Karen Fischer began her career studying photography, filmmaking and graphic design at The New School for Design at Parsons. Following the completion of her MFA, she worked as a Motion Graphics Artist alongside Bud Greenspan on his groundbreaking film for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
Soon after, Fischer began directing a series of films about women overcoming major obstacles in their life. The films ignited her commercial filmmaking career immediately. She has worked for scores of agencies and brands over the years, becoming sought after for her blend of authentic performances and rich cinematography.
In addition to her commercial career, Fischer has directed a performance art installation at MoMA, featuring the experimental musical collective, Fischerspooner, A MoMa commissioned film showcasing the process of artist Wolfgang Laib, and a ongoing film in support of the Chianti Museum in Marfa, Texas.
Karen Fischer lives in downtown New York City.