Molly Fischer
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Molly Fischer

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My life path has been in a word, unconventional. I grew up in Oakland to an artist mother and masonry contractor father. In 2014 I graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in studio art. As part of my major I enrolled in a life-drawing class that required me to learn by memory, the surface muscles and skeletal system of adult humans well enough to draw them without reference. I was fascinated and wanted to learn more. I enrolled in and completed an EMT class, and I also spent several months volunteering at the Humboldt county coroner’s office as an autopsy assistant. When I graduated, I moved back to the bay area and entered the biotechnology program at Berkeley City College. I was awarded an internship as part of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program which lead me to accept a staff research position at UCSF. I have been here for over a year now. I possess a fierce attention to detail, and recently returned to making art in my albeit limited off time. I love animals, and have found that working with leather allows me to combine the multitude of fine art disciplines that I studied in college: drawing, printmaking, carving, painting, and sculpture. I have been collaborating with Reed Peck-Kriss, a blacksmith that works out of the crucible that I met at an artist event in downtown Oakland. He hand-forged all of the iron hairpins for me. ...more