Beatrix Reinhardt grew up in Jena, Germany. After the completion of her undergraduate studies in New German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin she planned to study at the New School for 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 School she started her studies of 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 City University of New York/CUNY.
Since January 2013 Reinhardt has been on sabbatical. She completed residencies in Varanasi (India), Istanbul (Turkey) and South Africa.
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 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), Contact 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.
In 2013 she had work at “10th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennial”in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, at the Bleibtreu Galerie in Berlin, German, at theUniversity Galleries at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, at the Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India and at the Palitz Gallery in NYC, among others.
Reinhardt has been curating as well. She was invited by Bruce Silverstein Gallery to be one of the curators for “Silverstein Photography Annual” in 2010, among others.