Carla Fisher

Carla J Fisher
Billy Penn Studios
1516 N 5th Street #406
Philadelphia, PA 19122
206-406-1621 (cell)

Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO 1972; University of Missouri-Columbia 1973-74, Journalism; Columbia College University, Columbia, MO 1983-5, Business Finance; University of the Arts, Philadephia, PA 2015-16, Craft and Material Studies, Fiber Arts

Leonardo DaVinci International Prize for Contemporary Art;
January 26, 2020; Florence, Italy

Solo Exhibitions:
International Fiber Art Fair; June 2017; Seoul, South Korea

Discarded; Feb - Mar 2017; Lieberman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Juried Group Exhibitions:

DAESAN Museum of Art; May – Nov 2019; Daesan, South Korea (touring)

ArtExpo NYC; April 4-7, 2019; Pier 90, New York City

Earth; Jan 15 -Feb 26, 2018; Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ

PAM; Jan 8 - Feb 20, 2018; Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia

The Benefit (InLiquid Auction);Nov 2-5, 2017; Crane Arts Building; Philadelphia

Orange is the New Black; Oct 21 - Nov 18, 2017; Ashton Gallery; San Diego, CA

Wax Poetic; Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2017; Fabulon Gallery, Charleston, SC

Making It 2017; Sept 22- Oct 20, 2017; Hamilton Hall Gallery; Philadelphia, PA

On the Verge; Aug 20-Oct 22, 2017; Alice C. Sabatini Gallery; Topeka, KS

Scythia Mini Textile Art, 8th International Exhibit; July 2017; Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

Scythia Textile Mini Textile Art, 8th International Exhibit; June 2017; Kherson, Ukraine

Art Unleashed; April 2017; UArts, Philadelphia, PA

Making Marks; Dec 2016-Jan 2017; Wayne Art Center; Wayne, PA
World of Threads International Exhibit; Oct 2016; Oakville (Toronto), Canada

Making It; September 2016; Wayne, PA
Art Unleashed*; April 2016; Philadelphia, PA; *Synderman Gallery Pick

Joint; September 2015; Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Group Exhibitions:
International Embroidery Museum; November 2016; Chung Young Yang, Korea

PMA Craft Show; November 2016; Philadelphia, PA

Wunderkammern; May 2016; University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Do or Dye; Nov 2015; University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Private Commissions:
Five thread work collection Current
Rocks In My Head (5 panels) May 2019
Sunset Dreams December 2018
Untitled Private commission January 2018
The Colors of Breezy Point January 2017
For Eric’s Gem July 2017

Artist in Residence, Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2018 – February 2019
Artist in Residence, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA September 2016 – May 2017

Art Productions NYC; Claudia Rainier, agent
Stella Gallery, NY
C6 Gallery; Chambersburg, PA
Professional Artist
In Liquid
TAFA (Textile and Fiber Art)

Art International Contemporary Magazine, January/February 2020

Circle Quarterly Art Review, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Fall 2019

Grid Magazine; Reclamation Act; May 2019

Hand-Eye Magazine; February 2019

Public Opinion; front page newspaper; October 2018

Top Ten International Artists To Watch, Art Tour International Magazine, 2018

SDA Exhibition in Print, Winter 2017; “On Display”
Cover art for juried show brochure, Making It, September 2016

Current Employment:
Full time studio artist
Arbitrator for FINRA (dispute resolution arm of SEC)


Blood Moon Thru Trees

The blood moon of January 2019 was far too alluring. It’s magnetism was overpowering, and demanded to be made. At four foot square, the size and grandeur of this depiction of the moon through willows announces its magnificence. The moon itself, reverse painted and stitched onto dupioni silk, is mounted in the rear of the frame with the willow branch thread sculptures suspended in the foreground to created shadows on the moon.


Seemingly disparate parts bound together to orchestrate a symphony of color and grandeur. A Tyvek envelope is summoned to new life with archival paints and rayon embroidery thread.

Secrets of the Caribbean

An alluring piece of coral snatched from the sea provided the inspiration for this three dimensional, free standing, ivory toned work. Approximately 5" round and 3" high.


Even at the lowest moments of life with emotions are spent and spirits are exhausted, special memories can renew and refresh our sense of well being. With a momentary pause taken to ponder, one can hear the crash of waves, the smell of sea air, or feel the brush of a soft breeze on the cheek and know that the simple pleasures of life bring forth a quiet beauty to the soul and courage to face the challenges that may lie before us.

Renewal is one work in the collection, Discarded. This collection manipulates and transforms once tossed materials into central elements of design and intrigue of each piece. In Renewal, the seemingly indestructible Tyvek envelopes found in a trash bin are used as the solid base element in the piece. A close inspection will reveal the once green triangles hiding among the shaded edges of the work.

Renewal “Renewal”

38"h x 36"w x 2"d framed