Musician and painter Vincent Bernardy emerged as a rocker during the Minneapolis music scene in the heyday of the late nineteen-eighties and throughout the nineties, in the midst of Grunge and Punk. For the past fifteen years Vincent has lived on the Central Coast going by the stage name St. Vincent Folk. His 2013 album Moonlight Dream Bed—featured cameos by local singers Jade Jackson and Emily Wryn, as well as British singer/songwriter, Rumer and won the 2013 Album of the Year from the New Times Music Awards.
Vincent thrives in multiple arenas — including moonlighting as an artist. The same passion that infuses his music is also present in his artwork. Honing his painting skills while cranking out music, Vincent’s gestural paintings hinge on an outsider aesthetic where art and music are interrelated. Local artist Mark Bryan describes him as “A random genius.” Vincent’s paintings take inspiration from his years at Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he experimented with neon. His grainy and electric characters are placed within distempered settings and are steeped in mythology and spiritual undertones.