Iris Bernblum (b. 1975) is a cross-disciplinary artist and curator. Using a range of media, including video, photography, drawing and sculpture, Bernblum explores ideas around tension and release, power and play, fantasy and escape. Her work plays with the boundaries between what is considered normal and abnormal, as well as carefully and quietly subverting the viewer.
Bernblum has shown at Aspect/Ratio Gallery, Terrain Exhibitions, and Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Chicago. She has exhibited at Artist’s Space and The Elizabeth Foundation in New York; The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio; and The Brooklyn International Film Festival; Terrain Exhibitions Denmark, Open House Contemporary and the Chicago Artists Coalition, among others. She received her MFA from Columbia University in New York and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by Aspect/Ratio Gallery in Chicago.