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LaToya Ruby Frazier

Visual Arts, 2012



LaToya Ruby Frazier was born and raised in Braddock, PA. She earned a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and an MFA from Syracuse University in 2007. She completed the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2011. Her work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum of American Art's 2012 Whitney Biennial; PS1 MoMA's 2010 survey, Greater New York; the New Museum of Contemporary Art's 2009 triennial, Younger Than Jesus; and other major shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts,  the Museum of the City of New York, and the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Her first solo museum show, Mother May I, was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2010. Current solo projects include A Haunted Capital at the Brooklyn Museum and Witness at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston. Frazier is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross Galleries at Rutgers University, where she has also taught photography in the Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2012, she was appointed critic in photography at Yale University.

www.latoyarubyfrazier.com
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Awards and Accomplishments

2015:

Frazier’s The Notion of Family wins The International Center of Photography's 2015 Infinity Award in the Publication category

2014:

Frazier is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography

2014:

Aperture publishes Frazier's first book The Notion of Family in September

2013:

Frazier participates in the Istanbul Biennial from September through October

2013:

Frazier presents her work in EXPO Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art

2013:

 LaToya Ruby Frazier has a solo exhibition titled WITNESS at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

2013:

Frazier presents a solo exhibition titled A Haunted Capital at the Brooklyn Museum

2013:

Frazier presents a solo exhibition titled Born By A River at the Seattle Art Museum 

2012:

Frazier is included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

2012:

Frazier is featured in the PBS series Art 21

2012:

Frazier receives a 2012 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

2012:

Frazier is Artist-in-Residence at the Braddock Carnegie Library