Hernan Bas is a Detroit-based expressionist artist. His depictions of waif and dandies, as well as his technical and suggestive use of colours, made him one of the most acclaimed American contemporary artists. His figurative paintings have been awarded by Rerna Hort Foundation of New York, Columbia University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Solo exhibitions of Bas’s works have been organized by Space K, Seoul, South Korea (2021); Yuz Museum ,Shanghai, China (2021); Centro De Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain (2018); Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, ME (2018); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA (2017); Kunstverien, Hannover, Germany (2012), Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL (2013); Brooklyn Museum, NY. (2008) Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (2007).
Bas has participated in a number of important group exhibitions, including Where is the Madness You Promised Me, Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill (2019); Generation Loss, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2017); On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Perez Art Museum, Miami (2017); The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset for the Nordic and Danish Pavilions at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); Triumph of Painting: Part III, Saatchi Gallery, London (2005); Ideal Worlds – New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2005); and the Whitney Biennial (2004).
His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Fl.; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Rubell Museum, Miami Fl; Space K, Seoul, South Korea; Leum Samsung Museum, Seoul, South Korea and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
The Rubell Museum