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Andres L. Hernandez

Visiting Assistant Professor

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

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 participated in the 2013/14 Artist-in-Residence Program co-sponsored by the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture.

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 and chair of the Department of Art Education. He holds a concurrent position as workshop faculty in the Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education programs at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Hernandez and architect Amanda Williams are the winners of the competition for the 2015–17 iteration of PXSTL, a design-build commission for a temporary structure that will transform a vacant lot into the site of community-based programs and events.