Andres L. Hernandez is an artist-designer-educator who works with youth and adults to re-imagine the physical, social, and cultural environments we inhabit. He has worked professionally in a number of contexts, including K-12 schools, art museums, community-based non-profit organizations, and architecture firms, while simultaneously developing a collaborative, socially engaged art practice.
Andres' recent projects include Forum as Form, an exhibition and related programming focused on issues of urban redevelopment; Hush Harbor, a pop-up public forum and event series; and Absence is Fullness: A (E)utopian Assembly, a monthly experimental forum exploring absence and emptiness as opportunities for imaginative possibility.
He has exhibited work in Chicago at Blanc Gallery, Cobalt Studio, Highland Park Art Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Washington Park Arts Incubator, as well as nationally as part of the Billboard Art Project.
Andres received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, and a Master of Arts in Art Education degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art Education. He is co-founder of Revival Arts Collective, a network of citizen activists committed to using arts and culture as a catalyst for community redevelopment in the city of Chicago, and was a participant in the 2013/14 Artist-in-Residence Program sponsored by the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life Initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture.