Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman
Beverly Fishman is Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department. For the past twenty-five years she has worked as a full-time artist and has dedicated herself to educating young artists. She received her MFA degree from Yale University in 1980 and accepted her first position as adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate Art School of the College of New Rochelle, New York, in 1983. Fishman began teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1988 and continued both positions until accepting the appointment as Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1992.
Since 2000, Fishman has been the subject of over two dozen one-person exhibitions in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Thessaloniki. Her work has also been included in many thematic exhibitions addressing abstraction, technology, medicine, and the body. Her exhibitions include the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and the Toledo Museum of Art.
Ms. Fishman has been awarded numerous honors including the Toledo Museum of Art’s Guest Artist Pavilion Project in 2015 and. 2010-11; the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2010; a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2005; a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2003; a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in 1989; two Artist Space Grants in 1986 and 1990; and a Ford Foundation Grant in 1979.
Her teaching experience and professional activities include lectures, panel discussions, and participation as Visiting Artist at many museums and institutions throughout the country, including the Yale School of Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Washington University, the Toledo Museum of Art, Eastern Illinois State University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the Philadelphia College of Art, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the University of New Haven, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Yale University Summer Program in Art, Oberlin College, Kent State University, Goucher College, University of Delaware, University of Alabama, and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Fishman’s work has been reviewed and profiled in numerous art magazines, newspapers, and scholarly publications, the most recent of which include Artforum (2014), Huffington Post (2012), Modern Painters (2012), Artnet Magazine (2012), Glass Quarterly (2012), NY Arts Magazine (2012), Huffington Post (2012), Wall Street Journal (2009), Art in America (2008), Barbara Maria Stafford’s Echo Objects: The Cognitive History of Images (2007), and Joe Houston and Dave Hickey’s Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s (2007).
Her work may be found in more than two dozen museum and corporate collections, including: the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University; the Miami Art Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, the Progressive Art Collection in Ohio; the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio; the Borusan Center for Culture and Arts in Istanbul, Turkey; the Hallmark Collection in Missouri; the Toledo Art Museum in Ohio; the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois; UBS Financial Services in Michigan; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Stamford Museum and Nature Center; Cranbrook Art Museum; the United Nations Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey; the Progressive Art Collection in Ohio; the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art in Michigan; the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan; Compuware World Headquarters; Daimler; Prudential Headquarters in Newark, New Jersey; the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan; and the Financial Management Corporation in Chicago.