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Teresita Fernández

cfa Service: 2011–2014

Teresita Fernández, recipient of a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, is a sculptor and visual artist whose works—often large in scale and inspired by landscape and natural phenomena—explore issues of perception and seeing.  Her commissions include the site-specific installation Blind Blue Landscape at the Bennesee Art site in Naoshima, Japan; Ring of Fire at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; and Seattle Cloud Cover, a permanent installation commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for the Olympic Sculpture Park.  Her works are also included in numerous private collections and in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MoCA, Miami; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  She has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art in Forth Worth, Texas; and the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy.  Fernández was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award in 1999; she had a resident affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome in 1999. She earned an undergraduate degree in fine art in 1990 from Florida International University, a master’s degree in fine art from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992, and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University.