Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series: LaToya Ruby Frazier

Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier to give Strauch-Mosse Lecture on November 15 at 7PM.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

LaToya Ruby Frazier is a photographer and video artist who uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age. The College of Art and Design is pleased to have Ms. Frazier join us this Fall as part of the Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

In 2014, Frazier was named a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts. The following year, she became a TED2015 Fellow and her monograph, The Notion of Family, published by Aperture in 2014, was awarded the 2015 Infinity Award for Best Publication by the International Center of Photography (ICP).

In 2015 Frazier was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, to which she responded that the award was "validation to my work being a testimony and a fight for social justice and cultural change.”

In 2017 Ms. Frazier was included on the exclusive list of the 100+ Most Powerful Women of All Time by Ebony magazine.

LaToya Ruby Frazier received her MFA in 2007 from Syracuse University. She's held artist residencies at the Lower Manhattan Culture Council (2009–2010) and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2010–2011).

Frazier was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin (2013–2014) before assuming her current position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Frazier’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.