Since 1984 Fernanda has completed twenty-five public commissions and fifteen exhibitions, many incorporating moving images in novel ways. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been recognized by a Bronson Fellowship, a Flintridge Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Warhol Foundation, and state fellowships in Montana and Oregon. Fernanda is a pioneer in the use of outdoor video projections in public art. "Celestial Navigations," video projections on a monumental navigational instrument, is sited at SeaTac International Airport. Portland State University's "Intellectual Ecosystem" was a 2010 Year in Review selection for its innovative use of moving images in a public place. Her 2008 video installation, Motion Studies, has screened at Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas, France; 809 International New Image Art Festival–China; Technarte, Spain; Madcat International Film Festival; EVA, London; and Mumbai International Film Festival. Recently Fernanda was a visiting artist at the American Academy of Rome, to begin development of "Shadows."
Awards & Recognitions
- National Endowment for the Arts Regional Initiatives Grant
- Lindbergh Honor Award
- Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship
- Public Art Network "Year in Review"
- Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant
- Oregon Arts Commission Artists Opportunity Grant
- AIA Honor Award