Lalena Fisher earned her MFA in painting/new forms at Pratt Institute in New York City while assisting Matthew Barney in his studio. She later designed for the shows Blue’s Clues and The Wonder Pets while writing and performing music as leader of The Color Guard. Fisher creates information graphics for The New York Times; makes fine art painting and sculpure; designs logos and printed matter; illustrates for children’s publishing; and rocks out with her daughter as The Mothermold. She is a member of the Girllustrators.
Fine Art CV • Artist Statement • Résumé
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Email: Fish (at) LalenaFisher (dot) com
Agent for children's books: Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Book coming out in 2023
(Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf, March 23, 2021:)
Tamar Mays at HarperCollins has bought at auction Friends Beyond Measure
by debut author-illustrator Lalena Fisher, creator of information graphics
for The New York Times. The picture book tells a friendship story about loss
and long-distance connection through the language of infographics.
Publication is scheduled for 2023; Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary
negotiated the deal for world rights.
Austin Studio Tour For Big Medium's online, 2020 version of its annual art event, Fisher opened her studio virtually to share the thought processes behind her work while creating a mixed-media painting. She also led an all-ages workshop with fellow artist Luz Marie Iturbe. Both recordings are available on Fisher's artist page of the Austin Studio Tour website.
Assemble to Disassemble Fisher's installation was shown at Harvard University's Smith Center in early 2020 along with the work of Mison Kim and Naomi Spinak. To open Assemble to Disassemble at Harvard, the Graduate School of Design and Harvard Office for the Arts hosted a town-hall discussion with the artists in the Smith Center Commons, on the topic "What Can Arts Activism Accomplish?"
In 2019, Fisher created an art installation in the Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda for the first week of the 86th Legislative session. 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 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.