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Mom Perming my Hair, The Notion of Family, 2002-2006.
Gelatin silver print, 16x20“

Me and Mr. Art, The Notion of Family, 2002-2006.
Gelatin silver print, 16x20“

LaToya Frazier
Born: 1982, Pittsburgh, PA
Resides: New Brunswick, NJ

African American

Selected Exhibitions:
The New Museum, New York, NY 2009
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 2009
Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, NY 2009
National Academy Museum, New York, NY 2008
En Foco New Works #10 Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; 2007
Delavan Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, 2006
Converge SPAS Gallery, RIT, Rochester, NY Juror, 2006
Light Work, Syracuse, NY, 2006
Texas Women’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, TX 2006
Queer Eye Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY

M.F.A Syracuse University, 2007
B.F.A Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (cum laude ), 2004

S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award, National Academy Museum, NY 2008
Geraldine Dodge Fellowship Award/CAA, 2006-07
Art Start's partnership Grant, Syracuse, NY 2007
Honorable Mention, En Foco's New Works Photography Award #10, 2006
Director’s Citation Award, Black Maria Film Festival, NJ, 2006
Producer’s Choice Award, Women of Color Productions film festival, NY, 2006
Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University, NY, 2005-06

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2010
Art Omi, 2009
Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2008
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 2007

Nueva Luz photographic journal, Volume 14#3 (En Foco: Bronx, 2010)

With influences of documentary photography and direct cinema Frazier utilizes photography and video to produce work that intensely explores her family’s intergenerational lineage by defining the lines between private and public space, emotion, reality, memory and human complexity. The Notion of Family, is a collaborative development between her grandmother, mother and herself. Through black and white photographs and an experimental documentary video series, A Mother to Hold, Frazier's honest and relentless approach intensely explores their psychological intergenerational lineage through the 1930s, 1960s and 1980s.


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