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Vernon Fisher    (American, 1943)

 Vernon Fisher - Descent of Man (Paintings)
Vernon Fisher
Descent of Man 2007
 
 Vernon Fisher - Story in 3 Parts (Paintings)
Vernon Fisher
Story in 3 Parts 2009
 
 Vernon Fisher - The Basic Slate (Paintings) h: 47.5 x w: 47.5 in / h: 120.6 x w: 120.6 cm
Vernon Fisher
The Basic Slate 2008
 
 Vernon Fisher - The Raw and the Cooked (Paintings)
Vernon Fisher
The Raw and the Cooked 2006
 
 Vernon Fisher - The Universal Pie (Paintings) h: 47.5 x w: 47.5 in / h: 120.6 x w: 120.6 cm
Vernon Fisher
The Universal Pie 2008
 
 Vernon Fisher - The Way of Zen (Paintings)
Vernon Fisher
The Way of Zen 2007
 

Biography
1943 Born in Fort Worth, TX
1967 BA, Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX
1967 - 1968 University Fellow in Art, University of Illinois
1968 - 1969 University Fellow in Art, University of Illinois
1969 MFA, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, IL
1974 - 1975 NEA Individual Artist's Fellowship
1969 - 1978 Associate Professor of Art, Austin College, Sherman, TX
1980 - 1981 NEA Individual Artist's Fellowship
1981 - 1982 NEA Individual Artist's Fellowship
1984 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1988 Awards in Visual Arts Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
1992 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award College Art Association
1995 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
Currently lives and works in Fort Worth, TX

Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Castellani Art Museum, Niagra University, NY
Center for Createive Photography, Tucson, AZ
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS
El Paso Art Museum, El Paso, TX
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Hunter Museum, Chattangooga, TN
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, KA
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Lannan Foundation, Sante Fe, NM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Tyler, TX
University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Whitney Museum of American Art

