Don Bernier

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Don Bernier has been making both experimental and documentary media work since the early 1990s. A Maine native, Bernier received a BFA at Kansas City Art Institute before going on to earn a graduate degree in Media Study at SUNY-Buffalo in 1994. From 1994 to 2001, Bernier taught media production and theory in colleges and community-based technology centers in western New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Boston. Throughout this period, Bernier continued to make installation and time-based artwork which has been exhibited across North America. In late 2001, Bernier and his wife Tina Erickson, relocated to New York City, to focus more on documentary film and video production. Since then, he has been fortunate enough to work with such PBS filmmakers as Stephen Ives and David Grubin. In New York, Bernier has completed several of his own documentary projects which have screened at film and video festivals nationwide.