Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jun 13th 2015 to Jun 30th 2015
  • PRACTICE : Visual Art
  • FROM : Mexico
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Luis G. Hernandez is an artist and curator who lives and works between Southern California and Mexicali, Mexico.  Hernandez holds a BFA from Cal-State Long Beach and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design.

Hernandez’ aesthetic production consists of sculptures, paintings, drawing, collages, and installations that respond in subtle ways to the space where they are exhibited. The artist makes provocative, humorous, and many times absurd associations between context, materials, and language, working through these elements as if they were sculptural spaces, and incorporating subject matter that points to art history, politics, and international border issues.

In 2006, Hernandez co-founded the MexiCali Biennial, a non-profit that grants exposure to artists and locations often overlooked in the contemporary arts of Southern California and Mexico. The MexiCali Biennialremains to serve not only as a curatorial/art project, but also as a satirical platform upon which to question the abundance of biennials occurring around the globe and the impact they have on the art community.