Joel W. Fisher b. Newport, Vermont lives and works in Portland, Oregon
Joel received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire in 1997 and a Master in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. From 2006-2007 he worked and studied as Meisterschule at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship. His photographs have shown both nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions. Work from a project entitled Landmark was shown in group and two person exhibitions including Wassaic Projects’ Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, The Day On Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art at Slocumb Art Gallery, and AD/HD at KNOWMOREGAMES and P-R-I-M-E-T-I-M-E Galleries in Brooklyn, and solo exhibitions in Kansas City and Indianapolis. Landmark, a monograph was published by Daylight Books in 2015 was nominated for Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation’s First Book Award. Work from a project entitled Agapage was exhibited at the Art Gym in Portland and Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. He participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, which was in part supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Joel is the Studio Head of Photography at Lewis & Clark College where he is an Assistant Professor of Art.