Best known for her public works and unconventional use of materials, Teresita Fernández’s work challenges viewers with a new vocabulary of 'seeing'. Often inspired by natural phenomena and historical and cultural references, the artist works less with scientific knowledge than with emotional responses. Describing a universe in balance, the phrase 'as above, so below' originates from the ancient Hermetic tradition central to alchemy, in which every action occurring on one level of reality correlates to every other. The artist's ability to transform materials and their spatial environment into evocative and poetic spaces, is also indicative of her intentions to render the viewer's experience into pure effect.Read More
She was the 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Grant, an American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. In 2011, President Obama appointed Fernández to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the President, Congress and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics.
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