Oakland artist named Harker Artist-in-Residence at SF State

Author: Matt Itelson
March 6, 2024
Liz Hernández standing in front her mural at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Photo Credit: Katherine Du Tiel/Courtesy SFMOMA

In residency made possible by the San Francisco Foundation, Liz Hernández will create fictional research office on campus 

San Francisco State University’s School of Art has named Liz Hernández as the Harker Artist-in-Residence, a 12-month appointment in which she will create a “fictional research organization” on campus, The Office for the Study of the Ordinary. 

The residency is made possible by the Harker Fund at the San Francisco Foundation. Established by Ann Chamberlain in 2005, the fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations underwriting residency and project support for artists working in public practice and environmental interdisciplinary studies.

Hernández is a Mexican artist based in Oakland since 2011. Her work spans a variety of techniques — painting, sculpture, embroidery and writing — which she uses to blur the space between the real and the imaginary. 

Read the full story at SF State News.