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    Kate Fisher
    Adjunct Instructor of Studio Arts, Sculpture

    Biography

    Kate Fisher received a BA in Art History and a BA in Studio Art from St. Olaf College. She was an artisan on public commissions at RDG Dahlquist Art Studio before completing her MFA at the University of North Texas. Prior to her arrival in Minnesota in 2008 she worked for Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. 

    Her artistic beginnings are deeply rooted in the ideas of function. Kate has continued to honor utilitarianism while simultaneously developing a body of sculptural forms. Her work is either for or about the home. Home, not just as a specific place or structure, but more often a feeling and/or geographical location. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Kate has traveled to China, Europe and South America to enrich her artistic studies.

    TEACHING STYLE

    In Kate’s sculpture course her goal is for students to learn the fundamentals of three dimensional objects and space in art. Students are introduced to a wide range of materials and possibilities that may be used in sculpture fabrication. She places great emphasis on the conceptual growth and critical thinking in her classroom. The development of hand skills acquired through a working relationship with tools is an essential component of the sculptural experience. Kate approaches art creation by posing a wide range of artistic problems and conceptual possibilities.

    “It is important for all students to learn the language of art so that they may become articulate makers, users and observers.”

    - Kate Fisher