Collages by Artist/Scientist Judit Hersko


Join us online on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7pm for Judit Hersko’s virtual performance lecture followed by questions from the audience. This event is designed for the entire Drake community, and students and faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. We will live-stream Judit’s performance, “Pages from the Book of the Unknown Explorer,” on the Anderson Gallery’s YouTube Channel.

Judit Hersko is an installation artist who works in the intersection of art and science. She collaborates with scientists on visualizing climate change science through art and narrative. Her work is rooted in extensive research as well as in a playful exploration of materials and phenomena of light, shadow and transparency. Her current practice involves story telling through performances that incorporate the objects she makes.

Judit Hersko is the recipient of the 2020 Myron “Mike” Marty Arts + Humanities Lectureship awarded by the Center for the Humanities through a generous donation from the Ralph & Sylvia G. Green Charitable Foundation. 

Sculpture and Photograph by Artist/Scientist Judit Hersko


Drake students, please join us in person for a safe and socially distanced collage workshop in the Anderson Gallery on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1-4pm. This is limited to 16 students from any discipline. Learn more about climate change as Judit leads the group through brainstorming sessions and short demonstrations to create books made with found materials. Individual workstations and art kits are free and available to those who participate. Click the button below to register.

Workshop details: In this interactive workshop, we will explore how humans have come to dominate the planet earth by the fictions they create and live by. We will investigate how nature and culture might be telling a different story about who we are and where we come from. We will also look at alternative narratives of the future, and participants will be able to work on their own vision. The outcomes will range from lists of words, free writing, brief stories, to artist book pages.

Workshop Leader: Judit Hersko’s work has received national as well as international recognition. In 1997 she represented her native Hungary at the Venice Biennale, and in 2007 her work was featured in Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, curated by Lucy Lippard for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2008 she received the National Science Foundation Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant and spent six weeks in Antarctica working with scientists. She has presented extensively on this work at universities, research institutions, conferences, and symposia around the world, and she has published several articles and book chapters. Hersko is a Professor in the Department of Art, Media, and Design at California State University San Marcos, where she initiated the Art and Science Project.

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