“Fernández is a conceptual artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Her work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking, and her experiential, large-scale works are often inspired by the landscape and natural phenomena, as well as diverse historical and cultural references. For example, from the Plexiglas circular labyrinth Bamboo Cinema (2001) to the graphite seascape Nocturnal (Neon Miniature) (2011) to the shimmering blue walls of Stacked Waters (2009) in the atrium of The Blanton Museum, Texas.
Teresita Fernández was born in 1968 in Miami, Florida and lives, and works in New York, NewYork. She has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions internationally and abroad at sites including the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga, Spain, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, SiteSanta Fe, New Mexico, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, and the Miami Art Museum.
Fernández is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards both in the U.S. and abroad. Her work is included in numerous major private collections as well as the permanent collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, the Museum of ContemporaryArt, Miami, the Miami Art Museum, the Walker ArtCenter in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Sammlung Goetz, and Albright-Knox ArtGallery in Buffalo, New York. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.”