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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Holly Fischer

Holly Fischer



2004 • MFA in Studio Art (Ceramic Concentration), Minor in Women and Gender Studies,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

1999 • BA in Studio Art (Sculpture Concentration) Summa Cum Laude, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC


Awards and Grants

2007 • Josephine Beardsley Sandor Memorial Award, 111th Annual Exhibition, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

2005-6 • Marie P. Cowen Fellowship in Ceramics & Artist-in-Residency, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2004 • Sculptor of the Year, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin, TX

2004 • Nominee for Master of Fine Art Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation

2003-4 • Marshall F. Wells Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment in the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin
• Irving & Jeanette Goodfriend Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art, University of Texas at Austin

2003 • Nominee for Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, Dedalus Foundation

2001-2 • Emily Maverick Miller and Emily Miller Wells Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Art, University of Texas at Austin

2001 • Merit Award, People’s Choice Award, Seventh Annual Spring Artists Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts League of Cary, Cary, NC
• First Award, 23rd Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC (juried by Miriam Schapiro)

2000-1 • Artist-in-Residency, Meredith College

2000 • Creative Ideas Grant, Meredith College

1999 • Eula Bagwell Jones Endowed Prize, Meredith College
• Academic Excellence Award, Meredith College
• Alpha Lambda Delta Maria Leonard Senior Book Award, Meredith College
• Outstanding Student in Art, Meredith College
• Louise Ruth Award, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Meredith College

1995-9 • Honors Scholar, Meredith College
• Dean’s List, Meredith College
• A.J. Fletcher Art Scholar, Meredith College
• Julia Hamlet Harris Scholar, Meredith College

1996-9 • Kappa Nu Sigma Scholastic Honor Society, Meredith College

1998 • Meredith Undergraduate Research Conference Award, Meredith College

1996-8 • Merit Award, Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Meredith College

1995 • Watauga County Arts Council Scholar, Boone, NC

Teaching Experience

2008-12• Adjunct Professor: Professional Studio Practices, Senior Exhibition, Portfolio
Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional
Design, Drawing I, Department of Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2011 • Adjunct Professor: Two-Dimensional Design, School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

2008 • Instructor of Ceramics: Tile & Mosaic, Claymakers, Durham, NC
• Instructor of Ceramics: Enlarging from a Maquette, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC

2007-8 • Art Instructor: Drawing, Ceramics, Explore Beyond School, Raleigh, NC

2006-7 • Visiting Artist in Ceramics: Ceramics Foundations, The Figure in Clay, Concepts on Fetishism, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2005-7 • Instructor of Ceramics: Figure Sculpture, Independent Explorations in Clay, Teen Wheel, Tile and Mosaic, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2004-5 • Professor of Foundation Studies: Two-Dimensional Design, Savannah College of Art & Design

2003-4 • Instructor: Three-Dimensional Design, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin

2001-3 • Teaching Assistant: Beginning Ceramics, Intermediate/Advanced Sculptural Ceramics, Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Vessels, Life Drawing, Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin

1998-1 • Teaching Assistant: Ceramics, Sculpture, Art History, Dept. of Art, Meredith College

1998-9 • Teaching Assistant and Museum Intern, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

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