Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Gilah Yelin Hirsch, MFA.

Title: Professor, Art

Department: Art

Office: LCH B106
Phone Extension: x3966
Email Username: ghirsch

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Public Lectures and Presentations

  • 2012 - Taking the Temperature of the Globe, Council Grove Conference, Kansas, US
  • 2011 - Artist as Shaman, Keynote, ISSSR (International Society for Shamanic Research), State Ethnomuseum, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 - The Mystery of the White Spheres, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia
  • 2011 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," Institute of Art, Science & Healing, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 2011 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," Institute of Art, Science & Healing, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - Confessions of a Multi-Hatted Artist: Summoning the Unified Field - An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, The Center for Philosophy & the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • 2010 - Conjuring Healing: Biotheology, Imagery, Health, and Right Action, Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Interdisciplinary Scientific Symposium "Psychophysiology & Social Adaptation of (Neo)Shamans in the Past & Present," Tunka Valley, Republic of Buryatia
  • 2010 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," presentation, The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine Conference, Boulder, CO
  • 2010 - Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies, Council Grove Congerence, KS discussant
  • 2009 - Confessions of a Multi-Hatted Artist: Summoning the Unified Field - An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, Emeritus Colloquium, California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson (Los Angeles), CA
  • 2009 - The Big Questions, University of Southern California, Hillel Art Gallery, walkthrough talk on exhibition
  • 2009 - Biotheology, Imagery, and Healing: An Exploration into the Relationship Between Calcium and Bodhicitta, Health, and "Right Action," International Society for Shamanistic Research, 9th International conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, "Traditional Belief and Healing Systems in a Changing World: An Interdisciplinary Approach" Reading the Landscape: Summoning the Unified Field: An Investigation into the Relation Between Origin of Alphabet, Pattern in Nature, and the Neurology of Perception, (Keynote), Haverford College, PA, Global Philosophy Forum: A Dialogue on Consciousness, Connectivity, and Integral Models of Reality
  • 2009 - Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies, Council Grove Conference, KS, discussant
  • 2008 - Artist as Medium: Spirit into Form, Society for Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Yale School of Divinity, New Haven, CT
  • 2007 - Cosmography: The Writing of the Universe film, presented to Kabbalist Rabbis and artists at the Bar-El venue, Tsfat (Safed), Israel
  • 2007 - Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness: Thresholds and Consciousness: Presentation: “Eskimos Have No Concept for Future: Should We?”
  • 2007 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental Energy Medicine Studies: Participant
  • 2006 - Co-convener Council Grove Conference, Kansas: “Seeding a Coherent Future: A Constellation of Perspectives”; Presentation: “Sacred Sites into Sacred Relationships”.
  • 2005 - Council Grove Conference, KS: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies: participant
  • 2004 - Towards a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ; Presented “Mind to Meme: Uncovering the Shared Consciousness Between Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism”.
  • 2004 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies: participant
  • 2004 - The Society for the Study of Science in Religion, Kansas City, KS: Presentation: “Calcium and Boddhicita: Cultural Interlocutors of Health and Right Action”.
