ABOUT

George Fishman has designed and executed mosaic commissions since 1989 for municipal, corporate, hospitality, religious and residential clients -- identifying projects' thematic and functional requirements and implementing them from design to installation. Projects include medallions, murals, columns, pools and fountains in eleven states.  Here's a short slide PORTFOLIO.  

"Working in mosaics involves a continual effort to strike a balance between the urge to elaborate with pictorial information and the urge to maintain an economy of expression, in which the tesserae keep their rawness and independence from the illusion of representation. This tension is important to me. I want the viewer to look into the picture, but to remain aware of the surface."                        

When not working on commissions, George often explores non-figurative projects, In a brief audio commentary, he explains. Click here to listen. George received a fine arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and teaching certification from Colorado State University in 1976. His college studies included painting, sculpture, drawing, art history, ceramics and industrial arts.

Experience in construction, aircraft welding and exhibition preparation provide strong technical orientation. His mastery of mosaic methods comes principally from years of experimentation, beginning in the late 1980s, copying ancient mosaics. In recent years he has also taken and presented workshops to deepen and share his skills. He has given historic, technical and design presentations at professional conferences internationally. Has served on several boards and helped start a non-profit arts organization on Miami Beach in the mid 1980’s.

He was co-editor of Groutline (SAMA’s newsletter) for five years; also has contributed to several books and written articles for trade publications. 

Here is a more formal resume and an article with specification guidelines that he wrote for Traditional Building magazine. 

Check out George's other sites. THE MOSAIC OF ART is an audio "mosaic" of the visual arts world consisting of audio interviews with arts professionals. QRartguide is a service that records and delivers artist and curatorial commentaries to audiences via their smart phones, using QR codes.

 

George received a fine arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and teaching certification from Colorado State University in 1976. His college studies included painting, sculpture, drawing, art history, ceramics and industrial arts.

Experience in construction, aircraft welding and exhibition preparation provide strong technical orientation. His mastery of mosaic methods comes principally from years of experimentation, beginning in the late 1980s, copying ancient mosaics. In recent years he has also taken and presented workshops to deepen and share his skills. He has given historic, technical and design presentations at professional conferences and to architecture students. Has served on several boards and helped start a non-profit arts organization on Miami Beach in the mid 1980’s.


                       


 

 

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