Vernon Fisher

Exhibitions

Vernon Fisher: Paintings 1989-1999, 2011
Heart of Darkness, 2007
Brainiac, 2004
Zulu, 2000

Biography

1943 Born in Fort Worth, Texas
Currently lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas

Education

1969 M.F.A., University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
1967 B.A., Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas

Grants And Awards

2009 Dallas Contemporary Legend Award
1995 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1992 Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, College Art Association
1988 Awards in the Visual Arts, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
1984 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
1981-82 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist's Fellowship
1980-81 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist's Fellowship
1974-75 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist's Fellowship
1968-69 University Fellow in Art, University of Illinois
1967-68 University Fellow in Art, University of Illinois

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Flaubert’s parrot Schrodinger’s cat hey look monkeys throwing shit, Talley Dunn Gallery,Dallas, TX
A Long Road to Nowhere,
Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA

2011 Vernon Fisher: Paintings 1989-1999, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2010 Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
2009 Vernon Fisher: Dead Reckoning, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2007 Vernon Fisher: Two Decades of Prints and Drawings, Landfall Press Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Heart of Darkness, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2005 Vernon Fisher: American Tragedy, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Notes For a New Novel, The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
2004 Brainiac, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Vernon Fisher 1977-82, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2003 David Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
2002 Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Vernon Fisher: New Paintings, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2001 Vernon Fisher: Angel Face, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Vernon Fisher, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Vernon Fisher, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2000 Zulu, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Natural Deceits, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Vernon Fisher’s File 00, The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1999 Vernon Fisher, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1998 Vernon Fisher: Map 1998, Miami Art Museum (installation), Miami, Florida
Hills Like White Elephants, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Zombies, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Vernon Fisher: Recent Work, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1997 Vernon Fisher, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Vernon Fisher Blackboard Paintings and Others, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Four Ways To Enter A Story, Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Texas
1996 Vernon Fisher, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Establishment Exposed, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Vernon Fisher: Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Vernon Fisher, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Vernon Fisher, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1995 Vernon Fisher, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Heart of Darkness, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Vernon Fisher, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
Vernon Fisher, Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
1994 Swimming Lesions, Blue Star Art Space (installation), San Antonio, Texas
Vernon Fisher, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Vernon Fisher, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
Vernon Fisher, I-Space, Chicago, IL (installation); traveled to the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Chicago, Illinois
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1993 Vernon Fisher At Landfall Press - 1983-1993, Landfall Press, Chicago, Illinois
Vernon Fisher, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Framing Water, Modernism, San Francisco, California
Vernon Fisher Graphic Work 1983-1993, Quartet Editions, New York, New York
1992 Vernon Fisher Drawings, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1951, The Center For Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (installation)
Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
Art in the Armory: Occupied Territory. “Pac. War Diary”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois (installation)
1991 Blank Slate Sky, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana (installation)
Hills Like White Elephants, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX (installation); traveled to Fred Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California; The Center For Contemporary Art, Sacramento, California
1990 Movements Among the Dead, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (installation)
Vernon Fisher, Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Vernon Fisher, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Vernon Fisher, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas (installation)
Dead Reckoning, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts (installation)
1989 Vernon Fisher, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, traveled to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
Vernon Fisher Works on Paper, Interim Art, London, England
Vernon Fisher, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Niagara: Welcome to US, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (installation)
Alpha, Res Nova Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Vernon Fisher Prints, Landfall Press, New York, New York
1988 Lost for Words, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (installation)
Vernon Fisher WORKS: Parallel Lines, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., (installation)
Vernon Fisher: Screaming, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas (installation)
1987 Vernon Fisher, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Vernon Fisher, Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Complementary Pairs, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (installation)
Perdido En Elmar, Lannan Museum, Lake Worth, Florida (installation)
1986 The Knights Move: An Installation of Recent Work, Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California (installation)
1985 Vernon Fisher, Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1984 Vernon Fisher, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
1983 Vernon Fisher, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Bridge, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin (installation)
1982 Vernon Fisher, Galerie T’Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Fifth India Triennial, New Delhi, India (installation)
Vernon Fisher New Work, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1981 Breaking the Code, Franklin Furnace, New York, New York (installation)
Vernon Fisher New Work, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Vernon Fisher Drawings, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1980 Denise Rene/Hans Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
Vernon Fisher: Story Paintings and Drawings, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
1979 Vernon Fisher: New Works, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1977 Vernon Fisher: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1976 Vernon Fisher, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, California
Vernon Fisher Drawings 1974-1976, The University of Texas at Dallas Visual Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1975 Vernon Fisher, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Vernon Fisher, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, traveled to Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Wichita, Texas
1973 123456 Vernon Fisher, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Wall Fragments and Notebooks, Smither Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Group Exhibitions

