Alum Lynn Hershman Leeson's Art Has Relished in Digital Frontiers for Five Decades

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
OCULA -- Born and raised in Cleveland, Hershman Leeson relocated to the Bay Area in the 1960s to pursue an MFA degree from San Francisco State University. Drawings and collages from the early years captured both the feminist inclinations of the era and a budding interest in cyborgs, a term coined earlier that decade. Many of these images depict female subjects donning X-ray suits that reveal their anatomies, commenting on the persistent policing of women's bodies.