Lynn Hershman Leeson


The following is an archive of written works related to Lynn Hershman Leeson’s career, important exhibitions, and Civic Radar, the most comprehensive exhibition and catalogue of her work to date. It also includes a selection of essays that expose the philosophical underpinnings of Hershman Leeson’s work, written by the artist herself. Text from earlier in the artist’s career is being added over time.

Published in Bordercrossings

"In her life so far, the San Francisco-based artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has lived the lives of many women. If, in addition to making films, a film were to be made about her, it could take a clue from the 1957 drama The Three Faces of Eve."

Found Everything: An Interview with Lynn Hershman Leeson

By Naomi Rea in Artnet

"Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson was working nearly concurrently with Wallace on her own chatbot as part of an artistic project commissioned by SFMOMA in 1998. Leeson had made a film called Teknolust, which involved a cyborg character..."

How Did A.I. Art Evolve? Here’s a 5,000 – Year Timeline of Artists Employing Artificial Intelligence, From the Ancient Inca to Modern-day GANs

Published in Geijutsu Shincho Magazine

Text in Japanese

Review of Twisted at New Museum

In Mousse Magazine

"For over fifty years, Lynn Hershman Leeson (b. 1941, Cleveland, OH) has created an innovative and prescient body of work that mines the intersections between technology and the self."

Lynn Hershman Leeson “Twisted” at New Museum, New York

By Paula Burleigh in ArtForum

"But this recognition of interconnectedness extends beyond technology. “Twisted” could equally evoke helical relationships between bodies and environments, reality and fiction. Her most prescient contribution to contemporary art has ...

Twisted Sister

By John Haber in Haber Arts

"Lynn Hershman Leeson has spent a lifetime playing others. Can she have found at last her true self?"

Playing Oneself

In Flash Art

"This panel discussion will explore recent developments and artistic collaborations within the field of synthetic biology. In conjunction with her solo exhibition “Twisted,” now on view at the New Museum, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson will join her ...

Bioethics and World-Making: Creativity in Synthetic Biology, a panel discussion hosted by New Museum

By Genevieve Kyle in Mission Magazine

"Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson explores society’s relationship with technology in her new exhibit, Twisted. The exhibition features evolving cyborgs, wax-cast breathing machines, and the reincarnation of her famed 1973 project, ...

This Artist Has Dedicated Her Life to Investigating Technology’s Impact on Society

By Vivian Chui in Ocula Magazine

"While virtual reality, augmented reality, and NFTs have edged contemporary art towards new technologies in recent years, Lynn Hershman Leeson's practice has relished in the digital frontiers for over five decades."

Lynn Hershman Leeson: ‘I Had To Wait 30 Years For The Millennials To Be Born’

By Gabriella Angeleti in The Art Newspaper

"This survey devoted to the American artist Lynn Hershman Leeson traces five decades of her prolific and diverse career focused on cyborgs, from early performance works to pioneering digital pieces and recent projects ...

Lynn Hershman Leeson, Digital Art Pioneer, Traces The Tangled Web Of Virtual Life

By Balasz Takac in Widewalls

"An artist/filmmaker, Lynn Hershman Leeson has created a groundbreaking body of work that highlights the intersections of technology and the self."

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Pioneering Contributions To Media Art

By Cassie Packard in Hyperallergic

“The survey is… criminally belated. A foremother to young new media artists working today, Hershman Leeson has blazed a trail for more than five decades, engaging materially and conceptually with cutting-edge ...

Lynn Hershman Leeson In All Her Cyborg Glory