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b. 1968

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Minnesota 





1989 Escuela Salmintina, Salamanca, Spain

1993 BFA, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Selected Solo Exhibitions



Glass House (Beautiful City), The Fund for Park Avenue, Park Avenue Malls, New York, NY



Y-House (Pond House), Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY 



Good Weather, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

Defiant Gardens (ongoing project), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND



Chinati Foundation Residency, Marfa, TX 



Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 



Few Landmarks, The Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

QUARRY, Charest-Weinberg, Miami, FL



The Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C. 



Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN 



Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK 

Cohan and Leslie Gallery, New York, NY



Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY

Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 



Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY



Mary Goldman Gallery, New York, NY 



Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY 



Dee/ Glasoe, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions



Innovative Approaches, Wellin Museum, Clinton, New York.



Brick x Brick, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN.

Reality of Abstraction, Schelfhaust Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.



Summer Exhibition, Art Omi, Ghent, NY



Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN 

New. New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria 

Open House, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 



Defiant Gardens (ongoing project), Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

No Man is an Island, Governor’s Island, New York, NY

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), commissioned project, Marfa, TX, James Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY 



Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hi/Bye (Performance), The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA



Everyday Eden, Public Art Fund, New York The Station, Miami, FL

Highpoint Editions, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND



The Photograph as Canvas, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT 



Art in America, Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea



Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

Still, Things Fall From the Sky, California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

Trials and Terrors, MCA, Chicago, IL

As, On, and About Painting, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Greater New York, P.S.1/ MoMA, New York, NY

Much Madness is Divinest Sense, Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY 



I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

Dike Blair: Celeste Boursier-Mougenot, Rob Fischer, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY 



Druid: Wood as a Superconductor, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY

Soft Cell, Foxy Productions, Brooklyn, NY

Project Spaces, Artists Space, New York, NY



The Door as Metaphor in Contemporary Art, New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ

13 Minnesota Artists, Minnetonka Art Center, Wayzata, MN

In the Carriage House, Islip Art Center, Islip, NY 



In Site, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

Mirrored Boat, Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN 

My Winnebago Travels, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Light/ House, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN



New Work, Conductor’s Hallway Gallery, London, UK

Hiding Places for a Dense City, Art In General, New York, NY 

Interval, Sculpture Center, NY

OSB Additions, Bemidji Art Center, Bemidji, MN

Three Suitcases, Art and Idea, Mexico City, Mexico



Sculpture On Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

One Hundred Years of Sculpture, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN



Guarene Arte 97, Fondazione Sandretta Re Rebaudengo per L’Arte, Turin, Italy

Reimaging the Landscape, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


Selected Bibliography



“Rob Fischer.” Architectural Record Aug. 2014. Print. 

Lindquist, Greg. “Rob Fischer.” Modern Painters Jun. 2014. Print. 

Cotter, Holland. “Where Blue-Chip Brands Meet Brassy Outliers.” The New York Times 3 Apr. 2014. Print.



Ellegood, Anne. Hammer Projects: Rob Fischer. Los Angeles, CA: Hammer Museum, 2010. Print. 

Williams, Maxwell. “The Sculptural Landmarks of a Continuous Voyage.” Flaunt Magazine Issue 107 2010. Print. 



Abbey, Mary. “Rob Fischer at Franklin Art Works.” Minneapolis Star Tribune 15 Oct. 2009. Print. 

Nusz, Ruben. “Everything and Nothing, All at Once.” Walker Art Center. 2009. Web.

Schmelzer, Paul. “Rob Fischer.” Artforum Oct. 2009. Web. 




Weinberg, Adam and Momin, Shamim M. Whitney Museum at Altria: 25 Years. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Print. 

Clarkson, Lamar. “Everyday Eden” ARTnews Magazine Jan. 2008. Print.

“Everyday Eden” Sculpture Magazine Mar. 2008. Print. 



Faconti, Dana. Blind Spot Issue 36 2008. Print.

Downey, Anthony. “Rob Fischer” Flash Art Mar/Apr. 2007. Print.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Beyond Airbrushing.” New York Times 1 Apr. 2007. Print. 

Miles, Christopher. “Rob Fischer” ArtForum Mar. 2007. Print.

Wood, Eve. “Rob Fischer” ArtU.S. Mar/Apr. 2007. Print.

Ice cream: Contemporary Art in Culture. London, UK: Phaidon Press, 2007. Print book. 



Alemani, Cecelia. “Whitney Museum at Altria” Flash Art Mar/Apr. 2006. Print.

Cochran, Rebecca Dimling. “Amidst the Rubble: The Art of Rob Fischer” Art Paper Sep/Oct. 2006. Print. 



Gleuck, Grace. “Rob Fischer.” New York Times 23 Dec. 2005. Print.

Maine, Stephen. “Rob Fischer” Art in America Oct. 2005. Print.

Maine, Stephen. “The Photograph as Canvas” Art on Paper 2005. Print. 

Ratner, Megan. “Rob Fischer” Frieze Magazine Issue 92, Jun/Jul/Aug. 2005. Print.

Vogel, Carol. “Inside Art.” New York Times 25 Feb. 2005. Print.

Schwendener, Martha. “Rob Fischer” Artforum 2005. Print.

“Rob Fischer” The New Yorker 21 Mar. 2005. Print.

Sholis, Brian. “Rob Fischer” Artforum 1 Mar. 2005. Print. 

“Voice Choices” Village Voice 14 Dec. 2005. Print. 



Iles, Chrissie, Momin, Shamim M., and Singer, Debra. Whitney Biennial 2004: Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2004. Print book. 

Volk, Gregory. “Big Brash Borough” Art In America Sep. 2004. Print.



Sansone, Valentina, and Melissa Vo. “Sculpture Forever” Flash Art Summer 2003. Print. 

“Rob Fischer” The New Yorker 24 Mar. 2003. Print.

Leffingwell, Edward. “Reviews” Art In America May 2003. Print. 



Levin, Kim. “Shortlist” The Village Voice Issue 47 no. 45 6 Nov. 2002. Print. 

Amy, Michael. “Robert Fischer at Dee/Glasoe and the Sculpture Center” Sculpture Magazine May 2002. Print. 

Kastner, Jeffrey. “Robert Fischer at Dee/Glasoe” Artext Spring 2002. Print. 



Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices” The Village Voice 6 Nov. 2001. Print. 

Smith, Roberta. “Funky Digs with Lots of Space for Performance-Oriented Hipsters.” New York Times 28 Sep. 2001. Print.

“Reviews” New Yorker 12 Nov. 2001. Print.



Fallon, Michael. “Reviews” Art Papers May/Jun. 2000. Print. 



Currah, Mark. “Reviews” Time Out London 15-22 Sep. 1999. Print.

Reid, Calvin. “Robert Fischer at Art in General” Art in America Nov. 1999. Print. 



Briggs, Patricia. “Sculpture on Site” Artforum Nov. 1998. Print.

Freese, Joan. Robert Fischer: Artist Fellows Catalogue. Saint Paul, MN: Bush Foundation, 1998. Print book. 



Flood, Richard. Guarene Arte 97. Turin, IT: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l'arte, 1997. Print book. 


Selected collections

Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY

Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C. 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, NH