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EDUCATION:


  • M.F.A., Yale University,  May 1981, Printmaking
  • B.F.A. with high honors, Virginia Commonwealth University,  December 1976, 
  • Painting and Printmaking

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:


  • Professor of Art, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI   1990 - (Dept. Chair  1998 - 2001)
  • Visiting Artist, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT   1987 - 1989
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK   1986 - 1987
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Amherst College, Amherst, MA  1984 - 1986
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA 1983 - 1984

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:


  • 2008:  Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Fritz Eichenberg Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking
  • 2004:  Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Fritz Eichenberg Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking
  • 1999:  Blanche E. Colman Award
  • 1998:  Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Fritz Eichenberg Fellowship in Drawing and Printmaking
  • 1994:  New England Foundation for the Arts, Regional Fellowship in the Visual Arts
  • 1993:  Mary Tucker Thorp Award of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Rhode Island College
  • 1992:  American Artist Achievement Award, Graphic Media
  • 1980:  Ford Foundation Summer Study Grant, Yale University
  • 1979 - 1980:  Virginia Museum Graduate Fellowship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


  • 2008:  Drawings and Prints, Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2003:  Baroque Noir, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • 2000:  Chimeras, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 1999:  Recent Drawings & Prints, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 1994:  Recent Work, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
  • 1994:  Impressions Along the Way,  Corridor Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • 1994:  Heavy Time, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • 1993:  Vice Versa, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
  • 1993:  20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
  • 1992:  Recent Drawings, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
  • 1992:  House of Lies, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1989:  Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
  • 1988:  A Kind of Fascination, Ezra and Cecile Zilhka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • 1987:  Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA                                                                  
  • 1986:  Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
  • 1984:  The Print Club Selects, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1978:  The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:  (selected)


  • 2010:  Sabbatical Exhibition: Doug Bosch and Stephen Fisher, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • 2008:  Recent Work, Stephen Fisher, Sam Duket, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 2008:  Printmaking Now, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
  • 2007:  Paper/New England, New England Now, Hartford, CT
  • 2006:  Worlds of Wonder, Stephen Fisher, Richard C. Whitten, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 2006:  Drawings, Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2006:  The University of Dallas 19th National Print Invitational,  Irving, TX
  • 2005:  The Corcoran Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation, The Cocoran Gallery of Art, Washington,  DC
  • 2005:  Black + White, Paessagio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
  • 2004:  Works on Paper, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 2003:  Recent Work: Stephen Fisher, Katheryn Myers, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 2003:  American Botanical Prints of Two Centuries, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001:  The Gifts of Winter, Hunt Institute for Botanical Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001:  Realism in Contemporary Still Life, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
  • 2001:  New on View: Recent DAC Acquisitions, Davison Art Center Gallery, Middletown, CT
  • 2000:  The Virginia Landscape, The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
  • 2000:  Work Now (18 VCU Painting and Printmaking Alumni), The Artists’ Museum, Washington, DC
  • 2000:  Contemporary Art in New England: Recent Acquisitions, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • 1999:  Illusions: Mia Brownell, Stephen Fisher, David Schirm, Fawick Art Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
  • 1998:  Drawings: Stephen Fisher, Andrew Raftery, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 1997:  Great Gifts: Recent Acquisitions, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • 1996:  New Directions, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1995:  New England Today, NEFA Fellowship Winners, Chinese Culture Institute, Boston, MA
  • 1995:  3 Printmakers, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
  • 1995:  Nature Morte, 100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT
  • 1994:  Contemporary American Drawings, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
  • 1992:  National Print Invitational, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
  • 1991:  Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution,  Washington, D. C.
  • 1990:  American Drawings, Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 
  • 1989:  Black and White, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1988:  A Winter Garden, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1988:  6th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 
  • 1987:  Art in Embassies, United States Mission, West Berlin, Germany
  • 1987:  Contemporary American Drawings, Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
  • 1986:  The Peterdi Years, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • 1986:  Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1985:  Prints and Pots, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • 1985:  The Tonal Range, Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1985:  The San Diego Print Club, San Diego, CA
  • 1984:  Small Works, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1984:  Made in Virginia, Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA
  • 1983:  American Realists, Nan Miller Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 1982:  11/11 Printmakers, 1708 East Main, Richmond, VA
  • 1981:  M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:  (selected)   (* denotes award)


