Education

2014-2017 BFA, Emphasis in Expanded Media, University of Kansas School of the Arts, Lawrence, KS, 3.65 GPA
2007-2011  BA in Political Science and International Studies (double major), Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2010 Study Abroad: Université Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco     

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Dea Ex Machina, The Bourgeois Pig, Lawrence, KS (solo show - forthcoming)
2018
run riot, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO (forthcoming)
2018
Empowerment, co-curated by Creative Debuts & Nasty Women Exhibition, Black & White Building, London, UK
2018 Benefit Art Auction 2018, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2017 -American, The Bourgeois Pig, Lawrence, KS
2017 12” x 12” National Juried Exhibition (juried by Hong Chun Zhang), Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2017 The Modern Venus: The Female Perspective, Finishing School for Modern Women, Wichita, KS
2017 Emergence, Lawrence Creates Makerspace, Lawrence, KS
2017 Senior Show, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2017 Convergence - 2017 Juried Student Art Show, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
2017 Benefit Art Auction 2017, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2017 How to Feed a Two-Headed Snake, KU Union Gallery, Lawrence, KS (solo show)
2016 HOT SPOT, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (collaborative installation)   
2016 CreActive International Open Film Festival, Dkahar, Bangladesh   
2016 Scholarship Exhibition, Chalmers Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS   
2015 Mr. Mercury’s Magik Lantern Show, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2015 Scholarship Exhibition, Chalmers Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS        
2014 An Abounding Asset, Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO (collaborative commission)

Awards

2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Travel Award, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Brosseau Student Art Award, Runner-Up, Spencer Museum of Art Spencer Student Advisory Board
2017 Hollander Family Foundation Award from the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2016 Best Short Film (Work-in-Progress) Award, CreActive International Open Film Festival
2016 Brainerd Art Scholarship Award, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2016 Ada Bechtel Heuser Scholarship Award, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2016 Thomas A Klaverkamp Scholarship Award, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2016 Amsden Award, University of Kansas Department of Art History
2015 Amsden Award, University of Kansas Department of Art History
2015 Rubin Art Scholarship Award, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2015 Talbot Memorial Art Scholarship Award, University of Kansas Department of Visual Art, School of the Arts
2014-2017 University of Kansas Honor Roll
2011 KNBU Radio Award for Best Student DJ, Baker University
2010 International Studies Major of the Year Award, Baker University Honors Symposium

TRAINING

2017 Arduino + Processing + Sensors, with Joshua Davis, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
2017 Summer Apprentice (Performance & Puppeteering), Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT
2016 Awagami Papermaking residency, Tokushima, Japan
2016 MI-LAB Mokuhanga residency, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan  

PERFORMANCE

2018 Color Play PERFORMER, COLLABORATOR. Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2018 The Middle Tell PUPPETEER. Free State Festival, Lawrence, KS
2018 PANTS (Pantomime and Non-Traditional Theatre) PERFORMER, WRITER. Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2018 DOT: A Dance Performance for the Very Young DANCER, COLLABORATOR. Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2017 Take Care (a solo exhibition by Marina Peng) PERFORMER. 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2008 Macbeth LADY MACBETH. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2008 The Bottom of Everything LETA. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2008 The Complete History of America: Abridged SELF. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2007 J.B.  REBECCA. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2007 Ghosts REGINA. Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2004 Anthem SOLIDARITY 9-6347. Florida International University, Miami, FL

ARTIST TALKS / WORKSHOPS

2018 Papier-mâché Mask Workshop, Tonantzin Society, Topeka, KS (November - forthcoming)
2018 Papier-mâché Puppet Workshop, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS (July)
2018 Visiting Artist/Lecturer, P.E.O.P.L.E. Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison (June)
2018 Papier-mâché Puppet Workshop, Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS (March)        
2018 Jerzy Grotowski Movement Workshop Leader, Play 12, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence (February)

COSTUME DESIGN

2017 Twin Peaks: Welcome to the Black Lodge Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2015 The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers  Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2015 Little Orphan Annie  Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2015 Alice in Wonderland  Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
2014 A Kansas Nutcracker Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS                          
2014 Pies from the Porn Kitchen Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS                             
2014 Edward Gant’s Amazing of Loneliness Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

TEACHING

Spring 2018 INVENTOR GRRRLS Instructor/Lead Curriculum Designer, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Designed a 16 week curriculum aimed at encouraging girls in STEM; students develop hands-on skills such as sketching, prototyping, and technical knowledge, as they pursue the solutions to student-driven, community-oriented STEM projects. Women in STEM were specifically highlighted through presentations, and field trips to localized, women-led institutions such as Gould Evans Architectural Firm and Bowersock Dam, introducing girls to real-world role models and potential mentors. Class includes reflective journaling sessions, in addition to group discussion based on short readings and culminated in a Symposium featuring project presentations by students.

2016-2018 STEAM Youth Educator, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS                
Developing and implementing STEAM curriculum focusing on art & technology for youth; working knowledge of basic circuitry, Makey-Makey microcontrollers
Press: Leach, Mark Richard “Where Making Matters” American Craft Council. American Craft Council. Web. https://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/where-making-matters. (December 2016)

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2014-Present Program Coordinator, Lawrence Arts Center School of Dance, Lawrence, KS            
Responsible for coordinating all School of Dance events/productions, in addition to managing all related communication with faculty & families including but not limited to all email correspondence, handouts, flyers and poster board materials. Offered administrative support to School of Dance Director, Artistic Directors, School of Dance faculty, guest artists and families. Administrative responsibilities include monthly blog entries, bookkeeping, contract drafting, data entry and acting as a program liaison to the public.

