William Fisher: Bio
William Fisher, MFA, 1996, Ohio University; BA, 1985, the College of William and Mary; apprentice to woodblock Master Toshii Yoshida, 1989-93, Tokyo, Japan; Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Georgia College; author of the online Art Department and Printmaking Directory; Under Secretary of Southern Cultural Hegemony and Rural Visual Authority, US Department of Art & Technology. Recent experiments in shared authorship examine quantification of the individual and identity, cults of the intellect and the expert, and the cynicism of Empire.
Whether print-based in the tradition of fine art printmaking (Delicate Sensibilities, Missing Stereotypes, Seritypes, Re-Present), or through digital or commercial print media (Colonial Towers, Yard Sign Project, No Hate Crimes [Reported]) or performative (Semper Fi, Executive Branch Suite), these projects involve students, friends, strangers and colleagues, depend ultimately upon the efforts of community and often result in audience functioning as author.
Recent exhibitions/performances include District Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, Phoebe Conley Gallery at California State University, Fresno, CA, Glass Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, Jewett Arts Center Galleries, Wellesley College, Wellesley,MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Central Missouri State University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (censored collaboration), Gainesville, GA, the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, 24K Gallery, San Diego, CA, and Columbia College, Chicago.
Publications featuring work include Stone Lithography by Paul Croft, and The Indiana Review, 2005 Special Summer Issue. Interviews by Eye Candy Magazine, Bad Subjects, Vivir Latino, Slacktivist.com, Take Back the Media and Rolling Stone. Work has been solicited by The Nation, Cursor and Cabinet Magazine web sites and Rhizome Art Data Base, and was shown in Winnipeg and Vancouver in early 2007 as part of the traveling exhibition “Allegories of the Genome.” Fisher was recently chosen to represent Georgia in the 20-state fine art invitational “20/20,” 2008.