Holly Fischer

Holly Fischer was born in Missoula, Montana, the first child of creative and resourceful parents cultivating their personal forms of artistic expression as part of the back-to-the-land movement of the 70s. Growing up with a skilled woodworker as a father and a professionally successful fiber artist as a mother provided Holly with the tools to foster her own creativity at a very young age. Art is a second language for Holly; it has been her means for processing and conveying her internal struggle to balance being an intellectually strong and an emotionally vulnerable woman learning to be comfortable in her own skin. Her work explores duality and the spaces in-between perception and reality. She intends for her work to challenge the traditional roles of the observer and the observed with the hope that viewers will contemplate the fears and desires evoked through the act of looking.

Holly Fischer exhibits her work regionally and nationally and has received numerous awards and accolades, including commissioned sculptures for the campuses of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Meredith College. Holly has taught at the Savannah College of Art and Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is currently an adjunct instructor at Meredith College and is actively creating a new body of work.