Max Bernstein was born in Buffalo, NY where he received his BA in Media Study with a concentration in film and video production, from the University at Buffalo. Bernstein also received an MFA in film production and studio art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked as a technical artist with the Wooster Group, a video and sound designer with Michelle Ellsworth, a video and sound designer with Kaki King, a video designer with Cindy Kleine, and a video designer with Aynsley Vandenbroucke. In addition, he is one half of the piano harp duo Outlier, a founding member of media art performance group the Flinching Eye Collective, a video artist for Friends Of The Tank,  drummer and video designer for the band Eupana, composer, and sound engineer at Tribal Studio, and a lifelong multi-instrumentalist. 

Bernstein’s personal works combine elements of cinema, theater, sculpture, performance, and new media, often-exploring contemporary notions of representation and phenomenology through experimental narrative and technology. Bernstein has taught film history and production at theUniversity of Colorado Boulder, and video art at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Most recently Bernstein has become SCUBA certified and hopes to explore bodies of water near you.