“She is playing with the imperceptible changes, which are the features of our closest surroundings and hardly ever noticed” Dr. Peter Brinkemper on artist’s work
“Fraser’s work focuses on memory… a total immersion in her surroundings, interior and exterior merging into an intimate impression of place” Jack Mattram The List on artist’s work
As an artist my art, for me is simply about my response to the environment I inhabit. My work is about my visual obsessions, finding ways of translating the idea of architecture, nature, the process of change and the story within that. I want to bring life to these structures, drawing out the notion that we are honed and moulded by our environment.
My art draws people’s attention to the space they are in, the space they consume, the space that they leave their imprint on. What I feel my work does is to let people take a pause, to consider their surroundings, look in a new way and connect their narratives to it.
Around their eyes in the city
you’d think each structure was made of light.
Solid plants, seeded in barren urban earth
Structured into fluted songs
-not Gilbert –
but sssssso white and perfect, slowly moving.
You can’t see, but blindly you believe
They’ll always be there
Ha ha ha ha.”
Graham Maule written accompaniment to Drawing and Painting E.C.A MFA Show “Eight Little Mistress from School”
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2003 - Master Of Fine Arts in Tapestry, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
1999 - Bachelor Of Arts in Tapestry With Honours Of The First Class, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2008 - Drawing in Parts , Patriothall Gallery , Edinburgh
2007 - Multiplicity, Inhouse , Edinburgh
2006 - Back Garden Biennale , Maurice Place, Edinbrugh
2006 - Paperwork : Paper Art in The 21st Century, Bury Art Gallery, Museum + Archives, Bury
2006 - Past Present, Crawford Arts Centre, Kirkcaldy Museum
2006 - Past Present with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft , St Andrews Museum and Kirkcaldy Art Gallery & Museum , St Andrews and Kirkcaldy
2005 - MFA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2006 - “B-sides” , International festival Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
2006 - Back Garden Biennale
2006 - Past Present with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft , Kirkcaldy Art Gallery & Museum, Kirkcaldy
2006 - Interaction Reaction, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery & Museum , Kirkcaldy
2007 - A Breath of Fresh Air , Creative Space Scotland , Aberdeen