Gina Dominique Hersey, (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for conceptual works that deal with painting genres, gender issues and yogic ideas. In her recent "Chakra Paintings" series, Western Pop Art and Indian Vedic thought coincide.
Dominique Hersey earned BFA and an MFA degrees in studio art, and by 2000 was a newly minted art professor. Simultaneously, from 2000-2009 she studied ashtanga yoga directly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and obtained his permission to teach yoga.
She is an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. She has a national exhibition record, and has received several grants, honors and awards. Dominique Hersey maintains a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan, and one at her home in upstate New York.