Craig Fisher leads our BA Fine Art courses at UCA Canterbury. He makes paintings, objects and sculptural installations using various fabrics and textile techniques to question representations of violence, disaster and macho stereotypes.
Craig Fisher joined UCA as Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Fine Art course at Canterbury in 2016. Prior to this he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University (2006 – 2016). During that time, he undertook a number of roles including coordinating and leading the final year of the BA course and course leadership. He has taught across a number of interdisciplinary Fine Art courses, nationally and internationally.
Craig studied Fine Art (Painting) at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and gained his MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2000).
He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include, ‘Gestures of Resistance’ Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens; ‘Razzle Dazzle’ Transition Gallery, London; ‘Getting The Heart Ready’ at The Royal Standard, Liverpool; ‘Standardised Versions (Rubble)’, Billboard Commission at Bloc Projects, Sheffield; ‘Now For Tomorrow II’ at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham; ‘Jerwood Drawing Prize’, Jerwood Gallery and ‘Stand In’ in The Small Collections Room at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham. Craig was recently commissioned by LOCWS International in partnership with the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea to exhibit a large-scale public artwork in Art across the City 2014.
Craig curates ‘Mrs Rick's Cupboard’, a project that presents the work of contemporary artists in exhibitions in an unconventional gallery setting, a walk-in cupboard in his current studio at Primary, Nottingham.