About the Instructor
About the Instructor
Gary J. Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award winning artist. He was born in Victoria, Texas and currently resides in Spring, Texas. He received training from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts School of Art. In 1986 he sold his graphics design firm to pursue a full-time career as a professional artist.
Exhibiting extensively in the Houston area, his art has also been showcased in SOHO, New York/ Santa Fe, New Mexico/ Chicago, Illinois/ Cape Cod, Massachusetts/ Scottsdale, Arizona/ Fairfield, Connecticut/ Topeka, Kansas/ Naples, Florida/ Springfield, Massachusetts as well as the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. He owns and operates the Gary J. Hernandez Studio and Gallery of Fine Art. Additionally, he is the owner and Principle Instructor of The Gary J. Hernandez School of Fine Art. He also teaches oil painting at Jerry's Artarama in Houston, TX and Woodlands Art League in Woodlands, TX as well as private classes in his art studio. Other former teaching positions include Adult level classes at the Art League of Houston, Grades 6-8 art classes at a private school and numerous workshops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
He specializes in representational art with an emphasis on the human figure. He was a finalist in The Artist's Magazine International Art Competition, an Award of Excellence winner in the Manhattan Arts Magazine Competition, awarded Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence at Salon International 2006 & 2011 and Jury's Top Fifty at Salon International 2008, 2009 & 2011. Hernandez was profiled in the Manhattan Arts Magazine and his artwork has been published in North Light Books "The Best of Flower Painting" and "The Best of Portrait Painting". Most recently he was published in International Artist Magazine October/November 2010 Issue #75 and Southwest Art Magazine's January 2012 issue "Artist To Watch / Editor's Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent".
Prices for Hernandez's works range from $ 500 to $ 12,000 depending upon size and the complexity of the subject.
Mr. Hernandez is an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America and the International Guild of Realism. He has served as President of the Art League of Houston and as Board Member of the Visual Arts Alliance and the Watercolor Art Society/Houston. Currently he is an active member of the Woodlands Art League / The Woodlands, Texas.
Awards & Exhibitions
2012 November 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition / Finalist for "Kimono"
2012 Jack Meier Gallery / Houston, TX Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists / December 2012
2012 October 2012 BoldBrush Painting Competition / Finalist for "Pearl Earring" / Juror: Chet Zar
2012 Jones & Terwilliger Galleries, Carmel, California /International Guild of Realism 7th Annual Juried Exhibition
2012 FineArtViews July 2012 Painting Competition /Awarded FineArtViews 15% (Jury's favorite 15%) for "Pearl Earring"
2012 Finalist / The Hunting Art Prize /Houston, Texas
2012 Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas /"Salon International 2012"
2012 Southwest Art Magazine / January 2012 Issue, pgs. 32 & 34 /Artist to Watch: The Editor's Choice for Up-and-Coming Talent
To view more exhibitions and awards go to the Gary J. Hernandez website at www.garyhernandezstudio.com