Jean Alexander Frater
Jean Alexander Frater is a multidisciplinary artist who lives with her family in Chicago, IL. Located between drawing and painting, writing and performance, description and pattern; her work is about the toggling between forms, materials, and language, through the process of building up and filling between representation and abstraction. She is interested in the boundaries of our body and perception. Instead of indulging in the failure of communication, or what is lost in translation, Frater tries to think about the mechanics of perception and shift how something is seen into a new mode of looking, and play with the language of looking, as well as language itself.
Frater graduated with a BA in Philosophy from the University of Dayton and then went on to receive her MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio; SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Indianapolis, IN; Office Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada; and Gallery C at the Cleveland State University, OH. She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally in venues such as the Wexner Center for Arts in Columbus, the Images Festival in Toronto, Possible Project Space in Brooklyn, El Museo Cultural in Sante Fe, the Big Screen Project in New York, GuestSpot in Baltimore, the Ben-Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, and the Kulturhuset in Stockholm.