Using the language of landscape painting as a middle ground between figuration and abstraction, Matthew F Fisher creates a limbo between the polarities of natural and artificial, action and frozen, and real and imagined. The space between the universal and personal can be felt within the memory-as-reality, semi-rational structure of the motifs that he paints. Fisher's recent solo exhibitions include Soft Nature at Ochi Projects, Los Angeles, CA (2019), Strange Light at Over Under Room, Brooklyn, NY (2018), Into the Blue at Johansson Projects, Oakland, CA (2018) and Observable Universe at Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, NY (2017). Group shows include the two artist exhibition Night Waves, with Casey Cook, at SHRINE, New York, NY (2018) and Pro Forma: Context and Meaning in Abstraction, curated by Dr. Vittorio Colaizzi, Work Release, Norfolk, VA (2017). He is the recipient of residencies and awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation (2016), Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2015, 2007) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2010), among others. Fisher received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2000) and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design (1998).