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Dominican Artist, Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernández was born in he town of Cabrera, Dominican Republic. From a very young age he had an affinity for art. His parents saw in him a passion for colors, drawing and playing with clay. It was even before he attended art school that he started exhibiting his work in solo and group shows.

His career began at the age of 17 at La Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo where he received a BA, majoring in the publicity of art. He then studied at Altos de Chavón School of Design, in La Romana, Republica Dominicana, where he got his second BA in Fine Art.

In 1998 Hernández received the Charles Bludhorn Award from Altos de Chavón. This scholarship is awarded to students, based on merit, to attend the Parsons School of Design in New York City. He graduated from Parsons in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 

After Parsons, Miguel was a contributing artist with Jeff Koons. 

He has done work for Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, MTV Networks, Acadia Scenic, Deitch Gallery, Gallery 303, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Musters & Co, Inc, COACH Leatherwear, REED KRAKOFF, American Theater Magazine and various galleries in Chelsea. 

Miguel has exhibited works at the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as well as the Centro E. León Jiménes in Santiago, Dominican Repúblic. 

Miguel Hernandez - Angels Underwater

Angels Underwater - Contemporary Art Fair NYC 2013

Miguel Hernandez’s work will be on view at the Javits Center North at 11th Avenue and 39th Street in New York City on October 25, through October 27 at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC - ContemporaryArtFairNYC.com.
The social theme has always concerned me, and I create critical-symbolic paintings. But also, nature and the human being began to flourish on my canvases revealing intense movements, evoking water sounds and other pleasant experiences.

Independent from the subject, painting to me is a connection with the spiritual, and that is what I share with the public. Either tension or subtlety, or whatever drama comes to mind, I work it in with the acrylic material until it flows over the surface, and that is the movement which creates and transfers all the emotions.
Miguel Hernandez: angelsunderwater.com | mhid.com