Vernon Fisher - Stickchart Navigation, 1983, contemporary art

Vernon Fisher/ Vernon Fisher

United States 1943

Installation, Postmodernism, Painting

Vernon Fisher
Vernon Fisher
Male
United States
1943

Vernon Fisher is an American artist working in a wide range of media, best known for his skillful combinations and juxtapositions of image and language.

Texas Child

Vernon Fisher was born in 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied English literature at the Hardin-Simmons University, where he received a BA in 1967. Vernon got his MFA in 1969, from the University of Illinois. As a true Fort Worth child, Fisher was raised and is still living in his hometown, where he enjoys appreciation as one of the Texas’s most internationally recognized artists.

Vernon Fisher - Baseball Cap, 1978, multilayered, mixed media
Vernon Fisher – Baseball Cap, 1978

Vernon Fisher’s Postmodernist Art

The mid-1970s was the period when Vernon Fisher started his artistic career, in the era marked by the legacies of Pop and Conceptual art. This mixture of styles created a unique fusion between painting and installation, in that way shaping new inspiring compositions derived from juxtapositions of language and imagery. Influenced by this period in contemporary art, but also by artists such as Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari, Fisher began creating his multilayered visual narratives. Resulting works – paintings, installations and collages – represent Vernon Fisher’s view on pop culture and contemporary society, enriched with art-historical and literary references. Often contextualized within a postmodernism, his works shares an influential practice of self-appraisal with Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg.

Vernon Fisher - Under the Deep, Deep Sea, 2011, multilayered, mixed media
Vernon Fisher – Under the Deep, Deep Sea, 2011

Vernon Fisher at the MoMA Collection

Vernon Fisher’s art has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows worldwide, ranging from New Delhi and China to New York. His work has been featured extensively throughout the United States, including many solo exhibitions at venues such as Mark Moore Gallery in Santa Monica, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Scottsdale Museum of Art, and the Hiram Butler Gallery, in Houston, TX. Several retrospectives of his works were held, including Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX in 2010, and most recently, Vernon Fisher: A Retrospective at the Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City, in 2015.

Vernon Fisher - You're No Good, 2015, multilayered, mixed media
Vernon Fisher – You’re No Good, 2015

The art of Vernon Fisher is included in the collections of more than 40 museums across the globe, such as the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Phoenix Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The most important museum installation is in the collection of the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Vernon Fisher - installation view of Projects 20 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, postmodernism
Vernon Fisher – installation view of Projects 20 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Fellowships and Awards

Throughout his career, Vernon Fisher has received numerous fellowships and awards. Some of them are the award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 1984, the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship in 1974–75, 1980–81, and 1981–82, and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. In addition, his art has been recognized through several academic honors, including the title of Regents Professor of Art Emeritus at the University of North Texas in Denton for nearly 30 years and the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association in 1992.

Vernon Fisher lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas, US.



YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Vernon Fisher: A RetrospectiveMark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CASolo
2014FacesHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2013A Long Road to NowhereMark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CASolo
2013Ex LibrisTalley Dunn Gallery, Dallas TXGroup
2012Dissecting NatureQuint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CAGroup
2011Vernon Fisher 1989-1999Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2011Second Nature: Contemporary Landscapes form thr MFAH CollectionThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
2011CollectionThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
2011SilverGallery at The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TXGroup
2011Kunsthalle macht SchuleKunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, GermanyGroup
2010Vernon Fisher: K-Mart ConceptualismModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TXSolo
2010Vernon FisherSeomi & Tuus, Seoul, KoreaSolo
2010Vernon FisherDevon Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2010Tethered to My World–Contemporary Figure Painting in ChicagoThe Art Center in Highland Park, Chicago, ILGroup
2010Cinematic BodiesZolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2010Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary ArtKatonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NYGroup
2010Floor PlanDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas. TXGroup
2010Private Collections 2Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TXGroup
2009Dead ReckoningDallas Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2009Trouble in ParadiseTucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZGroup
2009Sight MappingHerter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MAGroup
2009Masculine: Interpretations of ManhoodCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009American Concepts and Global Visions - Selections from the AT&T CollectionThe Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TXGroup
2009The Death of the Propane SalesmanFort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2009Something Geographical: Vernon Fisher, Buzz Spector and Xiaoze XieZolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2008Descent of ManCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2008Lone Star Legacy II: The Barrett Collection of Contemporary ArtDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2007Heart of DarknessDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2007Two Decades of Prints and DrawingsLandfall Press Gallery, Santa Fe, NMSolo
2007Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the DMADallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2007Sheldon Survey: An Invitational, New Works from Twenty Contemporary ArtistsSheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NBGroup
2006North American BirdsMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2006MMoCA CollectsMadison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WIGroup
2006Collectors X 3Art League of Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2005Notes for a New NovelThe University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery, Tuscaloosa, ALSolo
2005American TragedyCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2005LandDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXGroup
2005A Summer GroupCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2005Misleading TrailsUniversity of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton TXGroup
2004Vernon Fisher 1977-1982Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2004Sanded Text Pieces 1976-1982Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
20045th Anniversary ExhibitionDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXGroup
2004A Sharp Eye, An Art Dealer’s 40 JourneyEvanston Art Center, Evanston, ILGroup
2004Water WorldSouth Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, INGroup
2004Perspectives at 25: A Quarter Century of New Art in HoustonContemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TXGroup
2004Art in Embassies Program: Switzerland and LiechtensteinUnited States Embassy, Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
2004Texas Vision: The Barrett CollectionThe Meadows Museum, Dallas, TXGroup
2004Misleading TrailsChina Art Archives and Warehouse, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2004There, there: painting and photographyZolla - Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2003BrainiacDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2003New WorkDevin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2003FlipDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXGroup
2003110 Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art MuseumFort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2003Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2003Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Talent from TexasArthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TXGroup
2003Text - Textile: Words and Weaving in Contemporary ArtDeutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2003The Cultural Desert: Inside Contemporary SculptureScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZGroup
2003Time – FrameJack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas at Austin, TXGroup
2003LabyrinthHiram Butler Devon Bordon Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
2003Lateral Thinking, Art of the 90’sColorado Springs Art Museum, COGroup
2002Vernon FisherMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
2002The Cultural Desert: Inside Contemporary SculptureScottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZSolo
2002Time – FrameJack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas, Austin, TXSolo
2002LabyrinthHiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2002Lateral Thinking, Art of the 90’sMuseum of Contemporary Art San DiegoSolo
2002Text – TileDeutsche Bank, New York, NYSolo
2002NextDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2002Summarize - Summer EyesJan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, KASolo
2002Made in USAHiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2002Systems Order NatureHiram Butler Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
2002Vernon Fisher: Selected Paintings 1990-2001Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MASolo