2013 Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
Ex Libris
, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2009 Death of a Propane Salesman, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, Texas
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Trouble in Paradise, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
2008 Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2006 Misleading Trails, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2005 Misleading Trails, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
Land, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
A Summer Group, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2004 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
A Sharp Eye, An Art Dealer’s 40 Journey, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
Water World, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Art in Embassies Program: Switzerland and Liechtenstein, United States Embassy, Bern, Switzerland
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
2003 Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Pairings: Artists’ Selections from the Dallas Museum of Art Collection, The Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Talent from Texas, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas
Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
2002 The Cultural Desert: Inside Contemporary Sculpture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
Time/Frame, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Labyrinth, Hiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
Lateral Thinking, Art of the 90's, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, California, traveled to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Hood Museum, Dartmouth University, Hanover, New Hampshire; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Text/Tile, Deutsche Bank, New York, New York
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Summarize/Summer Eyes, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas
Made in USA, Hiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
Systems Order Nature, Hiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
2001 On the Edge, Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Rembrandt to Rauschenberg, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
2000 2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Reconstructions: The imprint of Nature/The Impact of Science, Sidney Mishkin Galery, Baruch College, New York, New York
Paint, American Style, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Natural Deceits, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Hiram Butler, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, Texas
Almost Warm and Fuzzy, Des Moines Art Center and Independent Curators International, Des Moines, Iowa, traveled to P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, New York; Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
Arthur Rogers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Dealer’s Choice: New New York, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
A Lasting Legacy: Recent Additions to the Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Crossing State Lines, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1999 Texas Draws, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Altered States, Charlie Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1998 Words & Images, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida (installation)
Double Trouble, The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Works on Paper, Charlie Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997 Dis/Functional, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Finders/Keepers, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Drawings A Bi-Coastal Invitational, Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates, Seattle, Washington
In the Beginning Was the Word, Charles A. Wustsum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Private Landscapes, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Modern at Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas
Continuity & Contraction, Miami Art Museum of Dade County, Miami, Florida
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1996 48th Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
Under Glass, Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Maps, Charts & Routes, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
Black And White, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, Korea
New Talent, New Ideas, Charlie Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Jennifer Bartlett, Vernon Fisher, and Martin Mull, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Landfall Press: Twenty - Five Years of Printmaking, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; traveled to Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio
Decathlon, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Microsoft Artwalk 12: Print Exhibition, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
Establishment Exposed, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Trans-Positions, The University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
1995 Previews, Charlie Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Color In Space: Pictorialism In Contemporary Sculpture, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
In the Black, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California
10th Anniversary Show, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Genesis in Fire, The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Under Glass, Charlie Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
1994 The Big Picture, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Out of This World, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Mapping, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Art On The Map, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Illinois
Uncommon Objects, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Altered Egos, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California
Year 1: A Survey, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Transtextualism, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Fictions, Center For Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona
Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
1993 Darkness + Light, Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collections, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Observations/Notations, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Reading Print, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Landscapes: Left To Right, Landfall Press, Chicago, Illinois
Idols and Icons, University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the ‘90s, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Sculptors & Paper, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 Art and Nature, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
Printmaking in Texas: The 1980's, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Summer Invitational ‘92, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Thirty Prints, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Paint/Print, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
Island Inspired, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas
Beyond Just Words: I, Modernism, San Francisco, California
The Artist’s Eye, Kimbell Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas
Painting/Sculpture/Drawing; Vernon Fisher, Joseph Havel, Douglas MacWithey, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
100th Anniversary Exhibition: Master Works From Fort Worth Collections, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
1991 Not on Canvas, Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Eyes of Texas, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Little Things (Slice It Down To Size) Mean A Lot, Momentary Modern, Amsterdam, Holland
The State I’m In: Texas Art at the DMA, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
The Perfect World, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
1990 Northwest x Southwest: Painted Fictions, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
Tradition & Innovation: A Museum Collection of Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Word As Image: American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1990 Triennial, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
The Common Wealth: Twentieth Century American Masterpieces from Virginia Collections, Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, Virginia
Direct References: Drawings by Texas Artists, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas
Forty Texas Printmakers, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
1989 A Brave New World, Karsten Schubert Ltd, London, England
Unstable Universe, Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Modern Myths & Narratives, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida
A Century of Sculpture in Texas, 1889 - 1989, Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
The New American Landscape, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Coming of Age: Twenty-one Years of Collecting by the Madison Art Center, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Painting Beyond the Death of Painting, Kuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Water, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1988 Texas Art, Richmond Hall, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas
Not For The Living Room “Lecture on Photography”, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas (installation)
Awards in the Visual Arts 7, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, traveled to Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
New Work, New York, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, traveled to Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Looking South: A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Words in Print, Landfall Press, Chicago, Illinois and New York, New York
Traveling, Althea Viafora Gallery, New York, New York
1987 Tilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Avant-Garde in the Eighties, “Coriolis Effect”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (installation)
Past Imperfect: Eric Fischl/Vernon Fisher/Laurie Simmons, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, traveled to Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Comic Iconoclasm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, traveled to Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, England; Circulo des Belles Arts, Madrid, Spain; Kunstmuseum, Berne, Switzerland
Diamonds are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball, New York State Museum, Albany, New York
At Conception: Small Drawings for Big Ideas, University of Illinois, School of Art & Design, Champaign, Illinois
Works on Paper, Nina Freudeniteim Gallery, Buffalo, New York
1986 Public and Private: American Prints Today, The 24th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
New Orleans Triennial, The Centennial Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Seventy-fifth American Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Texas, Tilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Five Texas Artists, McIntosh-Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Contemporary Prints, Lawrence Monk Gallery, New York, New York
The Texas Landscape 1900-1986, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Wallworks, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York (installation)
A Sense of Place: Contemporary Southern Art, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Memento Mori, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Text and Image, The Wording of American Art, Holly Soloman Gallery, New York, New York
1985 Crescent Collection, Crescent Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Psychodramas, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Comic Relief, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Drawings, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, New York, traveled to Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
1984 Words Pictures, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, New York
New American Painting, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Verbally Charged Images, Independent Curators, Inc.
The Shadow of the Bomb, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974 - 1984, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Narrative Forms, Musco Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Word Images, San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
Contemporary Works on Paper, University Art Museum, University of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana
1983 Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, New York
Fact and Fiction: James Surls, Roy Fridge, Vernon Fisher, Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, Colorado
Images of Texas, Archer Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Stroke, Line and Figure, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, England
38th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Comment, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
Perspectives of Landscape, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
The Comic Art Show, Whitney Museum of Art, Downtown Branch, New York, New York
Language, Drama, Source and Vision, The New Museum, New York, New York
The White Wall Papers, Swen Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
3rd Annual Artists’ Books, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, New York
Fragment/Fragmentary/Fragmentation, The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
1982 Fifth India Triennial, New Delhi, India
Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Post-Romance: Artists’ Valentines, Windows on White, New York, New York
Texas on Paper, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas, organized by CAM, traveling to University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado; Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas; Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; and Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas
The Americans: The Collage, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
Still Modern After All These Years, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
The Erotic Impulse, Roger Litz Gallery, New York, New York
Mediums of Language, Hayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts (installation)
1981 19 Artists-Emergent Americans, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Directions 1981, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Words As Images, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Bergman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
A Texas Group Show 1981, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Summer Pleasures, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, New York
Basel Art II ‘81, The International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
The Southern Voice: Terry Allen, Vernon Fisher, Ed McGowin, The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
Currents: The New Mannerism, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
1980 Response, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
Basel Art II ‘80, The International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Investigations: Probe-Structure-Analysis, The New Museum, New York, New York
1979 Fire, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas
Made in Texas, The University Arts Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Paperworks: An Exhibition of Texas Artists, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
New York/New Media, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1978 Corsicana Panorama, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, Texas (installation)
Chandelier, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas (installation)
Texas in Chicago: Green, Fisher, Surls, Wade, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Art of Texas, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1977 William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Recent Works on Paper by Contemporary American Artists, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
American Narrative/Story Art 1967-1977, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas, traveled to Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California; University Art Museum, Berkley, California; and Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada
1976 D.W. Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1975 Exchange DFW/SFO, The Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Texas Drawing Show, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1974 Henri Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1973 Texas Drawing Exhibition, Smither Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1972 Exhibition of Ten Texas Painters, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Smither Gallery, Dallas, TX
1971 Ten Texas Painters, Skidmore, Owns and Merrill, Houston, Texas
Tarrant County 34th Exhibition, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
1970 Project South/Southwest: Younger American Artists, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
SIU Invitational Drawing Show, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Museum Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Castellani Art Museum, Niagra University, New York
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, Kansas
El Paso Art Museum, El Paso, Texas
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Kansas
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
San Diego Art Museum, San Diego, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Public Collections

