Lana Ann Bernberg

44 Years Old in 2013 (1969?)

Director, Creative Director, Photography Director, Cinematographer, Photographer, Animator, Key Grip, Artist

Bio Summary:
Lana Bernberg was from Hingham, Massachusetts. She now lives in New York, New York.

Early Life/Family:
Lana Bernberg has two boys.

2007 New York University- Master of Arts (Environmental Studies)

1992 San Francisco Art Institute- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film/Photography)

Career Outline:
Lana Bernberg, after graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute in ’92
went on to apprentice in the film industry, where she landed a part to be
involved in “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” After that, Bernberg
continued to majorally work with an emphasis to take on the roles of
handling the cinematography and photography of projects. Not only does
Bernberg work commercially, she has work, which involves mostly her
photography, that dabbles more in the world of fine art. In 2008, Lana
Bernberg founded TRACE Furniture with Basil Bouris, colleague and furniture
designer. Since then, alongside running TRACE Furniture as Creative
Director, she continues to work on side film projects as head
cinematographer. Lana Bernberg has also offered her photography expertise
to non-art related projects, like in 2012, Bernberg worked on the
“Decompression Project” which is a website focused on the practice yoga

Comments On Style:
“Much of Lana's work consists of a use of a horizon line in the landscape.
To her that line represents both a limit and a desire to exceed that limit.
With this line always present, the details of a landscape are often
obscured by weather, fading light or sheer expanse. She specializes in
traditional printing from negatives. There is no digital manipulation. Her
photography is in private and corporate collections around the country.”
-Lana Bernberg,

James Turrell, Larry Gottheim, Horus



At TRACE Furniture, Lana Bernberg not only takes photos of the finished
furniture designs, but takes photos of all the trees that the furniture
they showcase originate from.

Bernberg has exhibited her work at the following galleries-
2004 Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY

2013 “Jens Jensen The Living Green” (Cinematographer)
2010 “Jens Jensen: Harmonious World” (Cinematographer)
2007 “Light and the Sufferer” (Photography Director)
2006 “Up on the Roof” (Cinematographer)
2006 “Overboard Boats” (Cinematographer)
2002 “Bad Day for a Tow” (Cinematographer)
2001 “Swimming Out to Holly” (Cinematographer)
2000 “What’s Going On?”- Mekon (Music Video Cinematographer)
1998 “Goddess on a Highway (Version 1: Fishing Trip)” - Mercury Rev (Music Video Cinematographer)
1997 “About Laughter” (Director)
1997 “Undertaker” (Key Grip)
1993 “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Apprentice Animator) Honors:
2002 Santa Fe Art Institute Residency
1999 Jerome Foundation Artists Grant

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Contributors To This Listing:
Michael Matsumoto

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