Charles P. Sifton Gallery Featuring Works of Professor Bernard Aptekar
“Critical Portraits,” works by City Tech Department of Advertising Design & Graphic Arts professor and artist Bernard Aptekar, are on display at the Charles P. Sifton Gallery in the United States District Courtfor theEastern Districtof New York, 225 Carman Plaza East, Downtown Brooklyn, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through January 2014.
Professor Aptekar has exhibited frequently in both group and one-person shows in venues as diverse as the Conde Nast Building (where his work was censored prior to the show’s opening), DeCordova Museum, Whatcom Museum, Stony Brook University, New York State Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, New Jersey State Museum and Brooklyn Museum.
He was born in Brooklyn and lives in New York City, where he was one of the original homesteaders maintaining a studio in an area now known as Soho. The recipient of a national scholarship from Seventeen Magazine that enabled him to go to college, Professor Aptekar won a Fulbright Fellowship and an Ida C. Haskell Traveling Fellowship. He has received a CAPS Fellowship from the New York State Council on the Arts and has been a program supervisor for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He received his MFA from Indiana University, has lectured widely and also taught at Cooper Union and Pratt Institute, where he graduated first in his class, Summa Cum Laude.