Beatrix Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany. After thecompletion of her undergraduate studies in New German Literature at the FreieUniversität Berlin she planned to study at the New School for Social Researchin New York for one year. The one year became two and Reinhardt graduated withM.A. in Media Studies. During her studies at the New School she started herstudies of photography, which she continued at Illinois State University. Sincethe completion of a Master of Fine Arts degree, Reinhardt has been living,working and teaching in different parts of the world. She has been invited asartist-in-residence to universities and galleries in Finland, India, Australia,China and the US, amongst others. Presently she resides in NYC and is anassociate professor at the City University of New York/CUNY.
Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, NorthAmerica, Africa, Australia and Asia. Awards received include individual artistfellowships and artist’s project grants from the CUNY Research Foundation, JohnAnson Kitteredge Foundation, Australian National University and othernon-for-profit arts organizations and residency programs. She was a winner ofthe Flash Forward 2007 award given by the Magenta Foundation in Toronto Canada.
Her work was featured in a variety of publicationsincluding Die Zeit (Germany), Contact Sheet (USA), Prefix Photo (Canada), FlashForward 2007 Book (Magenta Foundation), the photoMagazine (Germany) amongothers. Her work is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and universitycollections across the United States and abroad including the New York CityPublic Library, California Museum of Photography, Center of Photography atWoodstock, Light Work collection, Old Parliament House in Canberra/Australiaand Rural Documentary Collection in Illinois.
Reinhardt has been curating as well. She was invited byBruce Silverstein Gallery to be one of the curators for “SilversteinPhotography Annual” in 2010, among others.