2002Vernon FisherCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2001Angel FaceCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2001On the EdgeContemporary Art form the Permanent Collection El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TXSolo
2001Rembrandt to RauschenbergJack S. Blanton Museum of Art at University of Texas, Austin, TXSolo
2001Vernon FisherHerter Art Gallery, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst MASolo
2001Vernon FisherBentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZSolo
2000ZuluDunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TXSolo
2000Vernon Fisher’s File 00The Glassell School of Art, Houston, TXSolo
20002000 Biennial ExhibitionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
2000Natural DeceitsModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2000Reconstructions: The Imprint of Nature - The Impact Of ScienceSidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NYGroup
2000Group ShowTyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TXGroup
2000Dealer’s Choice – New YorkRobert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MIGroup
2000Group ShowHiram Butlar - Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
2000Group ShowArthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LIGroup
2000Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary ArtTacoma Art Museum, TacomaGroup
1999Vernon FisherDevin Borden - Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1999Altered StatesCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1999DrawingMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1998Vernon FisherZolla - Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1998Hills Like White ElephantsCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1998MAP 1998Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLSolo
1998Vernon FisherMark Moore Gallery, Zombies, Santa Monica, CASolo
1998Tom Downs, Vernon FisherMiami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
1998Connections and Contradictions: Modern and Contemporary Art from Atlanta CollectionsMichael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, GAGroup
1997ZombiesGerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo
1997Vernon FisherJan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MOSolo
1997Four Ways to Enter a StoryModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TXSolo
1997Drawings, an annual bicoastal invitationalMeyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WAGroup
1997Dis – functionalNelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State UniversityGroup
1997Finders KeepersContemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1997Continuity & ContractionMiami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
1997LinkGerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1997In the Beginning Was the WordCharles a. Watson Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WIGroup
1997Group ShowRobert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MIGroup
1996Vernon FisherCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1996Vernon Fisher - works on paper 1977-1995Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo
1996Recent Works on PaperMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1996Vernon FisherDevin Borden - Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1996Maps, Charts and RoutesIrvine fine arts center, Irvine, CAGroup
1996Under GlassSarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, ALGroup
1996Microsoft Artwalk 12; print exhibitionMicrosoft Corporation, Redmond, WAGroup
1996Group ShowZolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1996Up North, Down South, Back East & Out WestFay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
1996New Talent, New IdeasCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1996Jennifer Bartlett, Vernon Fisher, Martin MullBentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZGroup
1996Group ShowMilwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WIGroup
199648th Annual Purchase ExhibitionAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NYGroup
1996Recent acquisitionsHigh Museum of Art, Atlanta, GAGroup
1995Heart of DarknessMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1995Vernon FisherHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1995Vernon FisherGallery Seomi, Seoul, South KoreaSolo
1995Vernon FisherMilagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, TXSolo
1995Under GlassCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1995In The BlackLuckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1995Tenth Anniversary ExhibitionBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1995PreviewsCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1994Vernon FisherMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1994Vernon FisherGallery Seomi, Seoul, South KoreaSolo
1994Vernon FisherUniversity of Illinois, ChampaignSolo
1994Vernon FisherZolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, ILSolo
1994Swimming LesionsBlue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TXSolo
1994MappingThe University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TXGroup
1994Out of this WorldCalifornia Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1994Year 1: A SurveyMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1994Uncommon ObjectsBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1994TRANSTEXTUALISMMark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1994The Big PictureBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1994Altered EgosSanta Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CAGroup
1994In the BlackIrvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CAGroup
1993Vernon Fisher at Landfall Press 1983-1993Landfall Press, Chicago, ILSolo
1993Vernon FisherHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1993Framing WaterModernism, San Francisco, CASolo
1993Graphic Work 1983 – 1993Quartet Editions, New York, NYSolo
1993Darkness + light: twentieth-century works from Texas CollectionsBlaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TXGroup
1993Reading PrintMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NYGroup
1993Landscapes: Left to RightLandfall Press, Chicago, ILGroup
1993Idols and IconsUniversity Art Museum, Arizona State UniversityGroup
1993Texas Contemporary: Acquisitions of the 90’sMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
1993Sculptors & PaperHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
