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Biography

Holly Fisher received a BA in Asian Art History at Columbia University 1964, and an MA in Cinema Studies at NYU in 1982. She lives and works in Tribeca, NYC and at her edit and print studio in Jersy City.

Holly Fisher has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor (including Oscar nominated documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?). Her experimental short works and long-form essay films, explorations in time, memory and perception, have been screened in museums and film festivals worldwide including Whitney Museum Biennials; The Tribeca Film Festival; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Film Forum, Japan; and two world premieres in The Forum of the Berlinale, Germany. She has received multiple grants from The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, CAPS, and The American Film Institute, among others. Her silent film Rushlight won the Grand Prize in the 1985 Black Maria Film Festival, and her feature Bullets for Breakfast received “Best Experimental Film Award” at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992. In 1995 the New York Museum of Modern Art presented the solo retrospective “The Films of Holly Fisher.”

In the past few years Fisher has made works from film and amateur iPhone sources, looped for gallery and storefront installation and especially for exhibition in concert with her on-going archival digital print projects.  Her current work-in-progress THIN/ICE, begun as a daily filming practice in a small pond behind the re-furbished mill where she was living for some years. This project will be her first large-scale installation, scheduled for completion in 2020.

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Otherwise pictures LLC is filmmaker Holly Fisher’s production company, formed in 2006 and umbrella for multiple productions from then to the present. These include long-form personal and collaborative works, personal experimental films, production of Digital Print Series for gallery exhibition; and her most current work-in-progress installation project THIN/ICE, for completion in 2018.

Other titles produced by Otherwise Pictures include Everywhere at Once (2010), made in collaboration with photographer Peter Lindbergh, narrated by New Wave actress Jeanne Moreau, with text by Japanese-American poet Kimiko Hahn, and with music by avant-garde composer Lois V Vierk. Also her feature filmed in her Tribeca neighborhood with NY artist José Urbach A Question of Sunlight (2014) plus her experimental short video works trio en rose, iPhone works Goldfish Variations (2012) and t h i n k t a n k; and her 2015 ghostdance for a new century which was premiered fall 2015 at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn in live performance in collaboration with composer/cellist Ha-Yang Kim.