John Fraser

Additional work by John Fraser available at Cumberland Gallery

 

RESUME

 

Education     

1989     M.F.A.  Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

1975     B.A.      Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

 

Selected One Person Exhibitions

2016     ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2015     Interval & Ratio, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Selected Works in Mixed Media1992-2013    Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

,2014     Material Witness: Recent Photographs,  Toronto Image Works Gallery, Toronto, ON

              Evidence: Recent Photographs,   The Rangefinder Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Recent Collage & Assemblage, Room 406, Chicago, IL

2013     Collection / Recollection, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              What Remains, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012     The Built Form, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

               Recess & Relief, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX

               Selected Works : 1991-2012       Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Elgin, IL

2011     Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

2010     Object Lesson; Continuations & New Combinations, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                  

             Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN           

2008     More and Less, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              What Time Can Tell,  Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany

              Structure & Surface, Form & Suggestion, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME

2007     Accumulations, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

            About Place, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

            In Reserve, I-Space Gallery   (brochure), Chicago, IL           

2005     Work in Relief, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Current Collage & Assemblage, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, IL

2004     Selected Works: 1990-2004, Benedicta Arts Center, St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN

              Neutral Value, Fluxion Gallery, Omaha, NE

2003     Close Values, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Selected Works: 1990-2003, Mills Gallery, Central College,  Pella, IA

2001     Structure & Surface, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

              Collages, 1995-2000, University Club, Chicago, IL

              Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL                                                                                                                                                                                          

2000     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Selected Works: 1990-1998, NIU Art Museum, Jack Olson Gallery, Dekalb, IL             

1998     Gallery Juno, New York, NY

              Material Issue, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

              Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH

              Ecru, tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR

             Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

1997     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                                                          

1996     Bradley University, Peoria, IL

1995     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1994     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993     Northern Illinois University Gallery(brochure), Chicago, IL

             Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage(brochure), Glen Ellyn, IL

             University of Minnesota at Morris,  Morris, MN

1992     Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991     Roy Boyd Gallery,   Chicago, IL

            Susan Cummins Gallery,  Mill Valley, CA

1990     Mitchell Museum,  Mt. Vernon, IL

1989     Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

            Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

1988     Paper Press Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986     John Fraser : Assemblages,  Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1985     University of Illinois,  Chicago, IL

1982     Photographs by John Fraser, Kemper National Insurance Company Gallery,  Long Grove, IL

1980     Photographs by John Fraser,  Deerpath Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

            Photographs 1977-1980 by John Fraser, Dunn Library Gallery, Simpson College, Indianola, IA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016     Close Readings : American Abstract ArtVanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection, Nashville, TN

             Framed Occurrences (3 person), O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL

             Artist Select(12-person), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

             PhotoSpiva 2016, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO

             Beyond the Pour II: The Creative Process   San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, San Francisco, CA

2015     Recycled, Repurposed, Reborn – Collage & Assemblage, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

             Work On & With Paper, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany

              Framing Photography,  Beard & Weil Gallery, Wheaton College Photography Biennial, Norton, MA

              Juror: Kristin Gresh, Assistant Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

              3rd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition,  Houston Center for Photography,  Houston, TX. Juror: Russell Lord,  Freeman Family Curator of Photographs,  New Orleans Museum of Art

               PhotoSpiva 2015,  Spiva Center for the Arts,Joplin, MO

              Juror: Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator, Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian Museum, Wash. D.C.

               Body, Image, Form, Rockford University Art Gallery,  Rockford, IL

              35th Anniversary Exhibition, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2014     Traces of Creation : Recent AcquisitionsHafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture & Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

              Simply Drawn : Gifts from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky,  Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

             Remix: Selections: International Collage Ctr.   Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME

             Small Pleasures III(8-person), Foster Art Center, Austin College, Austin, TX

             Summer Selections   (gallery artists), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013     Papierwelten II – World of Paper II (6-person)  Gallery Renate Bender,   Munich, Germany

             Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture & Art, Hafnarborg, Iceland

