Ana Teresa Fernández (b. 1981, Tampico, Mexico)
Ana Teresa Fernández’s work explores the politics of intersectionality through time-based actions and social gestures, translated into masterful oil and gouache paintings, installations and videos. Operating formally at the intersection of land art, performance and history painting, Fernandez mines 21st-century feminism, post-colonial landscapes, and the psychological barriers to empathy.
Fernández has exhibited at Denver Art Museum, CO; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix; the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, Bloomington; and The Oakland Museum of Art, CA, among others. Her work has been collected by institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, and Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco and Paris, among others. Gallery Wendi Norris presented a solo exhibition of her work in Miami titled, “Of Bodies and Borders” in November 2019, which traveled to the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University Bloomington and was accompanied by a publication. This body of work was a highlight of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition, Counter-Landscapes: Performative Actions from the 1970s – Now, which closed in January 2020. Fernández has been represented by Catharine Clark Gallery since Fall 2021.