Biography

Gina Dominique (nee Shorto) is best known for contemporary abstract works that merge feminist and gender-based ideas with spiritual concepts. 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 the Corcoran Gallery's Alma Thomas Award for Painting, Seattle Metro's Outstanding Public Achievement Award for five commissioned outdoor public murals, a Tamarind Collaborative Lithography Graduate Student Artist Residency, and during November 2019 she was one of Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Center's four international visiting artists in residence.

Currently she is a tenured Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College, where from 2013-2016 she served as Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. Between 1999-2013 Dominique taught at Delta College, University Center where she earned tenure and ranks of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. During her last four years there, she headed the art department.

Gina Dominique is pursuing a practice based PhD at Liverpool John Moores University's Transart Institute. 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. Dominique attended Pennsylvania's Governor's School for the Arts. She was born in Johnstown, PA.