             Minimal Intervention(7-person), Pavel Zoubok Gallery,  New York, NY

             Wall Reliefs(7-person), Roy Boyd Gallery,  Chicago, IL

              Majority Rules(12-person), McNay Art Museum,  San Antonio, TX

              Remix: Selections: International Collage Ctr    Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

              Brave New World: The Art of the Book in the Digital Age   Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

               The Story of the Creative      (3 projections)    See / Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY

                Exposure 2013,  See. Me / On-Line Exhibition & Competition

2012     Views X   “Paper and More”  (6-person), QuadrART(Curated by Renate Bender),  Dornbirn, Austria

              Art=Text=Art,  Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University,    New Brunswick, NJ

              Remix: Selections; International Collage Ctr,   Daum Museum of Contemporary Art,  Sedalia, MO

              Summer Selections, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

              Exposure 2012,  See. Me / On-Line Exhibition & Competition

2011     Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

             Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artist, University of Richmond Museum of Art,  Richmond,VA

             Building The Collection: Lino Tagliapietra, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

             Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center  Samek Art Gallery, Lewis, PA

             Bucknell University

             The Matter of Words (3 person), Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT

              Sculpture, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Allure: The Power of Subtle Attraction,William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX           

              Papier,  Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

 2010     Human / Nature: Landscapes Real &  University of Alberta Museums, Gallery A, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

              Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative: Prints, 1976-2008, Lancaster Museum of Art,  Lancaster, PA

               Selections From The Permanent Collection   Illinois State University Gallery,  Normal, IL

2009     New York/New Drawings, 1946-2007 (catalog)   Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

              Minimalist Works (5 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              The Seamless Garment (8 person), Broadbent Gallery, London, England

              Recent Acquisitions: Modern & Contemp, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

               The First 100 Years: Collecting at BYU, Brigham Young University Museum of Art,   Provo, UT

              Gallery Artist Exhibition,   Roy Boyd Gallery,Chicago, IL

             Contemporary Works from the Cleve Carney Collection    Elmhurst Art Museum,  Elmhurst, IL

               In Plane Sight : Wall Sculpture (5 person), Cumberland Gallery,  Nashville, TN

              Gallery Artist Exhibition, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN                                                                                                                                                                                          

2008     Sculpture in 2D : Prints & Drawings…, McNay Art Museum,  San Antonio, TX                                                                                                                                               

              Papier=Kunst 6 (10 Person) (catalog), Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany

               American Art Since 1945 : In A New Light, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

                Gallery Artist Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery,  Chicago, IL

                This is Japanese, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan

               Art for Wine, Selections from Imagery Winery    Carnegie Art Museum,Oxnard, CA

                Paper Goods, Cumberland Gallery,  Nashville, TN

               40th Anniversary Invitational(catalog), William Rainey Harper College,  Palatine, IL

               Tranquilities, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan                                                                                                                                                     

2007     Papierwelten(5 person), Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany

               Frontiers of Printmaking,  Illinois State University, Normal, IL

              Summer Exhibition,   Scott White Contemporary Art,  San Diego, CA

               Simple Elegance, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan

              In Context- Collage & Abstraction (catalog), Pavel Zoubok Gallery New York, NY                       

2006     Sculpture(5 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

              Wood & Paper,  The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan

              Building A Legacy: 1985-2007,  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,   Omaha, NE

              Material Difference : Soft Sculpture and Wall Works(catalog), The Chicago Cultural Center,    Chicago, IL

              Connected Worlds: Asia & The Americas,  The Asian Collection,  Tokyo, Japan

              The New Collage(catalog), Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

               Asian Inspiration,  Robert Tobin Gallery / Asian Collection,Tokyo, Japan

              Resident Exhibition  (6 person),   Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,  Omaha, NE

 2005     Abstract Vocabulary,  Rockford College, Rockford, IL(in conjunction with Roy Boyd Gallery)

             Faculties, O’Connor Gallery of Art, Dominican University River Forest, IL

            Inaugural Exhibition,   Bentley Projects/Works on Paper Phoenix, AZ           

            Prints from Normal Editions Workshop, West Virginia University,     Morgantown, WV

