Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez

Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez combines his signature graffiti style with the classical traditions of oil painting and sculpture. He was exposed to the Los Angeles graffiti arts scene and aerosol based mural painting where his family lived in Boyle Heights. He was commissioned by Homeboy Industries to paint a nearby public mural, which led to further commissions throughout L.A. County. In 1992, after a rigorous interview process, world-renowned sculptor Robert Graham selected Juan Carlos to join the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Torso Project.

Continuing at Robert Graham Studio throughout the next decade worked on several internationally acclaimed public works including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C., Duke Ellington in New York, Charlie Parker in Kansas City and Our Lady of Angels Cathedral doors in Los Angeles, California. Muñoz Hernandez’s works range in materials using acrylic, ink, pigment on paper wood and canvas to multi dimensional cast and fabricated bronze, with patina and powder-coat. His work has been included in numerous museum and gallery shows over the past twenty years.