» Micol Hebron
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Art
Micol Hebron
Office Location:
Moulton Hall 221
Office Hours:
M/W 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.; W 1-5 p.m. and by appointment
(714) 744-7013
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Los Angeles, Master of Fine Arts in Art

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
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 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 organized, "Side Effects May Include Art", by the Patient Experience collective, at The Situation Room, Los Angeles, CA, June 14-20th, 2015
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
Hebron co-curated and co-organized the exhibition "XX Redux" with Nancy Buchannan and Marcus Herse, for the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Reilly, Maura, “Taking the measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes”, ArtNews (Print), May 26, 2015,
Hanson, Brittany, “Chapman’s Micol Hebron Exposes Gender Gap in Art”, OC Register, April 13, 2015 (Print),
Melrod, George, “The Gender Gap”, Art Ltd (Print), May 17, 2015,
Thorsen, Lotte, “Denne brystvorte er ikke for freak til Facebook”, Politiken, Denmark, July 8, 2015,
Bonaguro, Alison, “Why Are Women’s Nipples Banned in Public and on Instagram, but Men’s Nipples Aren’t?”, Men’s Health, July 10, 2015
Women in the World Staff writer, “Women Protesting Instagram Censorship by Photoshoping Male Nipples on Their Own”, New York Times, Women in the World, July 7th, 2015
Davis, Allison P., “Women Can Show Nipples on Instagram…Sort Of”, NY Magazine, The Cut, July 8, 2015,
Burnett III, Zaron, “#freethenipple with Male Nipples: A Playboy Conversation with Micol Hebron”, Playboy, July 22, 2015
Graff, Haili Jones, “Love It/Shove It: Gallery Tally”, Bitch Magazine, Issue 65 “(Re)Vision”, Winter 2015
Miranda, Carolina, “Artist Micol Hebron tallies the presence of women on Artforum covers”, Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2015
Arp, Dennis, “Gallery Tally Posters Shed Light on Gender Inequity” Chapman Magazine, Winter 2015
Steinhauer, Jillian, “New Tally Shows Sexism Alive and Well at Top NYC Galleries”, Hyperallergic, February 19th, 2015
Wikipedia editors, “Micol Hebron” Wikipedia page, initiated March 9, 2015
Hanson, Brittany, “Male Nipple Template to #FreeTheNipple and Micol Hebron go viral”, Chapman Happenings, July 22, 2015
Malone, Luke, “The Artist Who Hacked Instagram’s No Female Nipple Policy”, Vocativ, July 8, 2015,
Stromberg, Matt, “Artist Micol Hebron Back on Facebook After Temporary Ban”, Glasstire, July 16th, 2015
Stromberg, Matt, “Micol Hebron Banned from Facebook for Posting Glasstire Article About Being Banned from Facebook”, July 19th, 2015,
Gerstein, Julie, “Women Are Fighting Boob Censorship by Photoshopping Themselves with Male Nipples”, Buzzfeed, July 6, 2015
Pittman, Taylor, “women Take on Body Censorship With Help From Male Nipples and Photoshop”, Huffington Post, July 7, 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)
Hebron curated, organized, and presented a public, live event, "I Image I Minute", co-curated with Shana Lutker and X-Tra magazine, for the Los Angeles Artists Book Fair, Los Angeles, CA
A review of Professor Hebron's collaborative project appeared in the magazine Site 95. McDonnell, Ross, “The Gallery Tally Poster Project”, Site95, May 2014
Hebron, Micol “Hannah Wilke”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Visitor audioguide, July – September, 2014. Audio http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/08/12/artists-on-art-the-courageous-and-inventive-hannah-wilke/
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.
Professor Hebron was invited to curate an edition of "Picture This", for ForYourArt, (she featured Kio Griffith, Cara Despain, D. Hill, and Carolyn Campbell). For "Picture This" an artist is invited to draft a series of questions, and invite other artists to answer those questions, using only images.
"Thanks for the Mammaries" was an exhibition and breast cancer benefit, presented at ForYourArt Exhibition space in Los Angeles. I presented an original photographic artwork as well as a performance art piece that I performed in collaboration with Chapman student Adam Lee
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.
