Rob Fischer

Born Minneapolis, MN
Lives and works in New York


Minneapolis College of Art and Design, BFA
Escuela Salminter, Salamanca, Spain

Selected Exhibitions


Ten Marginal Years, Foxy Productions, New York.

Glass House, Beautiful City,  NYC Art in the Parks,  Sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, New York
Innovative Approach, Wellin Museum, Clinton, New York

Brick x Brick, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St.Paul, MN
Pond House (Y-House), Omi International Art Center, Omi, New York
Reality of AbstractionSchelfhaust Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Eid Ma Clack Shaw, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA
Wellin Collects, Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY
Defiant Gardens, ongoing commission, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
Commissioned project, Washington Pavilion, Seattle, WA

Glass House, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Defiant Gardens, ongoing project, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
Highpoint, McKnight Foundation Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

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

Affinity Atlas, Wellin Museum, Clinton, New York
Highpoint Decade One, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Chinati Foundation, Residency, Marfa, TX
Pacific Standard Time, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) Los Angeles, CA
Defiant Gardens, ongoing project, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dee/ Glasoe, New York, NY

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

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

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

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

Selected Press

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

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

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

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.

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-

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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