A B O U T T A L L E Y F I S H E R
Talley Fisher specializes in suspended sculpture for public, corporate, and private spaces. Her work can be experienced in airports, healthcare facilities, hotels, museums and residences across the country and around the globe.
Immersed in the art world starting from a young age, Talley’s childhood summers were spent on her family’s property in rural Pennsylvania where she explored the outdoors while her father, the late Rob Fisher, worked on sculptures in his studio. It was there, playing in the river and exploring the woods, that Talley developed her love of nature. This translated into a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1996 and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon. When her father passed away unexpectedly in 2006, Talley finished his outstanding projects and carried on the business, incorporating her interests and design background into the new sculptures.
Talley’s artistic process starts with a wild admiration for science and the natural world. Her sculptures often suggests themes from nature, such as birds in flight, soaring clouds, or flowing rivers, and the night sky. Then again, her imagery can be industrial and futuristic, revealing her scientific interests. By rendering these concepts in the abstract, the sculptures become open to varied interpretations, engaging the viewers and sparking curiosity. In contrast, these organic narratives are fabricated through modern materials and processes, such as laser cut perforated aluminum, anodizing and powder coating, and stainless-steel hardware. This dichotomy encourages dialogue between the intersection of science, art, nature, and technology.
In 2018, Talley’s continued love of science lead her to collaborate with Design Visualization Specialist, Daryl Branford and the creation of the SciArt Group. She currently serves as the Senior Research Artist with the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at Penn State University, working with faculty and students to interpret and communicate research through innovative and experiential art installations.