1993Small WondersBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1992Vernon FisherHiram Butler Gallery, Drawings, Houston, TXSolo
1992Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1951The Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZSolo
1992Vernon FisherThe Works Gallery, Long Beach, CASolo
1992Art in the Armory: Occupied TerritoryMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILSolo
1992Master Works from Fort Worth CollectionsModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TXGroup
1992Painting - Sculpture - Drawing: Vernon Fisher, Joseph Hval, Douglas, MacwitheyBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1992The Artist’s EyeKimball Museum of Art, Fort Worth, TXGroup
1992Out of Bounds: Contemporary Sculpture Takes ShapeMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
1992Beyond Just Words, IModernism, San Francisco, CAGroup
1992Island InspiredGalveston Art Center, Galveston, TXGroup
1992Paint – PrintRena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco,Group
1992Thirty PrintsBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1992Summer Invitational ’92Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MOGroup
1992Printmaking in Texas: The 1980’sLaguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TXGroup
1992Art and NatureHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
1991Blank Slate SkyYellowstone Art Center, Billings, MTSolo
1991Hills Like White ElephantsBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo
1991Not on CanvasAsher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1991The Eyes of TexasJan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MOGroup
1991Little Things (slice it down to size) Mean a LoMomentary Modern, Amsterdam, HollandGroup
1991The State I’m In: Texas art at DMADallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
1991The Perfect WorldSan Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TXGroup
1991Contemporary Sculpture in the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VAGroup
1990Movements Among the DeadMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NYSolo
1990Vernon FisherUniversity of Texas at Arlington, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, Arlington, TXSolo
1990Vernon FisherHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1990Dead ReckoningSmith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MASolo
1990Vernon FisherTilden-Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LASolo
1990Forty Texas PrintmakersModern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
1990Direct References: Drawings by Texas ArtistsGlassell School of Art, Houston, TXGroup
1990The Common Wealth: Twentieth Century American Masterpieces from Virginia CollectionsRoanoke Museum of Fine Arts, Roanoke, VAGroup
19901990 TriennialPhoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZGroup
1990Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art, 1960 – 1990Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CAGroup
1990Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WIGroup
1990Tradition & Innovation: A museum Collection of Texas ArtMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
1990Northwest x Southwest: Painted FictionsPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
1989Vernon FisherMuseum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CASolo
1989Vernon FisherInterim Art, London, EnglandSolo
1989Vernon FisherFred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CASolo
1989Niagra: Welcome to USAlbright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYSolo
1989AlphaRes Nova Gallery, New Orleans, LASolo
1989Vernon Fisher PrintsLandfall Press, New York, NYSolo
1989A Brave New WorldKarsten Schubert ltd., London, EnglandGroup
1989Unstable UniverseAsher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1989Modern Myths & NarrativesPensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FLGroup
1989A Century of Sculpture In Texas, 1889-1989Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TXGroup
1989Recent Acquisitions 1986-88Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.Group
1989The New American LandscapeThe Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
1989Coming of Age: Twenty-One Years of Collecting by the Madison Art CenterMadison Art Center, Madison, WIGroup
1989Pointing Beyond the Death of PaintingKuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, USSRGroup
1989WaterHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXGroup
1988Lost for WordsDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXSolo
1988ScreamingBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo
1988Works: parallel linesHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.Solo
1988Lecture on PhotographyDiverse Works, Houston, TXSolo
1988Texas ArtRichmond Hall, the Menil collection, Houston, TXGroup
1988Awards in the Visual Arts 7Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1988Looking South: a Different DixieBirmingham Museum of Art, BirminghamGroup
1988Words in PrintLandfall Press, Chicago, ILGroup
1987Vernon FisherBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1987Complementary PairsHiram Butler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1987Vernon FisherTilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LASolo
1987Walking on Air: The Coriolis EffectLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CASolo
1987Group ShowTilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LAGroup
1987Works on PaperBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1987Avant-Garde in the EightiesLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1987Past Imperfect: Eric Fischl - Vernon Fisher - Laurie SimmonsWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
1987Comic IconoclasmInstitute of Contemporary Art, London, EnglandGroup
1987Diamonds are Forever; Artists and Writers on BaseballNew York State Museum, Albany, NYGroup
1987At Conception: Small Drawings for Big IdeasUniversity of Illinois, School of Art & Design, Champaign, ILGroup
1987Works on PaperNina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
1986The Knight’s MoveAsher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
198624th National Print ExhibitionBrooklyn Museum, NYGroup
1986New Orleans Triennial, the Centennial ExhibitionNew Orleans Museum, New Orleans, LAGroup
1986Seventy-fifth American ExhibitionArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
