Rob Fischer

Born Minneapolis, MN
Lives and works in New York

Education

1993
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, BFA
1989
Escuela Salmintina, Salamanca, Spain

Selected Exhibitions

 

2014
Glass House, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Defiant Gardens (ongoing project), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

2013
New, New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Defiant Gardens (ongoing project), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
North American Print BiennialSherman Gallery, Boston University
Invisible Sculptures, Baeckerstrasse4, Vienna, Austria
After Hours, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn

2012
Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Chinati Foundation residency, Marfa, Texas
Open House, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

2011
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Defiant Gardens (ongoing project), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
No Man is an Island, Governor’s Island, New York
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), commissioned project, Marfa, Texas
James Hendershot Gallery, New York

2010
QUARRY, Charest-Weinberg, Miami, FL
Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Few Landmarks, (solo) The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hi/Bye (Performance), The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2009
The Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.
Franklin Art Works (solo exhibition and performance), Minneapolis, MN

2008
Everyday Eden, Public Art Fund, New York
The Station, Miami, FL
Highpoint Editions, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

2007
The Photograph as Canvas, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Max Wigram Gallery, London
Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art in America, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
Still, Things Fall From the Sky, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside
Trials and Terrors, MCA, Chicago, IL
As, On, and About Painting, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Greater New York, P.S.1/ MOMA, NY
Much madness is divinest sense, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY

2004
Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, FL
Dike Blair, Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, Rob Fischer, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2003
Druid: Wood as a Superconductor, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY
Soft Cell, Foxy Productions, Brooklyn, NY
Project Spaces, Artists Space, New York, NY

2002
Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
The Door as Metaphor in Contemporary Art, New Jersey Center for Visual Art, NJ
13 Minnesota Artists, Minnetonka Art Center, Wayzata, MN
In the Carriage House, Islip Art Center, Islip, NY

2001
Dee/ Glasoe, New York, NY

2000
In Site, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Mirrored Boat, Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN
My Winnebago Travels, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Light/ House, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN

1999
New Work, Conductor’s Hallway Gallery, London, UK
Hiding Places for a Dense City, Art In General, New York, NY
Interval, Sculpture Center, NY
OSB Additions, Bemidji Art Center, Bemidji, MN
Three Suitcases, Art and Idea, Mexico City, Mexico

1998
Sculpture On Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
One Hundred Years of Sculpture, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1997
Guarene Arte 97, Fondazione Sandretta Re Rebaudengo per L’Arte, Turin, Italy
Reimaging the Landscape, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Press

2010
Ellegood, Anne,  “Rob Fischer”, essay for Hammer exhibition brochure.
Williams, Maxwell, “The Sculptural Landmarks of a Continuous Voyage,” Flaunt Magazine, Issue 107.

2009
Abbey, Mary, Rob Fischer at Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 15.
Nusz, Ruben, “Everything and Nothing, All at Once”. MN Artists.org/Walker Art Center online.
Schmelzer, Paul, Rob Fischer, Critics Picks, Artforum online, October.

2008
Weinberg, Adam and Shamim Momin, Whitney Museum at Altria: 25 Years.
Clarkson, Lamar, Everyday Eden, ARTnews Magazine, January
Harper’s Magazine, January
Sculpture Magazine, “Everyday Eden”, March

2007
Blind Spot, issue 36.
Downey, Anthony. “Rob Fischer”, Flash Art, March-April.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Beyond Airbrushing”, New York Times, April 1.
Miles, Christopher. “Rob Fischer”, ArtForum, March.
Wood, Eve. “Rob Fischer”, ArtU.S., March/April.
Cream 4: Ice Cream, Phaidon Press.

2006
Alemani, Cecelia. “Whitney Museum at Altria”, Flash Art, March-April.
Caniglia, Julie. “Making It”, The Rake, March.
Cochran, Rebecca Dimling, “Amidst the Rubble: The Art of Rob Fischer”, Art Papers, September-
October

2005
Gleuck, Grace. “Rob Fischer”, New York Times, December 23, 2005
Maine, Stephen. “Rob Fischer”, Art in America, October 2005
Maine, Stephen. “The Photograph as Canvas,” Art on Paper, September-October.
Ratner, Megan. “Rob Fischer,” frieze, issue 92, June/July/August, 2005.
Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art”, New York Times, February 25, 2005.
Schwendener, Martha. “Rob Fischer”, Artforum, summer 2005.
“Rob Fischer”, The New Yorker, March 21, 2005.
Sholis, Brian. “Rob Fischer”. Artforum. March 1, 2005.
Sillman, Nick, Tema Celeste, June/July, 2005.
Village Voice. Voice Choices, December 14, 2005.

2004
Iles, Chrissie, Shamim M. Momin, Debra Singer; Whitney Biennial: 2004.
Volk, Gregory, “Big Brash Borough”, Art In America, September.

2003
Sansone, Valentina, and Melissa Vo, compilers, “Sculpture Forever,” Flash Art, July-Sept.
Unattributed, Reviews, The New Yorker, March 24.
Leffingwell, Edward, Reviews, Art In America, May.

2002
Levin, Kim, “Shortlist,” The Village Voice 47, no. 45, November 6.
Amy, Michael, “Robert Fischer at Dee/Glasoe and the Sculpture Center,” Sculpture, May.
Kastner, Jeffrey, “Robert Fischer at Dee/Glasoe,” Artext, Spring.

2001
Levin, Kim, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, November 6.
Smith, Roberta. “Funky Digs with Lots of Space for Performance-Oriented Hipsters,” New York Times,
September 28.
Unattributed, “Reviews,” New Yorker, November 12.

2000
Fallon, Michael. “Reviews,” Art Papers, May/June.

1999
Bonami, Francesco. “The End of the Journey: The Public Privacy of Robert Fischer,” essay for brochure, Art In General.
Currah, Mark. “Reviews,” Time Out London, September 15-22.
Howarth, Sophie. “Robert Fischer,” essay for show.
Reid, Calvin. “Robert Fischer at Art in General,” Art in America, November.

1998
Briggs, Patricia. “Sculpture on Site,” Artforum, November.
Freese, Joan. “Robert Fischer,” Bush Foundation Artist Fellows catalogue.

1997
Flood, Richard. “Robert Fischer,” essay for catalogue, Guarene Arte 97.

Selected collections
Corcoran Museum, Washington DC
Whitney Museum, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art