Adolfo Hernández Alvarado was born in Northern Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez, and both the city and country remain major influences in his work. Both the rich, colorful culture of Mexico and the dreadful violence that has consumed his hometown have had a strong impact on his work. Adolfo’s introduction to art began at a young age; while running errands with his mom he’d study the array of murals that cropped up in neighborhoods around the city. Later, his family moved to El Paso, and what had been a hobby turned into a teenage profession, painting commission pieces with his friends in the Trez Toltekatl crew. His pursuit of art led him to the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002, where he studied Motion Graphics and continued to paint regularly. Adolfo became involved in Savannah’s bustling arts community, showing his work often, including events like DeSoto Strut (a semi-annual gallery hop in the city’s Starland District), Taste (a day-long celebration of Savannah’s art and music communities), and the Savannah Urban Arts Festival (a multi-day annual event held every spring). His unique use of form and color draws inspiration from comic books, graffiti, religious iconography, and intricate pre-columbian designs. His subject matter spans an equally broad spectrum; slick abstractions or gritty explorations of the violence endemic to the US-Mexican border region.

[ Education ]

           Motion Media Design @ Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
           El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)

[ Solo Exhibitions ]

           2018 Grounded @ The Jepson Center for the Art, Telfair Museum (Savannah, GA)
           2012 TMinus 10 @ The Butcher Gallery (Savannah, GA)
           2011 Second Line Art Show @ Second Line Restaurant (Savannah, GA)
           2008 El Conejo En La Luna @ Gallery Espresso (Savannah, GA)
           2006 Mezcla Mezcal @ Hangfire Bar (Savannah, GA)

[ Group Exhibitions ]

           2012 AVANCE's Toma Mi Corazon @ El Camino Real Hotel ( El Paso,TX )
           2011 The Artist's Hand @ The Soda Shop Gallery (Savannah, GA)
           2011 All Hands on Deck @ Little Beasts Gallery ( Savannah, GA )
           2011 Chucanos @ Kalavera Studio ( El Paso, TX)
           2011 Borde Manifiesta (El Paso, TX/ CD. Juárez, Chih. MX)
           2011 Artists In-Residence (Savannah, GA)
           2011 Change for Change Art Show (Charleston, SC)
           2011 Taste Art Event ll (Savannah,GA)
           2011 Kulture Klash Festival 7 (Charleston, SC)
           2011 Un Grito Al Vacio: Border Exhibition @ Senecu Gallery (El Paso, TX)
           2011 Fresh Produce @ Indigo Sky Gallery (Savannah, GA)
           2011 Savannah Urban Arts Festival (Savannah, GA)
           2010 Kulture Klash Festival 6 (Charleston, SC)
           2010 Art,Beats + Lyrics Exhibition @ Civil Rights Museum (Savannah, GA)
           2010 Savannah Urban Arts Festival (Savannah, GA)
           2010 DeSoto Strut @ DeSoto Row Galleries (Savannah, GA)
           2009 Chuco Brewed @ Kalavera Studio (El Paso, TX)
           2009 Kulture Klash Festival 4 (Charleston, SC)
           2009 MHK: Most Wanted @ Black Orchid Tattoo (Savannah, GA)
           2009 Taste Art Event(Savannah, GA)
           2008 Block 80 (Miami, FL)
           2007-2008 N.O.L.A. Preservation Society (Jersey City, NJ; New Orleans, LA)
           2006 Revival 121 @ The Underground Mansion (Savannah, GA)
           2005 Movimiento Hunab Ku Events (Savannah, GA; El Paso, TX; Cd. Juárez, MX)
           2001 Hunab Ku Mural Unveiling and Exhibit @ Senecu Gallery(El Paso, TX)

[ Honors and Special recognitions ]

           2002 Savannah College of Art and Design Scholarship
           2001 Texas V.A.S.E.
           2000 El Paso Art awards - Congressional Art Award
           1999 Jose Cisneros Art award
           1999 El Paso Art awards