Teresita Fernandez

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Birthday
12, 1968
Birthplace
Miami, FL
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1968 (age 51)
Birthplace
Miami, FL

About

Visual artist who has become renowned for her public, large-scale sculptures, including "Stacked Waters," "Fata Morgana" and "As Above So Below." She received the MacArthur Fellowship, also known as the "Genius Grant," in 2005.

Before Fame

She graduated from Southwest Miami High School in 1986. She later earned a B.F.A. from Florida International University and an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Trivia

She was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts by President Barack Obama in 2011.

Family Life

Her parents are originally from Cuba. She has children. 

Associated With

Her "Stacked Waters" piece is a reference to Donald Judd's "stack" sculptures.