Bernard Klevickas was born in 1971 in Gary, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998. As an aspiring artist developing his own sculpture for over the past 26 years Bernard has at various times fabricated sculpture for other artists. When living in Chicago he helped cast sculpture for the artist Richard Hunt at the Chicago Fine Art Foundry. In 2000 he relocated to the Hudson River Valley and while employed by Polich-Tallix as an art fabricator constructed sculpture for Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, Louise Bourgeois, and other artists. Currently living in Long Island City, Klevickas has won several grants and awards, including a Leadership: Light the Way Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Individual Artist Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. His art has been reviewed and mentioned in newsprint and numerous art blogs and his bicycle sculptures have been written about in the New York Times. Bernard’s art has been included in museum exhibitions throughout the U.S. including in the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan, the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas Texas, the Katonah Museum of Art in New York and recently at the Islip Museum of Art on Long Island. His sculpture has also been shown indoor and outdoor in numerous group exhibitions in New York City, the New York Hudson Valley, Chicago Illinois, West Palm Beach Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and internationally in Istanbul Turkey, Venice Italy, and Bermuda.