Morgan Fisher

Works

Rubbing on Paper 14 x 11.5 inches 35.6 x 29.2 cm
Rubbing on Paper 14 x 11.5 inches 35.6 x 29.2 cm
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Acrylic on canvas Grey and Red Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Red Painting: 18 x 36 inches Grey and Orange Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Orange Painting: 18 x 48 inches Grey and Yellow Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Yellow Painting: 18 x 60 inches Grey and Green Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Green Painting: 18 x 36 inches Grey and Blue Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Blue Painting: 18 x 48 inches Grey and Violet Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Violet Painting: 18 x 60 inches
Acrylic on canvas Grey and Red Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Red Painting: 18 x 36 inches Grey and Orange Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Orange Painting: 18 x 48 inches Grey and Yellow Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Yellow Painting: 18 x 60 inches Grey and Green Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Green Painting: 18 x 36 inches Grey and Blue Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Blue Painting: 18 x 48 inches Grey and Violet Painting: 18 x 24 inches Grey and Violet Painting: 18 x 60 inches
2011 Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
2011 Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
2011 Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
2011 Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
2011 Archival pigment print 16 x 20 inches (unframed) 40.6 x 50.8 cm (unframed) 43.8 x 54 cm (framed) 17.25 x 21.25 inches (framed) Edition1/2, +1 AP
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Translations', Installation view at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach. 23 October, 2011 to 4 February, 2012
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby' Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
'Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby', Installation view at Raven Row, London. 24 February to 24 April 2011
Installation view at Portikus, Frankfurt. 31 January - 15 March, 2009
Installation view at Portikus, Frankfurt. 31 January - 15 March, 2009

Biography

Morgan Fisher
1942 born in Washington, D.C.
Lives and Works in Santa Monica, California

 

Education

1960-64 Harvard College

1965 B.A. in Fine Art

1964-65 University of Southern California, work toward M.A. in Cinema

1965-66 University of California, Los Angeles, work toward M.F.A. in Motion Picture Division,

Department of Theater Arts

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions / Screenings

2014

International Art Objects, Los Angeles, California

2013

Interior Color Beauty, Bortolami, New York

2012

Morgan Fisher: Conversations, Aspen Museum of Art, Colorado

The Frame and Beyond, Generali Foundation, Vienna

2011

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Morgan Fisher: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby, Raven Row, London

2010

Missing – An Evening with Morgan Fisher, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

Works on Paper 1968-2008, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2009

Portikus Looks at Itself, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, curated by Melanie Ohnemus

2008

Alien Pendant Pair Paintings, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Art Unlimited, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Art Basel, Basel

2007

Pendant Pair Paintings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

2006

Standard Gauge: Film Works by Morgan Fisher, 1968 – 2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, curated by Chrissie Iles

2005

Standard Gauge: Film Works by Morgan Fisher, 1968-2003, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Scratched Aspect Ratio Pieces, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Standard Gauge: The Films of Morgan Fisher, film screening, Tate Modern, London

Edge and Corner Paintings, Adamski Galerie, Aachen

Morgan Fisher / Thom Andersen, film screening, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

2004

( ) / Film Cans and Film Boxes, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

Aspect Ratio Pieces, ( ), Greene Naftali, New York

( ), Cubitt, London

( ), film screening (with Sharon Lockhart), Kino Arsenal, Internationales Forum des jungen Films / Berlinale, Berlin

Filmforum, Los Angeles

Städelschule, Frankfurt

2002

To See Seeing, NAK – Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

Photogenic Drawings / Color Balance, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

The Italian Paintings, Self-Portraits, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Pacific Title and Art Studio, Hollywood; presented by China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

2000

Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg

The Italian Paintings, presented by Dave Muller, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1998

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Galerie Daniel Buchholz, film screening at the cinema of the British Council, Cologne

Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna

1989

University of Rochester, in the series “The New Avant-Garde”, Rochester

1986

International Forum of Young Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin

University Gallery of Fine Art, Ohio State University, Ohio

1985

The Collective for Living Cinema, New York

San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

1981

Color Balance, P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1980

Color Balance, Media Study/Buffalo

Film as Installation, The Clocktower, New York City

1979

Boston Film/Video Foundation, Boston

Art School, California Institute of the Arts

Department of Photography and Film, Ohio State University, Columbus

Art Program, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1978

Collective for Living Cinema, New York

1976

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco

Anthology Film Archives, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

1975

Pacific Film Archive; Berkeley

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco

Vancouver Art Gallery, in the series The Very Eye of Light. A Primer in the Experimental Film, Pacific Cinematheque in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,

British Columbia

Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco

1974

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

1973

Millennium Film Workshop, New York

School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Independent Film Festival, National Film Theater, London

1972

Film Section, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1970

Department of Theater Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2013

T.J. Wilcox: In the Air, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2012

Made in L.A 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Films by Richard Serra, Morgan Fisher, and Anthony McCall, The Artist’s Institute, New York

2010

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Monochrome Reflections, haubrokshows, Berlin

rogalski, Haubrok Shows, Berlin

2009

Aspect Ratio, TENT, section of “Size Matters,” Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam; curated by Edwin Carels

Protective Coloration, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; curated by Niko Vicario

See This Sound, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz

Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam

Fax, The Drawing Center, New York

1999, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles

Restoring the Los Angeles Avant-Garde, La Filmforum, Los Angeles

Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; curated by Bennett Simpson

Daily Film Program in conjunction with See This Sound; Promises in Sound and Vision, Lentos

Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria (catalogue); curated by Cosima Rainer

Artists’ Cinema, in conjunction with “But what of Frances Stark, standing by itself, a naked name, bare as a ghost to whom one would like to lend a sheet?” and “David Hockney, 1960–1968: A Marriage of Styles,” Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; curated by Alex Farquharson

2008

Neutre Intense-Mitim, Maison populaire-Centre d’art Mira Phalaina, Montreuil

You, Whose Beauty Was Famous in Rome, Mandarin Gallery, Los Angeles

To Square Light, Signal – Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

Zuordnungsprobleme, Johann König, Berlin

Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Please Stay Out, We’re Open, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles

Haubroksshow, Sammlung Haubrok, Berlin

Neutre Intense-( ), Carl Freedman Gallery, London

Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; curated by Phillip Kaiser and Corrina Peipon

California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach (catalogue); curated by Lauri Firstenberg

2007

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Oberhausen

Monochrome Painting, Cardwell Jimmerson, Culver City

2006

Galerie Daniel Buchholz Cologne at Metro Pictures, Metro Pictures, New York

Los Angeles 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Program of films presented by Christopher Williams as an artist in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Blows into Microphone, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (catalogue); curated by Achim Lengerer; presented at Wiener Votivkino, Vienna; later presented at the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt

The Artists Cinema, Frieze Art Fair, Regent’s Park, London

Expanded Cinema I, film program curated by Patrick Huber and Fred Truniger in conjunction with the show The Expanded Eye, curated by Bice Curiger, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich

Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (publication); curated by Public-Holiday Project

2005

Beside the Dream Machine, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna

A Walk to Remember, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles (catalogue); curated by Jens Hoffman

Old News, LACE, Los Angeles; curated by Jacob Fabricius

Gallery exchange, China Art Objects Galleries and Bowie Van Valen, Amsterdam

Bienal de Lisboa, Lisbon; curated by Ricardo Matos Cabo

2004

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2003

Turbulent Screen, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

Fate of Alien Modes, Secession, Vienna

Morgan Fisher and Mason Cooley, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

Sandwiched, Los Angeles; curated by Jacob Fabricius

Conceptualisms: Zeitgenössische Tendenzen in Musik, Kunst und Film, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; curated by Christoph Metzger

2002

Sie träumt von ihrem Lieblingsstar. Er spricht mit einer fremden Sprache.

