Kyle Ethan Fischer’s passion for the creative process, as well as for the reception of multidisciplinary art, is at the center of his work as a nationally exhibiting artist. Straddling conventional boundaries of artistic media and creative identity, Fischer’s work encompasses dynamic, process-based painting, sculpture, performances, and installation.
The vivid duality of Fischer’s heritage, crystallized during his childhood, is a central theme to his art. As both a European Catholic and a Kesputwitik of First Nation background, his spiritual and cultural life is a distinct hybrid. At the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut, Fischer was classically trained in painting and received his B.F.A. in painting. Under the mentorship of artists and scientists from Yale University, Fischer’s interest in figuration was elucidated, and he received a fellowship to augment this physical sensibility through an investigation of sculpture and installation at the National College of Art in Dublin, Ireland returning to the States to pursue his M.F.A. at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, DC. Fischer cultivated invaluable experience in academia, museology, and design—aesthetic and professional experience that has rounded out his broad view of contemporary artistic practice. Fischer’s lectures on various topics in the History of Art have brought him to sites including the Yale University Art Gallery and the Wadsworth Athenaeum. At the Smithsonian, in the Office of Exhibit Affairs, he served as a model making fabricator and art installer, as well as completing an apprenticeship with a master of faux-finishing.
For the past ten years he has been a member of the Studio Mechanics Union, IATSE 489, in Pittsburgh working as a scenic and sculptor working on the critically acclaimed films such as the adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences and the WGN network television hit Outsiders. Fischer has exhibited his work at BoxHeart Gallery, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Westmoreland Museum of Art, as well as fair exhibition in Toronto, New York, Miami and most recently Los Angeles. The physical injuries to his eyes that he experienced as a child and the unusual heart trauma he experienced as an adult has made his work as an artist a dichotomy of the micro and macro levels, introspective yet viewer attentive. Through his finely tuned sensibility to personal history, education, experience in film and television, and experimental studio practice, Fischer is working to position himself as an emerging figure in contemporary art.
Kyle Fischer Art © 2014