Stacie Hernandez (Studio 3E2)
Stacie Hernandez (Mexican-American), b. Wichita, Kansas. I obtained my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Oklahoma. There I studied with painter George Bogart and sculptor Timothy Segar. I then moved to Brooklyn, NY to continue my studies at Pratt Art Institute under Ross Neher, receiving my Master of Fine Arts degree. While at Pratt I had the privilege of meeting Master Painter George McNeil whom made a profound effect on my life as a painter.
In 1991, I founded the Art School for the Visual Arts, located in Bergen County NJ, after moving to Florida, I established Palencia Fine Arts Academy & Gallery in St. Augustine, FL and was the director/owner/artist in residence until 2017. Heavily influenced by both the Modern Art movements? abstract expressionism and a rich vibrant Mexican-American cultural childhood experience, I have been inspired to experiment with new ways of processing ideas and concepts regarding the nature of materials and functions of art. McNeil encouraged me to experiment with one of the key signatures of modernism which was to have an emotionally wrought brushstroke.
Over the past year, I have become more aware of my Synesthesia and have decided to embrace this natural expression in my painting. Synesthesia is the neurological phenomenon in which?stimulation?of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. And which result in my "hearing" colors.
I strive for efficiency in brushstroke observing form, space, movement and color. Informed by a range of emotional states, points of time, and position in my surrounding landscape, the work is an affirmation that people experience music, landscapes, emotions and memories in a complex interconnected way. I strive to make this evident in the tension and balance between paint and surface, and between one or more colors while hearing colors speak. The work synthesizes a multitude of contrasting concepts and forms: light and dark, warm and cool, space and density, gravity and lightness, while each color struggles to gain its own recognition on canvas. I deployed color, line, shape, and texture to create a rhythmic visual experience that evokes an emotional response. Each line is painstakingly etched into the background, a direct physical language. Colors are inextricably tied to one another. So clear is this relationship that I have associated each color with an exact sound, per painting, allowing the viewer the ability to get in touch with their spiritual selves. My oeuvre can be broken down into a multitude of periods; shifts in my work typically coincide with material changes in my surrounding landscape, personal relationships, or some major life event. I have a great deal of experience with discipline, practice, balance, and a relaxed and fluid control as both painter and as an athlete. These principles of physical action, combined with careful, precise visual observation of my environment, underscore my lifelong approach to painting.
Art School for the Visual Arts, LLC.
Owner/Director/Artist, Established 1991
Developed/Instructed- a full art curriculum for Elementary aged children through adults in the Northern New Jersey Bergen County area. All mediums.
Palencia Fine Arts Academy & Gallery, LLC.
Owner/Director/Artist in Residence, Established 2012
Developed and currently instructing Elementary aged children in group and private classes - all mediums. Also offered, Private instruction for adults. Gallery/studio space is open to the public in the Village Square building within the Palencia community. Exhibitions and commissions ongoing.
Julius Lowy Restoration & Conservation, Inc.
Co-Director, NYC, NY 1987-1991
Lowy established in 1907, the fine art conservation studio preserves painting and paper from all periods from Old Masters to Contemporary.
1989 M.F.A. Painting with Distinction, Pratt Art Institute, Brooklyn NYC
1987 B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Oklahoma
1979-1981 Studied at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1981-1983 Studied at University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 Stacie Hernandez: Recent Works, The Palencia Club, St. Augustine, FL
2014 Stacie Hernandez: Musica, Palencia Fine Arts Academy, St. Augustine, FL
2013 Stacie Hernandez: Elements, Palencia Fine Arts Academy, St. Augustine, FL
1998 Stacie Hernandez: Biscotti's, Jacksonville, FL
1996 Stacie Hernandez: Recent Works, Art School for the Visual Arts, Bergenfield, NJ
1994 Stacie Hernandez: The Journey, Art School for the Visual Arts, Bergenfield, NJ
1992 Stacie Hernandez: New Works, Art School for the Visual Arts, Bergenfield, NJ
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Agora Gallery, Melange of Milieu, New York, NY
2016 Agora Gallery, Unbound Perspectives, New York, NY
2015 20TH Friends of Pleiades Invitational, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Manhattan Arts, Hot-Topics, Bold Expression
1998 Viscosity Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
1998 Blue River Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
1998 The Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Cultural Center, FL
1997 Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
1991 Burns Fine Art, New York, NY
1990 Joyce Goldstein, New York, NY
1989 The Puck Building, New York, NY
1987 Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
1987 Firehouse Art Gallery-Fred Jones Museum, Norman, OK
1983 John Porter Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK
1982 Santa Fe Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1982 500 Inc. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
1980 Canterbury Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK
1989 The Drawing Center, NYC
PERMANENT PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
1998 Hand painted mural at Julington Creek Plantation Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL
1998 Oil painted canvases at The Loop Inc. Jacksonville, FL
1998 Oil painted canvases at The Loop Inc. Amelia Island, FL
1997 Oil painted canvases at The Loop Inc. Deland, FL
1997 Hand painted mural at Julington Creek Plantation Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL
1997 Oil-painted panels at Julington Creek Plantation Elementary School, Jacksonville, FL
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS: partial listing
Mr. and Mrs. Blain Peerson, St. Augustine, FL
Dr. Brinson, Tulsa, OK
Mr. and Mrs. Vince Cubbage, Essex Fells, NY
Dr. Kalpana and Mr. Marcus Depasquale, St. Johns, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, St. Augustine, FL
Reverend Guy Noonan, St. Johns, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Duffy, St. Augustine, FL
Keith Giordano, St. Augustine, FL
Glen Hampton, St. Augustine, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Peoples, St. Augustine, FL
Richard Cohen, New York, NY
George Wilson, New York, NY
Dr. Jose and Mrs. Giselle Nieto, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Deas, Jacksonville, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Abad, Jacksonville FL
Mr. and Mrs. MacEwan, St. Augustine, FL
Lance and Dottie Smith, St. Augustine, FL.
ARTisSpectrum, Vol.35, May 2016
Agora Gallery, Unbound Perspectives, August/September 2016
St. Johns Magazine, Art Issue, September 2016
Agora Gallery, Melange de Milieu, February 2017