Gina Dominique Hersey is best known for her mixed media gestural abstractions that are often based on yogic or tantric ideas. She has been a student of yoga since 1985, and of ashtanga yoga since 1997. Dominique Hersey studied directly with K. Pattabhi Jois between 2000-2009, and obtained his permission to teach primary series ashtanga in 2002. As seen in her recent "chakrasana series", "sri yantra" and "(purple) bliss", her yogic studies and teaching directly influence her work.
Dominique Hersey (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) obtained her BFA in studio art between Carnegie Mellon University and George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Art, and her MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico. She is an associate professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. Dominique Hersey shows her work nationally, and works in New York City, where she lives with her husband, composer Baird Hersey.