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Artist Statement

 

Alanna is an artist and educator living in Midcoast Maine. She creates abstract work about trauma and human relationships; and how the effects of these are felt in our bodies. Using colored pencils and acrylic paint, she creates gradients and soft textures for a soothing effect.

Informed by her own experience and identity, she is interested in exploring how people adjust or conceal their emotions as a result of societal expectations. Her work focuses on feelings and emotions that relate to the body, like hurt, tenderness, fullness, and protection. These pieces are about exploring the emotions related to our bodies, and being soothed in those emotions rather than feeling shame that they exist.

 

About the Artist

 

Alanna grew up on Cape Cod (Wampanoag Land), and has previously resided in Denver, Colorado (Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Ute, Sioux). She moved to Midcoast Maine in 2018 and currently resides in Union, Maine (Narantsouk, Abenaki, Wabenaki Land), where she works as an artist and teacher.

Inquiries

To see more work, and pieces available to purchase, visit: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/alanna-hernandez. Or email alannasennott@gmail.com.

 

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Education:

 

2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies.


 

Exhibitions:

 

2021 IN COLOR, juried exhibition, Cape Cod Cultural Center, South Yarmouth MA

2019 Archipelago, The Island Institute Store, Rockland ME

2018 PLAY: ART INSPIRED BY CHILDRENS’ ART, juried exhibition, The Harlow Gallery, 

Hallowell, ME

2018 HEALING NATURE: HUMAN VISION, ART, & THE ENVIRONMENT, juried exhibtion, 

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

 

Press:

2021 August, ArtMaze Magazine Issue #23, Curated by Julie Tuyet Curtiss, London, UK

2017 December, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO

2017 August, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO

2017 July, Birdy Magazine, Denver, CO


 

Illustration Clients:

 

2019-2020 Maine Department of Education, Harvest of the Month Project, 

https://www.maine.gov/doe/harvestofthemonth/resources