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About the Artist

Marcy Bernstein is the founder and Executive Director of Roost Studios and Art Gallery in New Paltz, NY.

Her personal art is unique combination of collage, photography, paint and encaustics. She has shown her work in NYC galleries as well as the Hudson Valley.​


Marcy has a BFA in painting from Parsons school of Design and an MFA in painting from SUNY New Paltz. She holds NY state k-12 teaching certification through Bank Street College of Education. Marcy was a docent and a museum educator at the Manhattan Children’s Museum, taught at The Village Community School on Christopher Street, and at PS 6 on 81st and Madison Ave.  She is a retired visual art instructor from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District where she taught for over 30 years, all levels of students in painting, art history, darkroom photography, History of photography. 

She designed a writing and art curriculum called Critical Writing through the Arts, and implemented a gallery studies course for High School students. Marcy has been an adjunct painting instructor at both SUNY New Paltz and Orange County Community College.

Marcy is an inspired outdoor enthusiast who has climbed all 46 peaks over 4000 feet in NY State. She has consistently tested her boundaries as a technical rock climber for almost 30 years, climbing both locally the beautiful Shawangunk Ridge cliffs and traveling to adventure locations all over the United States. She has enjoyed running half marathons and has been an avid cyclist. Pushing boundaries, and facing challenges, both creatively and physically, are inseparable qualities from which Marcy’s life and work stem.

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