A resident of New York City, Julie Fisher was born in Miami, Florida to a family of artists. Her father is photographer Ray Fisher, and her mother, Sue Fisher, is an active member of the art world in New York and Florida, where she has served on many boards and art associations over the course of her life. Julie’s grandfather was Concert Master at the Metropolitan Opera, CBS Orchestra, and the New York, Philharmonic, while her grandmother was a dancer with the Chicago Opera Ballet.

Following her grandmother's footsteps, Julie began her professional career as a ballet dancer in Boston, New York and Connecticut until an injury put a premature stop to her career. In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Science in Health Education at Hunter College, Julie did graduate studies at Columbia, worked as a pastry sous chef in New York, and spent ten years acting and playwriting while supporting herself as a personal trainer and pilates instructor. Working in these varied creative fields, she developed a need to express herself artistically. She began by painting her body and imprinting it on various surfaces. Exploring and improvising, she gradually developed a process of using her own body to generate art in two dimensions. From there she moved on to sculpture, a medium that she had studied in high school, but left behind for many years.

Combining her knowledge of and interest in the body, Julie began studying sculpture intensively at the Art Students League in New York in 2014. The ability to work in three dimensions in a medium that demanded meticulous manual control has increased her expressive potential. Her interest in forcing the viewer to become more attuned to the way in which we speak through our bodies and not just our mouths and faces are represented through her work as isolated parts of the body. Today, her body prints inspire her sculpture and vice versa. Above all, Julie is dedicated to fine tuning the details of figurative work and continues to explore and produce both her two and three-dimensional work. 

Education
B.S. Health Ed       Hunter College
Graduate Studies       Columbia University
Art Students League of New York (Atillier)     Nathaniel Kaz, Anthony Antonios, Barney Hodes, Leonid Brener
Studio Della Statua Florence       Jason Arkles 

Exhibitions
2017  Spectrum Miami Red Dot Exhibition
2017  Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Regional Semi-Finalist Exhibit Allouche Gallery, NYC
2017  Salmagundi Non Member Exhibition, NYC
2017  Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, Merit Scholarship Exhibition NYC
2017  Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, Blue Dot Award NYC
2016  Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, Blue Dot Award NYC
2015  Phyllis Harriman Mason gallery, Blue Dot Award NYC
 
Scholarships & Awards
2016  Trudy & Henry Gillette Merit Scholarship
2017  Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finalist
2017  Winner Artavita Online Contest 

Permanent Display
Movement Improvement Physical Therapy Brooklyn Heights- Two pieces: "Knot" & "En L'air" 

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