Teresita Fernández (b. 1968, Miami): An installation artist based in New York, Fernández’s work is generally large in scale and often site specific. She employs feminist architectural theory and uses color, light and reflection to investigate spatial relationships. Fernández has had solo exhibitions at Castello di Rivoli in Italy, the Masataka Hayakawa Gallery in Japan, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Deitch Projects in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. She has been included in group shows at The Power Plant in Toronto, De Appel in Amsterdam, the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, among others. She has received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fernández holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida International University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. In September 2011, Fernández was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. (Cintas for art, 1994-95)

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