Project Description

Jake Fischer, a New York based painter born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from Arizona State University (ASU) in Drawing and Painting. While at ASU he was awarded accolades including the Benjamin Wong Fie Scholarship, Eirene Peggy Lamb Scholarship, and the Gerry Grout Award. Jake recently attended the Art Students League of New York’s residency program where he received the Ruth Katzman Scholarship. In 2016, Jake had his first solo exhibition in New York, Between Light, at Island Weiss Gallery. He also took part in Into the Night: Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition at the Tucson Museum of Art. This fall Jake will mount a solo exhibition at SMINK Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Jake paints on handmade wooden panels that he crafts using a Japanese hand-saw, and his work is conceptually driven by ideas such as awareness, cognizance, thought, and engagement.

EDUCATION
2013
Master of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, Arizona State University, Herberger
Institute for Design and the Arts
2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing, Arizona State University, Herberger College of Fine Arts
 
AWARDS
2014
Ruth Katzman Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York, Sparkill, NY
2012
Eirene Peggy Lamb Award, Arizona Stat University, Tempe, AZ
2012
Gerry Grout Award, Arizona Artists Guiild, Phoenix, AZ
2011
Benjamin Wong Fee Scholarship for Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2011
Special Talent Award – Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2010
Tempe Artists Guild Scholarship, Tempe Artists Guild, Tempe, AZ
2010
Arizona State University Graduate Grant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2016
Between Light, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2014
One Night, R. Pela Contemporary, Phoenix, AZ
2013
Placing Cosignificance, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2012
Night Series, The Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Night Series, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Passport to Art, DC Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
2012
(un)Familiar Routine, @Central Gallery, Phoenix
2011
Solo Exhibition, Flict, Chandler, AZ
2009
The Search, That’s a Wrap, Phoenix, AZ
2009
The Search, Green Restaurant, Scottsdale, AZ
2009
The Vault, Arizona State University Downtown Campus, Phoenix, AZ
2009
Jake Fischer: Recent Works, ASU Polytechnic Campus, Phoenix, AZ
2009
Reels, Urban Outfitters, Tempe, AZ
 
JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2015
National Juried Competitions, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013
The Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucscon, AZ
2013
Nocturne, Herberger Theater, Phoenix, AZ
2013
Unhinged, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
2012
Last Call, The Greenwich, Cincinnati, OH
2012
MFA Summer Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2012
Arizona Artist Guild, Willo North Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Phoenix+, Group Exhibition, Modified Arts, Phoenix AZ
2011
Peripheral Spaces, Group Exhibition, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2010
Touching at a Distance, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
2009
Fresh Meat, Spring 2009 Graduating Seniors Group Exhibition, Tempe, AZ
2009
LUX Creative Review magazine contributor
 
GROUP EXHIBITONS
2016
New Artists, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2016
Into the Night: Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition, Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
2016
Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
2015
New Works by Jake Fischer and Mark Dassoulas, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY
2015
Eventide, SMINK Inc., Dallas, TX
2015
Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
2014
Phoenix, A Creative Oasis, The Office of Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix, AZ
2013
Inverse Conversations, Beijing, China
2013
Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2013
Jake Fischer and Hank Fries, R. Pela Contemporary, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Inverse Conversations: Graduate Students and Faculty, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Lightning in a Bottle, Herberger Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Inverse Conversations: Graduate Students and Faculty, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2010
New Graduate Exhibition, Harry Wood Galley, Tempe, AZ
2010
Side Show, Side Bar, Phoenix, AZ
 
RESIDENCIES
2014
The League Residency at Vyt, The Art Students League of New York, Sparkill, NY
 
PUBLICATIONS
2014
New American Paintings No. 114, Western Issue
2014
Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue V
2009
LUX Creative Review
 
PUBLIC LECTURES
2012
Presenter, in conjunction with Gerry Grout Award, The AAG Building, Phoenix, AZ
2012
Passport to Art Series, DC Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
2012
Inverse Conversations, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2012
Presenter, in conjunction with Tempe Artists Guild Scholarship, Friendship Village, Tempe, AZ
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014
Studio Technician/Art Handler, Daria K. Conservation, New York, NY
2014
Assistant Preparator, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
2014
Studio Assistant, Beth Ames Swartz, Paradise Valley, AZ
2013
Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University, Drawing II
2013
Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College, Beginning Drawing
2013
Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University, Color Theory
2010-2012
Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University, Beginning Drawing

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