Artist Profile

Charlotte Fisher


Whangarei-born Charlotte Fisher completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 at Auckland University before graduating in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts, where she studied under the tutelage of renowned New Zealand sculptors Greer Twiss and Christine Hellyar.

Fisher lives and works as a practising sculptor in Auckland, exhibiting regularly and contributing works to public and private collections around the country.

In August 1998, the Whangarei Art Museum mounted a survey exhibition of her work. Following this, Fisher was involved with "Sculpture 2001", a millennium project aimed at installing eight new sculptures in the Auckland Domain grounds. Her work Arc was completed in December 2004 and is situated on Centennial Walkway. In 2007, Fisher unveiled Signal - a massive, 100kg steel and timber sculpture - to great acclaim at the Auckland City Botanical Gardens "Sculpture in the Park" exhibition.

Fisher creates her organic, abstract forms through the use of bought, salvaged or donated demolition or recycled wood combined with found natural objects. The resulting works are simple, primitivistic explorations of form, scale and solidity.

Fisher is now recognised as one of New Zealand's most significant sculptors and her works have become increasingly sought after by both national and international collectors, as well as those seeking to commission large-scale public sculpture. (Biography Art Associates Website)

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