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, New York

Press

2008 Cartography: Artists who use Mapping Imagery by Kitty Harmon

2004

Frank, Peter. “Vernon Fisher.” L.A. Weekly, March 3-9.
Anthony, Elise. “Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth Artists,” Dallas Home Design, June: 42.
Hurt, Cindy. “Vernon Fisher: Brainiac,” Artl!ies, Winter: 75.

2003

Dallas, TX. Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Brainiac, 2003
Washington D.C. The Corcoran Museum of Art, A Capital Collection: Masterworks from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Kutner, Janet. “Fisher’s stream of consciousness...”, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 5, 2003.

2002

San Diego, CA. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990's.
Duganne, Erina. “Layering Time,” The Austin Chronicle, Jan. 25.
Parnass, Larry. “Momentary losses of cerebral coordination,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 21.
Frank, Peter. “Vernon Fisher,” LA Weekly, May 3-9.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. “Tight ‘Time/Frame’ Clocks in with a Winner,” Austin-American-Statesman, May 23.

2001

Amherst, MA. Herter Art Gallery, Kinds of Drawing, March 13-April 13, 2000.

2000

Houston, TX. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Texas, Alison de Lima Greene
“Feeling the Slow Surrender of Your Mind,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 21.
Houston, TX. Glassell School of MFA-Houston, Fisher’s File 00. Jan 13- March 5.
Rees, Christina. “Biting Back,” Dallas Observer, February 10-16: 15.
Rees, Christina. “Biting Back,” Dallas Observer, Feb. 10.
Johnson, Patricia. “Exhibit Makes a Visual Connection,” Houston Chronicle, Feb. 23.
Ennis, Michael. “Northern Exposure,” Texas Monthly, February: 130.
Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Opening Up His Files,” Houston Press, March 2, 2000.
New York, NY. Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000 Biennial Exhibition. March 21- June 4.
Kutner, Janet. “Riddles,” The Dallas Morning News, Ap. 29.
Ft. Worth, TX. Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth, Natural Deceits, May 14-September 10.
Colpitt, Frances. “Vernon fisher at the Glassell School of Art.” Art in America, June:    131-132.

1999 Houston, TX. Contemporary Arts Museum, Texas Draws, February 12 - April 11.

1998

Bell, J. Bowyer. “Vernon Fisher.” New Art Examiner, March.
Murdock, Robert M. “Vernon Fisher.” Review, May 15: 40-41.
Muller, Mario M. “Vernon Fisher.” Review, May 15: 41-42.
Turner, Elisa. “Multimedia MAMA exhibit surreal, interactive assault on the senses,” The Miami Herald, May 17.
Johnson, Ken. “Vernon Fisher,” The New York Times, May 22.
Tyson, Janet. “Vernon Fisher,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 14.
Hawkins, Margaret. “Wit, wisdom meet on canvas.” Chicago Sun-Times, September.
Best, Sherry. “Vernon Fisher.” Artforum, December: 134-135.
Yood, James. “Vernon Fisher.” Artforum, December: 133-135.
Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week,”

1997

San Diego, CA. Museum of Contemporary Art, Blurring the Boundaries Installation Art 1969- 1996. Distributed Art Publishers 1997.
Goodman, Alan H. “Bred In The Bone?” The Sciences, March/April: 21.
Houston, TX. Contemporary Arts Museum, Finders Keepers, May 10-August 3.
Graves, Jen. “A big fish in any sea,” Denton Record-Chronicle/Entertainment Chronicle, September.
Kutner, Janet. “One man’s illusions of grandeur,” The Dallas Morning News, September.
Campbell, Deborah Dickson. “Chalk one up for illusion,” Pitch Weekly, September-October.
Dallas, TX. Gerald Peters Gallery, Vernon Fisher, September 6-October 11.
Thorson, Alice. “Texas painter is long on words,” The Kansas City Star, October.
Akhtar, Suzanne. “Vernon Fisher tells stories about modern life - flies and all,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, October 5.
Kutner, Janet. “Vernon Fisher.” Art News, November: 231-232.
Kutner, Janet. “Multidimensional,” The Dallas Morning News, December 29.

1996

Kutner, Janet. “Vernon Fisher’s art is a road map for the thought process,” The Dallas Morning News, May 19.
Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Art Museum, Landfall Press Twenty-Five Years of Printmaking. September 13 - November 10.

1995-1996 Twaddel, Randy. “Vernon Fisher.” Gulf Coast, Winter, Vol VIII, No. 1:. 77-80.

1995

Champaign, IL. Krannert Art Museum, Vernon Fisher, November 4, 1994 - January 8, 1995.
San Antonio, TX. Blue Star Art Space, Swimming Lesions, December 16, 1994 - February 12, 1995.
Providence, RI. List Art Center, Brown University, Color in Space: Pictorialism in Contemporary Sculpture, April 22 - June 4.
Pagel, David. “Fisher Explores Meaning...” Los Angeles Times, September 28.

1994

Bass, Shermakaye. “A really big show at Barry Whistler Gallery,” The Dallas Morning News, January 10.
San Antonio, TX. The University of Texas at San Antonio, Mapping, March 31 - April 29.
Pagel, David. “Images In Flux,” Los Angeles Times, April 20.
Wilson, William. “Santa Monica’s Exquisite Deceptions.” LA Times, July 16.
Santa Monica, CA. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Altered Egos, July 9 - September 4.
Frank, Peter. “Altered Egos, The Return of the Cadavre Exquis.” LA Weekly, August 26.
Camper, Fred. “Art People: Vernon Fisher just doesn’t know” Chicago Reader, September 16.
Gibson, Eric. “Staking Out Claims.” Art & Antiques, September:. 31-32.
Kutner, Janet. “Folding maps into art.” The Dallas Morning News, October 9.
Anderson, Michael. “Vernon Fisher.” New Art Examiner, November: 41-42.
Bulka, Michael. “Vernon Fisher.” New Art Examiner, November: 41-42.

