Sergio Hernandez was born and raised in San Diego California. His parents have deep roots in the city of Tijuana Mexico, so as a child he frequently visited the city. He was influenced by the hand painted advertisements around the city. In 2004 he received his bachelor's degree in Painting and Printmaking from San Diego State University. Sergio's paintings tell stories that he was told as a child, or that he experienced himself. The characters in his work reflect the city and the people he has met throughout his life. He is also heavily involved in music, martial arts, and tattooing.