Morgan Fisher, ‘Univex Ultrapan Superspeed 35mm September 1954’, 2011, Bortolami

About Morgan Fisher

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.

American, b. 1942, Washington, D.C., DC, United States, based in Santa Monica, CA, United States

Solo Shows

2016
New York,
Morgan Fisher: Screening Room
2015

Group Shows

2017
Dallas Museum of Art, 
Dallas, TX, USA,
Truth: 24 frames per second
2017
Hessel Museum of Art, 
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA,
Picture Industry
2017
Portikus, 
Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
Portikus XXX
2017
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, 
Vienna, Austria,
in awe
2015
Whitney Museum of American Art, 
New York, NY, USA,
America is Hard to See