"(en)Gendered (in)Equity" was a solo exhibition of new work by Professor Hebron, presented at ForYourArt on Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA
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
Miranda, Carolina, KCET Artbound, “Galleries Are Man’s World, and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score”, April 3, 2014. Article
Edwards, Stassa, “Why Are There So Few Prominent Women Artists?”, The Week, April 2, 2014:
Finkel, Jori, “Confronting art world sexism”, The Art Newspaper, July 7, 2014 http://www.theartnewspaper.com/blogs/Confronting-art-world-sexism/33107
Frances, Megan, “Gallery Tally”, ArtPulse, No. 19, Sept/Oct 2014
Bowers, Andrea, “Muse: Feminists”, Art in America, December 2014.
Hebron, Micol, “The Gallery Tally Poster Project: A Call for Gender Equity in the Art World”, Brooklyn Rail, September 2014
Cheh, Carol, “Super Inequality: Micol Hebron challenges the gender ratio”, Artillery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014 (cover story)
Steinhauer, Jillian, “Tallying Art World Inequality One Gallery At a Time”, Hyperallergic, March 27, 2014
Van Dyke, Michelle Broder, “Where Are All of the Women Artists?”, Buzzfeed, April 3, 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
I presented an original body of artworks, produced in conjunction with 5 Chapman students and alumni in the exhibition titled "Margin Release Right" at the West Los Angeles College Art Gallery
I presented an original body of work and a new performance art piece in a solo exhibition as part of a series of exhibitions titled "Show and Tell" at the Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA
Professor Hebron presented a large new body of original artworks (including video, performance, photography) titled "Reverse Engineering" at Jancar Gallery, in Los Angeles. Eight Chapman students and alumni participated in a performance (with me) titled "We Are Here For You" at the opening reception of the exhibition.
In collaboration with a Chapman Art Major, Professor Hebron organized and curated a multi-media exhibition and catalog for an exhibition titled "Transmediation", ARTspace, College Art Association Media Lounge, New York, NY, Including 52 artists from 10 east coast colleges.
Professor Hebron and Chapman Art Major, Dylan Trumbull organized and presented the video art exhibition "Transmediation", at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY, Including 52 artists from 10 east coast colleges (Columbia, Hunter CUNY, Museum School, Boston, SVA, MIT, RISD, NYU, UConn,
Cooper, Ashton, “Guerilla Girl Kathe Kollwitz on Left Coast Inequality”, Blouin ArtInfo, October 23, 2013
Yury, Carrie, “Calling for Gender Equality in the Art World”, Huffington Post, October 16, 2013
I presented an original performance and artworks at "What's in a Name", organized by artist Susan Silton and presented by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Hebron, Micol. “Judy Chicago: Experienced.” Catalog Essay, Judy Chicago in Los Angeles, 1970s, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2012 Print.
I organized and presented "Cultivision", panel discussion on Cult Aesthetics in contemporary art, Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012 Los Angeles, in conjunction with Transmission X LA and Public Fiction. I invited 3 Chapman students to collaborate with me on the production of this conference.
I was the chair and organizer of a panel titled "Collecting Collectives", at the College Art Association Centennial Conference, ARTSpace, Los Angeles, CA 2012.
I was the artist in residence for the month of December for Chloe Flores Facebook, an experimental social media exhibition platform
Sisterhood is Powerful, Multimedia installation of original artworks, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2011
I participated in Curatorial Exchange, an exhibition at Irvine Fine Art Center. I collaborated with artist Michael Hanson, and included my own work, as well as work by five artists from the Southern California region
Exhibited 5 original photographs at "Photo LA" at Barker Hanger, Los Angeles, CA January 2012
Exhibited paintings, photographs and a video at Art Los Angeles Contemporary international art fair, Los Angeles, CA 2012
Exhibited an original video made in collaboration with Michael Hanson for a group exhibition titled "Into the Very Eye of the Night" at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, July 2012 Curated by Tricia Lawless Murray and Tom Jancar
Organized and curated the exhibition "Mr. Winkle: Object of Projection", Photographs by Lara Jo Regan, involving 66 phtoographs, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
Curated 10 renowned Los Angeles artists, including Chapman University faculty members Lia Halloran and Michael Dopp, into the "Monster Drawing Rally", Pasadena Armory and Outpost for Contemporary Art, Pasadena, CA, 2012
Curated and organized the presentation of internationally renowned exhibition "Play Me I’m Yours", by british artist Luke Jerram, at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012
Organized the exhibition "Forward Thinking: A Curatorial Roundabout" for the Media Lounge at the College Art Association Annual Conference. This exhibition featured student artists from 6 Southern California universities, including 3 students from Chapman.
