Originally from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Guadalupe Hernandez examines his cultural identity by reinterpreting childhood memories and family stories that connect to his past and offer greater meaning to his present. Hernandez creates elaborate works of cut paper that require thousands of cuts using a combination of blades, woodworking chisels, and leather punches to produce complex papel picado-inspired works. As a resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Hernandez plans to focus on the use of traditional tools and materials to push the scale of his work.
Hernandez earned his BFA and MFA from Houston Baptist University in 2021. He participated as a Changaritto artist-in-residence with the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX, which culminated in the acquisition of two of his works for their permanent collection. He also participated in the True North Sculpture Project located in the Houston Heights district of Houston, TX, and as an Artist on Site with the Asia Society Texas Center, where he explored the tradition of papel picado, creating a site-specific installation. Hernandez’s works have been exhibited at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA; Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; the Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, TX; and Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX, among other institutions and galleries nationwide.
To learn more about Guadalupe Hernandez’s work, visit: www.guadalupehernandezart.com