headshot photo of 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: T/W: 4pm–5pm, T/Th: 10am–12pm
Phone: (714) 744-7013
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
Affiliations:
Freshman Foundations Program
Education:
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Fine Arts

Biography

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.

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

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Hebron's art is included in Helena Rickett's “The Art of Feminism”, Chronicle (US)/Elephant Book Company (UK), 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 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.
Professor Hebron co-curated and presented Fair, an all-women art fair at Brickell City Cenre in Miami, Florida during Artweek, 2017.
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 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.
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
Two of Hebron's artworks are discussed in a chapter of Starr Goode's book "Sheela Na Gig The Dark Goddess of Sacred Power", Simon & Schuster, December 2016
Professor Hebron's project, Gallery Tally is discussed in a chapter of Iris Van der Tuin's book “Gender/Nature, Interdisciplinary Handbook. Nature in the Museum: Getting into the Museum: Underrepresentation and Feminist Activism”, Macmillan Reference, USA, August 2016
Second Annual Femmes Video Art Festival, hosted by The Situation Room, conceived and organized by Micol Hebron, April 23, April 30, 2016
Hebron's project Gallery Tally (including contributions by Chapman students) was featured in the group exhibition, "Broadcast", at Keystone Studios, Curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Tally was featured in a solo exhibition, curated by Courtney Kessel at the Trisolini Gallery at Ohio University, Athens, OH
Hebron produced and moderated, "Feminist Friday", a community conversation at The Situation Room, November 11, 2016
Hebron organized and moderated "Feminist Friday*, a community conversation at Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, October 14, 2016. Feminist Friday was produced at the invitation of Gavlak director Julie Russo, Chapman Art Department alumna.
Hebron performed a 24-hour performance art piece titled "Body of Knowledge" at Arnarholl Hill in Reykjavik, Iceland. May 2016
Hebron presented an exhibition of posters from "Gallery Tally" at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Il. This project featured posters by 15 Chapman students and alumni, in addition to artworks by several international artists.
Hebron co-curated and co-organized the exhibition "XX Redux" with Nancy Buchannan and Marcus Herse, for the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Hebron curated a large video exhibition of international video art by 55 women artists for The Situation Room, "Feminist Video" (inaugural exhibition, February 21st), Eagle Rock, CA
Hebron has conceived, organized, and hosted bi-monthly community meetings titled "Feminist Friday", beginning in February of 2015, and ongoing through present. Feminist Friday is a free, public, community open forum, hosted at The Situation Room, Hebron's artistic project space in Eagle Rock, CA
Hebron curated an exhibition by Gary Cannone, "Never Give a Guy a Sucker an Even Break" at The Situation Room, June 27 – July 26 2016
Curated an exhibition by the artist collective "Patient Experience", for The Situation Room in Los Angeles, CA. (members of Patient experience include Chapman alumni Lauren Potts, Patricia Burns, Hannah Karsen, Sydney Snyder, and Dylan Trumbull, and artists Siobhan Hebron, Dominic Quagliozzi, Bettina Hubby, and Daniel Leighton). June 13 - 12st, 2015
Hebron curated an exhibition of video, installation, and performance by Chapman Video Art and New Genres students at The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA. December 11, 2015
Hebron organized an exhibition titled "Quiet Horny", curated by Jimmy Xie (Chapman student) for The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA. (featuring Chapman students Alison Pirie, Fernando Silva, Haley Hopkins, Liatris Hethcoat and Santiago Cervantes) November 23 - December 5th, 2015
Graff, Haili Jones, “Love It/Shove It: Gallery Tally”, Bitch Magazine, Issue 65 “(Re)Vision”, Winter 2015
Hebron presented three performance art works as part of an exhibition titled "Autobody", produced by Spinello Projects for Faena Art Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 31 – June 8th)
Professor Hebron and 12 Chapman students participated in a group exhibition titled "The OC Academy" at the Irvine Fine Art Center. "The OC Academy" featured renowned contemporary artists who teach in Orange County, and their students.
Professor Hebron curated the program "1 Image 1 Minute" for the Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. This was an event featuring live presentations by 30 members of the cultural community in Miami, and 5 students from Chapman.
Professor Hebron curated and presented "1 Image 1 Minute", Bemis Art Center, Omaha, NE, Including 45 Omaha area residents from various disciplines
Hebron exhibited 40 artworks from her Gallery Tally project, in the exhibition, "Tracers Takes Over", at Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Hebron presented a new artwork in the group exhibition "Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence" at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum, San Bernardino, CA
Hebron presented an exhibition of posters from her crowd-sourced project "Gallery Tally" at Area: Lugar de Projectos in Caguas, Puerto Rico (Dec 13, 2014-Jan 15, 2015). This project featured artworks by 12 Chapman Students, in addition to artworks from artists from around the world.
Frances, Megan, “Gallery Tally”, ArtPulse, No. 19, Sept/Oct 2014
Bowers, Andrea, “Muse: Feminists”, Art in America, December 2014.
Hebron presented a new performance art work titled "Interior Scroll" in the group exhibition of international female artists as part of the "AutoBody", with Spinello Projects for Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL