Richard Fishman

Richard Fishman

Richard Fishman, photo by Scott Lapham.

Richard Fishman grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts and attended Boston University before transferring to the Rhode Island School of Design for his BFA. In New Orleans, at Tulane University, he earned an MFA. In 1965, Fishman began teaching at Brown University where he has contributed to the remarkable growth in the institution’s arts departments. His vision is evident in the new Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, where the focus on collaborative creativity linking the arts with science, technology, and the humanities is helping to redefine art practice in higher education. Though primarily a sculptor, Fishman works in different mediums, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Source: NetWorks 2011-2012 Catalogue


Studio, works in progress, 2013


Video: Richard Goulis
Edited by: Paul Marsella and Richard Goulis
Additional Video: Jonah David
Executive Producer: Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.

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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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