FRASER STABLES

1973         
Born Falkirk, Scotland
Currently lives and works in Northampton, MA, USA;   

Co-founder and director, Atopia Projects, www.atopiaprojects.org;

Associate Professor (Photography & Digital Media), Department of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA

Education

2001       Core Residency Program, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
1998       MFA, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
1995       H.BA Photography (First Class), Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2013       A Bestiary, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
              A Bestiary, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
2011       Art Toronto, Solo Feature exhibit, Toronto, Canada
2010       NEW TATTOOS, Rice Media Center, Rice University, Houston, USA
Free Photographic Services, Paper Kite Gallery, Kingston, PA, USA
Glass House, Projectspace, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Twin Towers, PK show[case], Paper Kite Gallery, Kingston, PA, USA
2009       No Mercy, Galerie IFF, Aix en Provence, France
2007       Solo Shoot II, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
              Solo Exhibition, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA
2006       Solo Shoot, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
2005       Tes Starz. Galerie Weissraum, Kyoto, Japan
2004       Solo Shoot, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, USA (catalogue)
2003       Screen Images, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA
2002       Sundown Apex, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA
Double Garage Scene, FotoFest, Houston, USA (commissioned; publication)
2001       Two Stages, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton, ON, Canada (publication)
              Scapes, Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA
2000       Two Porsches, Sleeper, Edinburgh, Scotland
1998       Atopia Journal: Lines of Communication, Pekao Gallery, Toronto,
              Canada (publication)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014       How the Light Gets in: Recent Works by Former Core Fellows, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
2013       Group Exhibition, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
              The Culture of Curation, Culturehall; Feature Issue 97 (online exhibition, curated by Cinder Rucker and Brad Silk)
2010       Brick and Mortar International Video Art Festival, Greenfield, MA, USA
Le Deuil (François Chastanet, Sarah Dornner, Douglas Gordon, Graham Gussin, Alan Johnston, Adam McEwen, Scott Myles, Gary Rough, Seán Shanahan, Tony Scherman, Fraser Stables, and Phoebe Unwin), Galerie IFF, Marseille, France
              Whoever You Are, Thomas Feulmer, Fraser Stables, Catherine Street, curated by Gavin Morrison, Number 35 Gallery, New York, USA, October/December
A Reluctant Apparition, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, USA
2009Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
True Lies, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
2008       Contemporary Photographs, Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada
2007       Saturn Falling, The Corridor, Reykjavik, Iceland 
              Putting Figures on Paper, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
2004       Rock, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
moblog/enter, web-based exhibition, http://www.moblog.ca, curated by Susan Douglas 
2003       Faculty 2003, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
2002       Hard Core, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX, USA
              Video: Dialogue on Narrative & Abstraction, Stux Gallery, New York, USA
              Real Time, TFAA, Austin, USA (publication)
2001       Wall Works, Genesis Park, Houston, USA (organized by Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery)
Core 2001, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (catalogue)
2000       The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, USA
              The Artist Remembered, Chenevert Green, Houston, USA
Core 2000, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA (catalogue)
              The Very Thing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada (catalogue)
              Still Life, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada (publication)
1999       Alfresco, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
              The Shed, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland (CD-ROM)
              Cluster, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1998       Works For The Ideal Home, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada (publication)
              As It Seems To Be,Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1997       Public Order, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON, Canada (catalogue)
              Crossing Borders, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY, USA

Selected Screenings

2004       Pixilerations, juried digital video and film festival, Providence, RI, USA
2003       Allegories of Cinema, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
              Random Acts of Fitness. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA
              (additional screenings at Heaven Gallery, Chicago, USA; Discount
              Cinema at the Empty Bottle, Chicago, USA)
              Come Forward: Experimental Film and Video in Texas, Dallas Museum
of Art, Dallas, USA

Public Art Commissions

2010       Finalist, Dream 2.0, Northampton, MA, USA (in collaboration with James Middlebrook and Eitan Mendelowitz)
2007       Finalist, Verve Public Art Project, Toronto, Canada (in collaboration with Margaret Priest)
2003-08   Infinity Development, Toronto, Canada (in collaboration with
              Margaret Priest)