1986TexasTilden Foley Gallery, New Orleans, LAGroup
1986Five Texas ArtistsMcIntosh-Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C.Group
1986Contemporary PrintsLorence Monk Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1986The Texas Landscape, 1906 – 1986Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TXGroup
1986WallworksJohn Weber Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1986A Sense of Place: Contemporary Southern ArtMcad Gallery, Minneapolis, MNGroup
1986Memento MoriCentro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1986Text and Image: the Wording of American ArtHolly Solomon Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1985Vernon FisherButler Gallery, Houston, TXSolo
1985Crescent CollectionCrescent Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1985PsychodramasPhiladelphia Art Alliance Philadelphia, PAGroup
1985Comic ReliefBarry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1985DrawingsBarbara Toll Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1984Vernon FisherBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1984Words PicturesBronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NYGroup
1984New American PaintingArcher M. Huntington art gallery, University of AustinGroup
1984The Shadow of the BondUniversity of Massachusetts, South Hadley, MAGroup
1984Content: a contemporary focus, 1974 – 1984Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.Group
1984Narrative FormsMuseo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
1984Word ImagesSan Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, TXGroup
1984Works on PaperUniversity Art Museum, University of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette, LAGroup
1983Vernon FisherBarbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1983Group ShowRonald Feldman Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1983Fact & Fiction: James Surls, Roy Fridge, Vernon FisherAspen Center for the Visual Arts, Aspen, COGroup
1983Images of TexasArcher M. Huntington art gallery, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TXGroup
1983Stroke, Line & FigureGimpel Fils Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
198338th Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of American PaintingsCorcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.Group
1983CommentLong Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CAGroup
1983Perspectives of LandscapeFuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1983Southern FictionsContemporary Art Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1983The Comic Art ShowWhitney Museum of American Art, Downtown branch, New York, NYGroup
1983Language, Drama, Source and VisionThe New Museum, New York, NYGroup
1983The White Wall PapersSwen Parson Gallery, Northern IL University, Dekalb, ILGroup
19833rd annual artists’ booksKathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1983Contemporary Works on PaperFrumkin & Struve Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1983Fragment - fragmentary – fragmentationThe New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CNGroup
1982Vernon Fisher: New WorkDelahunty Gallery, Dallas, TXSolo
1982Vernon FisherGalerie T’venster, Rotterdam, HollandSolo
1982Fifth India TriennialNew Delhi, IndiaGroup
1982Painting and Sculpture Today: 1982Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, INGroup
1982Post-romance: Artists’ ValentinesWindows on White, New York, NYGroup
1982Texas on PaperContemporary Art Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1982Still Modern after all These YearsChrysler Museum, Norfolk, VAGroup
1982The Americans: the collageContemporary Art Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1982The Erotic ImpulseRoger Litz Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1982Mediums of languageHayden Gallery, M.I.T., Cambridge, MAGroup
198119 artistsThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
19811981 Biennial ExhibitionWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NYGroup
1981Directions 1981Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.Group
1981Words as ImagesBergman Gallery, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
1981A Texas group show 1981Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1981Summer PleasuresBarbara Gladstone gallery, New York, NYGroup
1981The Southern Voice: Terry Allen, Vernon Fisher, Ed McGowanThe Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TXGroup
1981Selections from the Chase Manhattan Bank art collectionUniversity Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,Group
1981Currents: the new MannerismJacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FLGroup
1980ResponseTyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TXGroup
1980Self-portraitD.W. Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1980Investigations: Probe Structure-AnalysisThe New Museum, New York, NYGroup
1979FireContemporary Art Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1979Made in TexasThe University Arts Museum, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TXGroup
1979Paperworks: an Exhibition of Texas artistsWitte Museum, San Antonio, TXGroup
1979New York - New MediaMarianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1978Corsicana PanoramaWarehouse living arts center, Corsicana, TXGroup
1978ChandelierDelahunty Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1978Texas in Chicago: Green, Fisher, Surls, WadeMarianne Deson gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
1977Group ShowWilliam Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1977Recent Works on Paper by Contemporary American ArtistsMadison art center, Madison, WIGroup
1977American Narrative - story art 1967- 1977Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TXGroup
1976Group ShowD.W. Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1974Group ShowDelahunty Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1974Group ShowHenri Gallery, Washington, D.C.Group
1973Texas Drawing ExhibitionSmither Gallery, Dallas, TXGroup
1972Exhibition of Ten Texas PaintersArt Museum of S. Texas, Corpus Christi, TXGroup
1971Ten Texas PaintersSkidmore, Owens and Merrill, Houston, TXGroup
1971Tarrant County 34th ExhibitionFort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TXGroup
1970South-Southwest: Younger American ArtistsFort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TXGroup
1970Siu Invitational Drawing ShowSouthern Illinois University, Carbondale, ILGroup