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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); Apparition (Golden), Denning House, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Shortlisted Proposal for the Third and Fourth Plinth Commissions, The High Line, New York, NY; 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 American Friends of the Israel Museum, New York, NY; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL; Angel Building, London, United Kingdom; 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; Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX; Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; 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; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; Nerman Collection, Overland Park, KS; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield, 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.; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Sprint Art Collection, Overland Park, KS; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.