For her second solo show in New York, Kim Fisher will present eight new large-scale abstract paintings inspired by the phases - the waxing and waning - of the moon. Fisher's paintings begin as collage studies that incorporate a diverse range of printed paper elements. These studies are then translated into layered, complex, and sometimes photorealistic oil paintings made through rigorous systems of paint application. Her practice is highly formal, her use of subject matter and technique are both innovative and remarkably unexpected.
Kim Fisher received her MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 1998, and her BFA from the University of California in 1996, both in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at China Art Objects, Los Angeles; John Connelly Presents, New York; Shane Campbell, Chicago, and the Modern Institute, Glasgow. Fisher exhibits internationally and participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art and the 2004 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California.