Carlos Hernandez

Artist Statement

The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been showcased through a variety of gallery shows and projects that include the music industry, restaurant and retail design, and corporate work. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights and has served as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.

Career highlights included serving as the 2019 Artist-In-Residence at the renowned  Hatch Show Print, which culminated in a show at the Haley Gallery; becoming a part of the print collection at The Smithsonian Institute; being tapped as the official commemorative poster artist for the Austin City Limits Music Festival; and his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.

Carlos’ work as a visiting artist has taken him to Pratt NY, Parsons NY, New York School of Art, IPCNY, Ft Wayne Art Museum, Harvard Art Museums, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Self Help Graphics- Los Angeles, Duke University, Frogman’s, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and more.

Corporate work has included Apple, Levis, American Express, Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, and more.

His work has been featured in the Communication Arts Typography annual, the Communication Arts Illustration annual, and the book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK. He has received awards from American Institute of Graphic Artists, American Advertising Federation, and the American Marketing Association.

Prints collected in: The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institue.

He is a member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers
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and is a graduate of the Texas Tech Graphic Design Program.


My work reproduces familiar visual images, drawn or found, arranging or collaging them into new conceptually layered pieces. For me, the discipline of printmaking is the process of discovery; I love how the process has a feeling of unpredictability. In creating my work, I am drawn to discarded and found graphics and like to incorporate hand-drawn elements, old ads and dirty patterns to add to my illustration and collage work.