The social landscape in an urban environment is the main focus of Anthony Hernandez’s photography. Born in Los Angeles in 1947, Hernandez begins to photograph everyday life in his native Los Angeles in the 1970s, acknowledging its implied cultural differences of class and race. His series of colour photographs Rodeo Drive (1984) shows daydreaming shoppers on Beverly Hills’ famed shopping street. The project Landscape for the Homeless (1988-91) on the other hand documents the living conditions of homeless people in the city through images of their few private belongings and makeshift shelters. Hernandez’s extensive work ranges from street portraiture to landscape and architectural details verging on the abstract. His interest in urban deconstruction and redevelopment is present throughout his œuvre.

Anthony Hernandez’s work has been shown in international group and solo exhibitions, e.g. at Sprengel Museum Hannover, Centre National de la Photographie in Paris, Seattle Art Museum, Le Bal in Paris, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and most recently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is mounting an exhibition of Hernandez’s work in 2016.

Anthony Hernandez, Photo by David Kregenow
Anthony Hernandez
Los Angeles , 1947
USA

Solo Shows

2019
Anthony Hernandez, Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall, Spain

2017
Anthony Hernandez. Retrospective, Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
Anthony Hernandez, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany

2016
Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pritzker Center for Photography, San Francisco, USA
Discarded, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth Texas, USA
Anthony Hernandez, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2009
Anthony Hernandez, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2008
Anthony Hernandez: the Seventies and Eighties, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis Missouri

2007
Anthony Hernandez: The Seventies and Eighties, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, USA
Anthony Hernandez, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2006
Anthony Hernandez: The Seventies and Eighties, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, USA
Beverly Hills, 1984 & Broadway, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2005
Everything, Anthony Grant, New York, USA
Everything, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2004
Everything, Anthony Grant Gallery, New York, New York
Everything, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2003
Pictures for L.A., Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA

2002
Temporary Spaces, Seattle Art Museum, USA
Pictures for L.A., Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, USA
Pictures for LA, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
Temporary Space, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

2001
Pictures of Oakland, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, USA
After LA, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
Pictures for Oakland, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
Pictures for Marghera, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France

2000
Pictures for Rome, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, New York
Pictures for Rome, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, California

1999
City Point–Rome, Galeries Polaris, Paris, France

1998
The 70’s, Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1997
Shooting Sites, Galerie Polaris, Paris, France
The City, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Landscapes for the Homeless, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

1996
Landscapes for the Homeless, Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

1995
In Another World, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Landscapes for the Homeless, The Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany

1993
Landscapes for the Homeless, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1991
Shooting Sites, Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1990
Landscape for the Homeless, Opsis Foundation, New York, USA

1985
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, USA
Rodeo Drive, Burden Gallery, New York, USA

1984
Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, USA

1983
Public Use Areas, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
Anthony Hernandez: Recent Work, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California

1982
Public Use Areas, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA

1979
The University of California at Santa Barbara, California

1978
Art in Public Places, The Federal Building, Los Angeles, USA
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, USA
Max Protech Gallery, Washington, USA

1976
The Nation’s Capital in Photographs, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Group Shows

2019
In the Sunshine of Neglect, California Museum of Photography UCR Arts, Riverside, USA

2018
Streetwise, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
Brought to Light: Revelatory Photographs in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art Collection,
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California, USA

2017
Autophoto, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

2014
Landscape and Abstraction, Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County, USA
See the Light – Photography, Perception, Cognition – The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon
Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA

2013
Color! American Photography Transformed, Amon Carter Museum in Ft. Worth, USA
Under the Big Black Sun, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

2011
In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2010
Anonymous, Le Bal, Paris France, France
Haunted – Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

2008
This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs, The Huntington
Library; Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland

2007
re-SITE-ing the West: Contemporary Photographs in the Permanent Collection, Los
Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Imaging and Imagining California Modern, Orange County Museum of Art, USA

2006
Whose Nature? What’s Nature, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, USA
Advancing the Moment: Recent Works by Photographers in the Norton Simon Collection,
Pasadena Museum of California Art, USA
The Collectible Moment: Photography at the Norton Simon Museum, Norton Simon
Museum of Art, USA
Public Faces/Private Spaces: Recent Acquisitions, The Getty Center, USA
Big City Lab, Art Forum Berlin, Germany
L.A. River Reborn, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, USA

