Hi, my name is Melissa Hernandez. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, with ancestry in the Dominican Republic. I am an aspiring practicing artist who's advancing to manifest art projects or a body of work that inspires and empowers others to 'grow and plant seeds' for positive change.
My work focuses on secular virtues, human capabilities, and simple truths; it embodies notions of a garden as it relates to cultivating growth and nourishment. I am an indirect functional, Artist-Philosopher and Visual Writer creating a fictitious world to advocate secular virtues.
I've completed my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University concentrating, for the most part, on drawing and painting in 2011; I graduated magna cum laude, with a general GPA of 3.5/ 4.0 and 3.7 in my major. Moreover, I graduated from the Educator Preparation Institute at Broward College; I received a Florida's Graduate Professional Teaching Certificate for mastery of Professional Preparation and Education Expertise.
And as a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), I aspire to become an influential leading artist. I hope to help and/or positively inspire other leaders, advocates, and the community at large.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: • practicing and modeling appropriate behavior & leadership • emphasizing the importance of group culture & diversity • working towards behavioral and academic excellence • evaluating emotional and empirical data, and seeking truth and virtue to promote human flourishing • most importantly, empowering the general public's creativity/inventiveness through exploring and experimenting with visual art-making
SKILLS: • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) • Diplomacy, Tact, and Credibility • Effective Written & Verbal Communication
EXHIBITIONS: 2022 • FEMINA ONLINE GROUP EXHIBITION 2021 • THE LAKELAND ART GUILD'S 49TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2018 • ART FROM OUR EARTH, THE SEA AND THE SKY 2011 • ANNUAL JURIED FAU STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Growth Mindset (Illustration), is published in The Book of Art: Femina publication and was showcased in Femina international online group exhibition by Gallerium. The exhibition opened on the evening of International Women's Day, March 08, 2022, and continued for one month until April 08, 2022.
2021•THE LAKELAND ART GUILD'S 49TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION
The Lakeland Art Guild's 49th Annual Melvin Gallery Art Exhibition was an online show running from May 3, 2021 through June 7, 2021.