Andres L. Hernandez

Artist, designer, and educator, Andres L. Hernandez works with youth and adults to interpret, critique, and reimagine their physical, social, and cultural environments. He is co-founder of Revival Arts Collective, a network of citizen activists committed to using arts and culture as a catalyst for community redevelopment in Chicago; and founder and director of the Urban Vacancy Research Initiative, which enlists artists and designers to creatively address the phenomena of abandoned, razed, and vacant urban properties. Hernandez and Amanda Williams  were recently selected to be part of the interdisciplinary exhibition design team for the museum that will be part of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). Hernandez earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Art Education. He has served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in St. Louis and is a faculty member in the Graduate Studies in Art and Design Education program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.