2004     Highlights from the Permanent Collection,  Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL

            Departures (12 person),   Carrie Secrist Gallery,    Chicago, IL

            By Appointment Only,  Farm Art Space,  Missoula, MT

            Crux (3 person),  Riverside Art Center,  Riverside, IL

            Grand Reopening, Scott White Contemporary Art Telluride, CO                                               

            Retrospective/Prospective Annual ,  Anne Reed Gallery,  Ketchum, ID

2003     Retrospective/Prospective Annual,  Anne Reed Gallery,  Ketchum, ID

            Art A Century Apart: 1903 & 2003 (brochure)       Mississippi Museum of Art ,  Jackson, MS

2002     Rockford Collects,   Rockford Art Museum,  Rockford, IL

            Ingrained (4 person),  Evanston Art Center,  Evanston, IL

            Natural Forms (5 person),   Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

            Selected Gallery Artists: Summer,  Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

            16th Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center,  Evanston, IL

            Inaugural Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO

2001     Underfoot (traveling, catalog),    Dan Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2000     Without Parameters,    Arkansas Art Center,   Little Rock, AR

            Out of Line, Drawings by Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center,   Chicago, IL (catalog)

            Selections from Out of Line Union League Club, Chicago, IL

            Do Not Touch, An Exploration of Delicate Obsessions Consolidated Works Contemporary Art Center Seattle, WA           

            Selected Gallery Artists: Summer, SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA

            Synthesis: Collage and Mixed MediaSonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest College     Lake Forest, IL

            Form Following Function Bradley University Heuser Gallery,  Peoria, IL

1999     Work in Progress: Drawing by DirectionColgate University Hamilton, NY           

            Abstraction   (4 person), Roy Boyd Gallery,   Chicago, IL

            Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Mississippi Museum of Art , Jackson, MS

            Benziger Imagery Series,   Palo Alto Art Center,   Palo Alto, C

            Small Works,  Gallery Juno,   New York, NY

1998     American Drawing Biennial 6, Muscarelle Museum of Art,  Williamsburg, VA

            In Shape (6 person) ,  (catalog), Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

            Collage (5 person) , Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL           

            Fraser, Molero, Ohira, Segal, Gallery Juno ,     New York, NY

            Abstract: Chicago 1998 (catalog) ,  Klein Art Works Chicago, IL

            Selections from the Permanent Collection,Cedar Rapids Museum of Art ,Cedar Rapids, IA

            14th Evanston & Vicinity Biennial Exhibition   Evanston Art Center,  Evanston, IL

            4 Sculptors ,Roy Boyd Gallery ,Chicago, IL

1997     Small Works, Susan Cummins Gallery ,    Mill Valley, CA

             Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, Mississippi Museum of Art,  Jackson, MS

              Insight (5 person),    tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR

             A Thought Intercepted: Drawings,   California Museum of Art,   Santa Rosa, CA

             Figuratively Speaking: Recent Acquisitions, Bradley University, Hartman Gallery,  Peoria, IL

              Addendum: Some Other Chicago Artists   , Northern Illinois University Gallery,  Chicago, IL

             Choice Cuts,   Cumberland Gallery,  Nashville, TN

1996     Approaching The Figure,  Roy Boyd Gallery,  Chicago, IL

             Abstract: Chicago 1996,  Klein Art Works Chicago, IL

             NIU Collected(catalog),  Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Small Wonder, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum    San Francisco, CA

            13th Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

1995     16 Chicago Artists  (traveling),    Szinhaz Galeria,   Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

            USA Within Limits, Galeria Millan,  Sao Paulo, Brazil

             Bi-State Exhibition, Davenport Museum of Art,  Davenport, IA

1994     Tangible Verification: Collage (4 person),  University of Akron,     Akron, OH

             Abstract: Chicago 1994(catalog) ,   Klein Art Works,  Chicago, IL

            Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

1993     The Garment as Metaphor(brochure),    Suburban Fine Arts Center,  Highland Park, IL

1992     51st Exhibition(catalog) ,Sioux City Art Center,  Sioux City, IA

            8th New American Talent Exhibition  (catalog)   Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

            NIU Alumni Exhibition, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Secret Voyages (3 person),  Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO

1991     37th Exhibition,  San Diego Art Institute,    San Diego, CA

            Sculptors on Paper(traveling), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

