LaToya Ruby Frazier

Artist lecture Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
Mom Making an Image of Me, 2008

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photography and video work employs such themes as the body and landscape, familial and communal history, private and public space, and human complexity. Frazier’s nine-year artistic collaboration with her family has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtForum, Art in America, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice.

Her work was included in the exhibition Greater New York at P.S.1 MoMA and Younger Than Jesus at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Higher Pictures Gallery. Frazier’s work was featured in the 2011 International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennial in Korea, and was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial.

In 2012, Frazier was awarded a Creative Capital Grant for Visual Arts. She is a featured artist on the new Art21 online documentary series New York Close Up. Frazier received her BFA in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Photography from Syracuse University. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Omi, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.


Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.


Larry Sultan Photography Award


Awoiska van der Molen, #256-17, 2009

Awoiska van der Molen

Fall 2017 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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The work of Awoiska van der Molen (b. 1972, Netherlands) develops from a desire to comprehend the core of the isolated world she photographs. In order to achieve the sense of solitude necessary to gain access to the stoic nature of the landscape, she spends long periods of time isolated in the natural environment. She takes time to experience the landscape and penetrates deep into the essence of the remote, hushed world created in her photographs. She immerses herself in the landscape, moves slowly, returns repeatedly and by doing so makes these unknown places her own. This gradual and solitary working process continues into the darkroom where her pictures are printed by hand—an intimate process—further imparting a unique stillness that emanates from her work.