Biography

Gina Dominique (nee Shorto) is best known for contemporary paintings and installations that build upon historical feminist and spiritually based abstraction. She has a national exhibition record, has produced more than one dozen solo shows, and participated in over fifty group exhibitions. Her paintings, prints and sculptures are included in several public and private collections.

Awards Dominique has received include a Santa Monica 18th Street Arts Center's international visiting artist residency, Seattle Metro's Outstanding Public Achievement Award for five commissioned outdoor public murals, Tamarind Institute's Collaborative Lithography Artist Residency, Corcoran Gallery of Art's Alma Thomas Award for Painting, and a Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts residency.

She currently teaches painting as a tenured associate professor of art at City University of New York’s Lehman College, where, from 2013-2016, she served as Lehman's School of Arts and Humanities associate dean. And as a Liverpool John Moores University postgraduate researcher, Gina Dominique is pursuing a Transart Institute practice based PhD.

From 2009-2013 Dominique headed the art department at Delta College, University Center, where she taught art history, drawing and painting. Between 1999-2013, she was tenured, and earned assistant, associate, and full professor ranks. Her MFA is from the University of New Mexico, and her BFA is from George Washington University's Corcoran School of Art and Carnegie-Mellon University. Gina Dominique was born in Johnstown.