M A G G I E H E R N Á N D E Z | New York City based abstract fine artist specializing in color-rich, intuitively painted acrylic on canvas and works on paper.
Maggie Hernández is an abstract artist with a passion for strong color and movement. She is an intuitive painter whose images are highly influenced by her immediate surroundings. Moods inspired by music, spaces, events, and people are represented in her paintings by an iconography of contrasting shapes and colors. Bold strokes, crosses, spheres, lines, and drips are visible components of the hidden language present in Maggie’s work.
“Painting offers me the opportunity to center and shelter myself from the trappings of every day life. There my inner child can play and is able to celebrate and rejoice freely. Although my work often depicts stories unknown to the viewer, a joy for living is almost always reflected. I choose to show light where there is darkness and order where there is chaos. No matter the circumstances, I remain joyful and unchanged; my spirit unbroken. This is my personal resistance to influences of the outside world. And is the driving force behind my mission to inspire joyful resilience through creativity in all its forms.”
Maggie Hernández lives and works in New York City and studied fine art at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Hunter College, New York. Her work is privately collected throughout the U.S. and was acquired by Citibank for the Office of former CEO, Vikram Pandit.
Maggie owns and operates ButterflyMyst where through visual art, movement classes and personal development workshops she helps others to connect to their inner child and a state of joyful reliance all their own.
Artist Talk: “Women in the Heights – Disruption” WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016 6PM Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (at 135th St.) 7th Floor New York, NY 10031 EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-talk-women-in-the-heights-and-workshop-facing-todays-challenges-as-artists-and-citizens-led-tickets-32440785262 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/119816198544134/ In honor of Women’s History Month, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art …
OPEN STUDIO SAT JUN 10 1-6PM Stop by my home studio during NoMAA’s 2017 Uptown Art Stroll Open Studios on Saturday, June 20, 2017, 1-6pm. I’ll be showing this year’s work and a few old favorites from the past decade. Local, non-commercial collectors will have the opportunity to purchase my work at the uptown rate …
SUN APR 30 10am-2pm Creativity – Conversation – Inspiration – Fun Half day workshop in visual art making with Maggie Hernández. Explore abstract art painting as a tool for relaxation, centering, and self-expression. No painting experience required. Materials included. Learn: Use of acrylic paint on canvas panels Color mixing Composition Creative self-expression Date/Time SUN APR 30 10am – 2pm Location The home …