With 8 Chaman student interns, I co-curated and created exhibition design for the international exhibition of new media art at the Sundance Institute: "New Frontier: Future Normal" at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and The Yard, Salt Lake City/Park City, UT, 2012
Curated and exhibition designed the exhibition "Kim Schoenstadt, Doctorow Prize Winner", Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT, 2011. I worked with 8 Chapman interns on this exhibition.
Hebron, Micol “Putting the Words back into the F-Word, an interview with feminist artists Audrey Chan and Elana Mann”, Interview, ArtPulse, August, 2012 Print.
Hebron, Micol “Putting the Words back into the F-Word, an interview with feminist artists Audrey Chan and Elana Mann”, Interview, ArtPulse, August, 2012 Print.
My artwork was featured in a group exhibition at Jancar Gallery in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight wrote a review of the exhibition, mentioning my work in particular, and using the image of my artwork as the lead image for the story.
I sat as an invited panelist on the panel "Making a Living as an Artist", at the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Sunday Salon, Los Angeles, July 2012
I was invited to give an Artist Lecture about my own work at the University of Utah MFA Program, Salt Lake City, UT, January 2012. I did this while working with 8 Chapman students and they helped prepare the lecture, and attended the lecture.
Panel discussion: I organized and moderated a public Conversation with Lara Jo Regan, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT 2012
I organized and presented "Intimate Exchanges", Performance Art Workshop, Wostel, Berlin, Germany, in conjunction with the Berlin Collective
Presentation of an original performance art work, "Don't Be Sad: Happiness Through Beauty" by the Fontbron Academy (myself and Robert Fontenot) iat For Your Art on Wilshire, in July 2012
"It's All I Know" was presented as an original durational performance art piece at Bebelplatz in Berlin, Germany. The performance lasted for 23 hours.
"EarMeal" was an audio and video performance art piece presented in conjunction with Michael Hanson for LAArtstream, produced by Alan Nakagawa in Los Angeles, CA
"Fontbron Academy: Aggressive Zoology: How to Avoid an Animal Attack" was a collaborative performance piece presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. I presented the performance in conjunction with Robert Fontenot, and Chapman Student Robbie Kociela.
Exhibited my video titled "Suicidal Dear" in the exhibition "Utah Ties", curated by Michelle Pobar at Central Utah Art Center, in Ephraim, UT
Exhibited my videos "Book Drag" and "Make-Out Session" in the exhibition "Out the Window" for LA Freewaves and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (the videos were shown on LA city busses), curated by Anne Bray
Exhibited my art video "Suicidal Dear" in the Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Curated “Looped: videos on loan from the UBS Art Collection,” featuring Chieh-jen Chen, Hiraki Sawa, Daniel Guzman, and Cao Fei at the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, January 21 – March 25, 2011
Served as contributing curator and site curator for “New Frontier: the Liberated Pixel,” at Salt Lake Art Center in collaboration with Sundance Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, January 19 – 31, 2011
Curated "Find Your Voice,” an exhibition from SpyHop, Youth Media Center, Salt lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, January 21 – 29, 2011
Initiated, organized and curated a collaboration with Apple Artworks, and Anthony Pritzker to produce an exhibition of Jenny Holzer and Jack Pierson sculptures on view at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Curated and coordinated the exhibition “The Place This Is, Robert Fontenot” at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT April 1 – June 1, 2011. This exhibition was accompanied by a catalog, "An Introduction to the Glorious State of Utah" self-published by the artist and Salt Lake Art Center
Conceived, organized, and curated "Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Hearts Out," city-wide community sculpture initiative and competition, sponsored by Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, May 13 – June 17, 2011
Curated and organized "Looped: Magic and Mysticism: Shana Moulton, Emilie Halpern, Mark Wallinger," at the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, June 1 – August 28, 2011
Production coordinator and supervising curator for “Not Just Another Pretty Face” art exhibition at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, June 11– August 13, 2011
Curated and production-coordinated the exhibition “Fallen Fruit of Utah,” at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT (involving 7 institutions and 45 individual lenders, this was the largest collaboration between Utah museums that has ever occurred in the state), June 11th– September 17th, 2011
