Sandra C. Fernández is an artist currently based in Parlin, NJ. She was born in New York, grew up in Quito Ecuador and migrated back to the United States as a young adult. Her perspectives as a Latina inform her work and bring a fresh approach to printmaking with the use and combination of techniques, materials, and styles carrying inﬂuences from her two different geographical landmarks. She received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and has taught at distinguished universities throughout the country for over 20 years. Fernández works currently as a full time artist in her studio, sfernandez Art. She has had over twenty solo exhibitions and more than two hundred collective within the United States, Mexico, Italy, Ecuador, Canada, Argentina, Palestine, Spain, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Indonesia. Fernández has won many grants and awards and her works are represented in collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the MOMA Franklin Furnace Collection in New York, the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin Texas, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris France, to name a few. For further information about her life and works, please visit www.sandrafernandez.info
Sandra C. Fernández, Parlin, NJ, The color of your skin is just a shell / Lo que vale es quiénes somos por dentro Serigraph, collage and blind embossment
Your skin is a shell. Even though it is an organ that protects you from exterior injuries, it is the most dangerous and damaging to human existence. We judge others for their “right” or “wrong” color, shape, or size. We make stories and categorize people based on it. We see the shell before we see the essence. When mortals learn to go past that deceiving layer and focus on the heart, then we can start building a new type of humanity.