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2017       Klotz Gallery,

2014       Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

2013       Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012       Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2008      Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

               Donaldson Gallery, Farmington, CT

2007       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002       City of Philadelphia, International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

2001       Keystone College, La Plume, PA

1998       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997       Sloan Gallery, Lockhaven University, Lock Haven, PA

1996       Aronsen Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1994       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993       Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1992       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991       Penn State University, Harrisburg, PA

1990       Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

               Centre Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

               Gallery 913, University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

1988       Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

               Robert May Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

1987       Mednick Gallery, Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1986       Perkins Center Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1985       Delaware State Arts Council Gallery, Wilmington, DE



2018        Classic Photographs, Los Angeles, CA with Klotz Gallery, NYC

                AIPAD Photography Fair with Klotz Gallery, NYC

2017        “Inspired,” Horn Gallry, Penland School, Penland, NC

               “Unbound,” Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA

               AIPAD Photography Fair with Klotz Gallery, NYC

               Classic Photographs, Los Angeles, CA with Klotz Gallery, NYC

               “Reunion,” Smith College, Northampton, MA

2016       “This is a Photograph,” Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

               “In Place,” Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

                AIPAD Photography Fair with Klotz Gallery, NYC

               Schmidt-Dean, Summer Gallery Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

2015        Delaware Art Museum, Dream Streets, Wilmington, DE

                Blue Streak Gallery, Love and Romance, Wilmington, DE

               Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Winter Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

                AIPAD Photography Fair with Alan Klotz Gallery, NYC

2014       Wilson Museum, Hollins Univ., Contemporary Photography:                              Vision and Method, Roanoke, VA

               Museum of Contemporary History, Past Imperfect Time, Providiv, Bulgaria

               SBFA Gallery, Philadelphia Photographers: 1975-1985, Bethlehem, PA

2013       Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE

2012       Delaware Art Museum, Centennial Exhibition, Wilmington, DE

               Lightroom Gallery, Local Alternatives, Philadelphia, PA

2011       George Eastman House, The Unseen Eye, Rochester, NY

2010       Mobile Museum of Art, Shoot’n Southern, Mobile, AL

2009       Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Natura, Rochester, NY

2008       Biggs Museum, Award Winners, Dover, DE

               Cummings Art Center, Light and Image, Connecticut College, New                    London, CT

2007       Alan Klotz Gallery, Gallery Artists, New York, NY

               Moore College of Art, Women to Watch, Philadelphia, PA

               FOAM, Dog-Eye: Photographs from Collection Dancing Bear,                 Amsterdam, Holland

               Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia Past, Present, & Future,                 Philadelphia, PA

               Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Natura, Buffalo, NY

2006      Musee de l’Eysee, Sans Regard, Lausanne, Switzerland

               Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Old Media/New Visions,                      Wilmington, DE

               Towson State Univ., Four Women Photographers, Towson, MD

2005       Rencontres d’Arles, Sans Regard, France

               The Biggs Museum, Delaware Women, Dover, DE

               Rutgers Univ., Contemporary Landscape Photography, Newark, NJ

               Arlington Arts Center, State of the Art, Arlington, VA

2004       Mint Museum, The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience                 Charlotte, NC

               Penland Gallery, Alchemy: Transforming Material, Technique & Idea                Penland, NC         

2002       Delaware Center for Conemporary Art, "Defining Women,"                  Wilmington, DE

               Delaware Art Museum, Divas From the Museum Collection,                  Wilmington, DE

2001       Maryland Art Place, Invented Objects/Imagined Spaces,                       Baltimore, MD

               Delaware Art Museum, Art in Progress, Wilmington, DE

               Maine Art Gallery, Art and Technology, Wiscasset, ME

2000       D.C. Moore Gallery, The Likeness of Being, New York, NY

               The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Work from the collection:                     Philadelphia Area Photographers

               Delaware Art Museum, Biennial ’00, Wilmington, DE

               Art in City Hall, Wild Life, Philadelphia, PA

1999       Susquehana Art Museum, Selected Contemporary Photography,                  Harrisburgh, PA

               Penland Gallery, Alida to Zach, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

1998       Borowsky Gallery, Neoclassicism Revisited, Philadelphia, PA

               Objects of Personal significance, traveling exhibition:

               Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

               Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL

               Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO

1997       Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Viewpoints of Four,                   Thessaloniki, Greece

               1708 Gallery, New Realities/Digital Transformations, Richmond, VA

1996       Delaware Art Museum, Biennial ’96, Wilmington, DE

               Paley Design Center, Postmodernism in Philadelphia Photography                Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science, Philadelphia, PA

               Nexus Foundation For Today’s Art, Photoworks, Philadelphia, PA

               Objects of Personal Significance, traveling exhibition:

                     Tarble Art Center, Charleston, IL

                     Texas Tech., Lubbock, TX

                     Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

                     The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

                     Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

1995       Creiger-Dane Gallery, Digital Dialects, New Paradigm, Boston, MA

               Adamson Gallery, Beyond The Looking Glass: Contemporary Women                Photographers, Washington, D. C.              

