HONG KONG.- John Hardy
CEO, DAMIEN DERNONCOURT, and Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Partner, DAVID MAUPIN, hosted a cocktail party last night during the Hong Kong International Art Fair
in honor of celebrated artist TERESITA FERNÁNDEZ. The event, held at the John Hardy Hong Kong headquarters, marked the luxury jewelry brands announcement of the John Hardy Artist Residency Program.
Fernández is the first artist to participate in the program at John Hardys 100% sustainable compound in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. During her four-week residency in August, Fernández will work with John Hardys local artisans, exploring new techniques and incorporating recycled materials into her practice.
Fernández is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards both in the U.S. and abroad, including the 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. She has had residencies in Japan, Italy, and at ArtPace in San Antonio. She was commissioned for special projects by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2000, and by the Public Art Fund in 2001. Teresita Fernández has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally and abroad at sites including the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C. (1997); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (1999); Site Santa Fe, New Mexico (2000); the Witte de With, Rotterdam (2001); Outer City, Inner Space: Teresita Fernández, Stephen Hendee, and Ester Partegas at the Whitney Museum of American Art atPhillip Morris; Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy (2001); Miami Art Museum,Florida (2002) ; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2005); Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York (2009); Blind Lanscape at the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida in Tampa; the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX (2009); and the Setouchi International Art Festival, Naoshima, Japan (2010). The artists exhibition Blind Landscape will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio through May 2011. In April, 2011 Fernández opened a solo exhibition entitled Focus: Teresita Fernández at the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, Fort Worth, TX.
Her work is includedin significant private collections as well as the permanent collections of the St. Louis Art Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Sammlung Goetz, Munich; and Albright-Knox Gallery Buffalo, New York. Teresita Fernández lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.