We are proud to announce that Teresita FernĂˇndez is the first artist to participate in our Artist Residency Program. She recently returned from a month-long visit to the John Hardy compound in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. While there, FernĂˇndez worked with our Head Designer & Creative Director Guy Bedarida and his team of local artisans to explore new ideas and techniques and incorporate recycled silver into her studio practice.
What you should know about Teresita:
She is a conceptual artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Her work is characterized by an interest in perception and the psychology of looking. Her experiential, large-scale works are often inspired by landscape and natural phenomena as well as diverse historical and cultural references.
She is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and has received many prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, an American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Artistâ€™s Grant.
Teresitaâ€™s large-scale commissions include a recent site-specific work titled â€śBlind Blue Landscapeâ€ť at the renowned Bennesee Art site in Naoshima, Japan. She is the youngest artist commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum for the recently opened Olympic Sculpture Park where her permanently installed work Seattle Cloud Cover allows visitors to walk under a covered skyway while viewing the cityâ€™s skyline through optically shifting multicolored glass.
Teresitaâ€™s works are included in many prominent collections and have been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, TX, the Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Italy, and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga, Spain, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is currently on the board of Artpace, a non-profit, international artistâ€™s residency program.