Lili Bernard is a Cuban-born, Los Angeles-based visual artist and actor. She has exhibited her artwork in numerous galleries and institutions. Her work examines issues of trauma born of sexism and racism, past andpresent. As an actress and member of SAG/AFTRA, Lili guest-starred inthe last season of "The Cosby Show" (1984) as the zany and verypregnant Mrs.
Minifield. On "Seinfeld" (1989) she playedKramer's Black girlfriend, Anna. She co-starred in the'Stephen King (I)' CBS TV mini-series, "Golden Years" (1991) , and played the female lead in the BBCfilm, Murder in Oakland, (i. e. "Screenplay" (1991) ) opposite'Ving Rhames' and 'Eriq La Salle (I)' .
In theatre, Lili hasperformed extensively in New York City, Off-Broadway, and in LosAngeles. A mother of six children, to whom she gave birth in a ten year span,Lili is also a published writer and blogger for the Huffington Post. She has garnered critical acclaim as an independent curator, longtimearts activist and community organizer. Lili first created and ran HABLA(Harvesting Asian, Black, Latino Artists) in order to provide platformsfor under-represented artists in Los Angeles. Realizing that Blackartists were the most marginalized of the group, Lili then founded andorganized BAILA (Black Artists in Los Angeles), a current movementaimed at building bridges of access for Black artists into themainstream art world.
Lili graduated high school from the American School in Japan, where shespent 11th and 12th grade, and attended New Jersey public schools fromkindergarten through tenth grade. She did her undergraduate studies atCornell University and City University of New York, earning a B. A. inGerman. Lili received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in2014 under the tutelage of professors Suzanne Lacy, Charles Gaines,Ulysses Jenkins and Andrea Bowers.