1994       Woodmere Art Museum, The Camera Rediscovered, Philadelphia, PA

               Bryn Mawr College, Selections from The Scott Collection, PA

               "Relatively Speaking: Mothers and Daughters In Art,” traveling:

                     Sweet Briar College Art Gallery, Sweet Briar, VA

                     Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

                     Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, IL

                     Rahr West Museum, Manitowock, WI

                     Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY

                     Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO

                     Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, AL

1993       Stedman Gallery, Undercurrents, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

1991       Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (3 artists)

               Hicks Art Center, Endangered Landscape, Bucks County                          Community College, Newtown, PA

1990       The Booktrader Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1989       Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA (3 artists)

               John Michael Kohler Art Center, Surface Appearances: The Painted                Photograph, Sheboygan, WI

1988       John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Hothouse, Sheboygan, WI

1987       Delaware Art Museum, 69th Delaware Exhibition, Wilmington, DE

1986       School 33 Art Center, 9 at 33, Baltimore, MD

1985       Tianjin Fine Art College, Works on Paper, Tianjin, China

1984       Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1983       Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Photographic Portraits, Philadelphia, PA

               John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Alternative Photographic Imagery                Sheboygan, WI and Toledo Museum, Toledo, OH

1982       Roanoke College, Garments as Image,” Salem, VA (Guest Curator)

               Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Contemporary Photography as                Phantasy, Santa Barbara, CA; Traveling exhibition:      

                       Malone Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, CA

                       Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

                       Columbia Museums of Art and Science, Columbia, SC

                       Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL

                       East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

                       University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

1981       Cameravision Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Murray State College, The Magic Silver Show, Murray, KY (Award)

1980       Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1979       Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

               Capen Gallery, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

1978       Moming Art Center, Chicago, IL (Award)

               Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA (Award)

1977       Humboldt State Univ., Light II, Arcata, CA and College of the                Redwoods, Eureka, CA

1976       Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

               Central Washington State College, New Photographics/78,                   Ellensburg, WA

               Association of Humanist Artists, Art from Dreams, San Francisco, CA



The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts

Delaware Art Museum

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

The Free Library of Philadelphia

George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY

Women In Photography International, Arcata, CA

Standard Oil of Indiana

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Murray State University, Murray, KY



Delaware State Arts Council, Masters Fellowship, 2008

American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist, 2004-2005

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Fellowship, Photography, 1994-95

Delaware State Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant (Established Professional) l985-86

Von Hess Award, The University of the Arts, 2007

The Lindbach Award, The University of the Arts, 2000



University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Photo Transfer 2014

Penland School, Penland, NC: 17 summer workshops, 2 Concentration sessions 1975-2014

Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN, 2010, 2005, 1999, l988

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, 1995

Peters Valley Craftsmen, Layton, NJ, 2000, 1997, '96, '77, '78, '79

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, 1991

Roanoke College, Salem, VA, l982

Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, l98l

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isl., ME, l979

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1977

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 1977

Naples Mill School, Naples, NY, summer workshops 1974-77



2014       Penland School of Crafts, Core Retreat, Penland, NC

2013       University of the Arts, Von Hess Print Residency, Philadelphia, PA

2011       F295 Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA

               Penland School of Crafts, Artist/Educator Retreat, Penland, NC

2009       Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

               F295 Seminar on 21st Century Photography, B&H Photo, NY, NY

               Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA – Distinguished Visiting Artist

               Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, NJ

2008       Art Educators of Delaware, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

               Connecticut College, New London, CT

2006       Haverford College, Haverford, PA, “A Life of Photographic                   Experimentation”

               Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington, DE

2005       Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference,                      Portland, OR

2004       International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art   (SOFA), Chicago, IL

2003        Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

               University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

               University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

               Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2001       Michner Museum, Doylestown, PA

               Philadelphia Art Alliance, sponsored by Creative Artists Network,                       Philadelphia, PA, “Issues in Contemporary  Photography"   

               Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD, Society for Photographic                              Education, “Honored Educator”

               Keystone College, La Plume, PA

2000       Maryland Art Institute, Baltimore, MD

               Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1999       Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

               The University of Delaware, Newark, DE

               The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, moderator: “The Digital Press”

1997       Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, "The Fish Family: Three                  Women Artists"     

1996       Murray State University, Murray, KY

               "Photo Session," The Learning Tree, Mt. Airy, PA

1994       Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA

1991       Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA

1990       Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Panel: "Pushing                     the Limits of Media"           

               Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

               Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA "Contemporary Still-Life                                Photography."

