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Morgan Fisher

American, b. 1942

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Morgan Fisher

American, b. 1942

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Although fluctuating between the mediums of film, painting, drawing, and photography throughout the last half-century, Morgan Fisher's varied works are congruent in many themes. In the 1970s, Fisher created his first films—experimental works that identified with the Structural Film movement in their emphasis of medium over literal content. He also began a critique on the threatening disappearance of artistic mediums such as analog film, a thread still recurrent 40 years later in his drawings and photographs based on the obsolescence of film photography. By the 1990s, Fisher's work grew to include painting and installation, most notably his monochrome, square canvases, and installations dependent on the interaction between artworks within a particular space.

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Biography

Although fluctuating between the mediums of film, painting, drawing, and photography throughout the last half-century, Morgan Fisher's varied works are congruent in many themes. In the 1970s, Fisher created his first films—experimental works that identified with the Structural Film movement in their emphasis of medium over literal content. He also began a critique on the threatening disappearance of artistic mediums such as analog film, a thread still recurrent 40 years later in his drawings and photographs based on the obsolescence of film photography. By the 1990s, Fisher's work grew to include painting and installation, most notably his monochrome, square canvases, and installations dependent on the interaction between artworks within a particular space.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more