Judithe Hernández

Judithe Hernández (b.1948) began her career in the early 1970s as a major figure of LA’s Chicano Arts Movement, merging activism with her artistic practice. Originally gaining prominence as a muralist, she became the fifth and only female member of the art collective Los Four. Over the last five decades, she has developed a studio practice comprised largely of pastel on paper, fusing Western and indigenous pictorial modes with Mexican and Chicano themes. Hernández is included in many significant public and private collections; including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Bank of America Collection.  Other recent exhibitions include Life Model:  Charles White and His Students, LACMA (2019).  In 2016, her major installation La Sonata, a group of 24 large-scale mosaic glass murals were installed at the new Los Angles Metro Station in Downtown Santa Monica.