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About Miriam Hernández

Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Hernández began training as an artist at the High School of Art and Design in NYC, received a B.A. in fine arts from Queens College, NY and an M.F.A. in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has worked in diverse mediums, participating in scores of group and solo exhibitions throughout the U.S.

In 1989 she co-founded Vistas Latinas, an organization of Latina artists in the U.S. instrumental in promoting and exhibiting their work. The archives of the organization are at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, City University of NY. Hernández was also a member of the Steering Committee of Coast to Coast Women Artists of Color.

The goals and methodologies of her life, as an individual and as an artist, have merged and blossomed as she continues to draw on influences from political events, environmental concerns, and Buddhist symbology. She is a resident of Sullivan County and teaches yoga there.

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Education:

Maryland Institute, Graduate School of Painting, M.F.A.
Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
Queens College, City University of NY, B.A.
High School of Art and Design, NYC

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2014: Green Door Gallery, Liberty, NY

2007: Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, NY

2006: Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

2004: St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, NYC

2004: The Gallery at the Blue Victorian, Jeffersonville, NY

2003: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, NYC

2003: Mixta Gallery, East Harlem, NYC

2002: Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2000: Mixta Gallery, East Harlem, NYC

1993: Augusta Savage Gallery, Univ. of Mass., Amherst

1991: SOHO 20 Gallery, NYC (Invitational)

1990: Taller Boricua, East Harlem, NYC

1987: L’Ambiente Gallery, East Village, NYC

1986: L’Ambiente Gallery, East Village, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016: BronxArtSpace, Bronx NYC, “The Border Crossed Me”
Gallery EVA, Callicoon, NY, “Crumbling” series (6 paintings)

2015: Gallery at Morgan Outdoors, Livingston Manor, NY, “To Stop the Mind from Wandering”

2014: Hunter College Art Galleries, Hunter College MFA Campus, “Vistas Latinas: Archives of a Collective”

2013: Alliance Gallery, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY, “Aphorisms”

2012: Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Summer of 2012”

2011: Quinto Sol/Sexto Sol, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
Que Feo! How Ugly!, 105 Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2010: Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Passages”
Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Diversions”

2009: Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “The Figure”
Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY , “Indigena”
Outsiders Studio at the North Branch Inn, North Branch, NY, “Dress Dummy”

2008: Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Ayer y Hoy”
The Outsider’s Studio, Livingston Manor, NY, “An Artist’s Alchemy”
Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Flying”

2007: Catskill Art Society Members’ Show, Livingston Manor, NY
Westchester College Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY, “Metropolis”

2006: Salon D’Arts, Jeffersonville, NY
6 by 6, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2005: Westchester Community Gallery, Peekskill, NY, “A Sense of Self”

2003: Roscoe Arts Festival, Tennanah Lake, NY
Casola Gallery, Peekskill, NY
Invitational, Ceres Gallery, NYC

2002: Roscoe Arts Festival, Tennanah Lake, NY

2001: El Museo del Barrio, NYC, Recent Acquisitions, Permanent Collection: “Voices from Our Communities”

2000: A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Invitational: “Generations II”

1999: Taller Boricua (Latino Cultural Center), NYC, “Vistas Latinas 2000″

1998: Taller Boricua (Latino Cultural Center), NYC, “New Work/New Visions”

1997: Parsons School of Design Art Gallery, NYC, “Queer in the Year 2000″

1995: Ceres Gallery, NYC, “Deviants, Perverts, Aliens and Feminazis”

1995: El Museo del Barrio, NYC, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, “Reaffirming Spirituality”

1994: Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT, Biennial Exhibition, “Paper Visions V”
Art in General, NYC, “Gathering Medicine Show”

1993: Univ. of Wisconsin Art Gallery, “Vistas Latinas Part IX”
Aaron Davis Hall, City College, CUNY, “Women and Their Work”
Goddard Riverside Community Center, NYC, “Conversations in the Corridor”
Long Island Univ. Brooklyn Campus Gallery, “Visions”

1992: Artspace, New Haven, CT, “Impact of Two Worlds”
Stony Brook Univ. Union Gallery, “Trans(American)Formations”
Taller Boricua, NYC, Inaugural Exhibition at new space
Art In General, NYC, “Adios Columbus”

1991: Compton Gallery, City College, NYC, “Race and Culture”
Museum of the City of New York, “A New Season”
Taller Boricua, NYC, “Death on Drugs”
Art In General, NYC, “Out Loud: Artists Engulfed Against War”
Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island, NY, “Original Sin”

1990: Galeria El Bohio, CHARAS, NYC, “The Art of Resistance”

SELECTED CATALOGUES and REVIEWS:

2013: “Miriam Hernandez”, Green Door Magazine, Winter 2013

2002: Miriam Hernández, limited edition (40) signed and numbered catalogues, 13 color images

2001: Voices from Our Communities, exhibition catalogue, El Museo del Barrio, NYC

2000: Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review”, New York Times, December 1, 2000

1999: Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review”, New York Times, June 4, 1999

1998: Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review”, New York Times, May 1, 1998

1995: Cotter, Holland, ” ‘Reaffirming Spirituality,’ at El Museo del Barrio”, New York Times, April 21, 1995

1995: Reaffirming Spirituality, exhibition catalogue, El Museo del Barrio, NYC
Women’s Caucus for Art Newsletter, interview, January, NYC

1994: Paper Visions V, Biennial Exhibition catalogue, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

1993: Manual, Art in General, NYC
Heresies, issue #27: Latina, NYC

1992: Adios Columbus, exhibition catalogue, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island, NY
IKON Magazine, Issue 12/13, The Nineties
Kaufman, Bill: “The New World and Old Latin Stereotypes”, NY Newsday, March

1991: Coast to Coast National Women Artists of Color: Ancestors Known and
Unknown exhibition catalogue, NYC
Greene, Elizabeth, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Columbus Controversy
Entangles Grantmakers”, Oct. 8
Original Sin, exhibition catalogue, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island, NY

1990: Coast to Coast National Women Artists of Color Book Project, Exhibition Catalogue, Flossie Martin Gallery Radford University, Virginia
Current Arrivals, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA), NY
Raven, Arlene: “The Struggle Continues”, Village Voice, NYC, Feb. 20
Raynor, Vivien: “Two Bronx Galleries Produce Lively Displays”, New York Times, Sunday Dec. 10
20 Years of Taller Alma Boricua, exhibition catalogue, El Museo del Barrio, NYC
Regional–A Hispanic Invitational Art Exhibition catalogue, Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

AWARDS AND COLLECTIONS:

2003 Permanent Collection and Print Edition, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY, NYC

2003 Permanent Collection Banco Popular, NYC

2003 Astraea Foundation Print Edition, NYC

2001 Permanent Collection, El Museo del Barrio, NYC

Numerous private collections

1992 NYS Council on the Arts Artist’s Residency Grant

Curator of “To Stop the Mind from Wandering” exhibition, Livingston Manor, NY, 2015

Co-founder of Vistas Latinas, a collective of Latina artists in the U.S., 1989, archived at Hunter College, CUNY, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Co-curator of 14 exhibitions across the U.S., of Vistas Latinas artists, 1989-1994