Agenda for the October Meeting of the Commission of Fine Arts Available
Liza Gilbert Appointed to the Commission of Fine Arts
CFA Book Available
Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
Teresita Fernández Appointed to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts
For immediate release
The President has appointed Teresita Fernández of New York to serve a four-year term on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts in Washington DC, effective October 6, 2011.
Ms. Fernández 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 recent site-specific installation Blind Blue Landscape at the Bennesee Art site in Naoshima, Japan; Fire at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia; and Seattle Cloud Cover, a permanent installation commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for the recently opened Olympic Sculpture Park. She has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; the Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Miami Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art in Forth Worth, TX; and the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy.
Ms. Fernández is the recipient of a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, 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 is a graduate of Florida International University, (BFA) and Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA) and has been a visiting artist at Princeton University. She serves on the board of trustees of Artpace, a foundation for contemporary art in San Antonio, TX. Ms. Fernández lives and works in New York City.
Last Modified: October 7, 2011