Artist in Residence Program

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with an incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors.  We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.


Current Artist in Residence 




Alexander Hernandez is a San Francisco based artist who explores gender, immigration, and cultural assimilation. As a self-identified Queer artist coming from an immigrant background, Hernandez references those experiences through his work using needlework, DIY craft, and traditional techniques. Hernandez received his MFA in Studio Practice from the California College of the Arts and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.