Naomi Fisher (b. 1976) explores the chaotic opposition between Nature and the structured forces of culture and civilization. The daughter of a botanist, she was born and raised in Miami, where the wild and untamed tropical environment famously serves as the backdrop to the population’s tendency toward artifice and materialistic excess. Fisher frequently explores this culture clash in her work through the lens of feminist theory and strategies derived from surrealist art. This evolved into an art practice grounded in painting, photography, and performances in the late 90’s. Since then her work has evolved into performances and videos investigating movement, landscape, costume and adornment.
Fisher’s paintings, photographs, and videos have been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev; Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg; Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna; Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; Deste Foundation, Athens; New Museum, NY; and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami. Fisher graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1998. She is a co-founder of the artist-run gallery BFI in Miami, Florida supported in part by a grant from the John and James L. Knight Foundation.
Islands in the Stream, 2013