Adan Hernandez grew up on the Westside of San Antonio, TX. He has been a serious artist for thirty years. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. , Europe and Mexico . His collectors include many Hollywood insiders including Taylor Hackford (‘’Ray’’., ‘’Proof of Life’’), actor, comedian Cheech Marin, Hellen Mirren, Sean Ferrer, CEO Ruby Payne, CEO Intravision, Walter Ulloua, Stratton Leopold, Film Producer (‘’Mission Impossible 3’’), among others. His work is shown regularly in Los Angeles .
Adan created all the original artwork for the character Cruz in the barrio classic: Bound By Honor. This feature film has become a cult classic worldwide, most notably, to Latinos here in America and especially in the barrios. The reason for the film’s incredible success was the artwork created by Adan. Latinos saw art that reflected their reality for the first time in a feature film or any film for that matter.
His work has recently been included in Cheech Marin’s blockbuster traveling exhibition ‘’Chicano Visions: American Painters On the Verge’’, which has broken attendance records in museums across America and will travel to Mexico , Europe and Tokyo in the next few years. At the Smithsonian, eight hundred thousand people saw the show. This show is currently in exhibit at the LA County Museum; summer 2008.
In 2006, Adan had his first novel published. ‘’Los Vryosos’’ (‘’Los Vrillosos’’) (‘’The Radiant Ones’’) – A Tale From the Varrio. This pictorial novel is about barrio life set on the Westside of San Antonio, TX. His novel, which Adan worked on for thirteen years, contains over forty original works of art and a screensaver CD with all the images, most in color. www.starquestbooks.com.
Adan is currently available for slide show and lecture appearances. Since art classes have been severely slashed recently, Adan’s visits have sparked student’s imagination, especially in the barrios, where low self esteem is the main cause of many drop outs.
Adan has been presenting at high schools and colleges for years. He has visited Memorial High School , Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, Kennedy High School , Saint Mary’s University, UTSA campus, The University of Houston, Cuachella High School in California where he and actor Jesse Borrego lectured three thousand students in two days.
Most recently, Adan did a slide show and lecture for the Bilingual Teacher’s Association’s annual conference. To schedule an appearance, please contact Adan @ 210-473-0934.