Originally born in Huajuapan de Leon Oaxaca, Mexico, & raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. In 2007 he earned his BFA in Painting/Drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in and his MFA in 2012 from California College of the Arts. He has participated in a variety of art residencies at Mass Moca, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles; Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC; Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia; Vermont Studio Center & recently completed a residency at ACME in Steuben, WI.
Alexander Hernandez patches together multiple identities and narratives like a Frankensteinian creature made from his Oaxacan roots, Colorado upbringing, Queer sensibilities, HIV+ status and fuses them with pop culture artifacts. He braids traditional quilting techniques with digitized prints; using colors and patterns that both clash and complement each other. His work embraces ripped holes, unraveling threads, and raw edges- revealing layers of gender defiance and acculturation anxieties.