               The University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE

1989       Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

1988       Nesbitt College, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1987       Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.

1983       Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

               Beaver College, Glenside, PA

1982       University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

               Roanoke College, Salem, VA, "Garments as Image."

               Smith College, Northampton, MA. Panel: "Careers in the Arts."

1980       University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

               Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

               CEPA, Buffalo, NY



Delaware College of Art and Design, Photography Program Review, 2011

McGonigal Trust, Projects Director 1987-2013 (supports hand made photography)

Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of communications, Photography Program Review, NY

Towson University, Fine Arts Dept., Departmental Review, Towson, MD, 2003

Gallaudet University, Photography and Film Program Review, Washington, D.C., 1997-'98

 N. Y. State College of Ceramics at Alfred Univ., Photography Program Review, 1994

Connecticut College, Fine Arts Department Review, New London, CT, 1993



2015   South Carolina Commission on the Arts, Fellowship Panel (Chair)

2014   “Paper in Particular,” Columbia College, MO

2008   Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2008, The State Museum of Pennsylvania

2004   Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD (Individual Artists Fellowships)

2001   Fulbright Senior Specialist Advisory Panel, CIES, Washington, DC (U. S. Studies /Art)

1999   Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards, CIES, Washington, DC; Chair, Southern Europe

1997   Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards, Southern Europe Committee, CIES, Washington, DC

Exhibition Review Panel, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

Maryland Individual Artists Fellowships, Baltimore, MD

1995   Magic Silver Show, Murray State University, Murray, KY

1994   12th Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition, Lancaster Summer Arts Festival

1989   Challenge Grants, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1987   “Faces of the City,” Art In City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1982   Southwest Regional, Albuquerque, NM



Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Board of Trustees, 2007- present,

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Board of Governors, 1997-2001

Society for Photographic Education, Board of Trustees, 1992-1998



Schmidt-Dean Gallery                                          Klotz Gallery

1719 Chestnut Street                                            740 West End Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19103                                        NY, NY 10025

215-569-9433                                                       212-222-7381                            



Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, M.F.A.

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Photo)

Smith College, Northampton, MA, B.A.

University of Florence, Florence, Italy (Art History)



1992 - present    President, Fish Studios LLC

1981- 2014        Professor Emerita

                           College of Art, Media, and Design

                           The University of the Arts

                           Philadelphia, PA 19102

                           Dean, College of Art, Media, and Design 2010-2011

                           Chair, Media Arts Dept. 1987-1997



Inspired: Life in Penland’s Resident Artist and Core Fellowship Programs, ed. Jean McLaughlin, Penland School of Crafts, NC, 2016, pp 70-75, 2016

Dream Streets, Art in Wilmington 1970-1990, ed. Margaret Winslow, Delaware Art Museum,   2015   

The Female Gaze, Women Artists Making Their World, ed. R. Cozzolino, Hudson Hills  Press, 2015

Centennial Exhibition 2012, Delaware Art Museum, catalogue, reproduction, 2012

 The Unseen Eye, Photographs from the Unconscious, W. M. Hunt, Thames & Hudson, 2012

 The Elements of Photography, 2nd edition, Angela Faris Belt, Focal Press, 2012

 Artline, “Imaginative Invention, Alida Fish - Delaware’s 2008 Masters Fellow in Visual

Arts,” J. B. Gregory, Delaware Div. of the Arts and The News Journal, 2008 Wilmington News Journal, “Curiosity Drives Photographer’s Unique Vision,” Christopher Yasiejko, Wilmington, DE, March 16, F1 and 2, 2008

 The Elements of Photography, Angela Faris Belt, Focal Press, 2008

 Artvoice, “The Nature of Nature,” Gerald Mead, Jan. 10 – 16, Buffalo, NY, *

Women to Watch: Photography in Philadelphia, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, 2007

 Broad Street Review, “Sideshow of the Mind,” Andrew Mangravite, March 2, 2007  

 The Philadelphia Inquirer, Photographers Coaxing Meaning from the Garden,” E. J. Sozanski,  July 15, 2007

