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

2017 -American, The Bourgeoisie Pig, Lawrence, KS
2017 12” x 12” National Juried Exhibition (Juror: Hong 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 2017 Benefit Art Auction, 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 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

Press

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

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 9, 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). 

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).

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. 

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

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).

related experience

2017-Present Hang12 Facilitator, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Advises, supports, 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-Present 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)

2014-Present Program Coordinator, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS            
Assisting the Program Director, managing all correspondence with dance students/families, social media, data entry & bookkeeping, contract drafting, and acting as a program liaison to the public.

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.

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