Watch PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans visit the studio of artist Teresita Fernández, who was honored at this year’s PAMM Art of the Party Presented by Valentino.
Fernández (b. May 12, 1968) is an internationally-acclaimed artist known for prominent public installations and large-scale experiential sculptures designed to evoke striking landscapes. 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. Fernández’s work and influence has been vital to the evolution of PAMM for over a decade. In 2002, Fernández designed an oval room that housed an immersive, minimalist self-titled exhibition exploring the elements of light, shadow, water, clouds and foliage. Additionally, Fernández’s Eclipse (2002) was featured in Routes of Influence (2016-2017), an exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection, and her massive glazed ceramic piece, Fire (America) 5 (2017), has served as the focal point of all three chapters of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (2017-2018).
Fernández has had solo exhibitions at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY (2017); Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2011); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2011); USF Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2009); and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2005).