James Fisher was born in the UK in 1972. He attained a BA at the University of Brighton (1992 – 1995) and an MA at the Royal College of Art (1995 – 1997) and was a recipient of an Abbey Scholarship in Painting at the British School at Rome in 2001. He was awarded a PHD in Fine Art at the University of Gloucestershire in 2009 following a series of exhibitions that explored relationships between painting, music and text.
Fisher has had nine solo exhibitions including Uchiwa-e Eagle Gallery, London (2011); A Quiet Companion, Campden Gallery (2010); My Hopes are not Entirely Hopeless Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk (2009); I came here a stranger Eagle Gallery, London (2008); As a stranger I depart, Campden Gallery, (2008): and The Wanderer Rochester City Art Gallery (2005). He has exhibited in Italy, Ireland and the UK and has been an invited artist in exhibitions including BITE, Mall Galleries (2011); ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (both in 2010). He has collaborated with sculptor Denise de Cordova on Camouflage – an installation of sculpture and paintings for the London Art Fair 2015.
Fisher’s paintings are held in many private collections in the UK and Europe, and public collections include FIL Plc, London; the Jerwood Foundation, Hastings and the Hive, Worcester.