about

Liz Hernández (b. 1993) is an artist and designer from Mexico City who works primarily with topics related to her identity. In 2011 she relocated to the Bay Area to study product design only to find out that her true interest lies on the narratives we place on objects of our everyday. She is forever concerned with the distance immigration takes us from where we were born, but also from the person we were living there.

Liz currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.

Selected Exhibitions
2018

Provisions, Pt.2 Gallery, Oakland, CA

STAY CLOSE, group exhibition. Legion, San Francisco, CA

2017

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

2016

Prácticas de Campo, Casa del Lago, Ciudad de México, México

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

2015

La Tortilleria Horizontal, Ciudad de México, México

Soft Bargain, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA

Bibliography

Rogue Habits, Liz Hernandez Tells Her Story on Identity and Immigration Through Paint and Sculpture, January 2019

Fine Dining Lovers, ‘PROVISIONS’: THE JOURNEY OF FOOD EXPLAINED IN PAINTINGS, NOVEMBER 24, 2018

Juxtapoz Magazine, RYAN WHELAN AND LIZ HERNÁNDEZ EXAMINE THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF FOOD, November 10,2018

Pt. 2 Gallery Blog, Studio Visit / Interview with Liz Hernandez and Ryan Whelan

Widewalls, The Best Artists of Athen B Gallery Gather for the Final Exhibition, January 12, 2018

Meowmag, Liz Hernandez y el Arte en otro país, October 30, 2017

Panels & Talks

Women in Art & Design, presented by Bright Side, Oakland Art Museum. November 15, 2018

Awards

IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Award 2015 , Center for Art and Public Life, San Francisco, CA

Education

BFA Industrial Design. California College of the Arts, 2015