LaToya Ruby Frazier works in photography, video and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, family and communal history. In 2015 her first book The Notion of Family (Aperture 2014) received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award.
Frazier’s work is exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, with notable solo exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her work has also been featured in the following group shows: The Generational Triennial: Younger Than Jesus (2009), New Museum, NY; Greater New York (2010), MoMA PS1, NY; Commercial Break, Garage Projects (2011), 54th Venice Biennale; Gertrude’s/LOT (2011), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Empire State (2013), Palazzo delle Esposizinoi, Rome; and The Way Of The Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Frazier is the recipient of several awards including a 2015. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship (2014), Gwendolyn Knight & Jacob Lawrence Prize of the Seattle Art Museum (2013), and a Tiffany Foundation Award (2011).
She received her BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2004) and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University (2007), and also attended the Whitney Independent Study Program (2010–2011).
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