Each of Hope Ginsburg’s long-term projects builds community around learning. Her work is by turns collaborative, cooperative, and participatory. Artworks are made with peers, students, scientists, members of the public, and experts with knowledge from outside of the field. Rooted in first-hand experience, Ginsburg’s projects are invested in the socially transformative potential of knowledge exchange. Her practice is interdisciplinary, social, and concerned with the well-being of humans and other species on our catastrophically changing planet.
Ginsburg has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Wexner Center for the Arts, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Baltimore Museum of Art, SculptureCenter, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius and the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She is the recipient of a Wexner Center for the Arts Artist Residency Award, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship and Art Matters Foundation Grant. Her work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Ginsburg has attended residencies such as the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Skowhegan, the Wexner Center Film/Video Studio and The Harbor at Beta Local. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, Artforum and the Wall Street Journal. Ginsburg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a Master of Science in Visual Studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She is Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and lives and works in Richmond, Virginia with her partner and collaborator Joshua Quarles and their four cats.