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MIGUEL HERNANDEZ

 Miguel Hernández was born in the town of Caberera, Dominican Republic. From a very young age he had an affinity for art.  His parents saw in him a passion for colors, drawing and playing with clay.  It was even before he attended art school that he started exhibiting his work in solo and group shows.

 

His career began at the age of 17 at La Universidad Autómana de Santo Domingo where he received a BA, majoring in the publicity of art.  He then studied at Altos de Chavón School of Design, in La Romana, Republica Dominicana, where he got his second BA in Fine Arts.

 

In 1998 Hernández received the Charles Bludhorn Award from Altos de Chavón.  This scholarship is awarded to students, based on merit, to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City. He graduated from Parsons in 2000 with a BA of Fine Arts.  After Parsons, Miguel was a contributing artist with Jeff Koons.

 

He has done work for Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, MTV Networks, Arcadia Scenic, Deitch Gallery, Gallery303, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Musters & Co., Inc, COACH Leatherwear, REED KRAKOFF, American Theater Magazine and various galleries in Chelsea.

 

Miguel had exhibited works at the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as well as the Centro E. León Jiménes in Santiago, Dominican Repúblic.