            Works on Paper Invitational  (4 person), Greater Lafayette Museum of Art,   Lafayette, IN

             Contemporary Works From The Permanent Collection Rockford Art Museum   Rockford, IL

             23rd Bradley National(catalog),  Bradley University,       Peoria, IL

1990     The Chicago Show,  Chicago Cultural Center,  Chicago, IL

             Object / Obsession, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI

1989     New Acquisitions: Drawings, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

            Private Collections (4 person) ,    New Harmony Gallery,  New Harmony, IN

1988     Collage at N.A.M.E.,N.A.M.E. Gallery,  Chicago , IL

            Endangered Species , Klein Art Works ,  Chicago, IL

            Pulliam Hall Sculpture Exhibition,Southern Illinois University,  Carbondale, IL

1987     Fetish Art: Obsessive Expressions (catalog)       Rockford Art Museum,Rockford, IL

1986     6th Rutgers National , Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

1985     81st Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition: Drawings   Art Institute of Chicago ,   Chicago, IL

              Basically Boxes ,  Klein Art Works,Chicago, IL

              31st Drawing & Small Sculpture Exhibition       Ball State University,  Muncie, IN

             37th Illinois Invitational Exhibition  (catalog)     Illinois State Museum ,   Springfield, IL

            5/5 ,  Artemisia Gallery , Chicago, IL

1994    National Photography Invitational (6 person)  Evanston Art Ctr.    Lightfall Photography Gallery,   Evanston, IL

1982     Photoregional Exhibition(Juror: Graham Nash) ,J. B. Speed Art Museum,Louisville, KY

             Photoimage ’82, Illinois Department of Transportation Gallery        Springfield, IL

             Images in Photography   (6 person) ,  David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL

1980     Inner Visions    (6 person), Warrick Gallery , Evanston, IL

             The Best of the Midwest, The Artist Guild of Chicago,  Chicago, IL

1979     All Media Fine Arts Exhibition,  The Artist Guild of Chicago, Chicago, IL

             

 

Selected Bibliography

2015     Dluzen, Robin, John Fraser at Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Visual Art Source Newsletter, May 8th, 2015

             Dallas, Ben,  Interval & Ratio, John Fraser at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Brochure Essay. April 30-May 30, 2015.

            Dallas, Ben, On John Fraser’s Photography, Essay for Material Witness : Photographs 2010-2014. Blurb.com

2013     Michelle Jones, Geometric Shapes Invoke Memory, John Fraser at Cumberland Gallery, The Tennessean,

            Sunday, April 21   Portfolio / Visual Arts   Page 12E.

             Nolan, Joe,  John Fraser at Cumberland Gallery, Nashville,  Critical I,  Nashville Arts Magazine, May 2013,  Page 98

2012    Pittman, Steuart, John FraserSelected Works 1991-2012, Draewell Gallery of Art, Judson University, Elgin, IL Brochure Essay   (October 2012).

2011     Ullrich, Polly, Mapping the Contemporary Sublime,      Restraining Order; John Fraser : Work in Mixed Media

            1991-2010Monograph Essay, @ 2010, ISBN 978-14507-0098-6

            Waltemath, Joan, Art=Text=Art, curated by Elizabeth Schlatter, The Brooklyn Rail, Reviews, ArtSeen Next Section, October Issue.

            Schlatter, N. Elizabeth, (Art + Text) x Change = Art: Or How to Read an Artwork with your iPhone, On-line Catalog Essay, www.artequalstext.com, University of Richmond Museums

            Zabrodsky, Sarah, On John Fraser, Catalog Essay, www.artequalstext.com,  University of Richmond Museums

            Keiter, Ellen, Drawing Conclusions On-Line Catalog Essay, Abstraction on Paper: Drawn/Taped/Burned, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. On-Line catalog: www.aboutdrawing.org/drawntapedburned/

            del Rivero, Elena, On John Fraser, On-Line Catalog Essay, Abstraction on Paper: Drawn/Taped/Burned. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2010     Viera, Lauren, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, February 26th, 2010, On The Town (S-5, Page 8).

