Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lynn Hershman Leeson has been a leading firgure in new media art since the 70s, developing fluency in digital technologies as they evolved. A pivotal artist in the context of feminist discourse and a pioneer in interactive, computer and net-based media arts, Hershman Leeson has worked prolifically in mixed-media, photography, performance, digital art, video, film and interactive media. Based in San Francisco, California, Hershman Leeson is currently Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute as well as Emeritus Professor of Digital Art in the Techno Cultural Studies Program at the University of California, Davis, and an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University. In 2010 she was awarded the d.velop digital art award [ddaa], honouring her pioneering achievements in digital art.