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Published on Apr 8, 2014
Teresita Fernández is a conceptual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Best known for her prominent public sculptures and marked by an unconventional use of materials, her work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking, and inspired by landscape and natural phenomena as well as historical and cultural references. In her permanently installed work Seattle Cloud Cover, visitors walk under a covered skyway while viewing the city's skyline through optically shifting, multicolored glass. Other large-scale works are held in prominent collections and have been exhibited at prestigious museums worldwide. Recent commissions include site-specific works at Louis Vuitton locations in Shanghai and Paris; Amethyst Cinema at the Galerie Pfriem at SCAD, France; and Blind Blue Landscape at the Bennesee Art site in Naoshima, Japan. Recipient of numerous awards, Fernández is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and member of the US Commission of Fine Arts. In spring 2014, she will open an immersive, large-scale exhibition at MASS MoCA.