About This Exhibition

About This Exhibition

2 pieces of artwork by Marco Hernandez: a screenprint of a waterfall and a portrait of Marco wearing a halo

(left) La Serpiente Emplumada | Monotype and Paper Lithography, 22” x 15.”   2023
(right) Mis Dudas y Pesadillas | Etching and Engraving, 12” x 12.”   2023

Printmaker Marco Hernandez’s artwork explores themes associated with contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American cultures, drawing from his experiences as a Mexican immigrant living in the United States. Weaving together a tapestry of symbols, ranging from ancient Mesoamerican imagery to contemporary cultural icons, his prints in Sin Perder A Mis Raíces (Without Losing My Roots) reflect the complexity and depth of his Mexican heritage. Hernandez is Assistant Teaching Professor of Print Media and Foundations Coordinator at Wichita State University.

Sin Perder A Mis Raíces is on view through Saturday, March 24, 2024.

WAM’s Cessna Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting art by local artists. This space is a partnership with Harvester Arts, a local nonprofit art organization fostering opportunities for Wichita creatives. Their core values of experimentation, capacity building, and community engagement are a framework for this partnership, which includes this exhibition space and programming with local creatives, including performances, talks, and pop-up experiences.


About the Artist:

Head and shoulders photograph of a man with dark hair, dressed in a black polo-style shirt, with his arms crossed in front of his body

Printmaker Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez, a Mexican Artist/Printmaker, currently calls Kansas home. He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree from Kansas State University in December 2015. Following the completion of his MFA degree, he assumed the role of a full-time art instructor at Kansas State University, later becoming the Printmaking area coordinator for one semester.

In the fall of 2016, Hernandez joined Wichita State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Print Media, where he continues to teach.

The thematic elements and imagery in his work reflect his cultural background and unique upbringing in the United States. Hernandez holds a positive outlook on his future as an artist, remaining determined to create art throughout his life.