Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking  1995
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking  1993
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas City, Missouri



Commonwealth of Virginia Teaching License K-12


Visual Arts Educator
South County High School
Lorton, Virginia
August 2007- Present

Creative Arts Camp Director
Arlington Artists Academy
Arlington, VA
July 2014- Present

Visual Arts Educator
W.T. Woodson High School
Fairfax, Virginia

March 2005-June 2005


Permanent Collections 
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
University of Delaware Library Museums and Press, Newark, DE
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Montgomery College, Germantown, MD

John Lewis High School, Springfield, VA
The Letterform Archive, San Francisco, CA
Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA
D. Watkins, Baltimore, MD



2023 Best in Show, First Prize "Persistence" d'Art Center Norfolk, VA
2020 Maynor Biggers Artist Fund Award Hampton University
2017 Honorable Mention Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition
2016 Juror's Award from Stand Out Prints at Highpoint Center For Printmaking
2016 Special Recognition from Social Justice Exhibition with Juror Sandra Fluke
Most Innovative Work First Place Award from Gallery One
2015 Manifest Justice National Art Contest Top Ten Runners Up
2014 Honorable Mention Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition
1996 The New Initiatives for the Arts Award
1995 Cranbrook Academy of Art Women’s Committee Award      
1992-1995 K.I.A Fine Arts Competition First Prize                                



Justyne Fischer (American, b. 1971)

Justyne Fischer is an award-winning printmaker whose work focuses on social and historical issues. Fischer examines blackness, the legacy of racism and memorializes pivotal figures and events in American history. Fischer’s recent print collections include “Social Memorials”, “Bad Asses from History”, and her newest series “Burned in History.”


Without the aid of a press, Fischer’s woodcuts often depart from the usual associations we make with traditional printmaking processes. She burnishes, and hand pulls large-scale compositions onto sheer fabric. As light passes through the image, the layered fabric creates intentional moirés, optical movement, and illumination. 


Whether exhibiting her work locally or nationally, Fischer spreads her message through features in “Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump”, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, East City Art Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, Wall Street International Magazine, Artscope Magazine and The Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. Fischer currently teaches AP Studio Art full time to nationally recognized and award- winning students at South County High in Lorton, Virginia.


Fischer maintains a printmaking studio at the Blue Studios Art Underground in Arlington, Virginia. She earned her BFA from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1993 and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. Her works are featured in public and private collections including the Library of Congress, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, Montgomery College, Michigan State University, The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, The Center for Local History, at the Arlington Public Library, The Letterform Archive,  John Lewis High School, and Nationally acclaimed author, D. Watkins.