            Dew, Spencer, Object Lesson: John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, New City ART, January 25, 2010

2009     Baroff, Jill,  New York, New Drawings 1946-2007, Catalog Essay on John Fraser, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

            Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain. Nueva York. El papel de las ultimas vanguardias.

            Romualdo, Ana San, Las Vanguardias Sobre Papel de la Coleccion Kramarsky. en el Esteban Vicente,

            El Adelantado De Segovia Newspaper, February 29, 2009.

            Alvarado, Carlos, Por Primera Vez Desde Nueva York, Nortecastilla Newspaper, Segovia, February 28.

2008     Claus, Elisabeth, What Time Can Tell, Papier=Kunst 6, Catalog Essay, Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany.

            Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, September 12, 2008, On The Town (S-7, Page 13).

            Wirth, Steven, Profile of the Artist: John Fraser, New City Newspaper, September11, 2008 (Page 13, Art Section).

            Isaacson, Philip, John Fraser at James Patrick Gallery, Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, August 31.

            Buchen, Margaret, catalog essay, Harper College 40th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition. Palatine, IL.

2007     Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, July 27, 2007, On The Town (S-7, Page 13).

            Yood, James, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Artforum Magazine, November 2007 (page 372).

            Lopez, Ruth,John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, TimeOutChicago, Art & Design, August 2-8 (page 68).

            Finch, Richard & Rives, Veda, Marks from the Matrix, Normal Editions Workshop at ISU. ISBN978-0-9795884-0-2.

Artner, Alan, John Fraser at I-Space…Chicago Tribune, February 16, 2007 (Section 7, Page 13).

            Ullrich, Polly, John Fraser: In Reserve at I-Space, Chicago, brochure essay,  January 27-February 24, 2007.

            Mullarkey, Maureen, Abstract Jewels of Modernism, In Context: Collage & Abstraction at Pavel Zoubok Gallery,

           The New York Sun, June 7, 2007 (Arts & Letters).

            Heise, Rudiger, Papier-Variationen,  at Galerie Renate Bender, Munich Germany. Applause! Magazine.

2006     Mullarkey, Maureen, Gallery Going [The New Collage at Pavel Zoubok Gallery], The New York Sun, June 29, 2006.

             Ullrich, Polly, Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, exhibition catalog, exhibition wall-text.

2005     Nugent, Bob, Imagery, Art for Wine, (forward by Donald Kuspit).

            Artner, Alan,  Fraser’sRigor is Captivating, Chicago Tribune, February 18, 2005, (Friday Section).

2003     Artner, Alan, …While John Fraser Shines, Chicago Tribune, August 8, 2003, (Friday, Section 7, Page 15).

            Doe, Donald B.  Measure for Measure, John Fraser at Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella IA, Brochure Essay.

            Camper, Fred, Critics Choice, The Chicago Reader, July 25, 2003, (Section 2, Page 28).

            Walker, Hamza, Visual Literacy: John Fraser’s Collages 1994-2002, Catalog Essay, ã 2003, ISBN 0-9727266-0-8.

2001     Artner, Alan, Fraser returns to intense process, Chicago Tribune, December 7, 2001, (Friday, Section 7).

2000     Artner, Alan, Its Taken 15 years, but Exhibit is Top Drawers, Out of Line, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Tribune,   May 2, 2000, (Tempo 2, Section 5).

1999     Barilleaux, Rene Paul, Work in Progress-Drawing by Direction, Colgate University, Dana Arts Center, Hamilton, NY. Brochure Essay, 4-person exhibition, October 1999            

1998     Brunetti, John, Uncommon Equilibrium, Brochure Essay, John Fraser at the Elmhurst Art Museum, February, 1998.

             Doe, Donald B., In Shape, catalog essay, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, December 1998.

1997     Gragg, Randy, Body And Droll; Insight at tidbit Gallery, The Oregonian (Portland), July 25, 1997, Visual Arts, pg. 64.

1996     Meyer, Jerry D., NIU Collected, catalog essay, NIU Alumni in Chicago Area Collections, June/July 1996.

             Swartz, Mark, Approaching The Figure, Roy Boyd Gallery. The Chicago Reader, June 21, 1996, (section 1, page 28).

