Nina Berinstein is an American-Argentinian artist and educator based in New York City. After completing her undergraduate studies in art education and ceramics at Bennington College, Nina continued her studio art studies in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, delving deeper into her exploration of volume and constriction in drawing and clay. Integral to her artistic practice is her teaching practice. Nina has worked as an educator in a variety of settings, from community art centers to Boston Public Schools, with students of all ages. She is currently a teaching artist with Studio in a School, serving NYC elementary and middle school students. Nina produces her own work as a member of Clay Space, a community ceramics studio in Brooklyn, NY.
I am interested in the many ways things are held or contained; from something as literal as how our bodies fill our clothes to something as seemingly abstract as how our feelings might fill our bodies. I wonder at the relationship between internal and exterior and am intrigued by a situation where these opposites can be observed sharing a moment. How do they support each other? How do they restrain each other? To which points in this encounter is the viewer’s eye drawn? In meditating on this curiosity, I relish in building soft, kind and friendly vessels to be used on a daily basis.