Kyle Ethan Fischer
Kyle Ethan Fischer received his BFA in Painting from The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme Connecticut. After pursuing painting he received a stipend and scholarship to study abroad at the National College of Art, Dublin in Ireland concentrating on sculpture and installation. After returning to the US, he attended the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC further exploring sculpture and installation receiving a specialized degree.
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, and most recently the Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. 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.
Currently a practicing studio and scenic artist in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Fischer mimics elemental processes like erosion, deposition, combustion, and cooling in his art making. His sculpture’s structures are attended through the adoption of various man made grids like antique needlework, bead work, chicken wire, or diagrams of nano-tubes, military weapons, and silica. He maps a subjective temporal experience for the viewer based on collective information.