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Michael Dale Bernard

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Controller
Controller (brooch), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 5" X 5" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Goal_+___-
Goal + / - (brooch pair), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Paint, Plastic Found Object 4" X 7" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Lift_and_pallet_exit
Lift and Pallet (brooch pair), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 4" X 4" X 1" Each © Michael Dale Bernard
Metro_bus_exit
Metro Bus Exit (neckpiece), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 8" X 5" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Plane_exit_detail
Plane Exit (brooch), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 7" X 3" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Rampant_detail
Rampant + (brooch, detail), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 6" X 4" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Rampant_plus-minus_pair
Rampant + / - (brooch pair), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 6" X 4" X 1" Each © Michael Dale Bernard
Silver_+
Silver + (brooch), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Paint, Plastic Found Object 7" X 4" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Train_exit_detail
Train Exit (neckpiece), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 8" X 5" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
Trooper_exit
Trooper Exit (brooch), 2007 Pierced Aluminum, Sterling, Stainless, Vinyl, Powdercoat 5" X 5" X 1" © Michael Dale Bernard
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Quick Facts
Schools
California State University Long Beach (CSULB), 2007, MFA
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999, BFA
Statement

Michael Dale Bernard is a Los Angeles, California based artist. He earned his BFA in metalsmithing from the University of Illinois in 1999, and just completed the Master of Fine Arts program at California State University in Long Beach, again specializing in metals. While at U of I, the artist was exposed traditional metalworking techniques as well as more industrialized processes such as electroforming, anodizing, and powder-coating. A broad knowledge of digital techniques was introduced to the artist's working method during his Masters studies. Process is at the core of the artist's current work, both in the manipulation of imagery and the development of object. His creations include wearable art pieces and small sculpture that draw on the imagery and tools of urban street artists and the language of metal artists working in an architectonic style.

When not in his studio, the artist can be found indulging in speed and mechanics through his passion for motorcycling. Whether at the racetrack, in the canyons surrounding Los Angeles, or covered in grease in his garage, the artist's two-wheeled addiction provides him with another scale and degree of metalsmithing and shop knowledge.

 

 

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