American Photography Magazine, “Photo 101,” Henry Horenstein, reproduction, 2007

Introduction to Digital Photography, 2nd ed., Joseph Cinaglia, Prentice Hall, 2005      

The Nature of Craft and The Penland Experience, Lark Books, 2004    

The Bulletin of Miss Porter’s School, “Idea Driven Photography,” L. R. White, vol. 29, 2004      

Photographic Possibilities, 2nd ed., Robert Hirsch & John Valentino, Focal Press, 2001       

Introduction to Digital Photography, Joseph Ciaglia, Pearson Pres, 2001     

Inquirer Magazine, “An artists’ utopia continues,” Edward Sozanski, August 13, 2000      

Inquirer Magazine, “The View from Here,” Tanya Barrientos, June 25, pp 7-9, 2000      

 NY Arts, “The Likeness of Being,” Rachel Youens, January, 2000              

The New York Times, “Art in Review,” Grace Glueck, Jan. 21, p E42, 2000      

The New York Art World, “The Likeness of Being,” Joyce B. Korotkin, Fabruary, 2000      

Art in America, Review of Exhibitions, Bill Scott, Feb., p.116 article, reproduction, 1999      

 The Art of Enhanced Photography, J.Luciana & J. Watts, Rockport Publishers, 1999      

 Camera Arts, February/March, Sacramento, article, reproduction, 1999      

Philadelphia Weekly, “Art: Naughty and Nice,” Miriam Seidel, March 11, 1998      

Delaware Today Magazine, “Family Picture,” Marsha Mah, April, 1998                         

The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Two Different Routes to Photographic Magic,” E. J.

                     Sozanski,  March 20, article, reproduction, 1998      

Daughters and Mothers, Lauren Cowen & Jayne Wexler, Running Press, Philadelphia, 1997       

Art Matters, “Photographic Experimentation at City Hall,” H. Ryesky, Philadelphia, 1997      

Objects of Personal Significance, Janet Marquardt-Cherry, Exhibits U.S.A, 1996      

Philadelphia Inquirer, "Stretching Notions of Still Life," Edward J. Sozanski, March 15, 1996      

Photo Works, Sandy Sorlien, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, 1995      

Seven Arts, Sarah M. Jordan, February, A. C. Publishers, Inc., Philadelphia, 1995      

Relatively Speaking: Mothers and Daughters in Art, C. Kotik, J. Swirsky, Brooklyn Museum, 1994      

Undercurrents, Nancy Maguire, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Feb., 1993       

Photographic Possibilities, Robert C. Hirsch, Focal Press, 1991      

The Photo Review, "Photography In and Around Philadelphia" A.D. Coleman, 1990      

Olean Times Herald, "Sometimes the Camera Does Lie," John T. Eberth, October 2, 1990      

The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, "Off the Wall: Lush, bizarre imagery," P. Bass Cope, March 9, 1990      

Chicago Tribune, "Alida Fish," Alan G. Artner, April 28, 1988      

Searching out the Best, ed. Jacolyn A. Mott, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1988      

Exploring Color Photography, Robert C. Hirsch, Wm C. Brown Publishers, 1988      

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, "Hothouse," cover and p. 2, July-August, 1988      

American Photographer, "Gumming Up Their Works," H. Horenstein, CBS Inc., Aug., 1985      

Quiver, "Artists Stamps," No. l0, Vol. 2, No. 5, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, 1985

Delaware Artline, "The Artists Register - Alida Fish," S. T. Saunders, March-April, 1985      

Philadelphia Inquirer, "Art: Statements through a lens," Edward J. Sozanski, March 14, 1984      

In This Academy, "Contemporary Philadelphia Photographers," Judith Stein, 1984      

The Alternative Image, An Aesthetic and Technical Exploration of Nonconventional Photographic Printing Processes, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 1983      

Roanoke Times & World News, "These clothes aren't put-ons," A. Weinstein, Oct. 10, 1982      

The Boston Sunday Globe, "Waking Dreams," Kelly Wise, November 2, 1982  

Camera, No. 2, C. J. Boucher Ltd., Lucerne, Switzerland, 1979      

Women See Woman, Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, 1976      

Ms., "The Family of Woman," August, Ms. Magazine Corp., article, reproductions, 1976      

Modern Photography Magazine, May. Reproductions, 1976      

Camera 35 Magazine, N.Y.C., July, reproductions, 1974