Finding Aid for the Ester Hernandez Papers 1972-2004

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Ester Hernandez Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1972-2004
Collection number: 47
Creator: Hernandez, Ester 1944-
Extent: 1 linear foot
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: Collection of articles about Ester Hernandez and her artwork. Collection includes various post cards, gallery cards and other Illustrations of Hernandez's art.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu.
Physical location: As of August 2006, collection is stored at the Chicano Studies Archive, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA. In the future this collection will be stored off site at UCLA's Southern Regional Library Facility.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish

Access

Access is available by appointment for UCLA student and faculty researchers as well as independent researchers. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu

Publication Rights

For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ester Hernandez Papers, 47, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ester Hernandez in 2006, deed on file at the CSRC Archive office, 180 Haines Hall, UCLA

Biography

Ester Hernandez is one of the pioneers of the Chicano art movement. She grew up in the migrant farm-working community of the central San Joaquin Valley of California, and she experienced firsthand the farm-worker's struggle. Surrounded by artisans within her family: her mother continued the family tradition of embroidery from Central Mexico; her grandfather was a master carpenter and made religious sculpture in his spare time; Ester's father was an amateur photographer and visual artist—and by her personal involvement with the farm-worker community, Ester developed a great interest in community arts, committing herself to "visually depict the dignity, strength, experiences and dreams of Latina women through printmaking and pastels." (E.H.) Ester Hernandez has created art relating to farm-workers, pesticides, laborers, women's issues, civil rights and social justice. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., UCLA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Mexican Museum, Galería de la Raza and Internationally. As of this writing in 2006, Ester Hernandez teaches and manages at Creativity Explored, a San Francisco art production and education center for developmentally-challenged adults.

Scope and Content

This collection of articles, press reviews, exhibition catalog excerpts, and illustrations about Ester Hernandez and her artwork were compiled by the artist herself.



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Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the archivist at archivist@chicano.ucla.edu
The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Press reviews
  • Series 2. Exhibition catalogs
  • Series 3. Illustrations

Related Material

In addition to these papers, Ester Hernandez has donated a small selection of serigraph prints. Please also see our SHG Research papers Collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Ester Hernandez
Chicana art
Chicana art movement
Chicana feminism
La Virgin de Guadalupe
Sun Maid Raisins


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Ester Hernandez Papers 1990

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Ester Hernandez

Sun Mad, from Mixed Blessings by Lucy Lippard 1990

Ester Hernandez, Chicana, brief description

Revista Literaria de el Tecolote

cover art Malathion Spraying

vol 3, no. 3

Ester Hernandez, brief bio from Hispanic Research Center, ,2000

Ester Hernandez, Frida and Me, brief introduction from unknown source

Decontaminating Amerika: The Art of Ester Hernandez by Juan Felipe Herrera

Chicanas Speak Out, by Betty A.Brown

artweek, jan 14, 1984

Ester Hernandez brief intro from SAIIC, vol. 2, no. 3 spring 1986

Chicana Artist Ester M. Hernandez:Her Art Stirs Feeling for the Plight of Humanity

La Ventana vol. 1, no. 2 may 1987

The Power of Feminist Art by Harry Adams

from Challenging Modernism: Facets of Feminist Art 1994

Movement Graphics and Murals: brief article on Las Mujeres Muralistas

The Art of Provocation, or in other words, Ester Hernandez in

Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge

Cheech Marin 2002

At Work-The Art of California Labor

Mark Dean Johnson, ed. 2003

Chicano Art for Our Millenium: Collected Works from the Arizona State University

by Gary Keller, 2004
Box 1, Folder 2

Ester Hernandez Papers 1974/2001

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Press reviews

Walls with Tongue: Chicano Mural

Amsterdam (in dutch),1979

Women, SF Chronicle 1974

An Inside Look at Four Outdoor Murals

by Al Morch, SF Examiner

Nov. 1986

Mural, Mural on the Wall

by Steve Jenkins

Daily Californian Nov. 21, 1986

Waiting for Eternity by Mark Leonhart

Chicago Reader July 3, 1987

Latina Art: Showcase 87

by Devon Golden New Art Examiner

Feb. 1988

El Mensajero por Silvia Mullahy Aguirre

julio de 1988

An Alternative to What? by Mark Durant, Artweek

Aug. 20, 1988

Dual Exhibitions Dedicated to

"la Reina de las Americas"

Wildly Colorful Latino Designs in Self-Help Graphics Show

by Kristine Mckenna, LA Times

Nov. 25, 1989

War Paint: Artists Respond to War at the

Mexican Museum. Artweek

july 1991

Chicano Art Hits Town, by Kenneth Baker

SF Chronicle

'Women of Color' Contend with Political

Personal Art. by Steve Bennett

Images of Chicana Artists

Santa Barbara News Press

March 31, 1991

A Call to Social Action: The Art of Ester Hernandez

Artists Credit Graphics Center for Inspiration

By Shauna Snow, LA Times

Aug. 29, 1991

Harlequin Fantasies and a Visionary Chicano Art Show

by Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle

Jan. 2, 1993

The Fifth Element: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary

Chicano Art

Burning Dreams: Selected Works by Carlos Almaraz

Chicana's Heritage is All of Ours, by Penelope Schackelford

The Davis Enterprise/Winters Express

Oct. 26, 1995

(Re)Generation of Vision by Dolissa Medina

Frontera Magazine 1996

From the Political to the Personal: A Pan American Feast

by Holland Cotter, NY Times

Oct. 15, 1999

Arts Leisure Guide, Museo del Barrio

Exhibit: Juan Sanchez: Printed Convictions

NY Times Sep. 1999

A New Role for Art from Ethnic Arena

by Jack Fischer

San Jose Mercury News, Jul. 30 2000

'California' Muddles Along: LA Museum Show Fails to Unify Disparate Images

by Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle

Nov. 15, 2000

Retreiving Magic from the Vault, by Holland Cotter

Jan. 5 2001

Exploring the Breadth of Hispanic Art Today

by Holland Cotter

NY Times Aug. 27, 1996
Box 1, Folder 3

Ester Hernandez Papers 1992-1997, nd

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Exhibitions and Events:

Heroes and Saints, Flyer and Postcard copy, 1992.

