Lynn Hershman

Lynn Hershman was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1941. She studied at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (B.S.1963) and at San Francisco State University (M.A. 1972). She resides in San Francisco and is Professor of Electronic Art at the University of California, Davis. In the early 1980's, she pioneered in the use of interactive media as a tool for artistic work. Hershman has won numerous awards worldwide. Most recently, she was nominated for the 1995 Siemens-Medienkunstpreis, awarded by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medien-technologie in Germany.

Artist Code: 484


Virtual Voices

1994, 10:00 minutes

The Ring Cycle

1994, 08:00 minutes

Cut Piece

1993, 15:00 minutes

Virtual Love

1993, 75:00 minutes

Seeing Is Believing

1991, 58:00 minutes, colour, English

Shadow's Song (Electronic Diary)

1990, 33:00 minutes, colour, English

Desire Inc.

1990, 26:00 minutes


1989, 72:00 minutes, colour, English

First Person Plural (Electronic Diary)

1988, 28:00 minutes, colour, English

Binge (Electronic Diary)

1987, 26:00 minutes, colour, English

Confessions Of A Chameleon (Electronic Diary)

1986, 10:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

The Raw Data Diet, All-Consuming Bodies and the Shape of Things to...
by Lynn Hershman. Leonardo, Winter 2005, v. 38, no. 3.
Media Phantasmagoria
Virtually Yours, 1995. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1995.
Lynn Hershman's Room of One's Own
by Margaret Morse. Virtually Yours, 1995. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1995.
Video Art: L'art videographique
by James Loran Gillespie. Parallelogramme, 1994, v. 19, no. 4.
UNB Art Centre Exhibit Tells Stories on Videotape
by Unknown. The Daily Gleaner, Oct. 15, 1994.
Video and Orality
by Peggy Gale. Canadian Art, Summer 1993, v. 10, no. 2.
Roxie hosts Film Arts Festival, celebrates local independents
by Michael Fox. FILM/TAPE WORLD, Nov. 1992, v. 10, no. 58.
Computer Art as Conceptual Art
by Christine Tamblyn. Art Journal, Fall 1990, v. 49, no. 3.
The subject in History: The new autobiography in film and video
by Michael Renov. Afterimage, July Summer 1989, v. 17, no. 1.
Lynn Hershman's Narrative Anti-narratives
by Christine Tamblyn. Afterimage, Summer 1986, v. 14, no. 1.
by Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin. Persona, 1981. New York: The New Museum, 1981.