P1050674-72Alli Berman is an interactive artist with a fun, inclusive concept. She created her interactive PuzzleArt to help people examine the endless connections in art and life using elemental artist's tools – color, shape, texture and lines. Her interactive PuzzleArt has been to dozens of countries. Berman leads workshops to help people ages 1 to 101 think outside the box while they Connect to Creativity and to others around the world in her unique program. Her PuzzleArt has been called Brain Fitness art. Her PuzzleArt will be used in Asia in the coming year to help people find new ways to relax and activate their brains in a Hands-On Brain Fitness Initiative.

International PuzzleArtist Alli Berman created her interactive PuzzleArt concept and developed it into various hands-on brain fitness programs to help others improve their cognitive, creativity, learning and problem-solving skills. Berman collaborated with behavioral optometrist Dr. Susan Fisher to develop the first and only therapy which combines Binocular AND Perceptual Therapy and uses interactive abstract fine art at its core. The PuzzleArt Therapy System is now used by vision therapists, occupational therapists, art therapists, neuropsychologists, brain trauma professionals and other specialists in 13 countries.

Berman is an artist, educator, author and lecturer for the past 25+ years. An educational advisor to the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and founder of Anti-Aging Art, her art is exhibited in museums and galleries and in corporate and private collections worldwide. Author of Hands-On Brain Fitness, Hands-On Brain Fitness for Kids, and Adventures with PuzzleArt Alli in 3D!, Berman’s mission is to help millions around the world with her art.


Alli Berman CV

I began my interactive modular art to find the connections. What started as a simple exercise to help me find personal answers after my stroke (CVA) grew into an interactive artform that has traveled the globe these past 20+ years. People ages 1 to 106 have participated in many arts and educational programs and have connected to abstract art, each other, and to me!”

Berman’s layered acrylics have a transparent watercolor quality. Her work is a fusion of Indonesian shadow puppetry, batik, and stained-glass sanctuary windows. It is a celebration of life in spite of all obstacles.

Berman’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US and in Indonesia. She has shown and shared her work in Grand Cayman, BWI. She had 25 feet of her interactive PuzzleArt in the public atrium at Tilles Center, Long Island, New York. Berman has hundreds of her PuzzleArt paintings on exhibit at the LICM – Long Island Children’s Museum: Swirls, Waves and Puzzles: The Art of Alli Berman through May 2011. Her art is in private and corporate collections around the world.

Resume – Alli Berman – interactive installation art, public art
[email protected] – www.alliberman.com
exhibitions (partial) (s) solo (g) group (r) residency /educational (c) collection (p) public art


  • 2013 Art Speaks exhibit at Shelter Rock Art Gallery, Manhasset, NY(g)
  • 2013 Public Art interactive installation at Woodmere Library Main Gallery, Woodmere, NY(s) (r) (p)
  • 2013 + 2012 Public Art interactive installation at uMich Health System, Ann Arbor, MI (s) (r) (p)
  • 2013 + 2012 Public Art interactive installation at the Atrium, Tilles Center, Greenvale, NY(s) (r) (p)
  • 2012 NYU/Langone Medical Center Gallery, New York City, NY (s) (r) (p)
  • 2012 North Shore / LIJ Hospital, Rosen Center, Manhasset, NY (s) (r) (p)
  • 2012 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (g)
  • 2011 Tilles Center for the Arts, Greenvale, NY (s) (r) (p)
  • 2011 Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY (s) (r)
  • 2011 Viewpoint Gallery at Proctor Theater, Schenectady, NY (g)
  • 2009 and 2010 Tilles Art Center Atrium, Greenvale, NY (s) (r) (p)
  • 2009 Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida piece chosen for national tour for 2 years (g)
  • 2009 Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (g)
  • 2009 Italy:Florence+Vicenza: pre-K to12th (special ed+mainstream) exhibits+workshops:1,500 kids (s)(r)
  • 2009 2 Gallery exhibits as well as fundraising event – East End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, NY (g)
  • 2007 Celebration of Art, Grand Cayman, BWI (g) (r) (p)
  • 2007 Westin Casuarina Resort, Grand Cayman, BWI (s) (r)
  • 2007 Fairbanks Women’s Prison, Grand Cayman, BWI (r)
  • 2007 Pedro St. James Castle, Grand Cayman, BWI (s) (r)
  • 2007 Art at Governors, Grand Cayman, BWI (g) (r)
  • 2007 Project Connect To Cayman – Featured Artist, Grand Cayman, BWI (s) (r) (p)
  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Gallery, New York City, New York (s)
  • 2005 Open Studio Show, The Institute Museum, Chicago, Illinois (s) (r) (c)
  • 2004 Open Studio Show, ARMA Museum, Bali, Indonesia (s) (r) (c)
  • 2003 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (g)
  • 2002 Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA (g)
  • 2002 United Nations Headquarters, General Assembly Lobby, New York (g)
  • 2002 National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington, DC (g)
  • 2002 Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL (g)
  • 2002 Minnesota Government Center, Minneapolis, MN (g)
  • 2001 Chicago Cultural Center, Juried Show, Chicago, Illinois (g) Jury included David Ross, director San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Joseph McCullough, president emeritus Cleveland Institute of Art; and John Killacky, executive director Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  • 2001 Millenium Arts Center, Washington, DC (g)
  • 2001 Russell Senate Rotunda Presidio, San Francisco, California (g)
  • 1999 Rudana Fine Arts Museum, Bali, Indonesia (g) (c)
  • 1998 East End Arts Council, Riverhead, New York (s)
  • 1998 Lincoln Center, CAAA/Juried, 1st Place abstract, NYC, New York (g)
  • 1996 Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Bali, Indonesia, (g) (c)
  • 1996 The Institute Museum, Chicago, Illinois (g) (c)
  • 1995 Vila Riverview Gallery, Bali, Indonesia (s) (c)
  • 1994 Rumah Manis Gallery, Bali, Indonesia (s) (c)
  • 1993 Invitational, Schumacher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (g)
  • 1993 Jacob Javits Federal Building, New York City, New York (s) (g) (p)
  • 1992 Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York (s) (c)
  • 1992 until present – Owl Art Center, Cedarhurst, New York (g) (c)
  • 1992 Juried, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York City, New York (g) (p)
  • 1991 SOHO: Critic’s Choice – Monserrat Gallery, NYC, New York (g)

