Nicholas Fraser’s most recent installations were featured at Taller Boricua, the Flux Factory and in the exhibition Escape from New York in a former silk dying factory in Paterson, NJ. Recent projects were included in Videophagy / Videofagia at Function13 & Hotshot Gallery in Toronto, CONVERSATIONS, I’m Caught Up at the Bronx Art Space and in the 2009 Art in Odd Places Festival along 14th street.
Fraser’s upcoming projects include new installations for HAMMERSPACE and the show Mixed Messages at La MaMa La Galeria in New York. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will present his Mapping Projects series in the fall of 2011. His work has been exhibited at Jack the Pelican Gallery (Brooklyn) and Brain Factory (Seoul) and Eyedrum Gallery (Atlanta).
Born in the U.K. in 1969, Fraser lives and works in Brooklyn. He earned an M.F.A. at the School of Visual Art and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2008.
While working on Governors Island, Fraser is creating a series of temporary on-site performances, installations, signs, posters and printed hand-outs functioning in the guise of “enlightening the populous” about the amazing past and inspiring future of Governors Island. Taking Washington Irving’s tongue-in-cheek 1809 history of New York, Knickerbocker’s History, as an inspirational touchstone, the impetus of his project will be less to clarify the storied, though largely unknown, past (or elucidate a glorious future) than to take ample liberties with both in order to comment on the present.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist