Julia Fish completed studies for the BFA degree at Pacific Northwest College of Art, and MFA degree at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and has lived and worked in Chicago since 1985. Her work has been presented in twenty-six solo exhibitions since 1980, and was the subject of a ten-year survey exhibition, View, at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago in 1996. Paintings and works on paper are included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Yale University Art Gallery, The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Museum of Art, and Illinois State Museum, Springfield. National/ international exhibitions include, among others: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MAK Center for Art and Architecture/Schindler House, Los Angeles; Tang Museum, Skidmore College; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Galerie Remise, Bludenz, Austria; most recently : 2010, the Whitney Biennial, and Homebodies, MCA Chicago, 2013. Her work is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, and David Nolan Gallery, New York.
Fish’s studio work and research have been supported by grants and fellowship awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts /Painting, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Cal Arts / Alpert Ucross Residency Prize, among others. She was also the recipient of research and travel awards from the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is Professor Emerita and UIC Distinguished Professor Emerita of Art in the School of Art and Art History.
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6/21/2002 - 8/2/2002
Julia Fish: [drawings for] Living Rooms and studies for Entry
4/18/2008 - 5/30/2008
Julia Fish, Between: Stairs and Landings
4/21/2017 - 5/26/2017