FISK is a collaborative art and design studio, gallery, and publisher.
We want to be friends with you, and then make some really fun work together. Relationships are at the core of our practice. – Bijan
THINGS WE CAN DOArt direction, packaging, art shows, curating, illustration, type design, photography, copywriting, animation, book design, environment design, identity, and web design.
PEOPLE WE HAVE DONE WORK FORNike, Facebook, Uniqlo, Airbnb, Rihanna, Tom Petty, Jordan Brand, Portland Trailblazers, GOOD Magazine, University of Oregon, CalArts, Beacon Sound, Plazm, Garrett Markenson Reverie, and Ariana Delawari.
PAST/PRESENT LOCATIONSFISK Projects: 2017–3730 NE Simpson St Portland, OR 97211FISK Gallery: 2014–16 3636 B N. Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97227Co-founded with Michael SpoljaricCalArts: 2009–13 24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, CA 91355Co-founded with Chris Burnett
COLLABORATORSMichael Spoljaric, Los Hopper, Swanson Studio, Sean Solomon, C.W. Moss, James Casey, Joshua Berger, John Jay, Julian Williams, Abby Morgan, Christopher Michlig, Premier Press, Creative Paper Crafting, Logoknits, Never Press, Chris Burnett, Cole Bryant, Benjamin Woodlock
FISK GALLERYFrom 2014–16, at 3636B N. Mississippi Ave, FISK Gallery presented fifteen shows from artists all over the country and world. Artist works were presented in many forms, including: painting, sculpture, illustration, video and performance art. Operated out of the quaint space at the back of Beacon Sound record store on North Mississippi Avenue, FISK Gallery was a neighborhood pillar and hub of contemporary art, music, and fun. Officially declared dead at the beginning of 2016, the FISK Gallery archive can be viewed on this site.
HISTORYFISK began in 2009 as extra-curricular project for founder Bijan Berahimi while studying graphic design at the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts). Shortly after graduating Berahimi relocated to Portland. In 2014 FISK was reborn as a physical gallery space with friend Michael Spoljaric, the two teamed up to create a contemporary commercial art space for friends and artists they admired. Between 2014 and 2016, FISK Gallery hosted fifteen shows with artists from around the country and world, working in multiple mediums. While the gallery has officially been declared dead by Berahimi, the values of FISK live on in different iterations of Berahimi’s work as a graphic designer, curator, and maker.