Hope Ginsburg is a project-based artist whose work integrates video, performance, and social practice. She is the artist/director of Meditation Ocean (2023–ongoing), a new iterative project credited to an evolving ecosystem of collaborators called the Meditation Ocean Constellation. Meditation Ocean works for human and more-than-human well-being through oceanic meditation and responsive terrestrial action. Ginsburg's Land Dive Team (2014–2020) proposed practicing present-moment awareness with equanimity to attune to the climate crisis. Sponge (2006–2016) was a knowledge exchange project inspired by sea sponge biology.
Ginsburg has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as MoMA PS1, MASS MoCA, Wexner Center for the Arts, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, 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 in Film/Video, a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Film and Video, an Art Matters Foundation Grant, and an inaugural Virginia Commonwealth University National / International Recognition Award. Her projects have received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Women & Philanthropy at The Ohio State University. She has attended residencies such as the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Skowhegan, the Wexner Center Film / Video Studio Program, and The Harbor at Beta-Local. Writing about her work has appeared in Artforum, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Ginsburg holds a Master of Science in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art. She is a professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, and lives and works in Richmond, VA (Tsenacomoco land) with her partner and frequent collaborator, Joshua Quarles.