New CAS Faculty
Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Pamela Fraser is an assistant professor of Studio Art with a focus on contemporary painting and criticism. She received her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York (1988), and her M.F.A. in New Genres at the University of California at Los Angeles (1992).
Her artwork is represented by the Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York, and Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne, Germany. Between 2008 and 2011, Ms. Fraser was Co-Founder and Co-Director of an apartment gallery, He Said She Said, in Oak Park, IL. She continues to organize exhibitions as an independent curator, and is currently organizing an exhibition entitled, Spectral Landscape with Viewing Stations, to open in April 2012 at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also preparing for a solo exhibition of her paintings at the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston in 2012.
Her research centers on the construction of exceedingly light and simple abstract paintings that maintain the significance of buoyancy and lightheartedness as larger concepts. In her artwork and in curatorial work, she positions the fine arts as an active language, and one that should aim to be a more relevant part of culture. Her approach is immersed in an understanding of art as both subjective experience and public address.
She is thrilled to be living in Charlotte with her husband and son, where she enjoys good food, bad television, and the outdoors.
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