1993

Houston, TX. Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Darkness + Light, Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collections, January 22 - March 28.
Ross, Jeanette. “Lone Star Reveries, New Texas Art at the Bosie Art Museum.” Artweek, January 7: 29.
Johnson, Patricia C., “Simple works, deep thoughts” Houston Chronicle, June 8.
Baker, Kenneth. “Images of Chalkboard World at Modernism.” San Francisco Chronicle, July 16.
Kelley, Jeff. “Vernon Fisher at Modernism.” Artweek, August 5: 17.

1992

San Antonio, TX. San Antonio Museum of Art, The Perfect World, October 5, 1991 - January 12, 1992.
Chicago, Il. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Art At The Armory: Occupied Territory, September 13, 1992 - January 23, 1993.
McConnell, Gordon. “Vernon Fisher, Blank Slate Sky.” Artspace, January - April: 74-75.
Tyson, Janet. “Fort Worth artist wins national teaching award.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, February 15.
Kutner, Janet. “College art honor goes to Vernon Fisher.” Dallas Morning News, February 27
Bonetti, David. “Conceptual Art by the Book.” San Francisco Examiner, April 24.
Galveston, TX. Galveston Arts Center. Island Inspired, May 23 - July 12.
Tyson, Janet. “vernon & ted’s excellent adventure.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, August 23.
Knight, Christopher. “A Parting Shot for Chicago’s Armory.” Los Angeles Times, September 30.
Stevens, Mitchell. “Missed Opportunities.” Reader, October 8: 34-35.
Spokane, WA. Cheney Cowles Museum. New Texas Art, October 9 - November 15.
Holg, Garrett. “For Armory Show, Artists Find ‘Territory’ To Relate Experiences.” Chicago Sun-Times, October 18.
Barden, Lane. “Good Information Vernon Fisher at The Works Gallery.” Artweek, October 19: 28.
Patner, Andrew. “In Review.” Art & Antiques, November: 83.
Tyson, Janet. “There are a few bright spots on the horizon to the east.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 3.
Baker, Kenneth. “Military Armory Undergoes Art Exorcism.” San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, p. 58, November 8.
Kutner, Janet. “Ironies in the fire.” Dallas Morning News, November 10.
Tyson, Janet. “Flouting the Fundamentals.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, December 9
Solomon, Richard. “Occupied Territory.” Inland Architect, November/December: 4.
Lobdel, Diana. “Seeing With All Senses, A Unique View of the Armory Show at The Museum of Contemporary Art.” F Magazine, December:. 6-7.

1991

Kutner, Janet. “There’s a catch to Fisher exhibit.” The Dallas Morning News, April 20.
Tyson, Janet. “In Search of the white spirit of truth.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 27.
Meyers, Christene. “Provocative installation recreates jail.” The Billings Gazette, May 10.
Simpson, Nan Booth. “Art in Focus.” Southern Accents, June.
Sorensen, Dina. “From Outside the Sphere.” Arts Magazine, October: 72-75.
Von Ziegsar, Peter. “Vernon Fisher.” The Kansas City Star, October 6.
Kandel, Susan. Los Angeles Times, November 1.
Colpitt, Frances. “Vernon Fisher at Barry Whistler.” Art in America, December: 122-123.
Sacramento, CA. The Center for Contemporary Art, Hills Like White Elephants, December 5.

1990

Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Art Museum, Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990.
Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix Art Museum, 1990 Triennial.
Murphy, Jay. “New Orleans.” Contemporanea, February: 32.
McComie, Mel. “Vernon Fisher.” Arts Magazine, February: 82.
Levin, Kim. “Art That Barks, Art That Bites.” Village Voice, February: 103.
Kutner, Janet. “What you see is what you see.” The Dallas Morning News, February
10.
Tyson, Janet. “Praise For A Skeptic.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, February 23.
Palm Springs, CA. Palm Springs Desert Museum, Northwest x Southwest: Painted Fictions, March 9 - June 3.
Jarmusch, Ann. “Solo exhibit...” Dallas Times Herald, April 2.
Chadwick, Susan. “Fisher exhibit an intellectual voyage.” The Houston Post, July 14.
Nilsen, Richard. “The Elegant, The Brutal and The Puzzling.” The Arizona Republic, October 14.
McBride, Elizabeth. “Vernon Fisher.” Art News, November: 177-178.