  • 2004- The Psychic Studies Institute, Kansas City, KS: “Visualization and Healing: A Confluence of Eastern and Western Experiences”
  • 2003 - Tribute to Shulamis (Montreal, Canada); Chair, coordinator of event, as well as presenter
  • 2003 - Council Grove Conference, Kansas: Center for Environmental and Energy Medicine Studies; participant
  • 2002 - Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference, Tucson: Paper: “Alphabet, Diaspora, Mind to Meme: Uncovering the Origins of Shared Consciousness Between Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism” Council Grove Conference, Life Science Institute, Kansas, Participant in “Walking the Divine Path”
  • 2001 - Niguel Art Association, Laguna Niguel, California: “Evolution of Form and Image”
  • 2001 - Society For The Anthropology of Consciousness, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA; “Exploring Consciousness: Hypothesis in Search of a Paradigm”
  • 2001 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas; “Transformation”
  • 2001 - Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, University of Skovde, Sweden; “Consciousness: Nature Impassioned: In Our Own Image”; and “A Conjecture on the Relation between Boddhicita and Calcium: Cultural Interlocutors of Health and ‘Right Action’
  • 2001 - Hollyhock Institute, Cortez Island: 5 Day Intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 - Esalen Institute, Ca. 5 Day intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 - The Studio: Venice: Ca: 3-Day Intensive Workshop: “Creativity from the Inside Out: Overcoming Preciousness and Fear”
  • 2001 -“Art and Healing Symposium”, speaker/panelist, cosponsored by the Skirball Museum and Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles
  • 2000 - Society For The Anthropology Of Consciousness, Tucson, AZ: “Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Positive Affect of Paradigmatic Form”
  • 2000 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas: “Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Positive Affect of Paradigmatic Form”
  • 1999 - American Association of Anthropology: 13th Annual Meeting of Society for Anthropology of Consciousness, UC Berkeley, CA. Presentation and Discussion of COSMOGRAPHY video
  • 1999 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas. Invited Participant
  • 1998 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Convened and Facilitated Public Lecture for KUNO NARKYID, Official Biographer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • 1998 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Convened, Facilitated and Spoke at Memorial for Dr. Norman Neuerberg
  • 1998 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute, Kansas
  • 1998 - Silver Anniversary International Whitehead Conference: "Process Thought and The Common Good" Claremont, CA: Presentation: "Proprioception, Reflection, Recognition: The Lineaments of Form - Exile or Independence".
  • 1998 - Dorland Evening Palomar Winery, Temecula, CA Dorland Slide Lecture
  • 1998- Wosk Salon, Beverly Hills, CA Presentation of Cosmography video
  • 1997 - Council Grove Conference, Life Sciences Institute (Kansas):COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- Joseph Campbell Foundation Annual Conference, "Radiant Metaphor", Esalen, Big Sur, California: COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- Joseph Campbell Foundation Website "In The Moment": COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1997- CSUDH Faculty Publications Exhibit, University Library, COSMOGRAPHY
  • 1996 - University of Judaism: Talk on work at opening of "The Nature of Landscape"
  • 1996 - Council Grove Conference (Life Science Institute, Topeka, Kansas), Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: Third Annual Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - ISSSEEM Conference, Boulder, CO: COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - RSCAAP Celebration, CSUDH, COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1996 - CSUDH Faculty Exhibition: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1995 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference (Convener), Kansas: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO; slide talk -"Psalter, Manuscript, Myth: Three Visual Treatises on Being Human".
  • 1995 - New York Open Center: "The Nature of Beauty in Contemporary Art", Panel with Suzi Gablik, John Perreault, David Humphrey
  • 1994 - Murrietta Center for the Performing Arts: The Dorland Arts Colony Benefit: "Water and Light"
  • 1994 - Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in conjunction with exhibition and conference "Artists of the Spirit": "Relationship: The Perennial Philosophy"
  • 1994 - Santa Monica Museum: COSMOGRAPHY: THE WRITING OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 1994 - Center for Process Studies, School of Theology, Claremont: COSMOGRAPHY: THE WRITING OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 1994 - "The Epic of Evolution" - symposium; Tucson, Arizona
  • 1994 - Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1994 - Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA: School of Multidisciplinary Studies: Presentation of COSMOGRAPHY VIDEO
  • 1994 - Barnsdall Municipal Gallery: "Conversation" re "Landscape the Continuum"
  • 1993 - "Art Talks: The Artist's Brain - the Work of GYH", (Phyllis Lutjeans) Irvine
  • 1993 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Participant
  • 1993 - Santa Barbara City College: "Cosmography – An Investigation into the Relation between Pattern in Nature and the Origin of Alphabet", cosponsored by the Honors English Program and the Art Department.
  • 1993 - The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamaghkerrig, Ireland: "The Spiritual House and Garden", slide lecture on process of building of GYH's house and garden.
