Bernadette Despujols (b. 1986, Barquisimeto, Venezuela) studied Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), where she graduated with honors in 2007. Soon after, she continued her education at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts in Paris, where she took classes in architecture, cultural exchange, morphology and anatomy before beginning her endeavors in art making. Despujols taught Architectonic Design at the School of Architecture at the Universidad Central de Venezuela before moving to the US to pursue her MFA in Visual Arts at the California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions by the artist include I Love You Man, Spinello Projects, Miami, FL; and The Vast Ocean in Which the Woman Swims, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY. Recent group exhibitions include We Are Family, curated by Peter Drake and Clifford Owens, New York Academy of Art, NY; Shattered Glass, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, New York, NY; and WE DANCE YOU MEAN, Cerquone Projects, Madrid, Spain. Despujols currently lives and works in Miami, Florida.