Vier Räume aus der Sammlung Schürmann, Sammlung Schürmann, K21 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf

Morgan Fisher, Tomma Abts, Leica Dole-Recio, James Hayward, curated by Richard Hawkins, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show, The Project, Los Angeles (catalogue); curated by Jens Hoffman

2001

Frances Stark meets Morgan Fisher, Klosterfelde, Berlin

2000

The Italian Paintings, Dave Muller/Three Day Weekend, in “Made in California: Now”, LACMA, Los Angeles

Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Jürgen Becker, Hamburg

Not Coming, Laemmle Grande Theaters, Los Angeles, produced by Side Street Projects

1999

Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

A History of European Cinema through Technical Evolution, Festival dei Popoli, Florence

The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000; The Cool World: Film and

Video in America 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Thanks, visiting faculty show, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts

1998

Time Dilates, Dave Muller/Three Day Weekend, The Downtown Arts Festival, New York

1997

Threshold, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica

1996

Projections, AMC Old Pasadena Theaters, Pasadena, California, produced by Side

Street Projects

1995

Inaugural Film Screening, ACME. Gallery, Santa Monica

Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975, The Museum of Contemporary Art,

Los Angeles (C)

23 Short Films / 23 Film Posters, a show of and by Maria Eichhorn, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich

1994

Scratching the Belly of the Beast; Cutting-Edge Media in Los Angeles, 1922-1994,

Filmforum, Los Angeles

Detours, Side Street Projects, Santa Monica (group show), painting installation

Color This!, Foundation for Art Resources, Los Angeles, 1994, coloring book with

drawings by Los Angeles artists

1993

Fade to Black, Eldorado Centrum voor Beeldcultuur, Antwerpen

Robert Flaherty Seminar, Ithaca, New York

Stichting Amsterdams Filmhuis, Amsterdam

1991

Faculty show, School of Art, California Institute of the Arts

1990

Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema, Pesaro, Italy, retrospective of American

Independent Films of the 1980s

Beyond Illusion: American Film and Video Art, 1965-1975, in conjunction with “The New

Sculpture, 1965-1975: Between Geometry and Gesture, Whitney Museum of American Art

Metamedia, in conjunction with “Image World: Art and Media Culture”, Whitney Museum of American Art

1989

What’s Wrong with These Pictures?, retrospective (with George Landow),

The American Museum of the Moving Image, New York

1988

mot:dites, image, Musée National dʼArt Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris (C)

Independent America; New Film 1978-1988, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York

1987

Text as Image, Pacific Film Archive

1985

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (C)

New York Film Festival

1983

Word Works, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Film as Installation II, The Clocktower, New York

1982

Ten Years of Living Cinema, Collective for Living Cinema, New York (C)

1981

West Coast, Anthology Film Archives, New York (C)

American and French Independent Cinema, Padiglione d’arte contemporanea/Cineteca italiana, Milan (C)

P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York

1980

’The Pleasure Dome’, American Experimental Film, 1939-1979, Moderna Museet,

Stockholm

1979

The New West, curated by Jack Goldstein, The Kitchen, New York

Re-Visions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (gallery leaflet); curated by John G. Hanhardt

1978

International Forum of Young Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival, curated by John G. Hanhardt

Frameworks, Water Street Branch, Whitney Museum of American Art

Artists’ Film, Artists Space, New York

1977

The Poetic Eye: Perspectives on the American Independent Film, 1923-1977,

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Time, Philadelphia College of Art (C)

The Moving Image/N.Y. State, Tour program organized by Gerald O”Grady

Film Spaces, Art Gallery, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut Creek,

California

1976

Text and Image, New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Fisher/Serra/Shulman, New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of

American Art, New York

Neue Avantgardefilme aus den USA, Werkstattkino, Munich

1975

Stills, New American Filmmakers Series, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Institute of Contemporary Art, London

1974

Thom Andersen / Morgan Fisher, Theatre Vanguard, Los Angeles

1973

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Independent Film Festival, National Film Theatre, London

1970

Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York (C)