  • 1992 - University of California, Irvine: Walkthrough talk on "Macdowell Hay Bale Exhibition"
  • 1992 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough talk in Nature as Home/The Macdowell Hay Bales Exhibition
  • 1992 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, participant
  • 1992 - Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Lake Como, Italy - presentation on paintings
  • 1991 - College of Santa Fe, "Spirit in Nature", slide lecture on evolution of paintings
  • 1991 - Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - "Art as a Healing Force", presentation on the relationship between form and specific visualization techniques at invitational seminar sponsored and held at Commonweal, Bolinas, CA
  • 1991 - Council Grove Conference, Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas; the updated "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough Lecture on "Nature As Home" exhibition.
  • 1991 - Open Center, New York: "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"
  • 1991 - Brentwood Art Center, Brentwood, CA: Series of Guest Critiques with Ruth Weisberg
  • 1991 - American Association of University Women (Glendale):"Cosmography", painting and other areas of my work.
  • 1990 - Menninger Foundation: Council Grove Conference, Kansas: talk on Tibetan Buddhist Theology as transmitted by the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India in March/April 1990.
  • 1990 - Psychic Studies Institute, Kansas City, Kansas: Illustrated presentation focusing on applications of Tibetan Buddhist Theology in contemporary psycho-therapeutic techniques such as biofeedback and personality theory.
  • 1990 - University of California, Irvine, Medical Plaza: Walkthrough lecture on "Nature As Home" exhibition.
  • 1990 - Rim Institute, Payson, Arizona: Conceived, coordinated and facilitated "The Conference on Knowing"; read paper "On Knowing" as well as short story "Knowing Lessons".
  • 1990 - "Art and Healing" conference, New Harmony, Indiana, sponsored by American Artist Magazine. Illustrated lecture on my work in the areas of painting, psychology, philosophy, biopsychology, psychoneuorimmunology.
  • 1990 - Santa Barbara Museum of Art in conjunction with The Center for A Post-Modern World: "Cosmography - the Writing of the Universe - a visual investigation into the relation between patterns of nature and alphabetic form". Illustrated lecture on my idea of the origin of alphabetic morphology as based in natural form, mirroring neurology and neural processes of perception/cognition.
  • 1989 - Lecture on Exhibition: Merging One Gallery, Brandeis University Women's Art League
  • 1989 - Panelist: College Art Association- What the CAA can do for Artists? (by proxy reader due to illness).
  • 1989 - Small World Bookstore, Venice, CA. Invitational reading in support of Marion Wiggins and Salmon Rushdie.
  • 1989 - Council Grove Conference, Menninger Foundation, KS. Presentation of World Treasures Foundation, with Dr. Edward Wortz and Joseph Meeker.
  • 1989 - Union Graduate School: Member of Doctoral Committee in Psychology and Religious Studies for dissertation of Judith Kahn; meetings held at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
  • 1989 - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; Slide lecture on my paintings and reading of "Knowing Lessons", story from "The Animal Who Slept on Me and Other Meetings".
  • 1988 - "In Search of the Sacred", University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1988 - California State University, Northridge, Hillel Foundation; slide lecture on relation of Kaballah to the evolution of my painting imagery
  • 1988 - Participant in Menninger Foundation's, Council Grove Conference, Kansas, Twentieth Anniversary conference on Consciousness
  • 1988 - "Art and the Brain"; invited as member of the delegation for the Center for the Educational Applications of Brain Hemisphere Research of the Brain-Ed Center of California State University, Long Beach; Conference cosponsored by the Michael Reese Neurological Hospital and the Chicago Art Institute, at the Art Institute in Chicago.
  • 1988 - Participant, Threshhold Issues Conference: The Inner Game of Politics - Integrating Personal Growth with Social Change, Santa Barbara, Ca.
