Visual Arts, School of Arts
Judit Hersko is an installation artist who received her Master of Fine Arts degree
from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1989. Since then her work has been
featured in numerous (over 45) exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In 1991,
she was a visiting artist at the Women's Museum in Bonn, Germany and in 1997 she represented
her native Hungary at the Venice Biennale. Her work has been shown in Germany, Austria,
Hungary, Spain, and in many cities around the United States including Chicago, New
York, Los Angeles and San Diego. In 1995, she received an Artslink Collaborative Grant
and in 1998/99 she won a California Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship in Sculpture.
In 2005 and 2006 she was invited as a fellow to the Lucas Artists Residency Program
at Montalvo. She has several pieces in museum collections, for example, at The Museum
of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum in Budapest. Her work has been the subject of many
publications including articles in Sculpture Magazine and Art in America. She is an
Associate Professor in the School of Arts at California State University San Marcos
where she initiated the art and science project in 2004. Her collaborations with scientists
have resulted in exhibitions that visualize science and climate change through art
such as "Shifting Baselines" that was selected for the exhibition "Weather Report:
Art and Climate Change" curated by Lucy Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary
Art (fall 2007). "Shifting Baselines" was also named one of the top 10 exhibitions
of the year 2006 in the San Diego area by Union Tribune art critic Robert Pincus.
Recently Hersko travelled to Antarctica as the recipient of the National Science Foundation
Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant (2008/09).
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