The work of Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has been featured in the 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual, the 2011 & 2012 Communication Arts Illustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book Mexican Graphics by Korero Books-UK.  He has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Most recently, he was selected as the official poster artist to design the commemorative poster for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a full-service printmaking studio located in the Houston Heights, and has served as an instructor of Screen Printing at Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts.

Corporate work has included Miller Brewing Company, Google, Lincoln Motor Company, Live Nation, New West Records, C3 Presents, Hohner USA, Goode Company, Underbelly, the Houston Chronicle, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and more. One of his career highlights has been his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Carlos is also creator of the apparel line – Electric Calavera.

Carlos’ work was included in the 2012 Oso Bay Biennial Heavy Hitters Exhibition, as well as in the 2012 AIGA Texas Show.  He has received awards from American Institute of Graphic Artists, American Advertising Federation, “Judges Favorite” from the Art Directors Club Houston, and “Best in Show” from the American Marketing Association.

Carlos was a featured speaker during the “Design Now – Houston” series at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and has served as an instructor at Frogman’s.



1992 Bachelor of Arts, Texas Tech University, Graphic Design/Illustration

2013-2015 Instructor of Screen Printing, Rice University, Houston, Texas
2015 Frogman’s Print Workshop, University of South Dakota
2015 Evil Prints, St. Louis, Missouri

2010 Spacetaker’s Art – On Demand, Houston, Texas
2010 Pecha Kucha (forum for ideas on design and culture)
2013 Rice University School of Visual and Dramatic Arts “Screen Printing Is Here; and This Time It Wants Blood”
2013 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston “Design Now – Houston”
2014 University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

Awards & Recognition
Judges Favorite, AMA Houston Crystal Awards, 2007
Gold – Misc. Advertising, Gold – Poster Single, Judges’ Pick – Misc. Advertising, Art Directors Club of Houston 55th Annual Houston Show, 2010
Communication Arts 2011 Typography Annual
Communication Arts 2011 Illustration Annual
Communication Arts 2012 Illustration Annual
AIGA Texas Show 2012

Corporate Collections
Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, Texas)
New West Records (Athens, Georgia)
Underbelly (Houston, Texas)
The Pastry War (Houston, Texas)
Estate of Dee Dee Ramone (Los Angeles, California)
Roy Orbison Music (Nashville, Tennessee)

Museum Collections
Museum of Printing History (Houston, Texas)

Academic Collections
Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)

Carrier Pigeon: Illustrated Fiction and Fine Art (2013)
Houston Chronicle “Vail Ennis” (2013)
Houston Chronicle “Conlon Nancarrow” (2012)
Mexican Graphics by Korero Books – UK (2012)

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2012 Til Death Do Us Part, Record Ranch Gallery, Houston
2012 Serigraph Killer, NightRocker Live, San Antonio
2012 Carlos Hernandez Print Invasion, Sig’s Lagoon, Houston
2009 Day of the Dead Rock Stars, One9Zero6 Gallery, San Antonio

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 – Outlaw Printmakers, PrintAustin 2014, Canopy Studio Space, Austin
Upcoming 2013 – Carrier Pigeon Exhibition, Local Color by Neukkim Gallery, New York
2013 Fair Play, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston
2013 Messengers of The Posada Influence, Museum of Printing History, Houston
2013 Colored Book of Altered Masterpieces, Theater for the New City, New York
2013 Outlaw Printmakers “Showdown In The Devil’s Triangle,” 107 Gallery, San Antonio
2012 Oklahoma: A Show About Texas, Gallery M Squared, Houston
2012 Oso Bay North American Printmaking Exhibition, Oso Bay Biennial XVII, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi
2012 Steamrolled, Gallery M Squared, Houston
2012 Heavy Hitters, Peveto, Houston
2011 Steamrolled, Gallery M Squared, Houston
2010 Creature Feature Print Show, Isma Estudios, Houston
2010 “The Rules for Creative Success”, The Seven at Canal, Canal Street Gallery, Houston
2009 The Polyphonic Art Score, Record Ranch Gallery, Houston
2009 Outside the Exquisite Circus, Arlington Street Studios, Houston
2009 Dia de los Muertos, Lawndale Art Center, Houston

Cover art for Houston Press Music Awards issue, Houston Press, July 24, 2008
“Carlos Hernandez’ art is alive with dead rock stars”, Houston Chronicle, October 30, 2008
“Long live deceased rock stars”, San Antonio Express-News, July 15, 2009 The Gallery: Day of the Dead Rock Stars “Never Die,” 002 Magazine, October 2009, Houston, Texas
“Day of the Dead Rock Stars”, glasstire.com, October 24, 2009
Cover art, “The Pixies: Back from the Dead and Doing Doolittle”, Houston Chronicle 29.95, September 16, 2010
Art inclusion in story, “Rockabilly Royalty Wanda Jackson”, Houston Chronicle 29.95, October 14, 2010
Cover art, “Ghoulsfest”, Houston Chronicle 29.95, October 28, 2010
The Illustration of Carlos Hernandez,” worktodate.com, December 10, 2010
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys poster, Communication Arts 2011 Typography Annual
Los Lobos poster, Communication Arts 2011 Illustration Annual
SXSW So Far,” Houston Chronicle 29.95, February 2011
Burning Bones Press Aims to Revive the Craft of Printmaking,” Art Attack, houstonpress.com, May 31, 2011
Burning Bones Gets Back to Print Basics,” Houston Chronicle 29.95, June 9, 2011
Burning Bones Press Ups the Cool Factor in the Heights,” Art Attack, houstonpress.com, June 13, 2011
Burning Bones Press,” PaperCity Magazine, July 2011, Houston, Texas
On Our Radar: Burning Bones Press“ 002 Magazine, July 2011, Houston, Texas
Saint Arnold Taps New Brew“ Houston Chronicle, August 8, 2011
“Day of the Dead Expanding in U.S.,” Associated Press, October 19, 2011
Communication Arts 2012 Illustration Annual
“Texas Tales: Carlos Hernandez,” Texas Music magazine, Spring 2012
“The Mayan Apocalypse Car Makes Debut At This Year’s Art Car Parade,” Houston Chronicle 29.95, May 9, 2012
Renowned Printmaker Dennis McNett Builds His First Art Car, Will Give Lecture,” Houston Press Art Attack, May 9, 2012
Print Matters – Indeed,” PaperCity Magazine, June 2012
“It Came From The Bayou,” Glasstire.com, June 2012
“Renowned Artist Starwars Leads Printmaking Celebration,” Houston Chronicle 29.95, June 29, 2012
“The New INfluencers,” PaperCity, July 2013
“Celebrating the Spirits,” American Craft, October/November 2014
Featured artist, 29-95.com