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Teresita Fernández is a contemporary artist based in New York. Her large-scale, sculptural works showcase her interest in perception, and are often inspired by landscape and natural phenomena, as well as diverse historical and cultural references. Fernández's work is included in numerous museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grant," a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. In 2011, Fernández was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Her work Nocturnal (Horizon Line) is part of the Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, opening October 25 at the museum. Fernández will discuss three of her installation pieces and the evolution of her work.