Dan Hernandez

Dan Hernandez received a Bachelor´s degree in Fine Arts in 2000 from Northwest Missouri State (Maryville, MO) and a Master´s degree in Fine Arts in 2002 from American University (Washington, DC). Hernandez’s paintings explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology, and pop culture. His work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has been written about and published by several magazines including ARTnews, HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, Arte Fuse, Gizmodo, and Der Spiegel. Dan is currently an Associate Professor in the Art Department at the University of Toledo.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

 

2020

“RESET” Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)

2018

“Game Over”- Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)

2016  

Diane Kidd Gallery - Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH)
College of Southern Nevada Art Gallery (Las Vegas, NY)

2015  

“Genesis” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)  Secor Gallery (Toledo, OH)
“Genesis” - University of Kentucky Art Gallery (Lexington, KY)

2014

“Genesis” - RC Art Gallery, University of Michigan (New York, NY

2012

“Genesis” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)

2011

Kresge Gallery, Frammenti - Lyon College (Batesville, AR)

2009

Madhouse Gallery (Toledo, OH)

2007

Fine Arts Gallery - Mott Community College (Flint, MI)


Group exhibitions

2020 

“Game Changers” - MassArt Art Museum (Boston, MA)

2018

“Human/Nature” - Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Kim Foster Gallery booth - Art Miami CONTEXT (Miami, FL)

2017  

“Winterfell” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)

2016  

“Wolves, Magic Mirrors, and Spinning Wheels: The Anatomy of Fairy Tales” - Everhart Museum (Scranton, PA)

2015  

“Heavy/Lite” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)

2014

“Drones” - Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kim Foster Gallery booth - Art Miami CONTEXT (Miami, FL)

2013

“Fast Forward to the Renaissance” - Southern Ohio Museum (Portsmouth, OH)
56th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art -Strohl Art Center (Chautauqua, NY) 
Kim Foster Gallery booth - Art Miami CONTEXT (Miami, FL)
“Snap to Grid” - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles, CA)
“Practical Physical” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)
24th Annual Juried Show - Contemporary Arts Center (Las Vegas, NV)

2012

“Bad For You” - Shizaru Gallery (London, UK)
“Portrait Invitational” - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)
“Under the Influence: The Comics” - Lehman College Art Gallery (New York, NY)
“Let´s Get Digital - Contemporary Arts Center” (Columbus, OH)
“Toy Stories” - Westport Art Center (Westport, CT)
“Quest for Fire” - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

2011  

“Post Apocalypse” - Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, MI)
“Monkey Spoon” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)
“Night” - Kim Foster Gallery (New York, NY)
Artomatic 419 (Toledo, OH)
Center of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition - University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)

2010  

Hispanic/Latino Culture Exhibition - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)
“Boy Girl Boy Girl” - Parkwood Gallery (Toledo, OH)
53rd Chautauqua Annual Exhibition - Strohl Art Center (Chautauqua, NY) 
“Toledo Emerges” - Walter E Terhune Gallery (Perrysburg, OH)
“The Mix” - Secor Building Gallery (Toledo, OH)

2009. “Show & Tell” - Desotorow Gallery (Savannah, GA)
“Shrines & Alters” - Gallery Project (Ann Arbor, MI)
“Toledo Area Artists” - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)
Art-O-Matic 419 (Toledo, OH)

2008

“TAA´DA” - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

2005 

Hype Gallery (Milan, Italy)
Faculty Benefit Exhibition - Logan Gallery (Chautauqua, NY)
“Flux” - Sykes Gallery (Millersville, PA)

2004

Faculty Benefit Exhibition - Logan Gallery (Chautauqua, NY)
Part-Time Faculty Exhibition - Mott Community College’s Fine Arts Gallery (Flint, MI)

2003  

Faculty Benefit Exhibition - Logan Gallery (Chautauqua, NY)

2002  

“Balancing Ax” - Buckham Gallery (Flint, MI)
“Michigan Now” - Michigan Institute for the Arts (Detroit, MI)
“Artist Response to 911” - Logan Gallery (Chautauqua, NY)
“9 Painters” - G Fine Art (Washington, DC)
MFA Thesis Exhibition - Watkins Gallery (Washington, DC)
“Two” - I Street Studios Gallery (Washington, DC)

2001

Watkins Gallery - Graduate Drawing Exhibition (Washington, DC)
7th Street Gallery - DCAC, (Washington, DC)

2000

Graduate Drawing Exhibition - Watkins Gallery (Washington, DC)
Art-O-Matic (Washington, DC)
Candidate for BFA Exhibition - Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
 
Awards

 

2015

Individual Excellency Award - Ohio Arts Council

2013

Bellinger Award - 56th Chautauqua Annual Exhibit of Contemporary Art (Chautauqua, NY)

2011

Individual Excellency Award - Ohio Arts Council

2010

Bellinger Award - 53rd Chautauqua Annual Exhibit of Contemporary Art, (Chautauqua, NY)

2009

Lourdes College Art Department Award - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

2008

Athena Society Award - Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, OH)

2000-2002

Graduate Assistantship - American University (Washington, DC)

1998  

Bill Fields Scholarship - Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
      Hidegrade Dreps Scholarship - Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)

 

Reviews

Artillery Magazine, “Genesis 2015” by Daniel Gauss 12/17/15
Arte Fuse, “Genesis of Brilliance” by Oscar Laluyan, 12/5/15
ARTnews, “What if Fra Angelico Painted Space Invaders?” by Rebecca Robertson, 4/15/14
Spiegel Online, “Angeklickt: Super Mario in Mittelalter-Kulissen” by Emily Bartels, 4/23/14
Gizmodo, “Space Invaders should have been a Biblical Epic All Along” by Geoff Manaugh, 4/16/14
Kotaku, “Space Invaders and Other Classic Games as Renaissance Paintings” by Yannick LeJacq, 4/17/14
The Creators Project, “Iconic Videogames Become Iconic Renaissance Paintings in “Genesis 2014” by Emerson Rosenthal, 4 /17/14
Arte Fuse, “In this sign you will conquer!” by Daniel Gauss, 4/2/14
Hyperallergic, “Feeling Unhinged in Context” by Jillian Steinhauer, 12/10/13
 

Professional experience

2012-Present

Assistant Professor - University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)

2010

Art in Public Places Coordinator - Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (Toledo, OH)

2008-2010

Adjunct Faculty - University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)

2008-2009

Managing Director - Firenation Glass Studio & Gallery (Holland, OH)

2002-2007  

Adjunct Faculty - Mott Community College (Flint, MI)

2003-2005

Visiting Lecturer - American University Art in Italy Program (Corciano, IT)
Lecturer - Chautauqua Institution School of Art (Chautauqua, NY)

2002

Graduate Teaching Assistant - American University (Washington, DC)

2001

Graduate Teaching Assistant -American University (Washington, DC) 
 
Collections

Colección SOLO, (Madrid, ES)
Beth Rudin DeWoody (USA)
Pierre Donnersberg, (Paris, FR)