  • 1988 - Presentation: Beyond War Foundation: "A Perspective on the Artist's Responsibility in Global Politics
  • 1988 - "In Search of the Sacred", presentation at New York Open Center, NYC
  • 1988 - Delegate, "Helping Heal the Whole Person and the World" - Global Conference; Fetzer Foundation, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • 1988 - CSU Faculty Arts Institute, Lake Tahoe, CA.: Slide lecture on paintings and Cosmography, reading of "Deer Deer",
  • 1988 - The First National Conference on the Spiritual in Art, Rim Institute, Arizona -Presentation of slide lecture on evolution of paintings, Cosmography and reading of "Deer Deer"
  • 1988 - Co-author and Presenter of "World Treasures Foundation" Proposal, Planetworks Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 1988 - Delegate, Humanitas Conference, Tibetan Five Point Peace Plan, Boalt Hall Law School, UC Berkeley
  • 1988 - Delegate: Distinguished Artist Forum, San Francisco
  • 1987 - "In Search of the Sacred”, slide lecture at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • 1987 - UCLA Studio Lecture, class of Suzanne Siegal
  • 1986 - Indira Gandhi Center for the Arts, New Delhi, India; participant in India's first Invitational International Interdisciplinary Seminar on "SPACE - Inner and Outer"
  • 1985 - College Art Association, Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles: "Artists and Private Spaces: When Art Becomes Life"; presentation on artist's home/studio; Melinda Wortz, moderator
  • 1985 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: "Cosmography - The Writing of the Universe"; slide presentation dealing with the origin of language and image as found in random association of natural forms found in wilderness; an inquiry into the relationship between perception, cognition and emotion.
  • 1985 - California State University, Los Angeles: Distinguished Artists Forum Panel, "The New Audience"; Jerry Samuelson, moderator
  • 1984 - Fund for Artist Colonies Conference, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic: chaired session on role of artist colonies
  • 1984 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: slide lecture on my work
  • 1984 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York: visiting lecturer on my work
  • 1984 - Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York: Visiting Artist Series; slide lecture on my work
  • 1984 - Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA: Art Forum Visiting Lecturer; slide lecture on my work
  • 1983 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: "Emergence of Spontaneous Imagery," slide presentation
  • 1983 - Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice (CA): Symposium on Dorland Mountain Colony
  • 1983 - Pitzer College, Claremont (CA): "Reflections of Events in Time: A Search of the Self through Imagery"; slide lecture on my work
  • 1983- Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas; "Art as a Metaphor of Change"; slide presentation on my work
  • 1983 - Cochise Fine Arts, Bisbee, Arizona; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - UCLA Extension: Functional Art Tour - artist's studio-
  • 1982 - University of California at Irvine: panel on "Tradition in Transition," for Art Department;
  • 1982 - University of California at Irvine: Gallery lecture; panel on "Tradition in Transition" for alumni
  • 1982 - Rancho California/Temecula Women's Club: lecture on my work for Dorland Mountain Colony
  • 1982 - Menninger Foundation, Council Grove Conference, Kansas: lecture on my work
  • 1982 - UCLA Extension: Artists in their studios; (Audrey Sanders instructor), studio tour and lecture
  • 1982 - Arcosanti, Arizona: Food Chain Conference; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - Blaisdell Institute, Claremont (CA): "Reflections of Events in Time; A Search for the Self Through Imagery"; slide lecture on my work
  • 1982 - Japanese Cultural Center, Los Angeles: "Concerning the Spiritual in Art" artist panel; Joan Hugo, moderator; presented by USC
  • 1981 - DeYoung Museum, San Francisco: College Art Association panel on "Innovative Education"
  • 1981 - Women's Caucus for Art CAA (San Francisco) – Feminist Professors' panel
  • 1981 - UCLA Extension: Art in the Galleries - lecture on my work at Space Gallery
  • 1980 - LACE Gallery: Women's Caucus for Art, "Joan of Art, Ten Years After"
  • 1979 - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: guest lecture as adjunct to the opening of "Intimate Statements" exhibition
  • 1978 - Woman's Building: artist's panel in conjunction with Women's Building Exhibition
  • 1978 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: artist's panel in conjunction with Faculty Exhibition
  • 1976 - Los Angeles City College: "Art as Business" – Small College, California State University Dominguez Hills: lecture on my work
  • 1975 - College Art Association in Washington, D.C.: paper on Emily Carr (Canadian artist)
  • 1975 - California State University, Dominguez Hills: slide presentation of feminist art for open house
  • 1974 - Kirkland College, Clinton, New York: illustrated lecture of my work as adjunct to opening of exhibition
  • 1974 - Barnsdall Park Gallery, lecture on my work
  • 1974 - California State University, Dominguez Hills, Psychology Department, "The Creative Individual"
  • 1973 - California State University, Northridge: illustrated lecture on my work

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