Pink Mound, 2022
acrylic and latex on torn canvas then woven
47 x 40 in 119.4 x 101.6 cm
Jean Alexander Frater lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, and dedicates her practice to experimentation with the physical properties of Painting, and the inherent objecthood of two-dimensional works. Alexander Frater considers herself a Painter, and creates work that has a direct dialogue within that art historical tradition. Alexander Frater’s process involves destruction and rebuilding; she paints large canvases and then tears them into small strips, dividing and destroying the image. Using the strips to rebuild forms, she draws geometries, frames the work, curves angles, and grows forms in and out of the rectangular space.
She was a 2017-2018 Chicago Artists BOLT resident, received an MFA from School of Art the Institute of Chicago, and a BA in Philosophy, from the University of Dayton, Ohio. Her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Wexner Center for Arts, Columbus; El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe; Images Festival, Toronto; Possible Project Space, Brooklyn; Ben-Gurion airport, Tel Aviv; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, THE MISSION Gallery, Chicago; Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn and Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute, Baltimore.