Harriete Estel Berman
Harriete Estel Berman is an American artist and sculptor whose work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. Since 1988, she has been using post-consumer, recycled materials to create jewelry, Judaica, and sculpture. She says, “I use the humblest of materials taken from the waste stream of our society to examine the values of our society.”
She has a B.F.A. in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, and a M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, she worked doing jewelry repair for many years. After graduate school, she continued working in silver repair and restoration at Peninsula Plating.
Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, Detroit Institute of Arts, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, Oakland Museum of California, Racine Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, and The Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA