Teresita Fernández: Contemporary Forum Lecture Series
Phoenix Art Museum
May 18, 2016
Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present the internationally-acclaimed artist Teresita Fernández, in town for one night only and presenting a FREE lecture in the Museum's Whiteman Hall on May 18, 2016, beginning at 6:30 pm, as part of Contemporary Forum's Lecture Series. In this exclusive visiting artist lecture, Valley residents have an opportunity to hear first hand from Fernández on her work, vision and life, as part of the Museum's visiting artist lecture series.
Teresita Fernández (born 1968, Miami, Florida) is recognized for her 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. The artist's work has explored issues in contemporary art related to perception and the fabrication of the natural world.
Appointed by President Obama, she is the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a 100-year-old federal panel that advises the President and Congress on national matters of design and aesthetics. Fernández’s works are included in many prominent collections and have been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally from the Museum of Modern Art, New York to the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga in Spain, among many others. Fernández received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from Florida International University. She has lived and worked in New York since 1997.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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