2018 • At the Pre-Art Basel Exhibition curated by Mariavelia Savino
Melissa Hernandez is an emerging studio artist living in South Florida. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, with ancestry in the Dominican Republic. Melissa completed her Bachelors of Arts in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University concentrating on drawing, painting, and printmaking in 2011. She graduated magna cum laude, with a general GPA of 3.5/4.0 and 3.7 in her major. Her artistic style has been subconsciously influenced by and developed out of boundless ideas, drawn forth from American culture, universal themes, and an openness to foreign ideology. She has an affinity for signs, symbols, emblems, totems, icons, metaphors, and allegories (extended metaphors) from all over the world!
Melissa creates Line Art by mixing media: pigment markers, graphite, ink, paints, etc. The composition of each piece is composed by combining figurative or representational imagery with a variety of artistic techniques: varying line-weight and quality to imply space and movement using non-linear or linear perspective, while integrating silhouettes, overlapping and superimposed imagery, harmonious and/or contrasting colors, organic and geometric shapes, like motifs and patterns in nature.