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Teresita Fernández

Photo: Paul Macapia

Teresita Fernández

American, born 1968

Teresita Fernández's glass bridge Seattle Cloud Cover incorporates images of the changing sky discovered in nature and art. Fernandez's first permanent publicly sited work invites viewers to take cover or look beneath to the railroad below, while at the same time experiencing the images of Seattle's changing skies, as Teresita Fernández was born in Miami, Florida and received a BFA from Florida International University in Miami in1990 and an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 1992. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, presented Fernández's first solo exhibition in 1995. She has exhibited in one-person and group shows throughout the United States and internationally, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Site Santa Fe, New Mexico; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Fernández is the recipient of a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and was commissioned for special projects by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2000 and by the Public Art Fund in 2001. Her work is in the permanent collections of the St. Louis Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Miami Art Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Sammlung Goetz.

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