I use art explore sexuality/sensuality, gender fluidity, procreation, and transformation in both personal and political contexts. My work is reflective of my identity as a woman in a sexist society where I did/do not experience the same benefits I might have if I were a man.
I react and respond to current events and to the contemporary perspectives of younger generations to understand diverse viewpoints.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I grew up with exposure to all the arts, practicing dance, music, art, and theater. I graduated high school from the the American School in Mexico City, studied dance theater with Alwin Nikolai and Murray Louis in New York, began a career in textile decoration, matriculated from Mundelein College in 1990 majoring in music and art and education and teaching in Chicago public schools for twenty years.
© Deborah Hirshfield