BFA, 1988, School of Visual Arts; MFA, 1992, University of California, Los Angeles. Exhibitions: The Blaffer Museum, Houston, TX; OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY; Casey Kaplan, New York, NY; Galerie Schmidt Maczolleck, Cologne, Germany; Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy; Asprey Jacques, London, England. Publications: How Color Works: Color Theory for the 21st Century, Oxford University Press (2017). Curatorial: Co-Director, He Said-She Said, Oak Park, IL (2008–2011); Co-curator with John Neff, Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations), Gallery 400, Chicago, IL (2012). Bibliography: Artforum; The New York Times; Teme Celeste. Awards: Louis Comfort Tiffany Award; Pollock-Krasner Grant. 

Personal Statement

Pamela Fraser's work explores the language of abstraction and the relationship of abstraction to place. When do abstract shapes and forms convey meaning, and when do they disintegrate into illegibility? What happens when they are placed in contexts alien to customary reception? Though she works experimentally in a variety of materials and formats, Fraser considers her work to be paintings. In addition to her studio practice, she also writes about art and organizes exhibitions.


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