E. Salvador Hernandez
eshcetera (ehh-shh-set-urr-ahh) is the creative hub for California-based artist, curator and educator E. Salvador Hernandez. A variety of curatorial practices and art-making processes including printmaking, drawing, painting, hand-crafted objects, sculpture, gender identity, and POC (People of Color) representation are employed while exploring Queer-centric histories, ideologies, and imagery.
Hernandez is a grant recipient of the 2016 National Queer Arts Festival by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) Creating Queer Community (CQC) program that helped fund the inaugural KUMALICIOUS, a visual arts exhibition depicting Queer bigger men of color inspired by Queer Japanese Manga.
Hernandez is an alumni of both the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship and Los Angeles County Arts Commission Internship programs. These opportunities working in exhibiting, presenting and performing arts institutions across Southern California include stints with the California Youth Theatre, CSULB's University Art Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art.
Hernandez co-founded the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) LGBT Artist Collective offering a host of Queer-themed artist showcases, social activities and peer-led artist leadership workshops. Hernandez graduated from CSULB in 2011 earning both a Bachelor of Art in Art Education and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking.
In 2014, they organized the Queer Art Expo at LA's Rough Trade Leather & Gear which showcased over two dozen Queer artists and raised funds donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation.
Currently Hernandez operates the traveling art exhibition KUMALICIOUS and manages monthly figure drawing sessions all over the San Francisco Bay Area. QueerMaleFigureDraw (#QMFD) found its roots through the Los Angeles-based Queer Art Collective (QuAC) as a series of monthly lower cost figure drawing sessions specifically geared towards Queer-identified cis and trans guys. The sessions expanded their reach towards the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015 and continues to grow. Hernandez openly invites anyone to come draw with the QMFD!