Selected Publications

2008       Hacklin, Allan; Hecker, Rachel; Lawson, Thopmas, et al. “Learning by Doing: 25 Years of the Core Program,” The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, USA
2004       Davidson, Brett. “The Cowboy Crashing,” catalogue essay, Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, USA, January
Sultan, Terrie. “Interview”, Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, USA, January
2002       Dumbadze, Alexander. "Real Time," publication essay, Real Time, TFAA, Austin, USA, April
Morrison, Gavin. "Beyond a Descriptive Metaphysics," catalogue essay, FotoFest, March
2001       Hutchinson, Nora. “Two Stages,” publication essay, Two Stages, Hamilton Artists Inc., July
Kalil, Susie. “Core 2000-2001,” catalogue essay, Core 2001, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, March
Morrison, Gavin. "Wall Works," exhibition essay, Genesis Park, Houston, USA
2000       Gibson-Garvey, Susan. "Meeting the Object," catalogue essay, The Very Thing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada, January
Kalil, Susie. "2000 Core," catalogue essay, Core 2000, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, March
Marshall, Keith. "Coming into Focus," catalogue essay, Core 2000, MFA, Houston, USA, March
Metcalfe, Robin. "The State of Things," catalogue essay, The Very Thing, January
Rodney, Lee. "Still Life," catalogue essay, Still Life, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada, January
1999       Coulter, Betsy. "In the Place of Passage," publication essay, Atopia, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada, June
1997       Metcalfe, Robin. "Public Order," catalogue essay, Public Order, Art Gallery of Windsor, ON, Canada, July

Selected Reviews and Features

2015       Huete, Betsy. “How the Light Gets In,” Review, Glasstire, 15 January
2014       Ferrario, Paola. “Fraser Stables,” Art in America, p. 104-105, January, Print
2013       Mierins, Krystina. “Ferocious Beasts,” Interview, Magenta Magazine, November
2010       Gold, Dennis. “The Image of a Genius Among Us,” Review, The Times Leader, 1 September, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
              Radio interview with Erika Funke, on the exhibition Free Photographic Services at Paper Kite Gallery.ArtScene, WVIA, NPR, broadcast Friday, 13 August
2003       Poulson, Alex. “Oil be Damned: Houston Art,” Feature, Dazed and Confused, Vol. 2, Issue 8, December
Van Siclen, Bill. "Art Scene," Review, The Providence Journal, Providence, RI, USA, 8 September
Talman, Stefan. "Faculty Exhibition," Review, The Brown Daily Herald, Providence, RI, USA, 8 September
2002       van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire. "The Framing of a Fictional Film in 'Real Time'," Review, Austin American-Statesman, p. 35, Austin, USA, 2 May
2000       Clopitt, Frances. “Space city takes off”, Art in America, October, p. 67-75
Anspon, Catherine. “Glassell Core 2000,” Review, www.houston.sidewalk.citysearch.com, 3 April
Conwell, Donna. "Fraser Stables: Two Porsches," Review, The List, Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 November
Cameron, Neil. "Fraser Stables: Two Porsches," Critic's Choice, The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland, 28 November
Stevenson Martha Townsend and Robert Zingone in conjunction with The Very Thing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada, 16 January

Lectures

2010       Lecture, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, Rice University, Houston, USA
Lecture, Hillside Salon Invitational, Chancellor’s Residence, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
2009       Lecture, Art Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
2007       Participant, Panel discussion on the exhibition Lifting at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TX, USA (Organized by Fort Worth Contemporary Arts)
              Participant, Panel discussion on the exhibition Lifting at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland (Organized by Peacock Visual Arts)
2005       Lecture, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan. In conjunction with Atopia Projects’ participation in Osaka Arts Kaleidoscope
              Lecture (with Gavin Morrison), Center for Study of Communication Design, Osaka University, Japan
              Lecture, School of Art, University of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL, USA
Lecture, Department of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA, USA
2004       Lecture, Fine Arts Department, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA, USA
Lecture, Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA
Gallery Talk in conjunction with Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, USA
2003       Gallery Talk in conjunction with Faculty 03,David Winston Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
              Lecture, School of Art, University of Northern Illinois, DeKalb, IL, USA
              Lecture, Department of Art, University of San Diego, San Diego, USA
2001       Panel Talk (with Betsy Coulter, Duncan Ganley, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Todd Hebert, Jessica Halonen, Emily Joyce and Brad Tucker) in conjunction with Core 2001, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, 6 April
2000       Panel Talk (with Duncan Ganley, Todd Hebert, Jessica Halonen, Emily Joyce, Melissa Thorne and Brad Tucker) in conjunction with Core 2000, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA, 17 March
Panel Talk (with Tom Dean, Vanessa Paschakarnes, Sarah Stevenson, Martha Townsend and Robert Zingone) in conjunction with The Very Thing, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada, 16 January
1999       Lecture, Department of Photography, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
1996       Lecture, Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, ON, Canada

 
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