William Fisher, MFA, 1996, Ohio University; BA, 1985, the College of William and Mary; apprentice to woodblock Master Toshii Yoshida, 1989-93, Tokyo, Japan; Assistant Professor of Art, Georgia College and State University; author of the online Art Department Directory at http://billfisher.dreamhosters.com; Under Secretary of Southern Cultural Hegemony and Rural Visual Authority, US Department of Art & Technology.
As a critique of the mechanisms of cultural domination, Fisher’s work aims to subvert the tools of hegemony. Recent experiments in shared authorship examine quantification of the individual and identity, cults of the intellect and the expert, and the cynicism of Empire.
Recent exhibitions/performances include District Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC, Phoebe Conley Gallery at California State University, Fresno, CA, Glass Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, Jewett Arts Center Galleries, Wellesley College, Wellesley,MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Central Missouri State University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center (censored collaboration), Gainesville, GA,, the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA and Eyedrum Atlanta. Publications featuring work include Stone Lithography by Paul Croft, and The Indiana Review, 2005 Special Summer Issue. Fisher's work will be showing in Winnipeg and Vancouver in early 2007 as part of the traveling exhibition "Allegories of the Genome."
RICHARD A. LOU
Richard Alexander Lou was born in San Diego, CA. and raised in both San Diego and Tijuana. Richard grew up in a biracial family which was spiritually and intellectually guided by an anti-colonialist Chinese father and a culturally affirming Mexicana mother. Educated in the public schools of the Southbay area in Chula Vista and Imperial Beach, Richard would go on to receive his A.A. in Fine Art from Southwestern College, B.A. in Fine Art from California State University at Fullerton and finally an M.F.A. in Fine Art from Clemson University in South Carolina.
As a Chicano Artist the reverberating themes he has explored are the subjugation of his community by the Dominant Culture and White Privilege. He has exhibited extensively in venues that would include: the Centro Cultural De La Raza, San Diego; List Gallery at MIT in Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Nexus Art Center in Atlanta; and with his frequent collaborator and friend, Robert J. Sanchez, the Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach; Cornerhouse Art Gallery, Manchester, England; Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul Turkey. His art work has been documented and published in various newspapers, magazines, catalogs and books that would include: AMERICAN VISIONS/VISIONES DE LAS AMERICAS: ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, co-edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Ivo Mesquita; MAPPING THE TERRAIN: NEW GENRE PUBLIC ART, edited by Suzanne Lacy; ENGLISH IS BROKEN HERE: NOTES OF CULTURAL FUSION IN THE AMERICA'S by Coco Fusco.
Married to Maricela Rodriguez Ayala they have four children: Gloria Marisol age 18, Maricela Alexandra age 15, Magda Alexa age 14 and Ming Alexander Yet age 12. Richard continues to produce and exhibit art while teaching and chairing the Art Department at Georgia College & State University since 2001.