Alexander Hernandez loves using scrap fabrics, remnants of unfinished projects, personal belongings, found objects, and traditional textiles. He sews, paints, embroiders, layers and patches these mediums together using traditional needlework and DIY punk crafting techniques. His work explores gender expectations, cultural assimilation, Queer affinity, immigrant diaspora, gentrification, and navigating multiple identities.
He received his BFA (2007) in Painting and Drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO and his MFA (2012) at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. His work has been shown in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Ontario, Canada. He is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hernandez is currently in residence at Elsewhere.