1995     Schleifer, Kristen Brooke, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Dialogue Magazine, January/February 1995.

             Camper, Fred, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, The Chicago Reader, September 22,1995, (section 1, page 30).

1994     Muster, Michael, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery. The New Art Examiner, November 1994.

             Connors, Thomas, John Fraser at NIU Art Gallery, Sculpture Magazine, January/February 1994.

1993     Yood, James, The Art of John Fraser. brochure essay, NIU Art Museum Gallery in Chicago, October 1993.

1992     Morrin, Peter, 51st Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, catalog essay, Sioux City, Iowa, 1992.

1991     Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, January 11, 1991, (section 7,    page 53).

            Krugel, Mitchell, Chicago Goes Abstract in January, The International Fine Art Collector, Volume I, 3, January 1991.

1990     Artner, Alan, Conflicting Agendas Hobble The Chicago Show, Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1990 (Art Section 13, pg. 14.

             Findsen, Owen, Collages Demand Viewers Take Time..., John Fraser at Miller Gallery, The Cincinnati Enquirer, May 13, 1990.

            O'Hara, Catherine, John Fraser at Miller Gallery. Dialogue Magazine, July/August 1990, (page 23).

 

Selected Awards, Grants and Honors

2016     Selected for:  NEW AMERICAN PAINTING #125, Midwest Edition,  Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

2015     Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture &  Fine Art , Artist Residency, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

2014     Illinois Arts Council IAS Artist Project Grant

2011     Illinois Arts Council IAS Artist Project Grant

2010     YADDO, Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

2007     Artist Residency, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME

2006     Artist Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NB

2005     Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant

2004     Normal Editions Workshop / Illinois Arts Council Print Project Grant

2003     Artist Residency, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, ME

2002     Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

2000     Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist Award

1997     Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant

1994     Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant

1992     Arts Midwest / National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship

1990     Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist Award

 

 

Selected Commissions and Projects

2011     Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection

2009       Artwork used for the book “Penury”, the 5th collection of poetry by Myung Mi Kim (Prof. SUNY Buffalo)Published by Omnidawn /Independent Publishers Group

2003       Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection

2001       Artworks used for the CD, “Flirting With Twilight”, by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Kurt Elling. Blue Note Jazz.

1995     Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection

 

Selected Collections

Edward Albee                                                                                                                                     New York, NY

University of Alberta Art Museum                                                                                     Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The Arkansas Art Center                                                                                                                     Little Rock, AR

Art Museum of South Texas                                                                                                          Corpus Christi, TX

John Ballantine                                                                                                                                        Chicago, IL

Joan Boyd                                                                                                                                   San Francisco, CA

Bradley University                                                                                                                                      Peoria, IL

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts                                                                                                        Omaha, NE

BMO Harris Collection                                                                                                                             Chicago, IL

Brigham Young University Museum of Art                                                                                                  Provo, UT

Virginia Boyd                                                                                                                                     Little Rock, AR

The Brunnier Museum of Iowa State University                                                                                             Ames, IA

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art                                                                                                    Cedar Rapids, IA

The Cincinnati Art Museum                                                                                                                   Cincinnati, OH

Elisabeth Claus                                                                                                                   Aschaffenburg, Germany

The Cleve Carney Collection                                                                                                                  Glen Ellyn, IL

The Columbus Museum of Art                                                                                                             Columbus, GA

Ben & Tricia Cox                                                                                                                                     Chicago, IL

The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center                                                                                    Colorado Springs, CO

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art                                                                            Honolulu, HI

The Delaware Art Museum                                                                                                               Wilmington, DE

DePaul Art Museum                                                                                                                                 Chicago, IL

Kurt & Jennifer Elling                                                                                                                                       New York, NY

Gary Lee                                                                                                                                             New York, NY

Martin Friedman and Peggy Casey-Friedman                                                                                            Chicago, IL

Tom & Loree Goffigon                                                                                                                    Los Angeles, CA

Hafnarborg: The Hafnarfjordur Center of Culture and Fine Art                                                      Hafnarfjodur, Iceland

