Barbara Fisher's oil paintings incorporate her personal vocabulary of iconic forms into various kinds of spaces: grids, quasi-landscapes and ethereal fields. The relationships between these forms are mysterious and dynamic. Her intuitive approach and long time interest in the idea of the Collective Unconscious can be seen in all her work, as images appear and recede and take on different meanings to each viewer.
Fisher was born in New York City, educated in Colorado and California, and lived for many years on the West coast before settling in Asheville, North Carolina in 1998. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows throughout the country, including the de Saisset Museum (CA), Bank of America World Headquarters (CA), The National Institutes of Health (MD) and The Washington Cancer Center (DC) as well as in many galleries. Her paintings have hung in group shows at the Asheville Art Museum (NC), the Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), the Sun City Museum of Art (AZ) and the Chicago Cultural Center (IL).
Fisher has received numerous grants and residencies including the Mortimer Fleishhacker Foundation Grant (CA), Asheville Arts Council Project Grant (NC), the Ucross Foundation (WY), and the Ragdale Foundation. Her work can be found in the collections of Capital One (VA), Western NC University Art Museum (NC), the Asheville Art Museum (NC), First Charter Bank (NC), Bank of America (CA), National Institutes of Health (MD) and the University of NC Hospitals (NC).