Beatrix Reinhardt, grew up in Germany, came to the United States after completing her undergraduate degree in New German Literature at Freie University, Berlin. In New York, she earned her MA degree in Media Studies at the New School. She continues her studies in photography at Illinois State University, earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree. Reinhardt has been living, working and teaching in various parts of the world. She presently resides in New York City and is a professor and Department Head of Photography at College of Staten Island/ CUNY.
Reinhardt’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and Asia. Awards received include individual artist fellowships and artist’s project grants from CUNY Research foundation, John Anson Kitteredge Foundation, Australian National University and other non-for-profit arts organizations and residency programs including Light Work in Syracuse, NY. She was a winner of the Flash Forward 2007 award given by the Magenta Foundation in Toronto Canada. Most recently her body of work Everything is Normal in Siberia was exhibited in Moscow.
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.