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Judit Hersko, M.F.A.

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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