"Self-Portrait, Ileana Doble Hernandez" | “Mommy, what is this?” 2019, postcards installation at RIT William Harris Gallery
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Ileana Doble Hernandez

2021-2022 Studio Resident

Ileana Doble Hernandez is an immigrant visual activist from Mexico, she works with photography, video, installation and new media. Doble Hernandez 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.

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 “Mommy, what is this?” and her own networking efforts, more than 400 postcards have been mailed to U.S. elected officials, advocating for gun control.

Ileana’s works are part of public and private collections, and have been published and exhibited in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and South Korea. Due to her artistic and academic achievements, Ileana is the recipient of several awards, in 2019 as the Best in Show at the “Photography & Politics” exhibition at Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY, and as the RIT College of Art and Design Outstanding Graduate Student. Ileana lives with her husband, their son, their dog and their cat.