Lalena Fisher is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Austin,
Texas. She earned her MFA in painting/new forms at Pratt Institute in New
York City while assisting artist Matthew Barney in his studio. After her
graduate work, Fisher
designed for the kids’ TV shows Blue’s Clues
and The Wonder Pets, and served as an information-graphics editor at The
New York Times, while writing and performing music locally and regionally
as leader of the band The Color Guard.
Fisher makes fine art; designs logos, characters, apps, and printed matter for
large and small
clients; and creates illustration for children’s publishing.
She is a member of the
Fine Art CV • Artist Statement • Résumé
Email: Fish (at) LalenaFisher (dot) com
Agent for children's books: Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
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Assemble to Disassemble Fisher created an art installation in the Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda for the first week of the 86th Legislative session in 2019. Moved by the determination of young people who marched nationwide in 2018 to demand sensible gun regulation, she titled the work Assemble to Disassemble, and invited two other artists, Mison Kim and Naomi Spinak to exhibit their work alongside hers. The show intended to provide different perspectives on the foundations of, effects of, and responses to gun culture.
The exhibition then traveled to Boston in 2020, at Harvard University's Smith Center. To open the show, the Graduate School of Design and Harvard Office for the Arts hosted a town-hall discussion with the artists on the topic "What Can Arts Activism Accomplish?"
The Austin American-Statesman article • The Austin American-Statesman video
Harvard press release
OffWEST In 2017, LalenaLab hosted an exhibition using our four spaces to show the fine art work of Yareth Fernandez, Michele Hogan, Marilyn Darrell, and Lalena Fisher. The event included performances by Cienfuegos, Screen Door Slammers, and The Mothermold. Guests enjoyed refreshments from sponsors Bouldin Creek Cafe and Slow Pokes Brisket Shack. More about OffWEST may be read on the Off WEST press release. Photos from the event are posted in the Off WEST LalenaLab Facebook photo album; videos on the main page.
Artist Talk Fisher gave an artist talk at City Hall in June 2016, which may be streamed on the City of Austin website; the segment lasts 15 minutes, from 19:42-34:24.