A friend of sunshine and a regular to getting lost in hikes, the ocean and rooftops; I crave simple, light-filled experiences.
What inspires me? Mornings and walks to get tortillas in town; bicycles and fresh mint from the garden; sharing food and catching sunsets; roadtrips, seashells and the smell of salt water; spotify playlists and a day in the studio; laughter, kindness and authenticity; radical ideas and creative thinkers; friendship, community and living with a wabi sabi mindset. It’s all of these things and so much more that fill my practice.
Mafer Hernández (Guatemala) creates visual experiences about color, light, space and movement using photography, installations, books, natural fibers, and sculptural elements. Community is at the center of everything she creates, after working with La Fototeca as the production manager of GuatePhoto she founded GRACIA a cultural exchange project and artist residency in Antigua, Guatemala. She has facilitated art and creative workshops for children and adults in partnership with local organizations since 2018.
She holds a BFA in photography and printmaking by the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been presented at La Fototeca and Mesón Panza Verde in Guatemala, and Root Division and Arion Press in San Francisco, California. Her work is included in the de Young Museum Collection and the Latin American Collection of the Stanford University Libraries.