Katherine Fraser, All is not Lost, painting

All is not Lost
Oil on canvas
137.16 cm x 137.16 cm (54 in x54 in)

 

Like strings of moments, dreams and memories of rural Maine become art

Life often strikes me as a string of moments, like a series of film stills, in which we observe ourselves. I paint people experiencing these moments of profound self-awareness and growth; when the rest of the world drops away and we are left bare. My paintings have the visceral quality of memories or dreams, when the image is reduced to the essential, and the mood is what draws your focus, not the specific details. My subject matter comes from my own memories and experiences that feel in some way universal. I have found that certain kinds of settings tend to lead people inward, and to me the rural landscape is a nursery for the soul. My memories of growing up in Maine are a great source of inspiration. Though my subjects usually stand alone, I am less interested in loneliness than in the way being alone makes us feel most alive and connected to our true nature.
 
 
Katherine Fraser, Revelation, painting

Revelation
Oil on canvas
121.92 cm x 157.48 cm (48 in x 62 in)

 
 
Katherine Fraser, American Dream, painting

American Dream
Oil on canvas
50.8 cm x 86.36 cm (20 in x 34 in)

 
 

Biography

Katherine Fraser is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and of the University of Pennsylvania. As a student she received the Thomas Eakins Painting prize, the Cecelia Beaux Portrait prize, and the William Emlen Cresson Memorial Travel Award, among others. Since graduation she has been exhibiting throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and nationally. Katherine grew up in Maine as an only child, and finds that experience often reflected in her work. Her subject matter comes from memories and experiences that feel in some way universal. By portraying singular figures in sparse settings, she explores the idea that being alone makes us feel most alive and connected to our true nature. She is represented by Paradigm Gallery in collaboration with Sugarcube®.

 
 
Katherine Fraser, The Architect, painting

The Architect
Oil on canvas
60.96 cm x 45.72 cm (24 in x 18 in)

 
 
Katherine Fraser, Grace, painting

Grace
Oil on canvas
50.8 cm x 50.8 cm (20 in x 20 in)

 
 
Katherine Fraser, My Best Self, painting

My Best Self
Oil on canvas
71.12 cm x 45.72 cm (28 in x 18 in)

 
 


Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate, 2002
University of Pennsylvania, BFA, Magna Cum Laude, 2002


PAFA Fellowship, Lucy Glick Award, 2008
Art Association of Harrisburg, 2nd Place, 2006
Cheltenham Art Center, Victor Klein Family Award, 2006


2015
Sugarcube®, “Katherine Fraser”, Philadelphia, Solo


2014
Sugarcube®, “Katherine Fraser”, Philadelphia, Solo
James Oliver Gallery, “American Wisdom,” Philadelphia


2013
Principle Gallery, “(R)evolution; Women Painting Women,” Alexandria, VA
Willard Arts Center, “To Be Continued…,”Idaho Falls, ID
Goggleworks Art Center, “HOME; Interpreting the Familiar,” Reading, PA


2012
National Arts Club, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Board of Ethics, “Likeness,” Invitational portrait show, Philadelphia


2011
Le Cochon Noir, Philadelphia, Solo
Artists’ House Gallery


2010
Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC
Woodmere Art Museum, “Contemporary Voices: 70th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Philadelphia
Artists’ House Gallery


2009
Denise Bibro Fine Art, “Gone to the Dogs”, NY, NY
Gallery 543, “Exhibit A” Inliquid 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia
Artists’ House Gallery


2008
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Juried Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia
PAFA Fellowship Annual Juried Exhibition
Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Newtown, PA
Artists’ House Gallery


2007
Kelly & Weber Fine Art, Philadelphia
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA
Artists’ House Gallery
Bucks Gallery of Fine Art


2006
Art Association of Harrisburg, Annual Juried Exhibition
Cheltenham Art Center, Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham, PA
Principle Gallery
Kelly & Weber Fine Art
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Art of the State, Harrisburg
Harrison Street Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ
Artists’ House Gallery


2005
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania, “The Academy at Penn,”
Artists’ House Gallery
Principle Gallery


2004
Artists’ House Gallery
Principle Gallery


2003
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Annual Small Oils Exhibition, Philadelphia
Artists’ House Gallery


Publications
Studio Visit Magazine, 2008, 2010, 2013
Philadelphia Weekly, 2012
Die Blumen die Frauen, by Andreas Honeggar, 2012
thefertilesource.com 2011
Mid-Atlantic edition of New American Paintings, 2006, 2008
The Southern Review, 2007
Best of American Oil Painting, 2007
http://www.dirtpress.com 2004


Katherine Fraser