Locating Fishman's work in mainstream contemporary art is a challenge — she has carved out a rather solitary place for herself. The loopy calligraphy of paintings like Pink and Blue and You (2003) suggest an alliance with the work of Brice Marden, but the resemblance is superficial. Fishman is the anti-Marden: where Marden's flowing lines are contemplative and transcendent, Fishman's brushstrokes are willful and explosive. It's not necessary to know about Fishman's activist politics to sense that she is not content with the state of the world. These paintings are emblems of resistance, both in and of the studio.
— by Rex Weil, ArtNews (June 2006)