awards/honors (partial)

  • Gifts of Art Competition, uMich
  • JP Morgan Chase Grant (twice)
  • Artist Residency, Florence, Italy
  • Artist Residency, ARMA Museum, Bali
  • Artist Residency and solo exhibition awarded by Governor, Aceh, Indonesia
  • Nine other residencies in 6 countries

associations (partial)

  • AMG of Long Beach
  • CAAA/Composers, Artists and Authors
  • Long Beach Art League
  • National Art League
  • New York Artists Circle
  • West End Art League
  • Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) Board of Directors


  • NYFA Mark program
  • Ivan Kamalic, Long Island, New York – realism with oils
  • IB Anom, Mas, Bali – mask carving and painting with acrylics
  • 1983 Pratt Institute, MS in Communication – ABT
  • 1975 SUNY at Stonybrook, Bachelors of Art – Education and Bachelors of Art – Art History
  • Studied with artists during travel for past 40+ years in Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, more. Influenced by Hado’s acrylics since childhood, later by Frankenthaler, Motherwell, Pollack, Still and Kline.


  1. Pandadoll
    August 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    Puzzleartist Alli Berman will be presenting her interactive, inclusive, innovative concept at NYU/Langone Medical Center, MSB Gallery, to exhibit her Brain Fitness art. Opening is Thursday Sept 6th at 5-8pm, exhibit continues until October 1st. Visit 24/7. Hundreds of original paintings and 2 dozen interactive brain skill builders to increase cognitive ability. MSB Gallery, 550 First Ave, first floor, adjacent to the Ehrman Medical Library. Berman is an artist, educator, author and lecturer for the past 25+ years. An educational advisor to the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and founder of Anti-Aging Art, her art is exhibited in museums, galleries, hospitals, and in corporate and private collections worldwide. Author of Hands-On Brain Fitness, Hands-On Brain Fitness for Kids, and Adventures with PuzzleArt Alli in 3D, Berman’s mission is to help millions around the world with her art. Alli has shown thousands in her worldwide audience how exercising your brain can help keep folks invested in an active life no matter what their age. visit: http://bermanarts.wordpress.com/happening-now-alli-berman-at-the-nyulangone-msb-gallery/


  2. Joan Lubar
    August 18, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    Alli – I met you through Kathleen Gage and want to put your program in my book on aging as a recommendation to help with memory and cognitive function. Would this be a good fit?
    Also, here is what I have written so far. It may be too esoteric – let me know if I should send them to a specific area on your site and what you might suggest I say.

    “…Do you do crossword puzzles, play chess or Scrabble? Any type of puzzles can help, as well, to keep your brain working. Check out puzzlearttherapy.com for an integrated holistic system that helps build and strengthen perceptual learning, sensory and creativity skills with whole-brain learning programs…’


    • PuzzleArt Alli Berman
      December 19, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

      Hi Joan,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I apologize for the delayed response. We have been revamping our website and some of the messages fell through. I appreciate you including PuzzleArt Therapy in your book about aging. Our program and products help improve memory and cognitive function. You can also share this link with your readers: PuzzleArt.com/FreeActivity

      Please send me more information directly to [email protected]. Good luck with your book!

      Thank you,

      Alli Berman


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