Postcard: The Defiant Eye: Works by Ester Hernandez

Postcard: Brava! Women for the Arts Calendar

The Art of Provocation: Ester Hernandez 1995

Mexican Museum Membership Application

Postcard copy: Opening the Window: Examining the Border

Talk Back! The Community Responds to the Permanent Collection Part II

Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1997

Exhibition Brochure Mailer: Ghosts of Little Boy, Aug.
Box 1, Folder 4

Ester Hernandez Papers nd 1988-2005

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Galeria de la Raza:

Calendar of Events Aug/Sept. 2005

Ester Hernandez : Artist Monograph

Galeria de la Raza Studio 24, no.1 June 1988

by Amalia Mesa Bains

Galeria de la Raza 25th Anniversary exhibition

at the Center for the Arts

Galeria de la Raza by Karen Sharpe

California Home and Garden, Nov. 1988

Everyday Passions: Prints, Pastels, Installations: Ester Hernandez Exhibit

Nov. 17, 2001
Box 1, Folder 5

Ester Hernandez Papers nd, 1991-2005

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Catalog Articles:

From Populist Art to Pop: Graphic Arts of the Chicano

and Puerto Rican Movements

by Henry Estrada

Ester Hernandez, University Art Gallery

Cal. State Univ. Stanislaus, 1998

Immigrant Woman's Dress by Ester Hernandez

Oakland Museum, 1998

Posters American Style

Ester Hernandez Collection Remix, Bronx Museum 2005

El Mundo Femenino: Chicana Artists of the Movement

by Amalia Mesa Bains

CARA Exhibit 1991

Pasion por Frida, 1992

La Virgen de Guadalupe in Chicano Art. CARA exhibit

Nature and Memory in Contemporary Latino Art

by Amalia Mesa Bains

Transformations: The Art of Ester Hernandez

by Holly Barnett

Spiritual Visions in Contemporary Art

by Amalia Mesa Bains

Images and Histories: Chicana Altar Inspired Art, 1999

Transformations: The Art of Ester Hernandez at MACLA

by Casey Fitzsimmons

Domestic Allegories

by Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains
Box 1, Folder 6

Ester Hernandez Papers 1976-2005, nd

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Chicano/a Culture and Art:

Ester, Lupe, y La Chicana en el Arte

by Dorinda Moreno, Summer 1976

A Mural is a Painting on a Wall Done by Human Hands

By Victoria Quintero, Sept. 13, 1974

The Artists and Their Work-The Role of the Chicana Artist

by Sybil Venegas

Cinco de Mayo-A Case of Identity

by Louise Woo, The Tribune may 5, 1986

Arte Chicano: La Iconografia de la autodeterminacion raza, etnia, y clase

por Shifra Goldman

Artists with a Mission

by Victoria Alba

SF Examiner, may 20, 1990

Experimental Texts...Other Authors...Other Forms.

by Rita Gonzalez, 1997

Discovering Cesar Chavez' True Legacy

by Patrick Macias

YO, Youth Outlook, April 29 1993

Passion Reflected in Art

by Maria Luisa Alaniz

Women's studies Newsletter. Vol. 8, no.1 spr 2001

Building New Roads to Liberations

by Elizabeth Martinez and Max Elbaum. Colorlines, fall 2005

Like Una Virgen, by Hollis Walker. Ms. Aug/sept. 2001.

Cesar Chavez Nurtured Seeds of Art

LA Times, April 28, 1993
Box 1, Folder 7

Ester Hernandez Papers 2005

Physical Description: print materials

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Curriculum Vitae

Bio
Box 1, Folder 8

Ester Hernandez Papers 2005

Physical Description: print materials

Scope and Content Note

2005 Exhibition Schedule, Patricia Correia Gallery
Box 1, Folder 9

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Business Cards: Sun Mad Raisins
Box 1, Folder 10

Ester Hernandez Papers 2005

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

Arte Caliente! Selections from the Joe A. Diaz Collection
Box 1, Folder 11

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

The Holy Tree of Watsonville
Box 1, Folder 12

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Greeting Card:

La Virgen de Guadalupe Defendiendo los Derechos de los Xicanos
Box 1, Folder 13

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Greeting Card:

Libertad
Box 1, Folder 14

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

La Ofrenda II
Box 1, Folder 15

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

La Luna Llena
Box 1, Folder 16

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

La Virgen de las Calles
Box 1, Folder 17

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Post Card:

Sun Mad Raisins
Box 1, Folder 18

Ester Hernandez Papers nd

Physical Description: print materials

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Articles with Ester Hernandez illustrations:

We have a Beautful Mother by Alice Walker

Special Issue on Indian Education:

Mercury Disease has Begun

Un paso firme e historico:

se conformo la confederacion de

nacionalidades indigenas de ecuador