He studied at the National School of Plastic Arts (1973-1974) and at the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Engraving "La Esmeralda" (1975-1981) in Mexico City. Subsequently, around 1987 he moved to Europe where he started studying graphics at the Parisian workshop of Peter Bramsen.

 Since then his artistic production has been very varied and complete since he has experimented with different areas of plastic art such as engraving, sculpture, ceramics and, of course, painting and drawing, becoming one of the most outstanding artists of Mexico today.

 

Most important exhibitions

His work is part of the permanent collections of museums such as the one of Modern Art of Mexico City, the Monterrey Museum, the Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Aguascalientes, the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Museum Würth Künzelau from Germany, among others.

Since the eighties, Sergio Hernández has a large number of individual exhibitions, both national and international, including galleries, museums, cultural centers, embassies of cities such as Oaxaca, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, England, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Romania, Belgium, Turkey, Texas and New York.

 

He has also participated in various collective exhibitions, including 17 Artists of today in Mexico, Rufino Tamayo International Contemporary Art Museum, Mexico City, 1985; Mexican Art, National Institute of Fine Arts, Malmo, Sweden, Saitama, Japan and East Berlin, German Democratic Republic, 1985; Mexican Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City, 1987; 15 Contemporary Artists of Mexico, Museum of the Center of Fine Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1989; Oaxaca, Mexico, Oaxaca, Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca, Mexico, 1993; Actuelle Kunst aus Mexico, Frankfurt, Germany, 1993; Images and visions. Mexican art between the avant-garde and the present, Würth Museum, Germany, 1995; Mexico: Reconfigured, Associated American Artists, New York, USA, 1998; Painters of Oaxaca, Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca, Santo Domingo Cultural Center, Oaxaca, 2005.

 

Among his many distinctions and awards are the Honorable Mention obtained at the III Ibero-American Biennial, Carrillo Gil Museum of Art, National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City, 1982; the Artistic Creator Scholarship of the National System of Art Creators during the period 1994-1997 and the Official Cross of the Order of Isabel la Católica, granted by the Embassy of Spain, Mexico City, 2006.

 

Artist's quote

"True art is the art of living as self art, making your life a work of art."