Hector H. Hernandez received his MFA from the University of Oregon in 1999 in painting and holds a MIS in Art and Education, a degree in Anthropology and a BFA. He has studied art in Japan and worked as an illustrator.
Mr. Hernandez has produced murals and other artworks throughout communities and educational institutions in Oregon since 1995. Permanent exhibition murals are located at the OSU Memorial Union, Portland Community College (Rock Creek Campus), Portland State University, as well as Independence High School, Canby School Districts, Parks and Recreations among others. Currently Mr. Hernandez is working on a community mural project for the "Cipriano Ferrel Education Center in Woodburn as well as he completed other mural projects in Salem Oregon. Mr. Hernandez has executed murals for clinics, health center such as the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. Among the subjects and themes reflected in his murals are the community involvement on issues such as environment, education, multiculturalism, and social change.
Mr. Hernandez has showed his works in numerous galleries across Oregon, Japan and Mexico.
He also gives lectures and seminars in cross-cultural awareness and communication, health education, ethnic studies and the art and culture of Mexico.