Chad Fisher (b.1983 Woodbury, NJ) is a fine art sculptor who has vertically integrated his process in order to control the quality of the final creation. Fisher is working in clay, and then creating his own molds, and casting in bronze inside his own wholly owned Pennsylvania based foundry. Fisher’s undergraduate studies include Syracuse University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He has an MFA from the Maryland Institute of Fine Art. He also studied at multiple academies including the New York Academy, the Florence Academy of Art, the Janus Collaborative, the Schuylkill Academy of Fine Arts, and the Barnstone Studios. Fisher has also apprenticed with several notable sculptors including Stephen Perkins, Stuart Mark Feldman, and most importantly Gary Weisman. Chad Fisher has mastered his craft utilizing classical sculptural methods through his meticulous canvassing of the current educational opportunities within traditional universities, ateliers, and apprenticing with active professional sculptors.
In September of 2019, Fisher is installing two heroic-scaled (12-foot, 3,000 pound each) sculptures of Chicago Bears’ Athlete Walter Payton and Founder George Halas in front of the Bears Stadium at Soldier Field in Chicago.
In 2017, Fisher was awarded the honor to sculpt the “Spirit of the Champion” Series, or the “Legends Walk” of the Philadelphia 76ers, in Camden, NJ. So far, he’s sculpted NBA hero’s including: Wilt Chamberlain, Julius “Dr. J” Irving, Bobby Jones, Maurice “Mo” Cheeks, Billy Cunningham, and Hal Greer. Chad Fisher is available for commissions, deliverable after mid 2020.
Chad Fisher is available for commissions though the Grenning Gallery.
1983 Born in Woodbury, NJ
2001 to 2002 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
2003 to 2007 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts/University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Sculpture
2003 to 2007 Schuylkill Academy of the Fine Arts Philadelphia, PA
2003 Private Studies with the Sculptor Stuart Mark Feldman
2007 to 2009 Barnstone Studios Coplay, PA
2008 Illustration Academy Sarasota, FL
2008 to 2010 Janus Collaborative School of Art New York, NY
2009 Private Studies with the Sculptor Stephen Perkins
2010 Summer Program The Academy of Art at the Newington Cropsey Foundation Hastings, NY
2011 TST Boces - Advanced Welding Program
2010 to 2011 Apprenticeship with the Sculptor Gary M. Weisman
2011 Florence, Rome and Venice to study the work of the Great Italian Masters
2006 to 2010 Bronze Foundry Apprenticeship at Weisman Foundry
September 2019 Chicago Bears: Two 12-foot bronze sculptures of former Bears’ running back Walter Payton and founder George Halas, installed in front of the Bears Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois. (3,000 pounds each)
September 2019 City of Philadelphia: World War Two Memorial in Philadelphia: 9-foot bronze monument to WWII hero Harry “Rocky” Rockefeller, (1700 pounds)
2017 Philadelphia Flyers: Bronze life-sized sculpture of Founder Ed Snider, Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
2015-2017 Philadelphia 76ers: Installed 8 of the ten bronze sculptures (including Wilt Chamberlain) at the Hall of Heroes for Philadelphia 76ers, in front of the practice facility in Camden, NJ.
2016 La Salle University: Life sized bronze sculpture of Corporal Michael J. Crescenz, MOH at the Philadelphia Vietnam War Memorial, La Salle University.
2015 Union League: Life sized bronze portrait of George Boker, Founder of the Union League, Philadelphia PA.
2015 Delaware County: State of Delaware: Bill Guarnere Monument, Life sized bronze of “Wild Bill”, WWII Hero honored at the Delaware County Veterans Memorial, and immortalized by the HBO show “Band of Brothers”.
2014 National Football League: Life sized bronze statue of Steve Sobol, NFL Films, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.
2013 Philadelphia 76ers: Bronze life-sized sculpture of 76ers Hall of Fame Coach Fred Shero, Practice Facility, Camden NJ.
2007 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
2007 American Academy of the Sacred Arts
2008 The Rittenhouse Hotel
2008 "Adam Unveiling and Commissioned Collection Exhibit"
2008 "Emerging Artist" Evearts Gallery
2009 "Group Show" Evearts Gallery
2009 "Spring Unveiling" Scudiery Estate
2010 "Group Show" Evearts Gallery
2011 "Group Show" Anderson Fine Art Gallery
2012 Grenning Gallery “Seven Deadly Sins” Sag Harbor, NY
2012 “Group Show” Anderson Fine Art Gallery St. Simons Island, GA
2012 “Moorestown Memories” Unveiling Moorestown, NJ
2012 “Boston International Fine Art Show” Boston, MA
2013 “Group Show” M Gallery of Fine Art Charleston, SC
2013 “Group Show” SR Brennan Gallery Santa Fe, NM
2013 “Group Show” Grenning Gallery Sag Harbor, NY
2013 “A Football Life-Steve Sabol” Steve Sabol Monument Preview NFL Network
2014 “Fred Shero Monument” at The Philadelphia Flyers Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
2014 “Group Show” Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2004 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Stimmison Figure Modeling Competition
2006 Philadelphia Stewardson Figure Modeling Competition
2008 National Roger T. Williams Sculpture Award
2009 Grand Central Academy's Annual Sculpture Competition
2009 Walker and Michael Lantz Prize
2010 Newington-Cropsey Research Fellowship awarded by Greg Wyatt
2011 GCA International Figurative Sculpture Competition
2012 GCA International Figurative Sculpture Competition
2013 International 2012/2013 ARC Salon
2014 Portrait Society of American awarded Fisher for “Wild” Bill Guarnere portrait