1989

Moses, Jamie. “Vernon Fisher: Wars of Word & Image.”  Arts in Buffalo, vol. 2, no. 15: 1-3.
Birmingham, Alabama. Birmingham Museum of Art, Looking South: A Different Dixie, October 14 - January 7, 1989.
La Jolla, CA. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Vernon Fisher, February 3 - April 2.
Freudenheim, Susan. “Art by Fisher...” San Diego Tribune, February 3: c-9.
Ollman, Leah. “Fisher Dares...” Los Angeles Times, February 13.
London. Karsten Schubert LTD, A Brave New World, March.
Knight, Christopher. “Pursuing the elusive art of Vernon Fisher.” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, March 5.
Christensen, Judith. “Vernon Fisher, Images and Text: La Jolla.” Artweek, March 25.
Gardner, Colin. “Vernon Fisher, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.” Artforum, May: 162.
Pagel, David. “Vernon Fisher.” Art Issues, Summer.
Pagel, David. “Artist’s Book Beat.” The Print Collectors Newsletter, Vol. XX, No. 2, May-June.
Frank, Peter. “Vernon Fisher...” LA Weekly, May 26: 125.
Buffalo, NY. Castellani Art Museum, Niagra: Welcome to US, July 8 - August 27.
Huntington, Richard. “Vernon Fisher.” Buffalo News, July 16: G 1 H.
Tyson, Janet. “The Art of Creating.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 27.
Porges, Maria. “Navigating By The Stars.” Contemporanea, September: 101.
Chadwick, Susan. “The World According to Fisher.” The Houston Post, September 8.
Johnson, Patricia. “Culture’s Struggle With Nature.” Houston Chronicle, September 15.
“Endpapers.” Red Bass, No. 14.
Green, Roger. “Reason Versus Nature.” New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 27.
Davies, Hugh M. “Vernon Fisher, Paintings and Writings.” Artspace, November/December: 46-53.

1988

Risatti, Howard. “Vernon Fisher, Hirshorn Museum.” Artforum, November: 150.
Finnegan, Patrick. “Washington.” Contemporanea, September/October: 28-29.
Porges, Maria. “It was a Dark and Stormy Knight: Jumping the Tracts of Narrative.” MSHIFT, Fall: 50-52.
Lawrence, KS. Spencer Museum of Art. New Work New York, August 21 - October 2.
Lewis, Jo Ann. “Vernon Fisher’s Murals.” The Washington Post, June 22.
Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Awards in the Visual Arts 7, May 26 - July 17.
London. The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Comic Iconoclasm, June 1987-February 1988.
Kestler, Lisa. “Lost For Words.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, January 24.
Jarmush, Ann. “Vernon Fisher.” Dallas Times Herald, January 23.
Kutner, Janet. “Cracking the Code.” The Dallas Morning News, January 23.

1987

Schwan, Gary. “Lannan’s Walls Teach Perspective.” The Palm Beach Post, October 23.
Wilson, Mike. “A Lively Imagination Puts New Mural in Perspective.” Miami Herald, October 9.
O’Conner, Colleen. “High Profile: Vernon Fisher.” The Dallas Morning News, September 20.
Kutner, Janet. “Vernon Fisher Plans Installation for DMA.” The Dallas Morning News, June 8.
Los Angeles. Los Angles County Museum of Art, Avant-Garde in the Eighties, April 23 - July 12.
Martin, Mary Abbe. “Youth Exhibit is Small, But on Target.” Minneapolis Star and Tribune, April 26.
Habich, John. “Past/Imperfect Proust Marathon.” Minneapolis Star and Tribune, April 11.
Minneapolis, MN. Walker Art Center, Past-Imperfect: Erick Fischl, Vernon Fisher, Laurie Simmons, April 12 - June 14.
Larson, Kay. “Art.” New York Magazine, March 9: 112.
Gambrell, Jamey. “Texas: State of the Art.” Art in America, March: 114-130.

1986

Houston, TX. The Museum of Fine Arts, The Texas Landscape, 1900-1986.
Knight, Christopher. “The 80's Become the Era of Memorex Art.” Los Angeles Herald Examiner, June 15.
Gardner, Colin. “The Unpredictable and the Deconstructive.” Artweek, June: 1
Muchnic, Suzanne. “The Art Galleries.” Los Angeles Times, May 30.
Chicago, IL. The Art Institute of Chicago, Seventy-Fifth American Exhibition, March 8 - April 27.

1985

Kutner, Janet. “Crescent Collection Begins Its Eclectic Phase.” The Dallas Morning News, October 17.
Freudenheim, Susan. “Vernon Fisher: At Home on the Ranges.” Artforum, October: 93-96.
Princethal, Nancy. “Vernon Fisher.” Art News, September.
Johnson, Patricia. “Fisher’s Narrative Art Still Elusive.” Houston Chronicle, April 29.
Yard, Sallary. “The Shadow of the Bomb.” Arts Magazine, April: 73-82.
Indiana, Gary. “Vernon Fisher.” Art News, February: 144.

1984

Indiana, Gary., “Vernon Fisher at Barbara Gladstone.” Art in America, December: 166-167.
Mexico City. Museo Rufino Tamayo, El Arte Narrativo, November - December.
Washington, D.C. Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974-1984, October 4 - January 6. 1985.
Austin, TX. Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, New American Painting, January 12 - March 5.

