Gina Dominique aka Gina Dominique Hersey, (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for art based in historical abstraction, gender issues, and yogic concepts. In her "Platonic Solids" suite, as in much of her work, gestural and geometric abstraction coincide. In her "black & white pieces" sex and gender concepts are central. In still other works, like her recent "Chakra Paintings," and "Chakrasana Series" yogic influences dominate.
After earning BFA and MFA degrees in studio art, she studied astanga yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois for nearly a decade, and obtained his permission to teach. Dominique Hersey exhibits widely, and has received numerous grants, honors and awards. She is an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. She lives and works in New York City.