3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson (US)
b. 1941, Cleveland; lives San Francisco
Global Mind Radar/Reader (an Emotional Barometer), 2008

Lynn Hershman Leeson has worked extensively in photography, video, film, installation and pioneered interactive computer and net-based media art.

Hershman Leeson’s groundbreaking work has earned her numerous internatonal awards including a tribute and retrospective from the San Francisco International Film Festival (1994), the ZKM / Seimens Media Art Award (1995), a Sundance Insstitute Screenwriting Fellowship (1998), the Flintridge Foundation Award fro Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts(1998), the prestigious Golden Nica in Interactive Arts from Ars Electronica (1999), the Wolrd Technology Networkk Award for Innovation in the Visual Arts (2002), and the IBM Innovation That Matters Award at the 1st Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge (2006).

Hershman Leeson’s artwork has been exhibited at over 200 major art institutions. her work is held in the numerous collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The National Gallery of Canada, DG Bank (Frankfurt), Walker Art Center, ZKM Mediamuseum (Karlsruhe), Berkeley Art Museum, and the Hess Collection. The Henry Art Gallery of Seattle curated Hershmanlandia, a major international museum retrospective of her work.

Hershman Leeson is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University. She is the editor of Clicking In: Hot links to Digital Culture (ba Pres, 1996), and she has published extensively on digital culture and art. The University of California Press published The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson: Secret Agents, Private I, a monograph of her art and film with an accompanying DVD.

In 2006, ZeroOne San Jose awarded Hershman-Leeson the IBM Innovation that Matters Award. More information about the 2006 ZeroOne San Jose awards can be found here: http://2006.01sj.org/content/view/1035/1/

In 2008, Lifen ( Life to the power of n ) — or, life to the power of infinity — a series of exhibitions highlighting the work of Hershman Leeson will take place throughout the Bay Area.