1983

 

 

 

 

Heit, Janet. “The Comic Art Show.” Arts magazine, October.
Fudge, Jane. “The Second Western States/38th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition.” Artspace, Fall: 10-13.
Bassin, Joan. “Art of the South.” Austin American Statesman, August 28.
Kutner, Janet. “In the Southern Tradition.” Dallas Morning News, August 26.Johnson, Patricia. “The Tangible Enigma of the South.” Houston Chronicle, August 7.
Longbeach, CA. Long Beach Museum of Art, Comment, May 29 - August 14.
Houston, TX. Contemporary Arts Museum, Southern Fictions, August 2 - September 4.
La Bodie, Donald. “Houston’s Southern Art...” Memphis Commercial Appeal, August 1.
Peterson, William. “Fact & Fiction.” Artspace, Summer: 66-67.
New York, NY. Whitney Museum of American Art, The Comic Art Show, John Carlin and Sheena Wagstaff, Summer.
Kutner, Janet. “Portrait of the Artist...” Dallas Life Magazine, July 24: 8-30.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “‘Comment’: A Show That May Say a Bit Too Much.” Los Angeles Times, June 7.
Fleming, Lee. “The Corcoran Biennial Second Western States Exhibition.”  Art News, May.
Kutner, Janet. “Two D.C. Exhibits Turn in Opposite Directions.” The Dallas Morning News, April 21.
Glueck, Grace. “Two Biennials: One Looking East and Other West.” The New York Times, March 27.
Freudenheim, Susan. “Vernon Fisher at Delahunty.” Art in America, March: 164-165.
Byers, Trudie. “Abilene Homecoming.” Artspace, Spring: 63.
Lowe, Ron. “Fort Worth Artists.” Artspace, Spring: 28.
Washington, D.C. Corcoran Gallery of Art, The 38th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of American Painting, February 3 - April 13.
Berger, Leslie. “Visions of a New West.” The Washington Post, February 2: D4.
Richard, Paul. “The Range of the West.” The Washington Post, February 2: D1.

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridge, MA. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mediums of Language: Vernon Fisher, Myrl Chernick, Paul Sharits, November 19 - December 24.
Taylor, Robert. “Mediums of Language.” Boston Sunday Globe, December 19: 44.
Freudenheim, Susan. “A Survey of Texas Art: Vernon Fisher.” Arts and Architecture, Winter: 30.
“The Painted Word in the Painter’s Words.” Pulse, November: 27-29.
Kutner, Janet. “The Medium as Metaphor.” The Dallas Morning News, November 19.
Lowe, Ron. “Layers of Meaning.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 8.
“Real World Systems: Vernon Fisher’s Terrain.” Dallas Times Herald, November 7.
Lowe, Ron. “Fisher Work Found in FWAM.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 4.
Providence, RI, Brown University,  Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, October 16 - November 11.
Reinhart, J.A. “Conversation with Vernon Fisher,” Haute, September: 24-25.
Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis Museum of Art, Painting and Sculpture Today 1982, Essays by Helen Ferrulli and Robert Yassin, July 6 - August 15.
Houston, TX. Contemporary Arts Museum, The Americans: The Collage, July 11 - October 3.
Rotterdam. Rotterdam Arts Council, Vernon Fisher - Keith Haring, Galerie T’Venster. Essay by Richard Flood, March 26 - May 28.
Dillon, David. “The Southern Voice.”Artforum, March.
Coppola, John. “Breaking the Code.” Span, (published in New Deli, India), March: 40.
Burlington, VT. University of Vermont at Burlington, Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, January 22 - March 21.
Silverthorne, Jeanne. “New York: VERNON FISHER, Barbara Gladstone Gallery.” Artforum, January: 75.
Westfall, Stephen. “Vernon Fisher.” Arts Magazine, January: 20.
Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville Art Museum, Currents: A New Mannerism, December 11, 1981 - January 24, 1982.

