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Gregory Michael Hernandez


Gregory Michael HernandezArtist’s Statement

My work is rooted in landscape, and how we visually and physically perceive it. Growing up in the Mojave Desert and coming to Los Angeles for college, I began my artistic trajectory as a painter exploring the contrast between barren wilderness and urban terrain. Photography became a tool to translate three-dimensional space into painting. As I transitioned from photo collage to constructions, the photograph became physically prominent in the work and my artistic output migrated away from painting as my primary medium. One of my goals is to weave together essential characteristics of painting, photography, sculpture and installation, all toward interpreting space and our place in it. I am also interested in the political, historical and philosophical systems that create and alter perception.

Website: exilechild.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2007-2011

2011
Emma Gray Headquarters, Culver City, Calif.

2010
LAXART, Culver City, Calif.

Select Group Exhibitions from 2007-2011

2011
Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Calif.

2009
Photocartographies, G727 Gallery, Los Angeles

2008
Patterns and Rhythms, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles

2007
Beyond Image, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Calif.

Fellowships and Awards

2008
LAX Airport, Grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

EDUCATION

B.S., 1999
Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

 

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