Gina Dominique Hersey, (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for conceptual works that merge contemporary abstraction with spiritual concepts. 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. Dominique Hersey has a national exhibition record, and has received several awards, grants, and honors. In November of 2019, she was a visiting artist in residence at Santa Monica's 18th Street Arts Center. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. And Dominique Hersey maintains a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan.