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HOLLY FISHER 

(b. Boston, 1942) is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in NYC

Education

MA Degree, NYU School of the Arts, Cinema Studies, 1982
Harvard Summer School, Photography, 1966
Haystack School of Crafts, 1964
BA Degree (Asian Art History), Barnard College, Columbia University, 1964

  • Education

    • MA Degree, NYU School of the Arts, Cinema Studies, 1982
    • Harvard Summer School, Photography 1966
    • Haystack School of Crafts, 1964
    • BA Degree (Asian Art History), Barnard College, Columbia University, 1964
  • Work

    • Independent filmmaker, 1966 – present (see Filmography)
    • Freelance director/camera/editor 2003-2009 including:  feature video EVERYWHERE AT ONCE, commissioned by photographer Peter Lindbergh 
    • Otherwise Pictures LLC – Holly Fisher’s film production company, formed 2006-present
    • Freelance film editor 1976-2003:  Third World Newsreel, Children’s Television Workshop, others
    • Temp secretary NYC 1986-95
    • Sarah Lawrence College adjunct professor of film production, 1985-86
    • Children’s Television Workshop NYC, film editor, “3-2-1-Contact!”  I.A.T.S.E Editors Union 1976– 1981
    • Artist-in Residence, Hanover High School per grant from Mass Arts Council 1978
    • Mass College of Art adjunct instructor of film production 1976-77
    • WGBH – TV freelance film editor ZOOM; REBOP! 1972-76
    • South Shore Arts Festival – produced air-dome theater & Ann Arbor film festival travelling film collection; also visiting filmmaker Jonas Mekas presented work & Q&A, 1971
    • Fisher/Slezas Films Inc.  co-owner & co-filmmaker 1966-71
    • WGBH – TV  assistant film editor 1965-66
    • The Bert Stern Photography Studio intern 1964-65
  • Teaching

    • Sarah Lawrence College adjunct professor of film production 1985-6
    • Artist-in-Residence per grant from Mass Arts Council 1978
    • Mass College of Art instructor of film production 1975-76
  • Solo film screenings, exhibitions (selected)

    • Mass College of Art, Boston, 2017
    • Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2015
    • Five Colleges, Mount Holyoke College 2014
    • Mass College of Art, Boston, 2012
    • Tashmoo Lecture Series, Hampshire College, Hadley, MA 2011
    • Two Boots Theater, New York City, 2004
    • The LA Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA 1978, 1994, 2004
    • Free-Speech TV, 2002, 2003
    • Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany, 1992, 1995
    • The Museum of Modern Art, The Films of Holly Fisher – 1995
    • Museum of Modern Art Cineprobe, NYC – several between 1980 and 1995
    • Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA 1978 and 1994
    • The Arsenal, Berlin 1982, 1988, and 1992
    • Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan, 1984 and 1991
    • 1982 Film Tour, 12 stops throughout Germany
    • The Walker Art Center, 1974 and 1977
    • Film Forum, Tokyo, Japan 1984, 1991
    • Collective for Living Cinema, 1977, 1983
    • Millennium Film Workshop, 1982, 1982
    • Donnell Media Center, NYC Public Library
    • The Whitney Museum, Women’s Independent Series, curated by Chrissie Iles – traveled to The Bourbourg Museum, Paris, 1982
    • Pacific Film Archives
    • Millennium Film Workshop 1977, 1978
    • Collective for Living Cinema 1977, 1978
    • Walker Art Center 1974, 1977
    • Film/Video Arts, Boston 1977
    • Institute for Contemporary Arts, Boston 1972
    • Constitution Hall, Washington DC, sponsored by
    • The National Geographic Society – Watermen, 1968
  • Group shows, festivals, exhibitions, visiting artists, awards (selected)

    • 2017

      • Ann Arbor Film Festival 2017, “Off the Wall” Storefront Installation 2X2, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • 2016

      • Harvestworks “Filmette Film Festival” Premiere 2X2, New York City, NY
    • 2015

      • World/fest Houston 2015 – Remy Awards:
      • A Question of Sunlight, experimental documentary
      • Thinktank, film/video art
      • Deafening Silence, world peace and understanding
    • 2013

      • Athens International Film Festival, Deafening Silence & Everywhere at Once, Athens, Ohio
      • Festival of International Film Arts, Everywhere at Once, Montreal, CA
      • POWER/PLAY, two-person exhibition, Thinktank (installation) and digital prints, Augusta Savage Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA
      • Environmental Film Festival, Deafening Silence & PSSSHT – Washington, DC
      • Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, Everywhere at Once Holyoke, MA
    • 2011

      • The Environmental Film Festival, Watermen, Washington, DC
    • 2007-2010 Everywhere at Once:

      • 2010 Festival of International Film Arts, Montreal, CA
      • 2009 Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX
      • 2008 TriBeCa Film Festival, World premier, NYC, NY
      • 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Avant-première, Cannes, France
    • 2006

      • CalArts, Visiting Artist, 3-weeks, invited by Thom Anderson
    • 2002-2004 – Kalama Sutta: Seeing is Believing:

      • 2004

        • Flaherty Film Seminar
        • Free Speech TV repeat broadcast from 2003
      • 2003

        • LA Film Forum, Egyptian Theater, LA, California
        • RIENA, Paris, France
        • Third South Film Festival, Sderot, Israel
        • Broadcast on Free Speech TV – Kalama Sutta: Seeing is Believing plus Vandana Shiva speech, filmed by hf at The World Peace Conference, 1999
      • 2002

        • The Forum of the Berlinale, World Premiere, Berlin, Germany
        • Amnesty International Film Festival, Amsterdam
        • Digital Talkies, Delhi, India
        • Feminale Film Festival, Cologne, Germany
        • Athens International Film Festival
        • Vancouver Asian Film Festival
        • Asian Film Festival, Dallas, TX
        • Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
        • Asian Film Festival, Dallas, TX
    • 2000

      • The Whitney Museum, ”The Color of Ritual, the Color of Thought: Women Avant-Garde Filmmakers in America, 1930-2000,” – Softshoe & Ghost Dance, curated by Chrissie Iles
      • Travelling film series of The Whitney Museum of American Art, put together by Chrissie Iles, Curator of Film and Video. Glass Shadows & Ghost Dance – Toured throughout US & Europe, including Centre Pompidou
    • 1999 – Kalama Sutta: Seeing is Believing (work-in-progress):

      • Images of War, Visions of Peace, When Spiders Unite, Haag, Holland
      • Double Take Film Festival, as work-in-progress
    • 1992-1994 – Bullets for Breakfast (selected):

      • 1994

        • LA Film Forum, The Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum.
        • The Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Canada
      • 1993

        • The Flaherty International Film Seminar
        • The Whitney Museum Biennial
        • Haifa Film Festival
        • American Film Institute Film Festival
      • 1992

        • World Premier, The Forum of the Berlinale
        • Ann Arbor Film Festival, “Best Experimental Film” Award, Ann Arbor, MI
        • Stockholm International Film Festival
        • London International Film Festival
        • Chicago International Film Festivals
        • Los Angeles Film Festival
        • Galway Film Fleadh
        • Pacific Film Archives
        • Harn Museum, University of Florida
    • 1988

      • Jury, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
    • 1987 – Softshoe:

      • Athens International Film Festival
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival, Merit Award
      • Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Award Winner
      • Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany
      • Women’s Film Festival, Barnard College
    • 1986

      • Editor, Who Killed Vincent Chin? – nominated for Academy Award
    • 1985 – Rushlight:

      • Black Maria Film Festival, Grand Prize
      • The Whitney Biennial
    • 1984

      • Barnard College Women’s Film Festival, From the Ladies, NYC
      • Encounter Cinema, Glass Shadows, From the Ladies, University of California
    • 1981-82

      • The American Federation of the Arts travelling film series, throughout  US & Europe, Glass Shadows & Ghost Dance
      • Editor, Kiss Concert – 3,2,1 Contact! – Children’s Television Workshop, nominated for Daytime Emmy (Dir. Charlotte Zwerin)
    • 1974

      • Flaherty Film Seminar, Apple Summer, MA
    • 1968

      • Atlanta International Film Festival, Watermen, Bronze Medal.
      • Ann Arbor Film Festival, PSSSHT, Award Winner
    • 1966

      • The American Film Festival, Progress, Pork Barrel, and Pheasant Feathers, Blue Ribbon (Environment)
  • Grants (selected)

    • The Jerome Foundation 1997
    • New York State Council on the Arts (Production/Post/& Distribution)
    • Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
    • NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts)
    • Brooklyn Arts Council
    • Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway
    • Norwegian Burma Council
    • Pace Defense Fund
    • CAPS, 1987 CAPS Panel, 1988
    • Global Ministries
    • The Wellspring Foundation
    • Rockwood Fund, Inc.
    • American Film Institute, film production grants 1985 and 1986
    • Mass Council on the Arts – production grant & artist-in-residence grant 1976, 1977
    • National Geographic, production grant, 1968
    • Florida Audubon Society 1965
  • Public Collections

    • Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY
    • Donnell Media Center, NY Public Library, NYC, NY
    • Freunde der Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin, Germany
    • Light Cone, Paris, France
    • Re-Voir – VOD