Dan Hernandez

Dan Hernandez

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About the Artist

Dan Hernandez received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 from Northwest Missouri State (Maryville, MO) and a Master of Fine Arts in 2002 from American University (Washington, DC). Hernandez’s paintings explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology, and pop culture. He is represented by Kim Foster Gallery in New York City, and Galeria Meraki in Ponte de Sor, Portugal. His work has been exhibited widely, and is currently included in group exhibitions at Mass Art Art Museum in Boston, and at Matadero Madrid, Centro de Creacion Contemporanea, in Madrid, Spain. Dan’s work has been written about and reproduced in several publications, including ARTnews, HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, Arte Fuse, Gizmodo, and Der Spiegel. He was awarded Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellency Awards in 2011 and 2015. Dan is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Toledo.

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Creative Practice

My creative practice is slow and steady. The Reset paintings change dramatically from start to finish because I don’t know exactly where I am headed. I have a bearing, a general direction, but no preconceived endpoint. There is a quote by E.L. Doctorow that sums it up nicely. “Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” Just replace “writing” with “painting,” and there you have it.

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