  • 2009:  60th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
  • 2009:  Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition 20, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2008:  8th Annual American LandscapesExhibiton, Maryland Fereration of Art, Annapolis, MD (*honorable mention)
  • 2008:  The 6th Minnesota Print Biennial, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2008:  Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA
  • 2008:  Sixty Square Inches, 16th Biennial North American Small Print Competition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN (*purchase award)            
  • 2007:  Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition 19, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
  • 2007:  Global Matrix II, An International Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West  LaFayette, IN
  • 2006:  National Printmaking 2006, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
  • 2006:  2006 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition,  Hilo, HI2005:  The Maryland Federation of Art Print Show, MFA City Gallery, Baltimore, MD (*First  Place award)
  • 2005:  The Boston Printmakers, North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA  (*Art New England Material Award)
  • 2004:  The 4th Minnesota National Print Biennial 04,  Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  
  • (*2004 Print and Drawing Council, Minneapolis Institute of Arts Purchase Award) 
  • 2003:  The Boston Printmakers, 2003 North American Print Biennial, Emmanuel College,  Boston, MA
  • 2003:  The South Coast New England Printmaking Exhibition, University of Massachusetts - North Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
  • 2003:  24th National Print Exhibition 2003, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
  • 2003:  16th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI  (*purchase award)
  • 2002:  Art of the Northeast: 53rd Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT  *(Silvermine Tavern Drawing Award)
  • 2001:  Sixty Square Inches National Small Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN  *(Merit Award and Purchase Award)
  • 2000:  23rd National Print Biennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • 1999: Halpert Biennial, Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC *(Purchase Award)
  • 1999:  Positive/Negative 14, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN *(Purchase Award)
  • 1999:  Art of the Northeast: 50th Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • 1999:  Los Angeles Printmaking Society 15th National Exhibition, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA   *(Crown Point Press Award for Outstanding Achievement)
  • 1998:     Art of the Northeast: 49th Annual Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT *(Silvermine Tavern Drawing Award)
  • 1998:  The Print Club of Albany, 20th National Juried Exhibition, Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY *(Gene Kloss Memorial Purchase Award)
  • 1998:  American Drawing Biennial 6,  Muscarelle Museum, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • 1997:  Juried Exhibition 1997, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA  *(Marc Printmaking Award) 
  • 1997:  The Eighth Annual Dwight Merrimon Davidson National Print Exhibition at Elon College, Elon College, NC   *(purchase award)
  • 1997:  National Printmaking 1997, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ   *(purchase award)
  • 1997:  Printmaker’s Renaissance Exhibition 3, Rolling Stone Press, Atlanta, GA *(intaglio award & relief award)
  • 1996:  Rutgers National ‘96 Works on Paper, Stedman Arts Center, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
  • 1995:  Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Newport News, VA *(drawing award)
  • 1995:  Ottawa National Print Exhibition, Ottawa Gallery, Sylvania, OH *(exhibition award)
  • 1994:  69th Annual Competition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA
  • 1994:  International Print Biennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT *(purchase award)
  • 1992:  5th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD   *(purchase award)
  • 1992:  Prints International 1992, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT *(purchase award)
  • 1992:  Pacific States National Biennial Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI *(juror’s purchase award)
  • 1991:  Realism ‘91, The Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV   *(purchase award)
  • 1991:  42nd Art of the Northeast USA Competition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT *(Silvermine Tavern Award for Works Under Glass)
  • 1991:  72nd National Juried Exhibition, The Springfield Art League, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA   *(juror’s merit award)
  • 1990:  American Drawing Biennial II, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA   *(second prize)
  • 1987:  2nd International Exhibition of Prints in Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan & Seoul, Korea
  • 1986:  9th Eastern United States Print and Drawing Exhibition, North Carolina Print and Drawing Society, Charlotte, NC   *(purchase award)
  • 1986:  Ninth National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1985:  20th Bradley National Print and Drawing Competition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL *(purchase award)
  • 1985:  60th International Print Competition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA   *(A,N,W award)
  • 1983:  Rockford International Biennale ‘83, Rockford College, Rockford, IL   *(purchase award)
  • 1983:  59th International Print Competition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA   *(Print Club Selection Award, Graphic Chemical and Ink Company Purchase Award)
  • 1982:  58th International Print Competition, The Print Club, Philadelphia, PA   *(Quaker Chemical Foundation Purchase Award)
  • 1977:  Virginia Printmakers 1977, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA   *(certificate of distinction)

