Date 2002
Dimensions 36"x 72"
Category Sculpture
Medium Mirrors, plexiglass, fluorescent paint, galvanized steel and screws
Genre Contemporary
Period 21st Century
Collection * Title Translation: Selfportrait

Anaida Hernández

"Autoretrato*" (2002)



Painter, printmaker, installation artist, and teacher. In 1974 Hernández obtained a bachelor of arts from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and in 1977 a master of fine arts from the Academia San Carlo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has taught at the Puerto Rico School of Plastic Arts, the Art Students League of San Juan, the University of Puerto Rico, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and Caribbean University. In 1993 she published the book Contigo debajo, featuring her graphic work and stories by Ana Lydia Vega. In 1997 Hernández was appointed artist-in-residence at the Center for Innovative Print and Paper at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Her work is filled with ludic elements through which she approaches serious topics such as violence, discrimination, and other social ills. She has proposed what she calls a conceptual “art of affection,” made more accessible and democratic through the use of objects from daily life that symbolize affection.