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Teresita Fernández

Teresita Fernández, Installation View

Teresita Fernández

Installation View

Park Tower, San Francisco

ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Golden (Nocturne 1), 2015, Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez

Golden (Nocturne 1), 2015

Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel

46 x 72 x 2 inches

116.8 x 182.8 x 5 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Rise and Fall #6, 2017, Solid graphite and pencil on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez
Rise and Fall #6, 2017
Solid graphite and pencil on wood panel
12 x 16 x 2 inches
30.5 x 40.6 x 5.1 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Fire (America), 2016, Glazed ceramic"

Teresita Fernandez
Fire (America), 2016
Glazed ceramic
In 3 parts
72 x 48 x 1 1/2 inches each (182.9 x 121.9 x 3.8 cm)
72 x 144 inches overall (182.8 x 365.7 x 3.8 cm)

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ALT="Teresita Fernanedez, Fire, 2005, Installation view at The Fabric Workshop and Museum"

Teresita Fernanedez

Fire, 2005

Installation view at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia

ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Golden (Nocturne 3), 2015, Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez

Golden (Nocturne 3), 2015

Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel

20 x 80 x 2 inches

50.8 x 203.2 x 5 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernández, "Small American Fires", April 2016, video"

Teresita Fernández

"Small American Fires" video, April 2016

ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Fata Morgana, 2015, Installation view at Madison Square Park"

Teresita Fernandez

Fata Morgana, 2015

Installation view at Madison Square Park

ALT="Teresita Fernández, Nocturnal (Gold Fall), 2014, Graphite and metallic paint on wood panel"

Teresita Fernández

Nocturnal (Gold Fall), 2014
Graphite and metallic paint on wood panel
36 x 48 inches
91.4 x 121.9 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Golden (Nebula), 2015, Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez

Golden (Nebula), 2015

Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel

80 x 64 x 2 inches

203.2 x 162.4 x 5 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Nocturnal (Olana 3), 2017, Solid graphite and pencil on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez

Nocturnal (Olana 3), 2017

Solid graphite and pencil on wood panel

8 x 16 x 2 1/8 inches

20.3 x 40.6 x 5.4 cm

Signed, titled and dated on verso

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Autumn (...Nothing Personal), 2018, Installation view of work in Harvard Yard"

Teresita Fernandez

Autumn (...Nothing Personal), 2018

Installation view at Harvard University

ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Small American Fires, 2016, Colored ink and pencil on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez
Small American Fires, 2016
Colored ink and pencil on wood panel
In 12 parts
6 x 8 x 2 inches each
15.2 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm each

 

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Dark Earth (Mirage), 2019, Solid charcoal and mixed media on chromed panel"

Teresita Fernandez

Dark Earth (Mirage), 2019

Solid charcoal and mixed media on chromed panel

12 x 108 x 2 inches

30.5 x 274.3 x 5.1 cm

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ALT="Teresita Fernandez, Nocturnal (Mirage), 2017, Solid graphite on wood panel"

Teresita Fernandez
Nocturnal (Mirage), 2017
Solid graphite on wood panel
8 panels total
6 panels: 12 x 36 x 2 inches each (30.5 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm)
2 panels: 16 x 12 x 2 inches each (40.6 x 30.5 x 5.1 cm)
40 x 108 x 2 inches overall (101.6 x 274.3 x 5.1 cm)

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ALT="Teresita Fernández, Mirage (Horizontal), 2011, Glass with silvering"

Teresita Fernández

Mirage (Horizontal), 2011
Glass with silvering
38 x 180 inches
96.5 x 457.2 cm

 

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ALT="Teresita Fernández, Sfumato (July 16), 2009, Graphite, drawing"

Teresita Fernández

Sfumato (July 16), 2009

Graphite, drawing

43 ¼ x 162 x 1 inches

109.9 x 411.5 x 2.5 cm

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Biography

Teresita Fernández received a BFA from Florida International University, Miami, in 1990 and an MFA​ ​from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in 1992. She is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow​ ​(2005) and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2003), the​c​Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award (1999), an American Academy of Rome Fellowship (AFAAR)​ ​(1999), and an NEA Individual Artist’s Grant in Visual Arts (1994). In 2011, she was appointed by​ ​President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. She is the first Latina to​ ​serve on this 100-year-old federal panel that advises the president and Congress on national matters​ ​of design and aesthetics.

Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ (2020); Pérez​ ​Art Museum Miami, Miami Florida (2019); Harvard​ ​University, Cambridge, MA (2018); Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY (2017); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2014); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2011); University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (2009); and Centro de Arte​ ​Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2005).

Site-specific commissions include Paradise Parados, BAM Harvey Theater, Brooklyn, NY (2021); Night Writing, Park Tower, San Francisco, CA (2019); Vînales (Mayombe Mississippi), New Orleans Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden, New Orleans, LA (2019); Island Universe, Ford Foundation, New York, NY (2019); Autumn (...Nothing Personal), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2018); Double Glass River, Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT (2015); Fata Morgana, Madison Square Park, New York (2015); Golden (Panorama), Aspen Art Museum, CO (2014); Nocturnal (Navigation), United States Coast Guard, Washington, D.C. (2013); Stacked Waters, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX (2009); Blind Blue Landscape, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan (2009); and Seattle Cloud Cover, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA (2006).

Fernández’s work is featured in numerous international public and private collections, including New​ ​Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Benesse Art Site,​ ​Naoshima, Japan; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Bloomberg Family Foundation, New York, NY;​ ​Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY; Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT; Harvard Art​ ​Museum, Cambridge, MA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel;​ ​Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX; LVMH Collection, Paris, France; Modern Art Museum of Fort​ ​Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA;​ ​​Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY;​ ​Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Olympic Sculpture​ ​Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Pizzuti Collection,​ ​Columbus, OH; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; San​ ​Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington,​ ​D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.