Lynn Hershman Leeson - Transgressing One(self)
Lynn Hershman Leeson’s (b. 1941) career spans half a century of pioneering contributions to performance art, new media, video, film, and photography. Besides her best-known series of works centered around the fictional character of Roberta Breitmore (1973 – 78), Hershman Leeson is also the creator of Lorna (1979–83), the first interactive videodisc, as well as the first to use touch-activated screens in Deep Contact: The Sexual Fantasy Videodisk (1984–86). Her five feature films Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada – all three starring Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton –, !Women Art Revolution: A Secret History, and Tania Libre have been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival. Hershman Leeson’s works have been presented in museums and institutions worldwide and are now part of public collections such as that of the MOMA NY, SF MOMA, Tate Modern, ZKM Karlsruhe, LACMA, The National Gallery of Canada, and The Walker Art Center, etc.
SHOWROOM is pleased to congratulate Lynn Hershman Leeson for receiving the prestigious Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, previously awarded to such artists as Georgia O’Keefe, Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Judy Chicago, Nancy Spero, Agnes Martin, Adrian Piper, Kiki Smith and Yayoi Kusama.