Gina Dominique Hersey, (nee Shorto, b. 1962, Johnstown, PA) is best known for conceptual works that merge 21st Century techno color with Indian Vedic thought. She earned a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University's Corcoran School of Art, then an MFA from the University of New Mexico. By 2003, she was a tenured art professor. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Art at City University of New York’s Lehman College. Dominique Hersey has a national exhibition record, and has received several awards, grants, and honors. She maintains a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Manhattan, and one at her upstate New York home.