Katy Fischer

Artadia Awardee

Katy Fischer is a multi-disciplinary artist best known for her abstract works on paper, ceramic installations and site specific mosaics. Recent public art projects include a 2017 MTA Arts and Design commission for the Bay Ridge Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, NY and in early 2023, two new mosaics for Art in Embassies will open in the US Consulate in Nogales, Mexico. Her work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including shows at New Release Gallery in New York City, Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Lamp Gallery in Tokyo, The Figge Museum of Art in Davenport and Vedanta Gallery in Chicago. Solo exhibitions of her work include Finders, Keepers, Losers and Weepers at 356 S. Mission Rd. in Los Angeles and Script, a site specific ceramic installation at NADA Governors Island in New York City. Her work has been written about in The New York Times and The Boston Globe and is included in a number of public collections including Progressive, Fidelity, Capital One, The Cleveland Clinic and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

“I am a multi-disciplinary artist working in painting, ceramics and public art. I create visually complex, labyrinthine compositions of interlocking abstract forms inspired by the serendipitous shapes of scraps, artifacts and alphabetic glyphs. Using a piecework approach, I create each unique shape separately. This modular process privileges the exploratory flow of improvisation over planning and allows me to enter into a spontaneous dialog with the materials and tools I use. Even after the compositions are finalized they continue to suggest the possibility of movement, playfully asserting the sense that if anything were to shift position every other element would be impacted. This dynamic interplay between the objects reflects my interest in exploring the theme of the relative and interconnected nature of life.”