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Jarred Fisher About

An emerging, Wilmington, DE/ Philadelphia, PA based artist. Fisher is a recent graduate of Nelson Shanks's Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA. He specializes in contemporary realist works in Oil, Metalpoint, Pastel, and Mixed Media. 3 comments


Artist's Statement

"Nature is the single greatest teacher in Art. When composing a work, I am on a journey to humble myself before the magnitude of reality; of nature.

Among my influences are Zorn, Sargent, and modern masters such as Nelson Shanks, Steven Assael, and Dan Thompson. Through them I seek a marriage of classical themes and contemporary progress.

I eschew the use of photographic implements, and their aesthetics, and instead search for visual celebrations of nature via the primacy of work made from life. Each work is an exploration of our reality and an invitation to commune with it."


Based in Wilmington, DE, Jarred Fisher is a contemporary realist artist. After graduating from Delaware College of Art and Design in 2007, where he studied under Catherine Drabkin, Paul Hluchan, and Elana Hagler, Fisher spent the next five years struggling to create work with the depth of purpose he sought. Moved by the works of many of the 19th century baroque painters, Fisher sought out to acquire deeper technical skills and more rigorous academic instruction. After reading a magazine interview with noted master artist Nelson Shanks, Fisher set out to further his training at Shank's Philadelphia atelier, Studio Incamminati, beginning in 2012. There he trained under living masters such as Dan Thompson, Jon DeMartin, Darren Kingsley, Stephen Early, Lea Colie Wight, and Kerry Dunn.

Graduating in 2016, Fisher continues to search for answers to the innumerable questions of reality through the practice of daily painting. A firm believer in the importance of art education, he also serves as the Upper School Art teacher at Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey. There he teaches high school students the same academic, realist curriculum he studied at Studio Incamminati.

Fisher's work hangs in private collections around the country and has been part of numerous group shows and solo shows. Most recently he was voted as the most "happening" artist in Delaware by the Happening magazine. Fisher currently lives, works, and teaches in Wilmington, DE with his wife and their two dogs, cat, and guinea pig.

Artist's CV


Studio Incamminati, DFA (honors), 2012-2016

Delaware College of Art and Design, AFA (honors), 2005-2007

Related Experience-

Upper School Art Teacher, Doane Academy, August 2016-Present

Selected Exhibitions-

2016 " Incamminati," Manitou Gallery, 225 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, NM (October 2016)

2016- "Nude: A Juried Exhibit from Scott Noel and Paul Dusold" Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (Oct 2016)

2016- "Light & Color," Bahaus Prairie Gallery, Juried Online Exhibition (October 2016)

2016- "Senior Show,"____ Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA (August 2016)

2016- "Figurative," Light Space and Time Gallery, Juried Online Exhibition (July 2016)

2016- "The Artist's of Studio Incamminati,"____ Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA (July 2016)

2016- "Thesis Exhibition," Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA (June 2016)

2016- "Ballroom At the Ben Gala," Ballroom At the Ben, Philadelphia, PA (May 2016) 2014- "The Works of Jarred Fisher," Kennett Design Gallery, Kennett Square, PA (May 2014)

2013- "The Artist's of Kennett Design,"____ Film Bros Gallery, Wilmington, DE (July 2013)


Special Merit Recognition, "Figurative," Light Space and Time Gallery (July 2016)

"Most Happening Artist," North DelaWhere Happening Magazine (2016)

Merit Scholarship, Studio Incamminati, (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

Merit Scholarship, Delaware College of Art and Design (2006, 2005)


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