1981

Kutner, Janet. “You Can Go Home Again.” Art News, December: 113.
Larson, Kay. “Fear of Style.” New York, November 9: 64.
Thistlewaite, Mark. “Diverse Southern Narratives.” Artweek, Vol. 12, October 17.
Amherst, MA.  Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank Art Collection, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, September 19 - December 20.
“Art Notes.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 13.
Fort Worth, TX. The Fort Worth Art Museum, The Southern Voice: Terry Allen, Vernon Fisher, Ed McGowin. Essay by Dave Hickey, September 13 - October 25.
Lowe, Ron. “‘Southern Voice’: Storytelling Art.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 6.
“Vernon Fisher’s Extractions.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 28.
Berryhill, Michael. “When Texans View Texas Art.” Fort Worth Star Telegram, June 14.
Glueck, Grace. “How Emerging Artists Really Emerge: Putting the Biennials Together.” Art News, May: 95-99.
Gibson, Elise. “Fisher’s Story Art Coaxes Subliminal Responses.” Denton Record Chronicle, May 15.
Burleigh, Robert. “Words as Images.” The New Art Examiner, April: 14.
Allen, Jane. “Intellectually Art Dead in New York, Thrives in Regions According to Guggenheim, Whitney and Hirshorn.” The New Art Examiner, April: 1+.
Schwartz, Ellen. “It’s the Gospel According to Their Organizers, Not ‘The World’.” Art News, April: 122-127.
Rickey, Carrie. “Curatorial Conceptions.” Artforum, April: 48-60.
New York, NY. Whitney Museum of American Art, 1981 Biennial Exhibition, Curated by Barbara Haskell, February 4 - April 12.
Hughes, Robert. “Quirks, Clamors and Variety.” Time, March 2: 84-87.
Larson, Kay. “The Great American Talent Hunt.” New York Magazine, February.
Ashberry, John. “An Exhilarating Mess.” Newsweek, February 23: 82-83.
Washington, D.C. Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Directions 1981, Curated by Miranda McClintic, February 12 - May 3.
Richard, Paul. “Going in All ‘Directions’.” The Washington Post, February 12.
Russell, John. “A Roundup of Emerging Artists.” The New York Times, February 8.
New York, NY. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 19 Artists - Emergent Americans: 1981 Exxon National Exhibition. Curated by Peter Fran, January 30 - April 5.
Houston, TX. Contemporary Arts Museum, Vernon Fisher: Story Paintings and Drawings, Essays by Marti mayo, November 22, 1980 - January 4, 1981.

1980

Hoffman, Fred. “Vernon Fisher, Delahunty Gallery.” Artforum, January.
Tyler, TX. Tyler Museum of Art, Response, Text by Ned Rifkin, February 9 - March 23.
Platt, Susan. “Vernon Fisher.” Arts Magazine, February: 13.
Marvel, Bill. “‘Response’ Texas Art Stands Tall.” Dallas Times Herald, February 17.
Kutner, Janet. “Artist’s Contrasts Prove as Big as Texas.” The Dallas Morning News, February 20.
“Texans Art Work Transcends Border.” The Dallas Morning News, February 23.
Bee, Maeve. “New Faces/New Images.” Ocular, Summer: 3-6.
Marvel, Bill. “Made in America.” TWA Ambassador, July: 31-33.
New York, NY. The New Museum, Investigations: Probe-Structure-Analysis, Introduction by Allen Schwartzman and Lynn Gumpert, September 26 - November 20.
Kalil, Susie. “To See is Not to Understand.” Artweek, December 20.

1979

“Art in Private Places-The Buford Project.” Artweek, January 27.
“Art Planning in Tyler.” The Dallas Morning News, March 4.
San Antonio, TX. Witte Museum, Paperworks: An Exhibition of Texas Artists, August 6 - October 1.
Hoffman, Fred. “New Routes to the Unknown.” Artweek, October 27.
Dillon, David. “Read Along with Vernon.” D Magazine, October: 28.
“Fall for Fisher, Hook, Line and Thinker.” The Dallas Morning New , November.

1978

Day, Holly. “T for Texas.” The Grey City Journal, May 12.
Katz, Sonia. “Art of Texas.” The New Art Examiner, May 12.
Schulze, Fran. “Texans Funky in a Big Way.” Chicago Sun-Times Reader, May 21.
Martin, Abbe. “Fine Art From Texas: Shooting Down the Stereotypes.” Chicago Sun-Times Reader, May 26: 29-30.
Rifkin, Ned. “The Corsicana Panorama: Ed Blackburn, Vernon Fisher, Jim Malone.” Art Voices South, July/August: 61-64.
Kutner, Janet. “Fisher’s Imagination at Heart of New York.” The Dallas Morning News, October.

1977 Kutner, Janet. “Vernon Fisher.” The Dallas Morning News, September.
Kutner, Janet. “Capricious Places.” Art News, December: 102.
1976

Frankestein, Alfred. “Impressive Texas Art in Exchange.” San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle, February.
Dunham, Judith. “Bay Area/Texas Art Exchange.” Artweek, February 28.
“Vernon Fisher: Painting About Painting.” Artweek, September.

1975

Moser, Charlotte. “Termagant Texans.” Currant, August-September: 6-10.
Kutner, Janet. “Dallas: Illusionistic Problems.” Art News, November: 97-100.

1973 Kutner, Janet. “Art Collections Large, Diverse.” The Dallas Morning News, March 29.
Hopkins, Henry. “Contemporary Art in Texas: On the Road to Maturity.” Art News, May: 40-45.
Tyler, TX. Tyler Museum of Art, 123456, Organized by Robert Kjorlein, October 24 - November 4
“Fisher Probes Space, Color.” The Dallas Morning News, October 26.
1970 Fort Worth, TX. Fort Worth Art Center, Project South/Southwest 1970.