Fall 2017 Hang12 Facilitator, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Advised and facilitates curatorial discussion for Hang12, a high school student run curatorial group which promotes emerging and established local artists across the age spectrum. 

2016-2017 Studio Assistant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS                    
Experience with Expanded Media studio needs, general studio maintenance, managing relevant studio supplies and equipment, and assisting students with program hardware/software.  

2013-2015 Costume Technician, Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS        
Responsible for the design, construction, acquisition & maintenance of costumes for performances; additional responsibilities include leading teams of student/parent volunteer groups and designing summer camp costume activities for children.

Press

Lysen, Dylan. “‘Color Play’ launches Lawrence Arts Center performances for early-childhood audiences” Lawrence Journal World http://www2.ljworld.com/living/arts-entertainment/2018/oct/04/color-play-launches-lawrence-arts-center-performances-for-early-childhood-audiences/ (October 2018)

“Spotlight on Dot: Meet Amanda Pintore and Olivia Hernández.” Lawrence Arts Center, http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org/2018/04/spotlight-on-dot-meet-amanda-pintore-and-olivia-hernandez/ (April 2018)

 “Nasty Woman: Empowerment - An Interview with the Artist ONOH.” ODEANDIEFREUDE Online. http://www.odeandiefreude.com/Nasty-Woman-Empowerment-ARTIST-ONOH (March 2018)

Anderson, Heather. "Student's Film Wins International Award." KU Collegian. Lawrence, KS, United States. Magazine Publication (April 2017). 

Hertzog, Steve. “Ben Ahlvers & Olivia Hernandez Discuss Lawrence Arts Center Art Auction” Lawrence Business Magazine Podcast. Prod. Steven Hertzog. Dir: Steven Hertzog. 1320 KLWN. Lawrence, KS. 6 April. 2017. Radio. 

Childers, Briana “Art in Focus: Olivia Hernández creates visual art inspired in part by France” The University Daily Kansan. Lawrence, KS, United States. Online. http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/art-in-focus-olivia-hern-ndez-creates-visual-art-inspired/article_6bcd85f2-f3d6-11e6-be01-ab74e8cba6d7.html (February 17, 2017).

Gailer, Valerie "KU Portraits” KU Giving Magazine. Winter 2017. Lawrence, KS, United States. In Print & Online. http://www.kuendowment.org/News-Stories/KU-Giving-Magazine (January 30, 2017).

Sanchez, Omar “A University installation art class creates 'HOT SPOT' at Chalmers Hall” The University Daily Kansan. Lawrence, KS, United States. Newspaper & Online. http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/a-university-installation-art-class-creates-hot-spot-at-chalmers/article_7b8c473c-ad07-11e6-b3c0-376da85046ad.html (November 2016).

Puppe, Steve “Class Credit” KU Alumni Magazine. Lawrence, KS, United States. Magazine Publication (September 2016). 

Anderson, Heather “Visual art student wins international film festival award” KU News. Lawrence, KS, United States. Online.https://today.ku.edu/film-ku-visual-art-student-wins-international-film-festival-award (August 2016).

Bierman, Courtney “Senior visual art student wins award at international film festival” The University Daily Kansan. Lawrence, KS, United States. Newspaper & Online. http://www.kansan.com/arts_and_culture/senior-visual-art-student-wins-award-at-international-film-festival/article_cc255ecc-699b-11e6-8e6f-0f8bc5643d68.html  (August 2016). 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

2017 Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques (ACM SIGGRAPH). Los Angeles, CA (Student Volunteer)

2017 Open Engagement. Chicago, IL

VOLUNTEER WORK

June 2018 Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT - Puppeteer; helped with the creation and maintenance of papier-mache

June 2017 SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer, Los Angeles, CA - Student Volunteer (25 hours)

April 2016 Teaching Assistant, Lawrence, KS - Teaching assistant for a .gif-making workshop aimed at high school students, as part of the University of Kansas’ Visual Arts Day.

June 2015 Teaching Assistant, Lawrence, KS - Teaching assistant for a week-long youth art education summer camp focusing on circuits and electronic art.

June 2014 Commission Team Member, Federal Reserve Project, Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas, Visual Art Department Commission for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, “An Abounding Asset, The Diligent Reserve”. Member of a two-year initiative with a budget of $25,000 that conceived, created, and installed a 100th anniversary commissioned sculpture for permanent exhibition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Portions of the sculpture are on display throughout the 10th Federal Reserve District including Omaha, NE; Oklahoma City, OK; and Denver, CO. Experience with team organized building methodologies; client relations; public art commissions; speaking with the press; representing KU in a professional capacity at the official November 2014 unveiling ceremony.

June 2014 Free State Film Festival, Lawrence, KS - Festival liaison, badge creation, ticket dispersal

Fall 2012 ArtStream, Silver Spring, MD - Working with developmentally disabled performers, assisted with in-class skits and performance exercises.