A personal and visual response to the COVID-19 pandemic using instant photography, video and drawing to coalesce ideas around isolation, community, loss and paranoia.
Simone Fischer (b.1991, Portland, OR) is a visual artist located in Portland, Oregon. She has a bachelor's degree from Portland State University and earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). Simone works in the mediums of documentary photography, video, drawing and metal fabrication. She explores themes around modern decay as a conceptual filter in her work to describe people and places during precarious eras of change. Simone draws and fabricates metal sculptures inspired by the themes/aesthetics seen in her photographic work to ask questions about: class, possession and allocation of power. Simone’s work has been shown in multiple venues around Portland, including the Lodge Gallery (2018) and a solo show at the Glass Gallery at PNCA (2020). She has exhibited internationally at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany (2019). In October 2019, Simone attended the Caldera Arts Artist in Residence program in Sisters, OR.