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Hollywood: Transient-Permanent

Hollywood based photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher resides in a historic building with a city view that encompasses sky, street, past and future. Between looking out the window and walking around the neighborhood, the combined perspectives of overview and immersion have fostered her awareness of the iconic and the everyday, the change of seasons and the ongoing rebirth of the area. Being part of GroupLA2008 has inspired her appreciation of the endlessly weird and wonderful moments here, as well as the natural beauty of the nearby hills: to embrace the disparate, parallel realities of Hollywood that speak to both the audacious and celebratory, the nature of the transitory, and the transitory in nature.

Rose-Lynn Fisher’s work in fine-art photography and mixed-media explores cultural, structural and metaphorical thresholds, from Morocco to the microscopic realm of bees, to abandoned couches on the streets of Hollywood, to name a few. She received her BFA from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, most recently including the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Portland Museum of Art, Bermuda National Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery of Contemporary Art Umm el-Fahm Israel, Farmani Gallery Los Angeles, and the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Oklahoma for a mid-career survey in 2007. Fisher’s work is included in private, corporate and museum collections, among them the New Orleans Museum of Art. Published portfolios have appeared in magazines such as B&W, CameraArts, and XFUNS (Taiwan), and books such as Morocco: Jews and Art in a Muslim Land, by Vivian Mann, and Fixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the 20th Century by Ori Z. Soltes. Notable awards include Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and First Place in the 2006 International Photography Awards, Special/Micro category.