Brian Fisher Arts ~ Bio/Contact

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Bio

Fisher’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the Pacific Northwest.  He is represented by Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island, Washington and shows regularly with the Heron’s Nest on Vashon Island, Washington.  He is an active member of Vashon Assemblage Artists, Seattle Print Arts and an alumni of Vashon’s Quatermaster Press.

He is currently a partner of the architectural illustration firm Presentation Arts. In addition to his work as an illustrator, painter and printmaker, Fisher also teaches Monotype workshops in his studio.

Affiliations
Seattle Print Arts, Seattle, WA
Vashon Assemblage Artists, Vashon, WA
Vashon Art Studio Tour Board of Directors

Education
1975-1980, Kansas State University, B. A. Interior Architecture,
College of Architecture and Design

Personal Details
Born 1956, Atwood, Kansas USA

Artist's Statement
The art I make begins as story. Sometimes the narrative is personal. Often it may be personally relevant but falls within the realm of myth. My interpretation of the myth and telling of the story is informed by print process and evolves in the attendant dance of knife with paper, ink with plate, paper and plate with press. When method and material bond under pressure the unique result embodies the thoughtfulness that is story and the dance that was process.

I am enamored of the properties of monotype print and the infinite possibilities they present. The continued exploration of those possibilities provide an exciting way to discover imagery that I may also interpret in the more traditional medium of oil on canvas or include as critical components of my assemblage work.

Within a given period, my print, paint and assemblage artwork often share a common creative history and a visual vocabulary of compositional and symbolic elements. I delight in the consideration of these elements, in the manipulation of these storied shapes, in their balance and implied spatial mystery.

Shows
Solo 2014 Minthorne Gallery, George Fox University, Heroes Before Us, Newberg, OR
Exhibitions 2013 Roby King Galleries, Bainbridge Island
Vashon Golf and Country Club, Vashon, WA
  2012 Fisher Studio, Vashon Studio Tour , Spring and Winter, Vashon, WA
Hardware Store Restaurant Gallery, Exploring Myth, Vashon, WA
Vashon Golf and Country Club, Vashon, WA
Cafe La Medusa, Mythic Life, Seattle, WA.
  2011 Fisher Studio, Vashon Studio Tour, Vashon WA
  2010 Fisher Studio, Vashon Studio Tour, Vashon WA
  2009 Fisher Studio, Vashon Studio Tour, Vashon WA
  2008 Shady Lady Gallery, Exhibitions, Paint and Print, Vashon, WA
  2006 Shady Lady Gallery, Explanations, Justifications and Theories, Vashon, WA
  2005 Express Cuisine, The Lotus Eaters, Vashon, WA
  2004 Terrence McBride Gallery, Match, Vashon, WA
Tag Gallery, Monotype, Tacoma, WA
Vashon Book Shop, Another War Memorial, Vashon, WA
  2003 Tag Gallery, Illuminated Dream, Tacoma, WA
Express Cuisine, Translation, Vashon, WA
  2002 Tag Gallery, Print, Tacoma, WA
Vashon Book Shop, Vashon, WA
     
Group
Exhibitions
2015 North Wind Arts Center, Corvidae Press The Printmakers Hand III, Port Townsend, WA
Plymouth Church, Celebrating Sacred Space, Seattle, WA
B2 Gallery, Group Exhibit, Tacoma, WA
Roby King Galleries at Washington State Governor’s Mansion, Olympia, WA
  2014 Vashon Allied Arts, Three Artists, Finding Center, Vashon WA
Roby King Galleries, Print Exhibition 2014, Bainbridge Island, WA
ArtXchange, Mandala, Seattle, WA
Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, The Dog Show, Vashon, WA
Vashon Intuitive Arts Gallery, Day of the Dead Exhibit, Vashon, WA
Plymouth Church, Playing and Living Joyfully, Seattle WA
Roby King, Small Works, Bainbridge Island, WA
Vashon Allied Arts, An Art Odyssey, Vashon WA
Roby King Galleries, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Benefit Exhibit, Bainbridge, WA
  2013 The Heron’s Nest, Featured Artist in December, Vashon, WA
Bergamot Studio, Scarlet and Turquoise, Vashon, WA
Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, Masters in Miniature, Vashon, WA
Bergamot Studio, White on White, Vashon, WA
Bergamot Studio, Indigo: Blues and the Abstract Truth, Vashon, WA
Alljoya, Island to Island, Mercer Island, WA
Garden Tour, Artist in the Weiss / Gawith Garden, Vashon Island WA
Bergamot Studio, A Taste of Honey, Vashon, WA
  2012 Seattle Print Arts 2012, Currents, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, UW, Seattle, WA
North Wind Arts Center, The Printmakers Hand, Port Townsend, WA
Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, Journey, Vashon, WA
Vashon Island Garden Tour, Garden Market Exhibition, Vashon, WA
On to the Next One, Smith and Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
  2011

