Alumna Teresita Fernández (BFA ’90) has revealed a public project called “Fata Morgana” at Madison Square Park in New York City. The installation is made of “236 round, mirrored panels whose scalloped edges cannily echo the leaves of the surrounding oak and London plane trees.” It is set on 12-foot-high scaffolding and moves 485 feet across the oval walkway at the park. The Wall Street Journal calls “Fata Morgana” Fernández’s “most ambitious (and public) project to date.” (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
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Born in Miami, Teresita Fernández graduated from the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and from Virginia Commonwealth University with an MFA. She has received the 2005 MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, an American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Grant. In 2011, President Obama appointed Fernández to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Her work is featured at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, the United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and the Bennesee Art Site in Naoshima, Japan. Fernández currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.