Professor Emeritus, Artist to Receive Two Major Awards
Internationally renowned artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, UC Davis professor emeritus, will receive major awards from the College Art Association and the Women’s Caucus for the Arts. She will receive the Distinguished Feminist Award –Visual Artist from the CAA in February and a lifetime achievement award from the Women’s Caucus.
Hershman Leeson is an internationally known artist who has done groundbreaking work in video, film and photography that combines art with social commentary, particularly on the relationship between people and technology. She taught in the College of Letters and Science, first in the Department of Art and Art History then in the Technocultural Studies program (now known as Cinema and Digital Media) from 1993 to 2006.