biography

Gina Dominique Hersey (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for works that merge contemporary abstraction and feminist ideas with spiritual concepts. Dominique Hersey has a national exhibition record, and has received several grants, honors and awards. During November 2019, she was a visiting artist-in-residence at Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Center. For the past three years, she has maintained a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan. And since 2013, she has been an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. She has also been a Professor at Delta College, and a Visiting Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. Dominique Hersey earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico, and a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University's Corcoran School of Art.