Gloria Bornstein

(American, born 1937)

Listening to stories and interacting with communities tie together Gloria Bornstein’s artworks and public art over more than four decades. She calls her art “visual poetry where textual and visual elements are interwoven”. Her artworks range from performance art and installations, to artist books, to sculptures and public art.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Gloria Bornstein attended Hunter College in New York City, and received a Master of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University in Seattle in 1979. She taught performance at Cornish College in Seattle from 1979 to 1981, and she taught sculpture and public art at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1991 to 2005. She also practiced psychotherapy during that time.