Silas Fischer (pronouns: they/them) is an artist-ornithologist who combines their interests in art and science to benefit both people and birds. They have a BFA in printmaking and a BS in biology from Ball State University and an MS in ecology from University of Toledo. Silas is currently a PhD student at the University of Toledo studying annual cycle ecology of migratory songbirds and ecological ArtScience. Their work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in New York, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and England. Though the disciplines of art and science are commonly interpreted as being on opposite sides of the academic spectrum, they can be symbiotic. Silas works primarily in printmaking, drawing, and glass, and incorporates ecology research to broadly explore under-representation, gender, and queerness to include and engage others in the ways we think about climate change and the natural world.
National Audubon Society feature of Silas' MOLT series, article by Helen Santoro
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish article on Silas' Gray Vireo research
Episode 5, 10/16/21
Specimen Drawers: the Afterlife (Accidental Martyrs): DETAIL
Silas Fischer and Thomas Williamson. 2016. Waxed glass plate intaglio prints,
woodcut print, museum specimens (birds killed by window collisions), cast glass, ash
Silas Fischer. Muncie, IN, USA. 2016. Inked glass intaglio plates.
Specimen Drawer no. 1
Silas Fischer. Muncie, IN, USA, 2016. Woodcut print on paper