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Ian Fichman

Ian Fichman

Ian Fichman
sculptor/illustrator
Bakehouse Art Complex Studio #1
Miami, FL
(305)335-8645
ianfichman@gmail.com

biography
Ian Fichman was born in Miami, Florida in 1978. With an outlook that defies the familiar, Ian renounces the regularly scheduled program. He has always been a weirdo. During his years at Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art in 2002, he was introduced to metalwork. Given the freedom to explore the possibilities of the medium, Ian found fulfillment working with his hands. In 2010, after a brief venture into the digital arts, he returned to sculpture. Joining the program at San Diego State University, Ian gained unlimited access to the sculpture lab where he worked as a technician. It was there that he began to fine-tune the style and techniques that have made his work what it is today. Returning to his hometown, Ian set up shop at Studio #1 in the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. Committed to creating, he works full time in his practice to expand his portfolio, while searching for opportunities to increase the reach of his work.

statement
My artwork is a sardonic narrative of human existence. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is uniquely assembled piece by piece, bringing its character to life. Their bodies are built around stylized skeletal structures, focusing on the framework of our being. The figures are mutually faceless, symbolizing our kinship as human beings through the shared struggles of our endeavors. My sculptures chronicle life experiences, each driven by different desires but similarly seeking a correct modus operandi to fulfill their own aspirations, if there even is one. The solid, manufactured steel and the primitive objects they hold tell a story, implicating individual personas and highlighting their ambitions. Within the juxtaposition contextualized in each work, I attempt to demonstrate the overbearing irony of the fact that our most authentic desire is actually desire itself.

objective
To create an army.

exhibition, art fairs and events
Art Deco Weekend, Life Is Art Block, January 2015, South Beach, FL

Spectrum Miami Art Show with Life Is Art, December 2014, Miami, FL

Become the Art, December 2014, Macy's South Beach, FL

Ongoing display at Hangar Gallery, 2014, Wynwood Miami, FL

Average Joe Art Sale, May 2014, YoMiami, Miami, FL

Prizm Art Fair, December 2013, Marquis Residences, Miami, FL

Become the Art, December 2013, Macy's South Beach, FL

BAC in the District, The Project [theatre] presents Pop Art, 2013, Garden Building, Miami, FL

III Points Music Art and Technology Festival, 2013, Wynwood Miami, FL

Oneiric: Beyond Consciousness, 2013, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

Art Wynwood 2013, represented by the BAC, Miami, FL

Soiree in the Gardens 2013, Pinecrest Gardens, Miami, FL

South Point, 2013, The Gallery at South Pointe Tower, Miami Beach, FL

Parallax Art Fair, December 2012, Soho Studios, Miami, FL
 
Baked @ The Pool, December 2012, Marquis Residences, Miami, FL

Lucky You! 5, December 2012, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

Brickell Art Walk, June 2012, Mary Brickell Village, Miami, FL

Ongoing display at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Art Gallery, 2010, Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, CA

Sculptorium, April 2010, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

publications and residencies
Featured in Vero Home, Life and Design Magazine, Sanctuary to Sun & Sea, March-April 2013

Bakehouse Art Complex, 2012, Artist in Residence, Miami, FL

San Diego State University Art Department, 2010, Artist in Residence/Labtech, San Diego, CA

skill set
Craftsmanship: metal fabrication, blacksmithing, MIG welding, steel working
Software: Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

education
Art Institute of San Diego, California
Bachelor of Science in Game Art Design, June 2006

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Studio Art, April 2002