Roby King Gallery, Water Shapes 2, Bainbridge Island, WA
Gallery by the Bay, Unclad-2011, Stanwood, WA
BAC Gallery, The Moon Show, Bainbridge Island, WA
Kevin D’Amelio Gallery, Vashon Artists in Seattle, Seattle, WA

  2010

Roby King Gallery, Small Works, Bainbridge Island, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, Masters in Miniature, Vashon, WA
The Herons Nest, Featured Artist, Odyssey Series, Vashon, WA
BAC Gallery, Vin Faux Exhibit, Bainbridge, WA
Roby King Gallery, Print Making Exhibition 2010, Bainbridge Island, WA
Valise Gallery, Island Arts, Vashon, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, VAA Invitational Auction
BAC Gallery, Invitational Auction
Gallery by the Bay, Unclad-The Fine Art of the Figure, Stanwood, WA
BAC Gallery, Art Couture, Bainbridge Island, WA
Silverwood Gallery, Flower Power, Vashon, WA
Dig In, Print and Paint, Vashon, WA

  2009

Blue Heron Gallery, Masters in Miniature, Vashon, WA
Heron’s Nest Gallery, Featured December Artist, Vashon, WA
Heron’s Nest Gallery, Post Cards from the Edge, Vashon, WA
PrintZero Exchange 6, Seattle WA, 98070
Two Wall Gallery, Winner of VIGA Poster Competition, Vashon,WA
BAC Gallery, INK, Bainbridge Island,WA
Silverwood Gallery, Random Acts of Kindness, Vashon, WA

  2008 Blue Heron Gallery, Assemblage: Seven Vashon Artists, Vashon, WA
Silverwood Gallery, The Bee Show, Vashon, WA
Poncho Invitational Exhibit Auction, Seattle, WA                     
Macy’s Gallery, 1/1, Seattle, WA
Cafe Luna, Peace Exhibit, Vashon, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, VAA Invitational Exhibit Auction
Quartermaster Press, The Unique Print, Island Winter Studio Tour, Vashon, WA
  2007 University House Print Arts Show, Seattle, WA
Macy’s Gallery, Monotype Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, Commissioned Artist, VAA Art Auction, Vashon, WA
Artist Trust, Art Takes Flight, Commissioned Artist, Tieton, WA
Seattle Convention Center, Vashon Print Artists Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Full Circle Center, Vashon, WA
Poncho Invitational Exhibit Auction, Seattle, WA
Quartermaster Press, Ink on Paper, Island Winter Studio Tour, Vashon, WA
  2006 Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle Print Artists Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Macy’s Gallery, Print Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Ballard Works, Quartermaster Press Print Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, Quartermaster Press, Island Home, Vashon, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, VAA Invitational Exhibit Auction
Cafe Luna, Vashon, WA
Quartermaster Press, Island Spring and Winter Studio Tours, Vashon, WA
  2005 Macy’s Gallery, Seattle, WA
Arts West Gallery, Perceptions, Observations, and Transformations, Seattle, WA
Quartermaster Press, Island Spring and Winter Studio Tours, Vashon, WA
  2004 Tag Gallery, Quartermser Press Artists, Tacoma, WA
Arts West Gallery, Seattle, WA
Quartermaster Press, Island Spring and Winter Studio Tours, Vashon, WA
  2003 Phinney Neighborhood Art Center, Print Exhibit, Seattle WA
Fox’s Gem Shop, Seattle, WA
Blue Heron Gallery, Quartermaster Press, 1Oth Anniversary Exhibit, Vashon, WA
Quartermaster Press, Island Spring and Winter Studio Tours, Vashon, WA
  2002 Barnworks, Vashon, WA
Quartermaster Press, Island Spring and Winter Studio Tours, Vashon, WA