Teresita Fernández (b. 1968) lives and works in New York, NY. Fernández received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1990 from Florida International University, Miami, FL and a Masters of Fine Art degree in 1992 from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
Fernández was appointed to U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in 2011 and is the recipient of the 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, NY; the 1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award; the 1999 American Academy in Rome, Affiliated Fellowship; the 1998 ArtPace International Artist-in-Residence Program, San Antonio, TX; the 1997 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, The Space Program, New York, NY; the 1997 ARCUS Project, Moriya, Japan; the 1995 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, CAVA Fellowship; the 1995 Metro-Dade Cultural Consortium Grant; the 1994 NEA Individual Artist's Grant, Visual Arts, and the 1994 Cintas Fellowship.
Fernández has had domestic and international exhibitions at Almine Rech, London, UK; Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Berkeley Art Museum/Matrix, Berkeley, CA; Beverly Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; Blanton Museum, Austin, TX; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Deitch Projects, New York, NY; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain; Galleria in Arco, Turin, Italy; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan; James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM; Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY; Masataka Hayakawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Hong Kong; Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; MOCA, North Miami, FL; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; Public Art Fund commission, Madison Square Park, New York, NY; SCAD Galerie Pfriem, Lacoste, France; Site Santa-Fe, Santa Fe, NM;
Selected public collections include American Friends of the Israel Museum, New York, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Collection Patricia Phelps de Cinsneros, New York, NY; Mr. and Mrs. Jerral Jones, Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX; Israel Museum, Tel Aviv (Purchased with funds from American Friends of Israel Museum); Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, TX; LVMH Collection, Paris, France; Miami Art Museum, FL; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas,TX; Nerman Collection, Leakwood, KS; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Pennsylvania Academy of the FIne Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, OH; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Sprint Art Collection, Overland Park, KS; Walker Art Center, Minnapolis, MN.