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:  (selected)


  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle,WA
  • The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT
  • National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
  • Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
  • Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
  • United States Embassy, West Berlin, Germany
  • Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, CT
  • Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
  • University of Dallas
  • Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT 
  • American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
  • Fidelity Investments
  • General Motors, Detroit, MI
  • Philip Morris Inc., Richmond, VA
  • Nordstroms, Providence, RI and Columbia, MD (as part of the Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • The National Gallery, Washington, DC
  • The Achenbach Foundation of the California Legion of Honor of the San Francisco Art Museums,
  • San Francisco, CA
  • The Davis Collection of Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

CATALOGS, REVIEWS AND ARTICLES:  (selected)


  • 2008:  Drawing on the natural world for inspiration, Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, March 13, 2008
  • 2008:  Drawing the line at realism, Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal,  February 1, 2008
  • 2006:  Everyday magic:  Drawing takes flight at the Pepper Gallery, Christopher Millis, The Phoenix,  February 15, 2006, review of exhibition at Pepper Gallery
  • 2003:   Go west, art lovers, Bill Van Siclen, Live/Providence Journal,  March 6-9, 2003 review of Baroque Noir at the Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
  • 2000:  Chimeras, Exhibition Catalog, Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA
  • 2000:  The Virginia Landscape, exhibition catalog, The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA
  • 1999:  Don’t miss Stephen Fisher’s stunning drawings, Channing Gray, Live/Providence Journal, December  9-12, 1999, review of exhibition at Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
  • 1999: The Best of Sketching and Drawing, Terry Sullivan, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 1999
  • 1996: Stephen Fisher in New Directions Group Exhibition, Christopher Millis, artsMEDIA, October 1996,  review of exhibition at the Chase Gallery, Boston, MA 1995:  Works are any thing but still, Patricia Rosoff, Hartford Advocate, June 15, 1995, review of exhibition at 100 Pearl, Hartford, CT
  • 1993:  Allusive Illusions, Linda McGreevy, Portfolio Magazine, December 21, 1993, review of exhibition at the Peninsula Art Center, Newport News, VA
  • 1993:  Hint of Mystery Underlies Realism, Shari Bledsoe, The Virginia Gazette, January 27, 1993, review of exhibition at The 20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA
  • 1992:  Fisher’s style fascinates and plays with our minds, Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch,  June  11, 1992, review of exhibition at the Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1992:  Announcing the Winners of the First Annual American Artist Achievement Awards, American Artist Magazine, June 1992
  • 1989:  Spirit of Place, Contemporary Landscape Painting and the American Tradition John Arthur, Published by Bullfinch Press, 1989
  • 1988:  Works of industry, nature need careful viewing, Jude Schwendenwien, The Hartford Courant,  November 27, 1988, review of exhibition at the M.S. Gallery, Hartford, CT
  • 1987:  Simplicity belies accomplishment, Robert Merritt, Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 12, 1987, review of exhibition at the Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1987:  Artist Stephen Fisher is still into trees, but ..., Roy Proctor, Richmond News Leader, January 24, review of exhibition at the Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • 1987:  Artist takes this and that, mixes it up, and hits puree, Barbara Green, Richmond News Leader, January 15, 1987, interview in conjunction with Reynolds/Minor Gallery exhibition, Richmond,VA
  • 1986:  A Sense of Place and Mystery, Stephen Fisher’s Etchings of Forest Landscapes, Peter Eichner-Dixon, American Artist Magazine, November 1986

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