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.


Portrait of Marco Hernandez. A Mexican-American man with his arms folded, wearing a black polo shirt.

Printmaker Marco Hernandez