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In an on-going sequence of paintings and works on paper begun in 1992 and continuing to the present, Julia Fish has recorded the experience of looking, living, and working within the space of her home/residence, a 1922 two-storey brick storefront in Chicago. In addition, Fish has completed time- and site-specific temporary projects/installations. Concurrent and influential research interests include related disciplines—especially those of architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history and theory.
Fish completed studies for the BFA degree at Pacific Northwest College of Art,and MFA degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and has lived and worked in Chicago since 1985. Her work has been presented in twenty-two solo exhibitions since 1980, and was the subject of a ten-year survey exhibition, View, at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago in 1996. Paintings and drawings are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Yale University Art Gallery, University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Smart Museum of Art/ University of Chicago, and the Illinois State Museum, Springfield. National and international exhibitions include, among others: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MAK Center for Art and Architecture/Schindler House, Los Angeles; Tang Museum, Skidmore College; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Galerie Remise, Bludenz, Austria; most recently : 2010, the Whitney Biennial, and Homebodies, MCA Chicago, 2013. Her work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery,Chicago, and David Nolan Gallery, New York; recent paintings will be presented at David Nolan, March-April, 2015.
Fish’s studio work and research have been supported by grants and fellowship awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts /Painting, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Cal Arts/Alpert Ucross Residency Prize, among others. She has received research and travel awards from UIC, where she is Professor of Studio Arts in the School of Art and Art History, and has been recognized as UIC Distinguished Professor.
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