Liz Hernández (b. 1993) is a Mexico City-born, Oakland-based artist who works primarily with topics related to her upbringing.
She uses imagery from memories of living in Mexico City: the buildings covered in handmade signs, the chaotic trips to markets,
the time spent in old churches, and her grandmother’s house where she grew up.
Her grandmother introduced her to the world of rituals, storytelling, and paranormal events where daily life became invaded by something too strange to believe. Inspired by their unique relationship and the magical realism movement in Latin America, she uses supernatural elements and symbolism to address modern-life subjects.
Hernández’s practice focuses on painting, ceramics, and most recently, murals. She has exhibited work in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
Talismán, Pt.2 Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Friends and Family, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA.
November Group Show, Pt.2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Alma Mater: Methods, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA
Potluck, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Provisions, Pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA
Stay Close, group exhibition. Legion, San Francisco, CA
KNOW YOU, Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA
Winter Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Sun Bath duo exhibition with Ryan Whelan. Legion, San Francisco, CA
a pot is a pot is a pot is a pot, duo exhibition with Ryan Whelan. Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
Call it Home, Naming Gallery, Oakland, CA C
Soft Bargain, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
Panels & Talks
Facebook Artist in residence, September 2019. San Francisco, CA
Google Artist in residence, September 2020. Menlo Park, CA
IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Award 2015 , Center for Art and Public Life, San Francisco, CA
BFA Design. California College of the Arts, 2015. Graduated with distinction.