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Teresita Fernández Biography

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.

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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.

Teresita Fernández Featured Artworks

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Archipelago(Garland) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork sculpture
Teresita FernándezArchipelago(Garland), 2020Charcoal
120.5 x 503.5 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Dark Earth (Eclipse) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork mixed media
Teresita FernándezDark Earth (Eclipse), 2021Solid charcoal and mixed media on chromed panel
95.25 x 120.65 x 7.62 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Black Beach(Unpolished Diamond) 3 by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork mixed media
Teresita FernándezBlack Beach(Unpolished Diamond) 3, 2020Solid charcoal, wood, and mixed media on aluminium panel
182.9 x 342.9 x 5.7 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Ghost Vines (Yellow Gold) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork sculpture
Teresita FernándezGhost Vines (Yellow Gold), 2015Brass
235 x 331.5 x 11.1 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Seep Sun(Fence) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork sculpture
Teresita FernándezSeep Sun(Fence), 2019Mirror-finished perforated stainless steel
75 x 75 x 4 3/8 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Twins (Mirror Image) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork sculpture
Teresita FernándezTwins (Mirror Image), 2019Charcoal
105 x 105 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Golden (Stacked Lines) by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork sculpture
Teresita FernándezGolden (Stacked Lines), 2015Gold chroming and India ink on wood panel
30.5 x 274.3 x 5.1 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Burned Landscape (America) 3 by Teresita Fernández contemporary artwork mixed media
Teresita FernándezBurned Landscape (America) 3, 2017Burned, laser cut paper
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery

Teresita Fernández Recent Exhibitions

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Teresita Fernández Represented By

Lehmann Maupin contemporary art gallery in 536 West 22nd Street, New York, USA Lehmann Maupin Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Seoul

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