1978 - present Regents Professor of Art, Univ. of North Texas Denton, TX

Exhibitions
2013 New Work, Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA (solo)
2011 Kunsthalle macht Schule, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
2010 Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (solo)
Solo exhibition, Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, Korea
2009 Trouble in Paradise at the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Seomi & Tuus Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2008 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2007 Vernon Fisher: Two Decades of Prints and Drawings, Landfall Press Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2006 Misleading Trails, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
North American Birds, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2005 American Tragedy, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
A Summer Group, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Masters of Illusion: 150 years of Trompe L'Oeil in America, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
Artist Interrogate: Race and Identity, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
Notes For a New Novel, The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL (solo)
2004 Brainiac, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
Vernon Fisher 1977-82, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Misleading Trails, China Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, China: travels to:NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, TX; Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; Vanderbilt University Art Gallery, Nashville, TN; Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Vernon Fisher 1977-82, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Waterworld, Southbend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
There, there, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Sharp Eye: An Art Dealer’s 40 Year Journey, Evanston Art Center, IL
2003 Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Talent from Texas, Arthouse, Austin, TX
The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
Brainiac, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
David Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
Vernon Fisher: Brainiac, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX (solo)
2002 The Cultural Desert: Inside Contemporary Sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Comtemporary Art, AZ
Time/Frame, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas at Austin, TX
Labyrinth, Hiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston
Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Vernon Fisher: New Paintings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Tacoma Art Museum, traveling internationally
2000 Zulu, Dunn and Brown Contemporary Dallas, TX (solo)
Natural Deceits, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (solo)
Vernon Fisher's File OO, The Glassell School of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX (solo)
Reconstructions: The Imprint of Nature/ The Impact of Science, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College New York, NY
2000 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
1999 Vernon Fisher, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
Altered States, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery Houston, TX
Texas Draws, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
1998 MAP 1998 (installation), Miami Art Museum (solo)
Hills Like White Elephants, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY (solo)
Zombies, Mark Moore Gallery Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Vernon Fisher: Recent Work, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Works on Paper: A to Z, 1960-1998, Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
Double Trouble, The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
1997 Vernon Fisher, Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas, TX (solo)
Vernon Fisher Blackboard Paintings and Others, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Four Ways to Enter a Story, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX (solo)
Finders/Keepers, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Zombies, Gerald Peters Gallery Dallas, TX
Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
1996 "New Talent - New Ideas", Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
"Summer Show", Charles Cowles Gallery New York, NY
Black and White, Gallery Seomi Seoul, Korea
Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery Dallas, TX
Devin Borden/ Hiram Butler Gallery Houston, TX
Mark Moore Gallery Santa Monica, CA
1995 Gallery Seomi Seoul, Korea
Hiram Butler Gallery Houston, TX
Heart of Darkness, Mark Moore Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Milagros San Antonio, TX
Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary Sculpture, List Art Center Brown University, Providence, RI
1994 Altered Egos, Santa Monica Museum of Art Santa Monica, CA
Fictions, Center for Creative Photography Tucson, AZ
Mapping, The University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Swimming Lesions, Blue Star Art Space San Antonio, TX
Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
Gallery Seomi Seoul, Korea
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Mark Moore Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Zolla Lieberman Gallery Chicago, IL
1993 Landfall Press Chicago, IL
Hiram Butler Gallery Houston, TX
Modernism San Francisco, CA
Darkness + Light, Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collections, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery University of Houston, TX
Reading Print, Museum of Modern Art NYC
1992 Beyond Just Words: I, Modernism San Francisco, CA
Out of Bounds: Contemporary Sculpture Takes Shape, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
The Center for Creative Photography University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL
1991 Yellowstone Art Center Billings, MT
Fred Hoffman Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, CA
Little Things (Slice It Down to Size) Mean A Lot, Momentary Modern Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Perfect World, San Antonio Museum of Art San Antonio, TX
1990 Museum of Modern Art New York, NY
1990 Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix, AZ
1989 La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art La Jolla, CA
Interim Art London, England
Fred Hoffman Gallery Santa Monica, CA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, NY
A Brave New World, Karsten Schubert, Ltd. London, England
Unstable Universe, Asher-Faure Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Painting Beyond the Death of Painting, Kuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall Moscow, Russia
1988 Awards in the Visual Arts 7, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
Looking South: A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art Birmingham, AL
New York, New York, Spencer Museum of Art University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS & traveling
Dallas Museum of Art Dallas, TX
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1987 Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York, NY
Hiram Butler Gallery Houston, TX
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
Past Imperfect: Eric Fischl/Vernon Fisher/Laurie Simmons, Walker Art Center Minmeapolis, MN & traveling
Comic Iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, England & traveling
1986 Asher-Faure Gallery Los Angeles, CA
Seventy-Fifth American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
Wallworks, John Weber Gallery New York, NY
Memento Mori, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo Mexico City, Mexico
Text and Image, The Wording of American Art, Holly Solomon Gallery New York, NY
1985 Butler Gallery Houston, TX
1984 Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York, NY
Words Pictures, Bronx Museum of the Arts Bronx, NY
Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974-1984, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
Narrative Forms, Museo Rufino Tamayo Mexico City, Mexico
1983 1984, Ronald Feldman Gallery New York, NY
The 38th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.
The Comic Art Show, Whitney Museum of American Art at Federal Reserve Plaza New York, NY
Language, Drama, Source and Vision, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY
Madison Art Center Madison, WI
1982 Galerie T'Venster Rotterdam, Netherlands
Fifth India Triennial, Fifth India Triennial New Delhi, India
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX
Mediums of Language, Hayden Gallery MIT, Cambridge, MA
1981 19 Artists--Emergent Americans: 1981 Exxon National Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
"Directions 1981", Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Barbara Gladstone Gallery New York, NY
1980 Denise Rene/Hans Mayer Gallery Dusseldorf, Germany
Investigations: Probe-Structure-Analysis, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, NY
1977 American Narrative/ Story Art 1967-1977, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX & traveling

Literature
2004 Frank, Peter. “Vernon Fisher.” L.A. Weekly, March 3-9.
Anthony, Elise. “Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth Artists,” Dallas Home Design, June: 42.
Hurt, Cindy. “Vernon Fisher: Brainiac,” Artl!ies, Winter: 75.
2003 Kutner, Janet. “Fisher’s stream of consciousness...”, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 5, 2003.
2002 Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Tight ‘Time/Frame’ Clocks in with a Winner,” Austin-American-Statesman, May 23.
Duganne, Erina. “Layering Time,” The Austin Chronicle, Jan. 25.
Frank, Peter. “Vernon Fisher,” LA Weekly, May 3-9.
Parnass, Larry. “Momentary losses of cerebral coordination,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 21.
2000 Colpitt, Frances. “Vernon fisher at the Glassell School of Art.” Art in America, June: 131-132.
Kutner, Janet. “Riddles,” The Dallas Morning News, Ap. 29.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Opening Up His Files,” Houston Press, March 2, 2000.
Rees, Christina. “Biting Back,” Dallas Observer, Feb. 10.
“Feeling the Slow Surrender of Your Mind,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 21.
Johnson, Patricia. “Exhibit Makes a Visual Connection,” Houston Chronicle, Feb. 23.
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