Cuban-American, 20th–21st century, female.
Born 12 May 1968, in Miami (Florida).
Sculptor, draughtswoman, installation artist, mixed media artist.
Teresita Fernández lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her BFA from Florida International University in 1990 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992. Although her earliest works relate to architecture and how people engage with space, Fernández is best known for her landscapes in the form of sculpture, drawing, and installation. Space is a common theme for Fernández who is interested in how a viewer walks through and engages with her installations. Drawing is also an important element of her work, such as in Fire (2005), a sculpture of silk yarn and epoxy composed on a steel armature such that the individual threads recall the lines of a drawing. The lines of the sculpture also resemble branches reflecting the importance of nature in her work. Ink Mirror...