Curated and organized the exhibition “West of Center”, an exhibition of 26 Contemporary Artists from Utah at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 16 – August 6, 2011
Curator for “Looped: Enduring: Jamie McMurry and Nikolaj Larsen” at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, August 31, 2011 – November 3, 2011
Exhibition coordinator for "V. Doug Snow: Final Light," curated by Frank McIntire and presented at the Salt Lake Art Center and Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT, August 13 – December 2011
Curated and organized, “Jared Clark: Bild," inaugural exhibition for the Locals Only Gallery, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, August 31 – December 17th, 2011
Curated "Fluid Adagio," in collaboration with the Young Architect’s Forum and the American Institute of Architects. An exhibition of architectural models for a competitive public sculpture installation in downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, April 15 – May 28, 2011
"Essential" a solo exhibition of large scale original photographic works by Micol Hebron. Presented at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, 2011
Exhibited 3 original paintings, 2 original photographs and 1 video at "Art Los Angeles Contemporary" in Los Angeles, CA, January 2011
Exhibited my video "Pollock '01" at "Band of Outsiders" Media Lounge, College Art Association Annual Conference, The Big Screen Project, New York, NY, February 2011 Curated by Cindy Smith and Karen Moss
Exhibited 6 original photographs and an original performance art piece in the exhibition "Debating Through the Arts" at 18th Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA, March 2011 Curated by Jerri Allyn and Inez Bush
Exhibited two paintings in the exhibition "Role Reversal" at Jose Druids-Biada Art Gallery, Mount Saint Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA April 2011 Curated by Carl Berg
Exhibited 1 original painting in a group exhibition titled "Help Rebuild Cordova" at Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA June 2011 Curated by Calvin Phelps
Exhibited 4 original photographs in the group exhibition "Critical Faculties" at the Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA. Curated by Ellina Kevorkian.
Exhibited my video "Make-Out Session" at the "LadyFest" exhibition at SO 36 Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Curated by Stephanie Allespach
Critical Faculties was an exhibition of artworks by Chapman Art Department Faculty, held in the Guggenheim Gallery on campus at Chapman University
Hebron, Micol. "Critic's Picks, Salt Lake City: Jared Steffensen at Nox Contemporary." Art Forum n. pag. Web. May 2011.
Hebron, Micol. ”Separation Anxiety at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.” Art Pulse. Vol 2 No. 3, Mar-May, 2011. 74.
Micol Hebron curated and moderated "The Contemporary Art Scene in Utah – Contemporary art and regionalism," a public roundtable discussion with twelve artists from the West of Center exhibition to discuss their work and the characteristics of the contemporary art scene in Utah, and regionalism in the contemporary American art scene. July 17, 2011 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Hollywood, CA
I was invited to give an Artist Lecture, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, April 2011
I was invited to present an "Interview with Stephanie Allespach", Outpost for Contemporary Art, Highland Park, CA 2011 November 19, 2011
I was invited to moderate a "Discussion with Angela Ellsworth and Rebecca Campbell", at the Phoenix Art Museum, 2011 Contemporary Arts Council, November 9th, 20011
I organized and moderated "Sholeh Wolpe," reading and lecture, in conjunction with the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Utah Humanities Council, Salt Lake City, UT, October 6-7, 2011
Curated Utah artists John Bell and Morganne Wakefield into “Perform Chinatown” performance art festival, for Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2011
Curated and coordinated the public concert "Jason Hardink: The Piano Music of Franz Schubert and the Second Viennese School: Concert II", the pianist with the Utah Symphony presents Schubert and Schoenberg, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, March 16 and 17th, 2011
Coordinated and co-curated “Deke Weaver: Elephant,” a multi-media performance event, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, March 25, 2011
Coordinated and co-curated a performance, “Miwa Matreyek, Myth and Infrastructure,” at Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, January 26, 2011
Created and co-produced, “1 Image 1 Minute,” a live performance event, with 60 performer/participants, for X-Tra magazine at Creative Artist Agency, Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 2011