Micol Hebron

Micol Hebron

Associate Professor
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Art
Expertise: New Genres (Video Art, Performance Art, New Media); Data Visualization; Gender Equity; Social Practice;
Office Location: Moulton Hall 225
Office Hours: Monday, 1pm – 3pm, by appointment & Tuesday, 11am – 1pm, by appointment
Phone: (714) 744-7013
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
First-year Foundations Program
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Fine Arts


Professor Micol Hebron is a video and performance artist who has worked out of Los Angeles for the past 15 years. Originally from Northern California, Professor Hebron has studied at UCSD, the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Venice, Italy, and UCLA. She received her MFA in New Genres from UCLA in 2000. She maintains active involvement in the Los Angeles art community in numerous ways. In 1997 she founded Gallery B-12, a cooperative artist-run exhibition and lecture space in Hollywood. In 2002 and 2003 she co-produced the Full Nelson Festival, a showcase of international performance art.  In 2004 she founded the LA Art Girls, a collective of 30+ women artists in the LA area. LA Art Girls is a post-graduate critique group dedicated to furthering critical discourse and inspiring continued creative practice amongst professional women artists in Los Angeles.

Professor Hebron sits on the editorial board of X-Tra magazine, and she currently writes for Art Forum, Flash Art International, and Arte Contexto. She has an active exhibition practice and has exhibited, performed and lectured throughout the US and in Europe. Her most recent solo show was at Sabina Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, and she will be performing and moderating a panel at the National Review of Live Art in Glasgow, Scotland in February of 2008. She is currently working on a book project titled "1 Image 1 Minute", which will be a selection of 1-minute narratives by various art world professionals speaking about individual photographs that are significant to them.

Since receiving her MFA, Professor Hebron has held teaching positions in new genres and contemporary art history and theory at Art Center College of Design, UCLA Extension, and Chaffey College. She has presented lectures and papers at the Society for Photographic Education, Pepperdine University, UCLA, the University of Tennessee, the San Francisco Art Institute, and The Getty Center, among other institutions. She is ecstatic to be able to call Chapman her home now, and is looking forward to helping to build courses of study in Video Art, Performance Art, and Digital Media.

