Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lynn Hershman Leeson has worked extensively in photography, video, film, installation and has pioneered interactive computer and net-based media art. Hershman Leeson's groundbreaking work has earned her numerous international awards including a tribute and retrospective from the San Francisco International Film Festival (1994), the ZKM / Seimens Media Art Award (1995), a Sundance Institute Screenwriting Fellowship (1998), the Flintridge Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (1998), the prestigious Golden Nica in Interactive Arts from Ars Electronica (The Difference Engine #3, 1999), the World Technology Network Award for Innovation in the Visual Arts (2002), and the Award for Positive Innovations in Media from the Digital Media and Arts Association (2005). Her most recent films are Strange Culture (2008) and !Women Art Revolution (2010) in support of which she received a National Endowment for the Arts Award.