Artist Talk: Louise Fisher
Louise Fisher is an Iowa-based interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of print, using methods of layering, impressing and repetition for their literal and visual enactment of time and the body. Fisher explores ideas of ephemerality, energetic transformation and life cycles. By integrating constructed and celestial time, geometric and organic forms, digital and hand-drawn printmaking processes, she points to the complexities of our current experience with nature. Through an investigative visual language, she aims to rekindle an appreciation for natural light and ask viewers to consider how their rhythms are impacted by this new incessant LED world.
Fisher holds an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University. She grew up on a farm in her home state of Iowa, where she obtained her BFA degree with honors from the University of Northern Iowa. Since then, she has shown her work nationally and internationally. Fisher’s work is included in private and public collections, including the Mid-America Print Council, the Zuckerman Museum of Art and the University of North Florida. Her most recent accomplishments include an international residency with the Picker’s Hut in Tasmania and the 2018 SGC International Graduate Fellowship Award.