the Harvard Physics Department, the collaborative projects she has initiated and how her kinetic sculpture continues to evolve as a result of being surrounded by physicists.


Kim Bernard is currently an Artist-in-Residence in the Physics Department at Harvard University and   exhibits her science inspired kinetic sculpture, installations and encaustic works nationally.  Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Art News and Art New England.  She is the recipient of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant, NEFA Grant and several Maine Arts Commission Grants.   She received her BFA from Parsons in 1987 and her MFA from Mass Art in 2010.  Bernard gives public lectures and offers workshops nationally as a visiting artist.


“It’s fascinating that there are predictable patterns in matter and motion.  I’m interested in creating work that demonstrates this phenomena simply, with an aesthetic that allows the viewer easy access, and provides a tangible way of seeing physics.”