Jessie Fisher was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1971, and grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota. She earned her BFA at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. Fisher apprenticed with fresco painter Mark Balma, working on a large-scale fresco project for the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis campus. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa in May, with an emphasis on Painting and a minor in Printmaking. Fisher currently works with several galleries in New York and Los Angeles and paints in her home studio in Iowa City.
Jessie Fisher's paintings present an idealistic and noble visage of the grotesque. Her figures, stoic and self-aware, dominate their canvas and the viewer's eyes. These creatures serve as icons of concealed knowledge; marked by their deformity, they cannot return to a state of innocence. In her search for truths, Fisher gives physical form to the the unseen; she goes beyond mere representation of the natural world and its inhabitants to remake nature itself.
University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History
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