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Morgan Fisher, 6 x 6 x 6 x 2 (I), 2018

Morgan Fisher (b. 1942) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Fisher completed his studies for a B.A. in Fine Arts at Harvard College in 1964, then went to Los Angeles to pursue a graduate degree in film, first at USC and then at UCLA. Fisher has been the subject of solo exhibitions and screenings at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Raven Row, London; Museum Abteilberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; Generali Foundation, Vienna; and the Aspen Art Museum.

Exhibitions

Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: New Paintings

New Paintings

9 Sep – 29 Oct 2022

The Upstairs at 39 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Morgan Fisher: Passing Time

Morgan Fisher: Passing Time

25 Oct 2018 – 16 Feb 2019

RedCat
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: 6 x 6 x 6 x 2

6 x 6 x 6 x 2

19 Oct – 20 Dec 2018

39 Walker
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: In Awe

In Awe

13 Sep – 25 Oct 2017

Kunsthalle Exnergasse
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Screening Room

Screening Room

10 Nov – 22 Dec 2016

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Past Future Housing

Past Future Housing

21 Apr – 25 Jun 2016

MAK Center, Mackey Garage Top
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Ordinary Pictures

Ordinary Pictures

27 Feb – 2 Oct 2016

Walker Art Center
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Negative Film Boxes

Negative Film Boxes

10 Sep – 24 Oct 2015

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now

Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now

7 Feb – 31 May 2015

Hammer Museum
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Interior Color Beauty

Interior Color Beauty

12 Sep – 19 Oct 2013

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: The Frame and Beyond

The Frame and Beyond

2 Mar – 29 Jul 2012

Generali Foundation
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Translations

Translations

23 Oct 2011 – 5 Feb 2012

Museum Abteiberg
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: New Work: Photographs and Works on Paper

New Work: Photographs and Works on Paper

7 Apr – 7 May 2011

Bortolami
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby

Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby

24 Feb – 24 Apr 2011

Raven Row, London
Featured Image (Installation View) of exhibtion: Portikus Looks at Itself

Portikus Looks at Itself

30 Jan – 15 Mar 2009

Portikus

Press

Marjorie Welish Morgan Fisher’s non-conformity: Measured and potent Two Coats of Paint Oct 2022Tim Schneider 6 Dazzling Works at the ADAA’s Art Show, From Maira Kalman’s Gertrude Stein Portraits to Art Made Out of Saran Wrap Artnet News Feb 2019Christopher Knight Review: For Morgan Fisher, 50 years of ‘PassingTime’ in a vanishing world Los Angeles Times Jan 2019Christina Catherine Martinez Morgan Fisher Artforum Jan 2019Bert Rebhandl Highlights from the 2018 Berlinale Film Festival Frieze Feb 2018Morgan Fisher and Barshee Tenzing The Value of Rage Terremoto Feb 2017 Michel François, Liz Larner, Tony Lewis, Virgina Overton | Morgan Fisher: Screening Room GalleriesNow.net Nov 2016Drew Sawyer Morgan Fisher’s Melancholic Modernism Aperture Dec 2014Helen Molesworth Whitney Biennial Artforum May 2014Hrag Vartanian Whitney Biennial 2014: Stuart Comer on the Third Floor Hyperallergic Mar 2014Carol Vogel State of Our Art, According to Whitney The New York Times Feb 2014Christopher Knight Review: Morgan Fisher gets contemplative over color Los Angeles Times Jan 2014Valentina S Non ti Scordar di me | 01: Interior Color Beauty Cosebelle Dec 2013Blake Gopnik The Daily Pic: 1930s paint samples help Morgan Fisher get at abstraction’s heft The Daily Beast Oct 2013Caroline Elbaor Exhibition of new paintings by Morgan Fisher opens at Bortolami Gallery in New York Artdaily Sept 2013Jose Villareal Morgan Fisher: The Frame and Beyond opens at the Generali Foundation in Vienna Artdaily Jul 2012Christopher Knight Art review: The Hammer biennial 'Made in L.A. 2012' succeeds Los Angeles Times Jun 2012Simone Menegoi Displaced Reflections Kaleidoscope Sept 2011Jim Supanick Rules of Engagement: Morgan Fisher’s cinema of refusal and re- flexivity Film Comment May 2011Benjamin Richardson Bortolami Gallery: Addiction & The 50s Opening Ceremony News Apr 2011Jose Villareal Morgan Fisher's New Works, Photographs and Works on Paper at Bortolami Art Daily Apr 2011Tom Watson Monochrome: the color of funny Los Angeles Times Nov 2008P Adams Sitney Medium Shots: The Films of Morgan Fisher Artforum Jan 2006Bruce Hainley The Bigger Picture Frieze Oct 2005Christopher Knight Finding Conceptual Pleasure in Monochromes Los Angeles Times Jan 2002

Writings

  1. Morgan Fisher in conversation with Walead Beshty
    33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003–2015) By Walead Beshty
    December 2015
  2. Walead Beshty, Introduction: Morgan Fisher, Art Center College of Design, March 25, 2014
    33 Texts: 93,614 Words: 581,035 Characters: Selected Writings (2003–2015) By Walead Beshty
    December 2015
  3. Passing Time and Untitled Statement
    Mousse Issue #46
    December 2013
  4. Aspect Ratio Pieces
    Writings on Paintings, Works on Paper, Photographs, and Installations
    2005
  5. Object Lessons: Morgan Fisher on Blinky Palermo
    Artforum
    March 2011
  6. An Introduction to some of the works in the exhibition
    Films and Paintings and In Between And Nearby
    2011
  7. Photographs of Old Boxes of Film

    2011
  8. Pendant Pair Paintings

    2007
  9. The Director and His Actor Look At Footage Showing Preparations For An Unmade Film (2)

    2005
  10. Door and Window Paintings

    2002
  11. Production Stills
    First published as a program note for a screening at The Collective For Living Cinema
    1985
  12. ()

    2004
  13. Standard Guage in Three Parts
    First published as a program note for a screening at The Collective For Living Cinema
    1985

Publications

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Morgan Fisher: Conversations

Morgan Fisher: Conversations

Aspen Art Press
2015

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Morgan Fisher: Exterior and Interior Color Beauty

Morgan Fisher: Exterior and Interior Color Beauty

Bortolami Gallery, New York
2013

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Morgan Fisher Two Exhibitions / Writings

Morgan Fisher Two Exhibitions / Writings

Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach Generali Foundation, Wien and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
2012

Book cover on plain gray background with title of Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby

Films and Paintings and In Between and Nearby

Raven Row, London
2011