Erick Alejandro Hernández (b. 1994) is an artist from Matanzas, Cuba living and working in New Haven, CT. He received his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Hernández’s practice is invested in exploring how traditional techniques like oil painting and drawing can shift material forms in order to hold complex individual and collective histories. Revolving around overarching narratives such as a car crash or the death of a loved one, his paintings are investigative allegories exploring individual and shared experiences like grief, assimilation, and exile.
Hernández has been a fellow at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Oxbow, Yaddo, Macdowell, Mass MoCA, and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, among others. Recent group and solo exhibitions include The Mistake Room (Los Angeles, CA), Perrotin (New York, NY), Yossi Milo (New York, NY), Harper’s Books (East Hampton, NY), and Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA).