Ana Teresa Fernández
Mexican, born 1981
Selected exhibitions
Gallery Wendi Norris at EXPO CHICAGO 2018,
Gallery Wendi Norris
Gallery Wendi Norris at Dallas Art Fair 2017,
Gallery Wendi Norris
Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place,
Denver Art Museum

“The most apparent thing in my work is that it deals with gender and inequalities between male and female,” says painter, video, and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernandez. Her social sculptures, which combine elements of performance and sculptural practice, include the re-enactment of gendered labor in order to call attention to issues of class and sex. Fernandez’s “Entre” painting series is based on documentary photographs of her 2012 performance Borrando la Frontera (“erasing the border”), in which she whitewashed a section of the San Diego-Tijuana border wall, making it appear as though it had disappeared. With meticulously detailed brushwork and intensely lit compositions, the paintings depict evocative scenes of women engaging in labor.