Ileana Doble Hernandez’s multidisciplinary and socially conscious practice expands to photography, video and experimental installations. Her works provoke the audience to think about systems of inequality and the effect of gun violence on children. The use of multiple materials and methods allows her to share her nuanced perspective through ingenious art pieces.
An artist and an activist, Ileana believes that art has the power to make people care, she uses her practice to promote harder gun reforms and the fair inclusion of immigrants within the American society. Through her postcards installation almost 500 postcards have been mailed to U.S. elected officials, advocating for gun control. Since 2020 she’s been collaborating with Imaginary Lines Project, an ongoing socially engaged artistic endeavor that allows people to share their immigration journey through the U.S./Mexico border.
Ileana’s works are part of public and private collections and have been published and exhibited in galleries and museums in North America, Europe and Asia. She is an alumna from the top-rated MFA program in Photography and Related Media at Rochester Institute of Technology and from the Post-Baccalaureate in Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Due to her artistic and academic achievements, Ileana is the recipient of several awards and scholarships, including the 2019 RIT College of Art and Design Outstanding Graduate Student.
Last year Ileana joined the Leadership Institute Fellowship of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), and the Studio Residency at the Boston Center of the Arts. Her practice is influenced by her perspectives as a mother and as an immigrant from Mexico living in the U.S. for over a decade.