The artistic versatility of Lynn Hershman encompasses over thirty years of work in photography, photo-collage, film, video, conceptual performance, and computer-based interactive installation. The 1998 Berlin International Film Festival described Hershman as "the most influential female artist working today." Focusing on conceptual issues of gender, technology and identity in contemporary America, Hershman's work has been exhibited internationally at over 200 major institutions, and her ground-breaking work has earned her numerous awards including the 1998 Flintridge Foundation Prize; the 1996 Annie Gerber Award; and First Prize in the 1990 Crystal Trophy, Montbiellard, France. A graduate of San Francisco State University, Lynn Hershman is currently a professor of art at the University of California, Davis.
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