Pamela Fraser works experimentally in a variety of materials and formats, primarily engaged with painting. Her work often explores the language of abstraction, and the relationship of abstraction to place. When do abstract shapes and forms convey meaning(s), and when do they disintegrate into illegibility? What happens when they are placed in contexts alien to customary reception? Fraser has made and exhibited work for 20 years. Past solo exhibitions include at Galerie Schmidt Maczolleck in Cologne, Germany; Galleria Il Capricorno in Venice, Italy; asprey jacques in London, England; Casey Kaplan in New York, NY; and The Blaffer Museum in Houston, TX.
Select group exhibitions include galleries and institutions such as GAD in Oslo, Norway; The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY; Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany; Dundee Center of Contemporary Art in Scotland; and The Crayon Miscellany, at Art Omi in Ghent, NY. Fraser lives in Barnard, Vermont, and is a professor at The University of Vermont. In addition to her studio practice, she writes about art and organizes exhibitions. Her book How Color Works: Color Theory in the 21st Century will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.