Beatrix Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany.  After the completion of her undergraduate studies in New German Literature at the Freie Universtität Berlin she planned to study at the New School of Social Research in New York for one year.  The one year became two and Reinhardt graduated with M.A. in Media Studies.  During her studies at the New Scholl she started her studies in photography, which she continued at Illinois State University.  Since the 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 as artist-in-residence to universities and galleries in Finland, India, Australia, China and the US amongst others.  Presently she resides in NYC and is an associate professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY.


MFA, Illinois State University

MA, New School for Social Research

BA, Freje University of Berlin

Scholarship / Publications

Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia.  Awards received include individual artist fellowships and artist’s project grants from the CUNY Research Foundation, John Anson Kitteredge Foundation, Australian National University and other non-for-profit arts organizations and residency programs.  She was a winner of the Flash Forward 2007 Award given by the Magenta Foundation in Toronto, Canada.

Her work was featured in a variety of publications including Die Zeit (Germany), Contract Sheet (USA), Prefix Photo (Canada), Flash Forward 2007 Book (Magenta Foundation), the photoMagazine (Germany) among others.  Her work is included in a number of corporate, museum, private and university collections across the United States and abroad including the New York City Public Library, California Museum of Photography, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Light Work Collection, Old Parliament House in Canberra/Australia and Rural Documentary Collection in Illinois.

Last Updated: 12.09.2015