R.M. Fischer

b. 1947, New York, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
SCULPTURE
Southard Reid, London, UK

Lampworks
Nina Johnson, Miami, USA

2014
Life Force
B2OA Project Space, NY, USA

2013
New Lamps
Rico, NY, USA

2012
Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center, NY, USA

2011
KS ART, NY, USA

2009
KS ART, NY, USA

2005
Composition
Sandra Gering, NY, USA 

2002
Polyluminators
Sandra Gering, NY, USA 

1999
Lever House, NY, USA 

1998
Bubble World
Deitch Projects, NY, USA

1994
Lampworks
Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY, USA

1992
Dungeons and Dragons
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

1991
Sidney Janis Gallery, NY, USA

1989
Jay Gorney Modern Art, NY, USA

Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, Holland 

1988
Stations
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA

Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France

Arthur Rogers Gallery, New Orleans, USA

1987
Baskerville & Watson Gallery, NY, USA

1985
Baskerville & Watson Gallery, NY, USA

Investigations 85
ICA Philadelphia, USA

Currents
ICA Boston, USA

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1984
The Sculpture of R.M. Fischer
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA

Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, USA

University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

Musee de la Ville de Toulon, Toulon, France

1983
Baskerville & Watson Gallery, NY, USA

1982
Stefanotti, NY, USA

Texas Gallery, Houston, USA

1981
Diane Brown Gallery, Washington DC, USA

R.M. Fischer, Lampworks
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Stefanotti, NY, USA

1980
Fiorucci's (Store and Window installation), NY, USA

Art et Industrie, NY, USA

1979
Stanley Korshak (Window installation), Chicago, USA

Bloomingdale’s (window installation), New York, USA

Artists Space, New York, USA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980's
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC, USA 

2017
Midtown, curated by Salon 94 and Maccarone Gallery
Lever House, NY, USA

2014
Impress(ed)
University of Michigan at Dearborn, The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, USA

2013
Junkies Promises
Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY, USA

Re-institute, Millerton, NY, USA

2009
Old dogs, New Tricks, R.M. Fischer, John Newman, Hermine Ford
KS ART, NY, USA

2006
3-D
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, USA

2005
Dreaming of a More Better Future
Cleveland Institute of Art, Reinberger Gallery, USA

2004
Presence of light
Bershire Museum, Pittsfield, USA 

2002
Art Downtown
48 Wall Street, NY, USA 

2001
The Jewish Museum, NY, USA 

2002
Shoes or No Shoes?
HET Museum Voor Schoene Kusten Gent, Belgium

Soft White: Lighting Designs by Artists
University of Massachusetts, Amherst University Gallery, MA Salon for the 21st Century

John Weber Gallery, NY, USA

1999
The Xmas Project
Kent Gallery, NY, USA

Light Art
TIAA CREF, NY, USA

Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret the Tzedakah Box
The Jewish Museum San Francisco, USA

Visual Artists Salute Harvey Lichtenstein
Felgen Contemporary, NY, USA

Confort Zone-Furniture by Artists
PaineWebber Art Gallery, NY, USA

1998
Utz: A Collected Exhibition
curated by Stephanie Theodore, NY, USA

Lennon, Weinberg Gallery, Houston, USA

Exit Art, NY, USA

1997
Alternating Currents: American Art in the Age of Technology, Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, USA

Selections from the Permanent Collection
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Queens Artists-Highlights of the 20th Century
Queens Museum of Art, NY, USA

The Private Eye in Public Art
LaSalle Partners at Nations Bank Plaza, Charlotte, USA

Kiddush Cup Invitational
The Jewish Museum San Francisco, USA

1996
Everything that's interesting is New
Athens School of Fine Art 'the factory, the Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens Greece, The Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagem, Denmark

Art in the end of the 20th Century, Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
National Gallery, Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens, Greece

Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey
The Jewish Museum, NY, USA

1995
Altered and Irrational, Selections from the Permanent Collection
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA

Threshold
Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal

Fashion, Architecture, Culture, Technology
Artrax, NY, USA

The Chair: Deconstructed/Reconstructed
Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, USA

1994
Joe's Garage and About Time
Tz'Art & Co, NY, USA

1993
Artists of Gateway
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA

Works from the Robert Schiffler Collection
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, USA

American Life in American Art
Whitney Museum for American Art, NY, USA

1990
The Technological Muse
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, USA

Modern Detour
Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria

Improbable Machines
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA

Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA

Art Against AIDS
Washington DC, USA

Contemporary Vision
The Contemporary Arts Center, Cinicinnati, USA

1988
Cultural Geometry
Deste Foundation, House of Cyprus, Athens

1983
Science Fiction, curated by Peter Halley
John Weber Gallery, NY, USA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The Jewish Museum, New York, USA

