37008 Salamanca, Spain
Consuelo Hernández graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Salamanca at the age of 22.
Consuelo Hernández at work.
Consuelo Hernandez posing in front of her painting.
Consuelo Hernández working on her painting.
Consuelo Hernández's life has been connected with art since her early years. From childhood, she received a proper education from her parents, who took a seven-year-old Consuelo Hernández to the Prado Museum to get to know the great masters of painting, including Velázquez, Goya, Murillo, El Greco. The little girl was so shocked and impressed and she left the museum with the intention of "being a painter."
She managed to combine her high school studies with lessons in paintings and drawing. Hernández graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Salamanca at the age of 22.
At the beginning of Hernández's artistic life, she worked as a professor of Spanish Language. However, soon she decided to dedicate herself entirely to art.
His first personal exhibition took place in 1979, in Plasencia (Cáceres). Those work showed the influence of French impressionist painters like Monet, Renoir and Cézanne. Her early artworks were created in the impressionist style, but later she plunged into the world of realism, to which she remained faithful for more than thirty years. In her artistic career, an evolution in terms of the technique and content of her works can be observed, which is a reflection of the evolution of her own life and the surrounding environment.
In 1995 Consuelo Hernández held a solo exhibition at the Santa Bárbara gallery in Madrid. During her six-year stay in Tangier, Morocco, from 1997 till 2003, her paintings became greatly inspired by the decadent architecture of the city, especially by Gran Teatro Cervantes. Around this time, she met and became friends with the most prominent writers, artists and intellectuals of the Moroccan city, among whom Mohamed Chukri stands out. During that period, Hernández's artworks actively toured such Moroccan cities as Tangier, Rabat, Casablanca, Fez and Tetouan.
Hernández presented a series of paintings at the Present Art International Festival of Contemporary Art in July 2012; that series was exhibited at the Shanghai Pudong National Library and at the CEIBS (Art Investment Forum) in Shanghai (China). The exhibitions continued at the Bridge Gallery in Beijing and Shenzhen, as well as at the Gallery-M of Vienna (Austria) in 2013, the Wison art museum and the Global Harbor in Shanghai (China).
During July-August 2015, the Diputación de Salamanca organized a retrospective exhibition of Consuelo Hernández in the La Salina Palace exhibition hall. In September 2016 she became a guest artist of the "21st Concorso Nazionale d'Arte Contemporanea" organized by Satura Art Gallery, Palazzo Stella, Genoa, Italy. The same year, she participated in the XIII International Exhibition of Fine Arts in Sant Joan Les Fonts, Girona.
The artist participated in the charity exhibition organized by ALAS SOLIDARIAS (Association of Lupicos of Asturias) in January 2017, and in April in "Genova Art Expo 2017", the exhibition organized by Satura Art Gallery at the Palazzo Stella, Piazza Stella, in Genoa, Italy. In November 2017 she held an individual exhibition "Living reality" in the Palace of the Island in her native Cáceres.
Summer in the Gran Teatro Cervantes of Tangier
Self-portrait in Souzhou
Autumn in the Gran Teatro Cervantes of Tanger
Príncipe Pío Station
Pyramid in Shanghai
Night at the Cervantes Theater in Tangier
The sun of May
Goodbye, Commercial Cafe
Winter in the Gran Teatro Cervantes of Tanger
The Lago Station
Planet in Roma
Barbara Hutton at the Gran Teatro Cervantes in Tangier
Composition in Shanghai
Spring in the Gran Teatro Cervantes of Tanger
Conrado Parra in Rmilat
Homage to Pina Pausch
El Sueno de Sara