FISK is a highly collaborative art and design studio, gallery, and publisher based in Portland, OR with a satellite gallery in Los Angeles at Bad People.
Established in 2009, FISK is an ever-changing creative project built on friendships and community with an enthusiasm for new experiences and ideas.
We act as a full-service creative studio, working with print, motion, photography and typography, in physical and digital spaces alike.
Get in touch with us.
FISK STUDIO1017 SW Morrison St Suite 306Portland, OR 97205@fiskprojects
FISK GALLERY LA1805 Glendale BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90026@fiskgallery
GENERAL CONTACTbijan@fiskprojects.com+1 661 733 3521
STUDIO FAMILYBijan Berahimi, Directorbijan@fiskprojects.com@bijanberahimiAbby Morgan, Studio Managerabby@email@example.comChristine Shen, Graphic Designerchristine@fiskprojects.com@trshgrl
PAST AND PRESENT COLLABORATORSChristine Shen, Abby Morgan, Jun Ki Hong, Michael Spoljaric, Andre Simmons, Nico Sala, Los Hopper, Swanson Studio, Sean Solomon, C.W. Moss, James Casey, Joshua Berger, Dave Chathas, John Jay, Julian Williams, Christopher Michlig, Premier Press, Creative Paper Crafting, Logoknits, Never Press, Chris Burnett, Cole Bryant, Benjamin Woodlock
PEOPLE WE HAVE DONE WORK FORNike, Facebook, Tiesto, Uniqlo, Airbnb, Rihanna, Tom Petty, Jordan Brand, Portland Trailblazers, GOOD Magazine, University of Oregon, CalArts, Beacon Sound, Bella Union Records, Plazm, Garrett Markenson Reverie, and Ariana Delawari.
THINGS WE CAN DOArt direction, packaging, art shows, curating, illustration, type design, photography, copywriting, animation, book design, environment design, identity, and web design.
FISK GALLERY LOS ANGELES Once upon a time located on a quiet street in Portland, FISK Gallery now has a new home for spotlighting contemporary art, off of bustling Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. Same name, same values, different location. We strive to give artists the platform to express their artistic abilities and connect with the community, and have fun while doing it. Although we couldn’t do it all without a little help from our good friends, Bad People. Bad People is a collective studio space, pop up shop, and more located behind the gallery. When not hosting FISK artists, Bad People welcomes social and art events.
FISK GALLERY PORTLANDFISK Gallery Portland operated at 3636B N. Mississippi Ave from 2014-16, founded by Bijan Berahimi and Michael Spoljaric. At this space we 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 our dear friends Beacon Sound Record Store and Label, FISK Gallery was a neighborhood pillar and hub of contemporary art, music, and fun. Officially declared dead in April of 2016, the FISK Gallery archive can be viewed on this site.
PAST/PRESENT LOCATIONSFISK: 2017–Present1017 SW Morrison St Suite 306 Portland, OR 97205
FISK Gallery LA: 2017–Present1805 Glendale BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90026
FISK Projects: 2014–173730 NE Simpson St Portland, OR 97211FISK Gallery Portland: 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
HISTORYFISK began in 2009 as extra-curricular project for founder Bijan Berahimi while studying graphic design at the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts). It started off as a periodical art zine and website for design and art students and faculty from around the world to collaborate and share. From 2009-13 FISK published 6 printed zines featuring work of hundreds of students and faculty from around the globe.
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 Portland 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.