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

The Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, USA

Tamayo Museo, Cultural Center for Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Eli Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

The Rivendell Collection, Bard College, New York, USA

The First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

The Newark Museum of Fine Art, Newark, USA

Fundacao De Serralves, Porto, Portugal

The Carnegie Museum of Fine Art, Pittsburgh, USA

The University of Nebraska Sheldon Memorial Art, USA

Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, USA

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS

2007: View Port, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, USA

2006-07: Langley Observatory Clock, Pittsburgh, USA

2003-06: Student Union Artwork, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

2004-05: CATS Bus Maintenance Facility Clock, Charlotte, USA

1999-03: Union Square Colonnade, San Francisco, USA

2001: Circus Maximus, 17 State Street, New York, USA

2000: Light Works, World Design City, Gifu, Japan

1997-00: Sony Pictures Entertainment Fountain, Culver City, USA

1998-00: Skygate, Capital Center Plaza Gateway, St. Paul, USA

1997-98: Firefly, PNC Operations Building, Philadelphia, USA

1993-95: Bell Harbor Beacon, Port of Seattle, USA

1992-94: Sport Stacks Gateway Plaza Columns, Cleveland, USA

1992-94:Sports Arena Complex, Cleveland, USA

1991-94: Bartle Hall Convention Center Expansion, USA

1991-94: Kansas City Sky Stations and interior hanging sculptures, Kansas City, USA

1990-93: Downtown Plaza Clock Tower, Sacramento, USA

1992-93: Chase Metrotech Center Lobby Installation, Brooklyn, USA

1991-93: New Jersey Network Communications Clock Tower, Trenton, USA

1989-92: Brooklyn, Battery Tunnel Clock, New York, USA

1986-90: State House Clock, Massachusetts State House, Boston, USA

1985-89: Rector Gate, Battery Park City, New York, USA

1985: MacArthur Park Gates, Los Angeles, USA

SELECTED PRESS & BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018   R.M. Fischer, Southard Reid, London, UK, by Ben Eastham, Frieze Magazine, March 2018, p. 182

2017   Miami Gallery Nina Johnson Rediscovers the Work of R. M. Fischer, Architectural Digest, Sep 2017

2014  Roberta Smith, RM Fischer: Life Force, New York Times, August 14, 2014

2011   Daniel Weiner Bomb Magazine, Fall 2011, Arts on Artists

2010   Stephen Maine, Art in America, February

2009    Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, Unearthed Classics and Reinvented Forms: The Best Art of 2009, Vulture.com, December 20,2009

2009    New York Times, Fashion Felt. Art Review, April 30

2009    New Yorker Magazine, Old Dogs, New Tricks, KS Art, May 25

1999    Carol Diehl, R. M. Fischer at Deitch Projects, Art in America, May 

1999    Paula Deitz, Making What’s Public Private, and Private Public, The New York Times, Sunday, May 2

1998    New Yorker Magazine, R. M. Fischer, December 28

1998    San Francisco Chronicle-East Bay, August 18

1998    Joe Kullman, N.Y. artist to combine abstract, functional for Civic Center piece, Scottsdale Tribune, May 15

1998    Ken Johnson, R. M. Fischer, New York Times, December 25

1995    Carol Vogel, Insider Art - Bank Art Holdings - Chase Art Program,The New York Times , September 8

1995    Peter von Ziegesar, Report from Kansas City, Art in the Heartland, Art in America, June

1991    Ruth Bass, R.M. Fischer, Sidney Janis, Art News, Summer 1991

1991    Joshua Decter, R.M. Fischer, Arts Magazine,review, Summer 1991

1991    The New Yorker, R.M. Fischer, Goings on About Town, March 18

1991     The New Yorker, R.M. Fischer,Goings on About Town, March 25

1991      George Melrod, R.M. Fischer, Sidney Janis Gallery, NY, Sculpture Magazine, May-June 1

1990      David Joselit, Public Art and the Public Purse, Art in America, July 

1990      Brooks Adams, R.M. Fischer at Jay Gorney, Art in America, February 

1984      Peter Halley, The Crisis in Geometry, Arts, Summer

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

Nancy Graves Foundation Grant, 2007

Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Award, A.I.A., Kansas City Chapter, 1995

Association of Lighting Engineers Award, Kansas City Chapter, 1995

National Endowment for the Arts, 1994, 1986, and 1982

Award for Excellence in Design, Art Commission of the City of N.Y., 1987

C.A.P.S., New York Council for the Arts, 1983

Tiffany Fellowship, 1984

EDUCATION

1973      MFA San Francisco Art Institute, USA

1971      BA Long island University, Brookville, New York, USA