Sharon & Arie Hoogendoorn                                                                                                 Steamboat Springs, CO

Don & Jane Hunt                                                                                                                                     Chicago, IL

Renate Bender & Peter Weber                                                                                                         Munich, Germany

Grinnell College / Faulconer Gallery                                                                                                           Grinnell, IA

The Illinois State Museum                                                                                                                    Springfield, IL

Illinois State University                                                                                                                              Normal, IL

International Collage Center                                                                                                                       Milton, PA

Sarah-Ann & Werner H. Kramarsky Collection                                                                                        New York, NY

OlofK.  Sigurdarottir                                                                                                                    Reykjavik, Iceland

Eva and Harald Kroner                                                                                                               Pforzheim, Germany                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art                                                                                                     Lafayette, IN

UnnurLeifsdottir                                                                                                                     Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

David Hunt & Doug Bella                                                                                                                           Wayne, IL

Lawrence Colburn & Teresa Bondavalli                                                                                                 St. Charles, IL

Joanne Gustafson                                                                                                                                    Batavia, IL

The McNay Art Museum                                                                                                                   San Antonio, TX

Millikin University                                                                                                                                     Decatur, IL

The Mississippi Museum of Art                                                                                                             Jackson, MS

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vincente                                                                               Segovia, Spain

The New Mexico Museum of Art                                                                                                        Santa, Fe, NM

Northern Illinois University Art Museum                                                                                                       Dekalb, IL

Lynda & Bob Nugent                                                                                                                        Healdsburg, CA

Brent Carter & Sally Gilbertson                                                                                                             St. Charles, IL

Park Hyatt Collection                                                                                                                               Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                                                                          

Trish & Tim Preheim                                                                                                                                 Chicago, IL

Robert M. MacNamara Foundation                                                                Las Vegas, NV and Westport Island, ME

The Reinsdorf Collection                                                                                                                          Chicago, IL

Brigitte & Martin Riesebrodt                                                                                                              Berlin, Germany

The Rockford Art Museum                                                                                                                     Rockford, IL

John Ronan & Clare Lyster                                                                                                                       Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University                                                                                                                                Chicago, IL

Mark Stanley & Ellen Pettengell                                                                                                                       Chicago, IL

Dominic L. Di Mare                                                                                                                       San Francisco, CA

The Sioux City Art Center                                                                                                                     Sioux City, IA

Sonoma State University Art Collection                                                                                           Rohnert Park, CA

Stanley Tigerman                                                                                                                                     Chicago, IL

Ovid Uman                                                                                                                                           Paris, France

The Robert Tobin Gallery / The Asian Collection                                                                                     Tokyo, Japan

The University of Minnesota at Morris                                                                                                      Morris, MN

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection                                                                                Nashville, TN                                                                                                                                                                               

West Virginia University                                                                                                                  Morgantown, WV

Winston & Strawn                                                        New York, NY, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC

 

 

International Art Expositions Featured

2016     5th Annual Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

             8th Annual Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

2015     4th Annual Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

             Art Miami, Miami, FL

             4th Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: Post War & Contemporary, Palm Springs, CA

             Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

2014     3rd Annual Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

             Art Miami, Miami, FL

             Miami Project Art Fair, Miami, FL                          

             Los Angeles Art Show; Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

             3rd Annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair : Post War & Contemporary, Palm Springs, CA

             Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

            Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

2013     Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

             Los Angeles Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2012     Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

              Art Miami,  Miami, FL

              Miami Project Art Fair, Miami, FL

              Dallas Art Fair,  Dallas, TX

              artMRKTArt Fair, San Francisco, CA

             Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

2011     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Los Angeles Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

             Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX

             Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany                                                                                                                                                                                          

2010     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

             Art Miami, Miami, FL                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

            San Francisco Fine Art Fair: Modern & Contemporary, San Francisco, CA                                              

            Los Angeles Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

            Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

            Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Viennafair, Wien, Austria

2009     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Toronto Art Exposition, Toronto, Canada

            Kunst Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

            Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Viennafair, Wien, Austria               

            Los Angeles Art Show: Modern & Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

             Art Miami,  Miami, FL

             Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany                                                                                                                                                                                          

2008       Art Miami, Miami, FL                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

                 Art Chicago, Chicago, IL           

                 Kunst Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

                 Red Dot Fair, Miami, FL

                 Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

2007     Kunst Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland                       

            Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Art Miami, Miami, FL

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

            Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            Red Dot Fair,  New York, NY                       

2006     Art Chicago,  Chicago, IL

             Flow Art Fair, Miami, FL

2005     Art Chicago in the Park, Chicago, IL

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair,  New York, NY

            7th San Francisco International Art Exposition,   San Francisco, CA                                                                 

2004     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            6th San Francisco International Art Exposition,  San Francisco, CA

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair,  New York, NY

2003     Art Chicago,  Chicago, IL

            5th San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA

            AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

2002     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            4th San Francisco International Art Exposition(catalog), San Francisco, CA

2001     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000     Art Chicago,  Chicago, IL

            3rd San Francisco International Art Exposition,  San Francisco, CA

1999     Art Chicago (catalog),  Chicago, IL

            2nd San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA

1998     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

            San Francisco International Art Exposition(catalog),  San Francisco, CA

1997     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

             4th International SOFA Expo(catalog),  Chicago, IL

1996     Art Chicago(catalog), Chicago, IL

            3rd International SOFA Expo(catalog), Chicago, IL

1995     Art Chicago,  Chicago, IL

1994     Art Chicago(catalog0,  Chicago, IL

1993     Art Chicago,  Chicago, IL

             Artfair/Seattle(catalog0, Seattle, WA

             Art/LA, Los Angeles, CA

1992     Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago, IL

            Artfair/Seattle, Seattle, WA

            Art/LA,  Los Angeles, CA

1991     Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago, IL

             Art/LA, Los Angeles, CA

1988     Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago, IL

             Chicago International New Art Forms, Chicago, IL

1985     Chicago International Art Expo, Chicago, IL

 

 

Teaching/Work Experience

2015     Visiting Artist                  Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL           

2013     Visiting Lecturer             “Majority Rules” Exhibition, The McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

2012     Visiting Artist                Judson University, Elgin, IL

 2009     Visiting Artist                Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

2008     Visiting Artist                Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

 2007     Visiting Artist                University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada           

              Visiting Artist                Trinity Christian College Palos Height

2006     Instructor of Art             Dominican University, River Forest, IL

              Visiting Artist               University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

2005     Visiting Artist                School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Visiting Artist                West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

            Visiting Artist                Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

            Visiting Artist                Knox College,  Galesburg, IL

2004     Instructor of Art             Dominican University, River Forest, IL

            Visiting Artist                Normal Editions Workshop/ Illinois State University, Normal, IL

            Visiting Artist                McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

2003     Visiting Artist                Central College,  Pella, IA

            Instructor of Art             Dominican University,  River Forest, IL

2002     Instructor of Art             Dominican University, River Forest, IL

            Visiting Artist                Imagery Studio, Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

            Visiting Artist                Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

2001     Visiting Artist                Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

            Visiting Artist                William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL

2000     Visiting Artist                Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

1999     Visiting Artist                Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

            Visiting Artist                Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

            Artist/Teacher                Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT

            Visiting Artist                Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

            Visiting Artist                Hendrix College, Conway, AR

1998     Visiting Artist                Millikin University, Decatur, IL

            Instructor of Art             Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

1997     Visiting Artist                Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1996     Visiting Artist                Bradley University, Peoria, IL

1995     Visiting Artist                Illinois State University, Normal, IL

             Visiting Artist                University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

             Visiting Artist                Siena Heights College, Adrian, MI

             Visiting Artist                Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

1994     Sculpture Instructor       College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1993     Visiting Artist                 University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

             Visiting Artist                 College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1992     Visiting Artist                 Rockford College, Rockford, IL

             Visiting Artist                 Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

             Visiting Artist                  Highland College, Freeport, IL

1989     Drawing Instructor         Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

1988     Drawing Instructor         Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

1987     Drawing Instructor          Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

1986     Visiting Artist                  Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1983     Apparel Designer          Kell Kare, Inc. (no longer extant, employed 1975 – 1983), Chicago, IL

In-house Designer, VP Merchandising, and Warehouse Manager