2004
Borne of Necessity, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA

2003
Conceptual Color: In Albers’ Afterimage, The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson
Center, Santa Cruz, USA

2002
Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of
American Art, New York, USA
Conceptual Color: In Albers’ Afterimage, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa
Cruz, USA
New Acquisitions/New Work/New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

2001
California Invitational, Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco, USA
Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850 – 2000, Oakland Museum
of California, Oakland, USA
Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Flight Patterns, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Documents and Beyond, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain

2000
Identification of a Landscape, Venezia-Marghera, Venice, Italy
Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, University Art Museum,
California State University, Long Beach, USA

1999
Hasselblad Center, Goteberg, Sweden
Rena Branstein Gallery, San Francisco, USA
COLA Awards Show, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Franco Riccardo Artivisive, Naples, Italy

1998
Radical Past, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, USA

1997
TRASH: When Waste Materials Become Art, Museo d’Arte Moderna de Contemporania di
Trento e Rovereto, Italy
Scene of the Crime, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA

1996
Crossing the Frontier: Photographs of the Developing West, 1849 to the Present, San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Long Beach: A Photographic Survey, University Art Museum, California State University,
Long Beach, USA
Herkunft?, Fotomusuem Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

1995
Street Engagements: Social Landscape Photography of the Sixtes, The Parrish Art
Museum, South Hampton, USA

1994
Love in the Ruins: Art and Inspiration of LA, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, USA

1993
Fotografie Biennale III, Wasteland: Landscape Form Now On, Rotterdam, Netherlands

1992
Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography, National
Museum of American Art, Washington; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; New Orleans
Museum of Art, New Orleans; New York State Museum, Albany, USA

1991
The City Life of Flora and Fauna, The Seagram Gallery, New York, USA
From the West, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, USA
Las Vegas, Mark Masuoka Gallery, Las Vegas, USA

1989
Picturing California, Oakland Museum, Oakland, USA
Photographic Abstraction, Tratt Gallery, Washington, USA
Women and Men: Photographs from the Seagram Collection, Seagram Gallery, New York,
USA

1988
Landscape Photographs from the Permanent Collection, The Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Washington, USA

1987
Masters of the Street: Part Three, Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego, US

A
Photography over the 70’s and 80’s, The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA
Recent Acquisitions, Oakland Museum, Oakland, USA

1984
Exposed and Developed: American Photography in the 1970s, National Museum of
American Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Social Commentary and Photography, Texas Photographic Society, Austin, USA

1982
Slices of Time: California Landscapes, 1860-1880, 1960-1980, The Oakland Museum,
Oakland; Security Pacific Plaza, Los Angeles, USA
Facets of the Collection: Urban America, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San
Francisco, USA

1980
Long Beach: A Photographic Survey, The Art Museum, California State University, Long
Beach, USA
Photography and the City, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

1979
Attitudes: Photography in the 1970’s, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA
Photographic Directions: LA 1979, Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles, USA

1977
100+ Current Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary
Art, Los Angeles, USA
Unposed Portrait, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Photography 77, California State College, Bakersfield, USA

1976
LA Six, Mount St. Mary’s College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1975
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, USA

1974
Language of Light: A Survey of Photography of the Collection, University of Kansas
Museum of Art, Lawrence, USA
Eight Young Photographers, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Photography 1/ Recent Photographs by 7 Artists, Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona Del Mar,
USA

1973
24 from LA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 24 from LA, San Francisco, USA
Friends of Photography, Carmel, USA
Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

1972
West of the Rockies: George Eastman House Symposium, The Oakland Museum,
Oakland, USA

1971
The Crowded Vacancy, University of California, Davis; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena;
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco; The Friends of Photography, Carmel, USA

1970
California Photographers, University of California; Davis, Oakland Museum; Oakland,
Pasadena Art Museum; Pasadena, USA

1969
Fiesta de los Barrios, Los Angeles, USA

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Los Angeles Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1947 Lives in: Los Angeles & Idaho