Maria Luisa Hernandez

Maria Luisa Hernandez has carved out an internationally acclaimed career spanning a variety of countries from her native Chile, to Sweden and the UK. Maria studied for her MA degree at the University of Chile. Soon after, she won a scholarship to exhibit in Stockholm, at the time European Capital of Culture, with a collection of paintings entitled ‘‘Living in the Light.’’

Maria was initially inspired by her father’s passion for painting the Chilean coastline. Soon, she too developed an extraordinary eye for painting and connecting with the natural beauty that surrounded her. Maria’s current instinctive approach is like that of a late Renaissance master, in her attempt to “capture the hidden moment of creation” for all to see. Maria is guided by her spiritual nature and warm heart, so that her paintings resonate with the soul and absorb the hectic pace of every day life. However, in her portrayal of an evolving weather pattern or the crash of a wave, she brings a contemporary sensibility to her work that abstracts the conventional and celebrates the new.

Today, Maria lives and paints in her home and studio in London and often is founded painting in her second studio by the English coast. She was nominated into the Courvoisier Future 500 Network, sponsored by the Observer (the unique network for rising stars across the UK). This accolade is testament to the brilliance of her artistry and is backed up by the avid support of her many collectors.

EDUCATION

MA Honours Degree in Fine Arts Universidad de Chile

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 Cadogan Contemporary, London

2016 HG Contemporary, New York

2016 ‘Red Light’, Cadogan Contemporary

2014 ‘The Patagonia Collection’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2012 ‘The Way’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2011 ‘The Paci c Collection’, solo exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary

2011 ‘Abstraction’, Cadogan Contemporary

2010 Royal College of Art

2010 Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster

2010 Solo Exhibition, Cadogan Contemporary Gallery

2010 Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea

2010 20/21 British Art Fair

2009 The Future Gallery, The Observer & Le Courvoisier

2008 The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia

2008 The Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone

2007 The Chelsea Art Gallery, Chelsea

2007 London Art Fair, Islington

2006 Art London, Chelsea

2005 Art Ireland, Dublin

2004 Edsvik Gallery, Stockholm

2003 Corporacion Cultural de las Condes, Santiago

2001 Galeria Patricia Ready, Santiago

2000 Vasby Konsthall Gallery, Stockholm

1999 Acea’s Federation, Barcelona

1998 World Trade Center, Santiago

1998 Le Palais des Rois de Majorque, Perpignan

1997 Hilton Hotel, New York

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTORS

Anglo American

Blanchard

Candy & Candy

One Hyde Park

Laura Hammett

Charlotte de Rothschild

Great Centre Lisbon

Chapman Entertainment Ltd, London GlaxoSmithKline

The Embassy of Chile, London

The Embassy of Mexico, London University of Ohio

University of Uppsala

Lan Airline, Chile

John Jones, London

Residence One

Royalton Group

 

AWARDS

2009 The Future 500 Rising Stars, The Observer & Courvoisier

1997 Grant from the Chilean Foreign Office