Ana Teresa Fernández (Tournesol AIR ’07-’08) is a visual artist, sculptor, and performance artist. Originally from Tampico, Mexico, Fernandez weaves her personal story in with larger issues of gender, labor, sexuality, and race. Fernández’s work continues to subvert the typical folkloric representations of Mexican women through the arena of Public Art and an avid lecturing career. She is the recipient of La Fragua Residency Award in Cordoba, Spain; the NALAC Fund for the Arts, National Association of Latino Art and Culture; and the San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship. She has exhibited at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; the Oakland Museum of California; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; African Time, Cape Town, South Africa; Miami Basel; and Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico. Fernandez received her BFA and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in San Francisco.