Nicholas Fraser’s most recent projects include Ground Rules, a performance/installation in Nizhny Tagil, Russia as artist-in-residence for the 2nd Ural Biennale and new public installations for the Art Prospect Festival in St. Petersburg, both in September 2012. He will be a funded resident artist at the Sculpture Space in Utica, NY in the autumn of 2012.
Fraser is a 2012 BRIC Media Fellow and was a 2011 artist-in-residence at the LMCC’s SwingSpace Residency on Governors Island in New York. While in residence, he completed Branding Projects, fire-branding texts into tree stumps clustered near the 200-year-old Fort Jay. These installations are semi-permanent.
Fraser’s ephemeral installations were recently featured at the Flux Factory, the Bronx Art Space and in the exhibition Escape from New York in a former silk dying factory in Paterson, NJ. Two installations were also included in the 2009 Art in Odd Places Festival along 14th street.
Fraser’s semi-invisible wall texts were featured in Mixed Messages at La Mama La Galeria and at Taller Boricua. His video work was included in PixelPops 2011 in Paris, Camagüey Festival of Video Art in Camagüey, Cuba, Videos on the Front at Interstate Projects in Brooklyn, Videophagy/Videofagia at Function13 & Hotshot Gallery in Toronto and in the Giguk Video Art Festival in Gießen, Germany.
His work has been exhibited at Jack the Pelican Gallery (Brooklyn) and Brain Factory (Seoul) and Eyedrum Gallery (Atlanta).
He earned an MFA at the School of Visual Art and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2008.