MFA, New Genres, UCLA, 2000
BFA, Fine Art, Summa Cum Laude, UCLA, 1995

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Presented a new original performance artwork, and commissioned 2-dimensional artwork for the exhibition "#Fail" at the Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans
"zusammen zeichnen" exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Moderne Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland
"Sensitive Content" exhibition curated by Maria Elena Buszek, Helen Beard, and Alayo Akinkugbe at Unit London gallery, London, UK
Interactive, site-specific installation commissioned by Playboy for the exhibition "Skin in the Game", curated by Zoe Lukov, Miami, FL
Instagram’s Shadow: The Story Of How Instagram censors artists, erases the LGBTQ community, and shames women’s bodies, curated by Jack Lahav, for 42 Social Club
Wheeler, Katie, “Nipples, Facebook, and what our society deems decent”, The Guardian UK, April 15, 2020
Wheeler, Katie, “Flagged! Social media, nipples, and why there’s a danger in allowing a single entity like Facebook to influence what our society deems “decent.”, The Nib, March 6, 2020
Lo, Teka, “Exit Poll: Micol Hebron”, Public Intellectuals, December 4, 2020
Sapp, Jordyn, "Micol Hebron, Art, Activism, and the Female Body", blog for the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Chapman University, April 28, 2020
Epp Buller, Rachel, and Charles Reeve, “Inappropriate Bodies: Art, Design, and Maternity” (Chapter 4: “The Artistic Practice of Micol Hebron: Provoking a Performative Heuristics of the Maternal Body” by Tina Kinsella), Demeter Press, 2019
Hebron directed a 3-week residency, "Feminist Summer Camp", at Birch Creek Service Ranch, in Sanpete Valley, Utah
Jacobs, Julia, “Will Instagram Ever ‘Free The Nipple’”, New York Times, November 22, 2019
Stender, Oriane, "A Woman's Work Is Never Done (Or, too often, is done by a man), Hyperallergic, June 6, 2019
Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Best of Los Angeles Artists: Micol Hebron”, LA Weekly, August 2019
Halperin, Julia and Charlotte Burns, “Museums Claim They’re Paying More Attention to Female Artists. That’s an Illusion”, Artnet, September 19, 2019
Duron, Maximilliano, “Instagram Holds Closed-Door Roundtable with Artists on Art and Nudity”, ArtNews, October 21, 2019
Gill, Kate, “Instagram Held a Private Meeting With Artists About It’s Nudity Policies”, Hyperallergic, October 22, 2019
Hebron was a featured guest on KABC Radio 790AM, Morning Show, December 4, 2019
Hebron's art is included in Helena Reckitt's “The Art of Feminism”, Chronicle (US)/Elephant Book Company (UK), 2018
Hebron directed the second iteration of Feminist Summer Camp, a think-tank residency program for feminist creatives. Ephraim, UT
Martin, Brittany, “Artists Are Using Augmented Reality to Install Virtual Works in Powerful Places”, Los Angeles Magazine, August 14, 2018.
Hebron, Micol, "The Motherload: Burdens that Mother Artists Bear in the Art World", KCET Artbound, April 18, 2018
Hebron, Micol, "Artist Mothers: Where to find them and who supports them", KCET Artbound, April 18, 2018
Hebron was a featured guest on the Carla Podcast, interviewed by journalist, writer, Lindsay Preston Zappos, September 5th, 2018
Hebron, Micol, Making Public Art in Augmented Reality: Installing Art Above Dodger Stadium, the Voice of Wilkinson, August 20, 2018,
Hebron authored an essay for the catalog for the exhibition "Still They Persist", Wave Pool Gallery and DAAP’s Reed Gallery, Camp Washington, Cincinnati, OH, March
Hebron co-curated, and featured a new work in the exhibition, "Masculine/Feminine", at the Beall Center for Art and Technology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
Hebron organized a community conversation, "Feminist Friday", for the exhibition Animating The Archives: History of the Women’s Building, at Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2017
Hebron served as faculty advisor and director for the graduate students of the Otis Public Practice Program for the presentation of "Feminism! Feminism? Feminism…", a daylong Symposium on Feminism 4D, Main Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 2017
Hebron juried and curated "Cryin’ Out Loud", a national exhibition of all female-identified artists at the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, April 2017
Hebron curated "Please", a solo exhibition of work by Seth Kaufmann at The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA. April 2017
Hebron produced the exhibition "OURS" featuring 8 emerging women artists of color, curated by Janeth Aparicio (MFA student at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA), at The Situation Room, February 2017.
Hebron curated and produced the third annual "Femmes’ Video Art Festival", The Situation Room, August 27th, 2017. This festival featured 22 artists from around the world, and screened 28 videos.
Professor Hebron co-curated and presented Fair, an all-women art fair at Brickell City Cenre in Miami, Florida during Artweek, 2017.
Professor Hebron and four students presented 180 posters from Gallery Tally as part of the exhibition Starless Midnight, curated by Laurence Sillars and Edgar Arceneaux at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, England
Professor Hebron's video art piece, "Final Fantasy" screened at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington D.C. as part of the exhibition Count/Recount: Feminist Film and Video, about sexual assault and abuse survivors, guest curated by Carmen Hermo, curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Directed, curated and produced the third annual Femmes Video Art Festival, a showcase of work by 65 international, female-identified video artists. The Situation Room, Los Angeles
Hebron is included in the list of artists discussed by Rebecca Bloom's article in LA Confidential magazine, “New LA Artists You Need to Know About Right Now”, June 19, 2017.
Farah Joan Fard discusses Hebron's research in her article for Bustle magazine, “Women Outnumber Men at Art Schools – So Why Isn’t Their Work Being Shown In Galleries Once They Graduate?”, May 18, 2017
Hebron's work on gender equity in the art world is featured in an article by Cathie Anderson for the Sacramento Bee, “ Artist Micol Hebron takes on artist inequality in galleries, museums”, March 20, 2017,
The project space that Professor Hebron runs, The Situation Room, is featured in an article by Patrick Quinn for Art and Cake magazine, “Los Angeles has its own Situation Room”, February 21, 2017
Professor Hebron is a featured artist in Shana Nys Dambrot's article for Whitehot Magazine “22 LA Based Artists You Need To Know On Instagram”, January 2017
Hebron curated the "St Bob Flanagan Memorial Sick Clinic" presented by Sheree Rose and Rhiannon Aaron for The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA, January 6, 2017