North American Filmmakers: At Home and Abroad, Tour program organized by the

Film Department, Museum of Modern Art

 

Selected Group Screenings

2009

Aspect Ratio, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam; curated by Edwin Carels

Restoring the Los Angeles Avant-Garde: Thom Andersen and Morgan Fisher, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, co-presented with the UCLA Film and Television Archive and Los Angeles

Filmforum; curated by Mark Toscano

2008

Los Angeles, in Paul McCarthy: Film List, a series of programs of films and videos curated by Paul McCarthy to accompany his one-person show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Sunshine Noir in “Los Angeles: Eine Stadt im Film; A City on Film”; a retrospective of the Viennale and the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna (catalogue); curated by Thom Andersen

2007

Kinomuseum, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany (publication)

2006

Expanded Cinema: Film als Spektakel, Ereignis und Performance, Hartware Medien Kunst Verein, Dortmund (program also presented at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart); curated by Mark Webber

2005

Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh

Thom Andersen and Morgan Fisher, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (presented at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne)

2004

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam

International Forum of Young Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York

Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto

Athens International Film Festival, Athens

London International Film Festival, London

2003

Turbulent Screen; Die strukturelle Bewegung in Film und Video, Edith-Ruß-Haus für

Medienkunst, Oldenburg; curated by Rosanne Altstatt and Ralf Sausmikat

Views from the Avant–Garde, New York Film Festival, New York; curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith

2001

Two Film Screenings Organized by Christopher Williams (Poster, Introductory Remarks and Film Screening) For the Exhibition, In Between Art and Architecture’, Silver Screen Theater, Pacific

Design Center/MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

1999

A History of European Cinema through Technical Evolution, Festival dei Popoli,

Florence

1995

Inaugural film screening, ACME. Gallery, Santa Monica

1994

Scratching the Belly of the Beast; Cutting-Edge Media in Los Angeles, 1922-1994, Filmforum, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1993

Fade to Black, Eldorado Centrum voor Beeldcultuur, Antwerp

The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York

Stichting Amsterdams Filmhuis, Amsterdam

1992

Unknown Territories: American Independent Film, presented by Sixpack Film at the Vienna Film Theatre, Vienna

1990

Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema, Pesaro, Italy

1998

INPUT 88 (International Public Television screening conference), Philadelphia

1976

Neue Avantgardefilme aus den USA, Werkstattkino, Munich

Institute of Contemporary Art, London

1974

Thom Andersen/Morgan Fisher, Theatre Vanguard, Los Angeles

1973

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

1969

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen

Visiting Artist / Lectures

2007

École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (Visiting artist)

1998

Merz Akademie, Stuttgart

Städelschule, Frankfurt

1997

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (Visiting artist)

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California (Visiting artist)

School of Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California (Visiting artist)

1996

Art Department, University of California at Riverside (Visiting artist)

Occidental College, Los Angeles (Visiting artist)

1995

California Institute of the Arts (Visiting artist)

1992

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (Visiting artist)

1986

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena (Visiting artist)

1980

Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia

1978

Contemporary Art Survey (lecture series), Art Department, UCLA

College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara (Visiting artist)

Department of Visual Arts, University of California at San Diego

1977

Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles

 

Other Activities

1990

Juror, dramatic film competition, U.S. Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

1986

Panelist, annual meeting at University Film and Video Association,

Film in Los Angeles: The Avant Garde and the Industry

1981

Member of the Board of Advisors, The Foundation for Art Resources

1980

Member of Evaluation Committee for The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation

1977

Guest Editor Journal, No. 14, April-May, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art

1976

Panelist, annual meeting of the College Art Association,

Object/Illusion: The Filmic Dialectic

Programming Secretary, The Los Angeles Independent Film Oasis, a cooperatively-run non-profit screening organization for independent film (1976-78)

 

Grants and Fellowships

1989 Media Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts

1988 California Arts Council

1987 Guggenheim Fellowship for Fil

1980 Media Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts

Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

FRAC Ile-de-France, Paris

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin