Gina Dominique Hersey, (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for conceptual works that merge 21st Century techno color with spiritual concepts. Dominique Hersey has a national exhibition record, and has received several awards, grants, and honors. She earned a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University's Corcoran School of Art, and an MFA from the University of New Mexico. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. She maintains a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan, and one at her upstate New York home.