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Teresita Fernández

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The Brooklyn Rail

May 1, 2017

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The Art Newspaper

March 4, 2017

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The future of the arts is Latinx: Q&A with artist Teresita Fernandez

October 5 2016

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Art21

September 24, 2016

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Discovering the World From Nature's Many Perspectives Hyperallergic

December 31 2015

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Women in Art: Teresita Fernández

November 30 2015

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At Grace Farms, Encountering Art at Every Bend New York Times

November 28 2015

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Interview with Sculptor Teresita Fernández Aesthetica Magazine

November 24 2015

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Sculpting the Public: Teresita Fernández Wants You In Her Work Modern Painters

October 31 2015

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Grace Farms Draws Praise Stamford Advocate

October 19 2015

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The Spiritual and Spectacular Meet at an Ultramodern Community Center in Connecticut New York Times

October 16 2015

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Poetry Under Fata Morgana Organized by Teresita Fernández and Emanuel Xavier

September 17 2015

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ArtNexus Teresita Fernández. Fata Morgana.

August 11, 2015

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Arte al Dia International

June 2015

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Cultured Magazine

April 18, 2015

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WSJ Artist Teresita Fernández Transforms New York’s Madison Square Park

March 31, 2015

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Departures Magazine Artist of the Moment: Teresita Fernández

January 9, 2015

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Gothamist Massive 500-Foot-Long Canopy Coming To Madison Square Park

November 11, 2014

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New York Times

November 6, 2014

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Modern Art Notes Podcast

August 18, 2014

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W Magazine

July 17, 2014

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The Brooklyn Rail

July/August 2014

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Sculpture

November 2013

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Art Bahrain

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

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Architectural Digest

October 2013

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Modern Painters

October 2013

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South China Morning Post

September 26, 2013

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Whitewall

February 1, 2013

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W Magazine

October 2012

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The Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2012

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Artinfo

September 12, 2012

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Bloomberg

September 5, 2012

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Whitewall

November 30, 2011

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W Magazine

November 30, 2011

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The New York Observer

September 19, 2011

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White House Appoints Artist Teresita Fernandez to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

September 2011

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Art in Asia

August 31, 2011

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Artdaily

May 26, 2011

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artdaily

January 31, 2011

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Artinfo

November 16, 2010

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Financial Times

April 9, 2010

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Bob Magazine Issue 67

February 28, 2010

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Artforum

February 28, 2010

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Art Lies

February 28, 2010

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Monocle

October 31, 2009

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Anne Stringfield Interview

October 31, 2009

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David Norr Essay

October 31, 2009

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Dave Hickey Essay

October 31, 2009

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Annette DiMeo Carlozzi Essay

October 31, 2009

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The Business Times

September 19, 2009

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Artforum

August 31, 2009

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St. Petersburg Times

August 23, 2009

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Dallas Morning News

August 8, 2009

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...might be good

February 6, 2009

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Blackbird

August 31, 2008

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Vogue

April 1, 2007

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Tema Celeste

October 22, 2005

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USA Today

September 20, 2005

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ArtNexus

June 1, 2005

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ArtReview

April 1, 2005

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Art + Auction

March 1, 2005

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Art in America

November 1, 2003

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Art in America

March 1, 2003

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Art in America

December 1, 2001

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ARTnews

September 1, 2001

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New York Times

March 21, 1999

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VIDEO: Teresita Fernández on Her New Show at Lehmann Maupin and Advising Obama

 

To an untrained observer, Teresita Fernández’s fifth solo exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery appears to be about color. Unique prints made from thick, handmade paper bear bright pink forms against a rich, dark background. In the back room, hundreds of pink and black plastic tubes hang suspended from the ceiling, creating the impression of a brushstroke painted in midair. But Fernández’s work isn’t about color and she wants you to understand that. It’s about ideas.

 

“My research is the most interesting part of my process,” she told ARTINFO while on a break from installing her exhibition, “Night Writing.” “It’s where I find ideas for my work. I don’t believe that an image is an idea.”

 

The research for “Night Writing” began with Fernández’s investigation of “Ecriture Nocturne,” a secret code written in the early 19th century to enable Napoleon's soldiers to communicate at night, silently and without light. The research — “like going down a rabbit hole,” she said — led her to the history of Braille and humans’ own attempts to read the stars. All this disparate imagery is encoded in both her prints and large-scale installation on view at Lehmann Maupin’s Chrystie Street location through October 20.

 

“When I tell you the background of this body of work, it makes sense, but I’m connecting points that have no logical connection whatsoever,” Fernández explained. “At some point, I start to make these very subjective connections between things like the Northern Lights and Napoleon’s army.”

 

After inaugurating her new exhibition, Fernández will turn her attention to her side gig as a member of the President’s U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. (She was tapped for the job last September.) “Everyone always asks how it happened, but the truth is, it’s a mystery, even to the people on the commission,” she said. “You really just get a call.” As the only fine artist on the board, Fernández works with architects and urban planners to approve proposals for public projects in the Washington, D.C. area. “It’s powerful,” she said. “You’re dodging generations’ worth of horrible things people have to look at.”

 

Watch Teresita Fernández discuss her exhibition “Night Writing” and get a peek at the installation process in the video below.