Maria-theresa Fernandes

Maria-theresa Fernandes

Baltimore, MD, United States

About Maria-theresa Fernandes

1944.Nairobi,Kenya. Most of my life has been spent in the UK and USA where I was also educated and have made my home. Travel has played an important part of my life and work. The work is influenced by place, time and memory. The artwork is textile based in which stitchery,collage and stitch is used in conjunction with digital photography. Recent work is in collaboration with a Poet in which the text is layered with stitch to add density of surface. These works are executed on handmade felt.


I have had several One-Person exhibitions both in the USA and the UK including International Group exhibitions -textiles,embroidery -Japan, Australia, Buenos Aires, France,Germany,The Netherlands,Sweden,Hungary UK/USA,and most recently at the European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons, Belgium.


2018: Gutierrez Memorial Fund Legacy,Baltimore,MD
2017: Northern Baltimore Foundation for the Arts,MD
2017: Bresler Award, VisArts,Rockville,MD
2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Inc,NY NY
2015: Juror's Award,Just Sayin, Kate Weston
Gallery, San Diego, CA.

2008 Embroidery,Birmingham,England.
2002 Ruth Cheven Foundation NY NY
2002 Vermont Studio, Vermont.
2000 NEA Delaware Centre for Contemporary Arts


2016: Solo Exhibition: Locations,Dislocations Relocations.James C.Lewis Art Museum,Morgan State Uni,Baltimore,MD.
2016: Stories to Art,VA,USA
2015: Art Survey,Lincoln Centre,Fort Collins,CO
2013: Travelling Exhibition to Czech Republic,
2013: 8th Cheongju Craft Competition, S.Korea
2012: "Without Borders" 3rd Triennial,Bratislavakia
2012: European Prize for Applied Arts,Mons,Belgium
2010: The Cabinet of Curiosities, Kensington Palace,
London, UK.


Solo Exhibitions:
2018: The Fabric of Place, VisArts
Rockville, Maryland.

2016: James C.Lewis,Art Museum,Morgan State Univ, Baltimore,MD
2011: Solo Exhibitions: Grassroots, West Ham,London E15
2013 Solo Exhibition, Greenwich, London
2006: Camac Centre d'Art, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2006: Tuttle Gallery, Maryland, USA
2002: "Dowry Brides", Delaware Centre for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE,USA
2001: "Journeys" -Montpelier Cultural Centre, Maryland,USA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018: Peale Museum,Baltimore,MD
2018: Excellence in Fibers,San Jose Museum of Quilts
& Textiles,San Jose,CA.
2018. Katzen Art Centre, American University,
Washington, D.C.
2017: Order Out of Chaos, University of Maryland,
University College,Adelphi,MD
2017 The Making of Things,Dadian Gallery,
Washington, D.C.
2010: "The Narcissism of Minor Differences"-The
Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
2011: "Cabinet of Curiositities" Kensington Palace,

Juried Exhibitions: 2009 5th International Biennial of Textile Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina.