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					C Y N T H I A F I S H E R
August, 2010
15 FORGETTE RD   CHARLEMONT, MA 01339   413-625-8204     www.BIGBANGMOSAICS.COM

Public Commissions:
 Shelburne Falls Mosaic Murals, in progress, to be installed 10/10
 Naples Dental Clinic, Florida Art in State Buildings, 3/10
 Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Concord, New Hampshire State
 Council for the Arts mosaic mural series, 10/09
 Semi-finalist, Florida Art in State Buildings – College of
 Education 3/09
 Semi-finalist, Orange County Recreation Center, Orlando FL, 3/09
 “Igniting a Passion for Learning”, Percent for Art mosaic mural,
 Honors College, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 11/08
   Semi-Finalist, Percent for Art, New Haven, CT, 6/10, 5/07, 3/06
   “Atlantic Salmon”, River Culture Sculpture Competition, Turners
 Falls, MA, 11/06
 “Taj Mahal”, „Butt Stop Art‟ competition, Springfield, MA 6/03

Private Commissions in Public Spaces:
 “Tidal Pool” mosaic mural, UMASS Memorial Medical Center,
 Worcester, MA 7/10
 “Through the Seasons” mosaic mural, UMASS Medical Center,
 Worcester, MA 9/08
 “Tropical Fish” mosaic mural, Children‟s Hospital, Boston, MA 8/08
 “ Voyage”, mosaic mural, Children‟s Hospital, Boston, MA 1/08
 “Trilogy”, mosaic triptych, Trilogy Apartment Building, Boston, MA
 “Multiculturalism”, mosaic figures, Rogers School, Rogers AR,

 Private Commissions:
Installations in the home for clients nationally and internationally,
including floor medallions, kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, pool and
fireplace surrounds, 2002 – present

Selected Exhibitions:
 “Art in Pieces”, Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT invited, 10/10 –
 “Nature Mosaics”, Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA one person
 show 10/10
 “Contemporary Mosaics”, Attleboro Arts Museum invitational,
 Attleboro, MA 4-5/10
 “Mosaic Arts International”, Smith Museum of Stained Glass,
 Chicago, IL 3-7/10
 “The Art of Mosaic, 2009”, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA 9-
 “Home is Where the Art Is”, invitational, various locations,
 Boston, MA 2-5/09
 “Landscapes in Mosaics”, juried, Chicago Mosaic School Gallery,
 Chicago, IL 2-3/09
 “Mosaics, Naturally”, US Fish & Wildlife Gallery, Hadley, MA, solo
   show, 5-6/08
 “Big Bang Mosaics”, Jones Library, solo show, Amherst, MA 1/08
 “The Art of Mosaic”, juried, Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA 9/07
 “Faculty Exhibition”, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 5/07
 “Homage to the Seasons”, juried, Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA
 “Beneath the Surface”, juried, High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL,
 “Body Image: Animus & Ardor”, juried, Tufts University Slater
   Gallery, 3/06
 “Hellenic Heritage”, juried, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell,
 MA, 11/04
 “Mosaic Women Exhibition”, juried, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod
 College, 4/04
 “Opus Veritas”, juried, Museo Italoamericano, San Francisco, CA
 "Mosaics in Good Humor", juried, Forbes Library Gallery,
 Northampton, MA 2/03
 "Off the Bed: Quilts not for Sleeping", The Art Bank,
 ShelburneFalls, MA 4/02

Teaching, Consulting and School Residencies:
 Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfeld, CT 2007 - present
 Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 2007 - present
 Snow Farm New England Craft Program, Williamsburg, MA 2005 -
 Ashfield Summer Arts Program, Ashfield, MA 2003 - present
 Workshops and private classes in my studio, Buckland, MA 2002-
 Consultant, mosaic projects in Greenfield, Shutesbury, Amherst,
   Buckland, MA
 Elementary School residencies and community projects in towns of
   Ashfield, Conway, Rowe, Greenfield, Northboro, Woburn, West
   Boylston, MA, 2002-present
  Grants, Awards and Honors:
 Shelburne Falls Mosaic Murals Project grants, 2010:
         o Ella Lyman Cabot Trust grant, $12,000
         o Highland Communities Initiative grant, $5,000
         o Xeric Foundation grant, $2,000
         o Transcanada Power Company, $1,000
         o Various MA cultural council grants, totaling $2800
 „Best in Show Award‟, Art of Mosaic, 2009, Somerville Museum, MA,
 Sept „09
 Worcester Art Museum, Francis Kinnicutt Travel/Study Award, 2008
 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants, Buckland, Conway,
    Northboro, 2004- 2008
 Xeric Grant, Northampton, MA, 2004
 Mosaic Art Now, New Directions in Modern Mosaic Art, 2008, gold
    star award for “Spawning Salmon”

 Ray, Virginia. Shelburne Falls Independent, various articles, 4
 – 7/10
 Image of „Pavement Fractals‟ mosaic in Breakout, A Business book
 for Visual Artists, by Brit Hammer – Dijcks, Blurb books, 2010
   „Featured Artist‟ (1 of 5), Art of Mosaic 2009 show catalog,
 Somerville Museum 9/09
 O‟Connor, Patrick. A Thousand Little Pieces West County News,
 Heiss, Mary Lou. Into the Woods, Mosaic Tiles and a straw-bale
   barn provide inspiration and workspace for a pair of artists in
   Buckland, MA Berkshire Living, 5/06, p 110-114
 Stewart, Donald. Tile in Style, Shelburne Falls Independent, 8/05
 The Guild, „The Artful Home‟, 2004, 2007
 Goldscheider, Eric. Bits and Pieces The Boston Globe Magazine,
 Parnass, Larry. Long-lasting levity in Fisher’s campy mosaics. The
   Daily Hampshire Gazette, Tuesday, 2/ 22/03, p. C4
 Ray, Virginia. Embroidery in glass: mosaic artist finds her
   missing piece. The Recorder,Thursday, 10/3/02, A&E p. 1,2
 Bander, Nina. Quilts not just for sleeping The Recorder, 3/28/02

 Mosaic Art School, Ravenna, Italy, 1 week class, 2008
 Art Institute of Boston, 1987-1989
 Greenfield Community College, 1986-1987
 University of Maine, 1976 -1980, BS Wildlife Biology with High
Other Work Experience:
 Editorial and children‟s book illustrator 1989 – 2007. To date I
 have illustrated more than 35 children‟s books. Represented by
 Portfolio Solutions, Publishers' Graphics 1997-2002
 US Forest Service, 1983-1986
 US Park Service, 1985
 Peace Corps Volunteer, Philippines, 1980-1982