Deborah Fisher is the founding Executive Director of A Blade of Grass. An artist, administrator and entrepreneur, Fisher has worked as an arts and philanthropic advisor to Shelley and Donald Rubin, studio manager of Socrates Sculpture Park, as an educator and curriculum developer for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment, and has taught studio and art appreciation classes at New York University, St. John’s University, and Nassau Community College. Fisher’s art practice seeks to understand the things we build as interconnected ecosystems, and focuses on public projects. She has been commissioned for large-scale public sculptures by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and Middlebury College’s Art in Public Places program. For her most recent social practice project, Bed Stuy Meadow, over 100 volunteers gathered to sow wildflower seeds on every single inch of vacant land in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. She has served as a moderator and panelist for discussions about art and civic life, arts funding, and socially engaged art hosted by Dieu Donne, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Lord Cultural Resources, No Longer Empty, Flux Factory, Eyebeam, Talking Transition, and Open Engagement. Fisher has also participated in a number of roundtables and planning sessions including the Arts and Impact Think Tank at Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley January 2014.