Ana B. Hernández was born and raised in a bicultural Puerto Rican and Spanish home in Spain. In 1997 she moved with her family to Orlando, Florida. She received a BA from the University of Central Florida in ceramics and fibers, and in 2003 moved to Philadelphia to pursue the Masters of Fine Arts in Fibers and Textiles at Temple University-Tyler School of Art.

After graduating in the spring of 2005, Ana attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture summer residency in Maine, and was invited as a visiting artist at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, in Arizona and Wisconsin. She lived and worked with this community for two years, where she developed her interest for outdoor installation, and co-founded the Taliesin Artist Residency Program (TARP) open call for artists in 2006.

Back in Philadelphia since fall 2007, Ana has received the Oasis Arts and Education Fellowship and the New Courtland Artist Fellowship, and has completed the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Career Development Program and the 40th Street Artist Residency. Her work has been included in a diversity of local and national solo and group exhibitions, including the Woodmere Art Museum, The Ice Box, and Moore College of Art and Design, in Philadelphia, The Perkins Center for the Arts, in New Jersey, and the Arlington Arts Center, in Washington D.C.

She is a 2012 laureate of the Unesco-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, which took her to the Sanskriti Kendra Cultural Center, in New Delhi in the Spring of 2014. Her pieces “Canyon” and “Ground, Dissolve,” are part of the Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA, and Lallit Kala Akademy, New Delhi, India, permanent collections respectively.