Edmari Hernandez’s original place of birth is Arecibo, Puerto Rico, but she has spent most of her life in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born into an Army family, which allowed her to travel to various places such as Germany, Italy, Alaska, North Carolina, Texas, and Florida. Learning to live in a bilingual home and in a trilingual culture, she discovered at a young age that drawings were a universal visual representation of subjects that could be understood across languages and culture. Hernandez earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Florida in 2014 concentrating on Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, with a minor in Art History. She then completed her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of South Carolina in Studio Art in 2018.
Now living in Florida, Hernandez continues her art work practice as it explores a personal connection with the natural environment of her home island and her home state by creating fluid gestures within surreal habits. The subjects of her work can range from figurative elements, mixed in with native flora and fauna, to abstract expressions of turbulent experiences (such as severe weather or underwater submersion).