Bio, Edu. & Awards.
Miguel Hernández was born in a very small town called Cabrera in the Dominican Republic. He had an affinity for art from a very young age. 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. There 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, majoring 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. He 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. His work was included in the Forms of Divinity exhibition at the Williamsburg Art Historical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Miguel’s pieces have been included in the Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour every year since its inception in 2003. His work is part of the Latin American Exhibition on the show Dominican Itinerary Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium 2011 – 2012. As well, Hernández work was part of 2010 and 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach / sponsored by the commissioned Parsons Alumni at Art Miami. Hernández since 2005 is been working for MoMA PS1 as an art installer, as well He is an independent artist based on commissions paintings, Designs and illustrations at New York City.
1998 – 2000: B.F.A. in Illustration, Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY
1996 - 1998: B.A. in Fine Arts, Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
1992 – 1996: B.A. in advertising, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2000 Award for Student Merit, Parsons School of Design, NYC.
1998 Dean’s List, Parsons School of Design, NYC.
1998-2000 Bludhorn Full Tuition Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, NYC.
1997 Charles Bludhorn Merit Award, Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, Dominican Republic.
1996-1998 Bludhorn Full Tuition Scholarship, Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, Dominican Republic.
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