John Fraser
           
Born:            1952    Chicago, IL

Education:    1989    M.F.A.    Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
                     1975    B.A.       Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Selected One Person Exhibitions:

2017   Ecru, Traywick Contemporary Art & Projects, Berkeley, CA
2016   ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
2015   Interval & Ratio, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Selected Works in Mixed Media 1992-2013, Waubonsee Community College,
           Sugar Grove, IL
2014   Recent Collage & Assemblage, Room 406, Chicago, IL
           Evidence : Recent Photographs by John Fraser, The Rangefinder Gallery   
           Chicago, IL
           Material Witness : Recent Photographs by John Fraser, Toronto Image
           Works, Toronto, Ontario
2013   Collection / Recollection, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           What Remains, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012   The Built Form, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Recess & Relief, William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, TX
           Selected Works 1991-2012, Draewell Gallery of Art, Judson University,
           Elgin, IL
2011   Work In Relief, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
2010   Object Lesson, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL                                    
           Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN    
2008   Structure & Surface, Form & Suggestion, James Patrick Gallery,
           Wiscasset, ME
           More and Less, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           What Time Can Tell,  Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2007   Accumulations, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           About Place, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
           In Reserve, I-Space Gallery (brochure), Chicago, IL    
2005   Work in Relief, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Current Collage & Assemblage, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Knox
           College, Galesburg, IL
2004   Selected Works: 1990-2004, Benedicta Arts Center, St. John’s University   
           St. Joseph, MN
           Neutral Value, Fluxion Gallery, Omaha, NE
2003   Close Values, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Selected Works: 1990-2003, Mills Gallery, Central College, Pella, IA
2001   Structure & Surface, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
           Collages, 1995-2000, University Club, Chicago, IL
           Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL                                                
2000   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Selected Works: 1990-1998, NIU Art Museum, Jack Olson Gallery, Dekalb,
           IL 
1998   Gallery Juno, New York, NY
           Material Issue, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
           Hiestand Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH
           Ecru, tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR
           Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, IL
1997   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL                
1996   Bradley University, Peoria, IL
1995   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1994   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993   Northern Illinois University Gallery (brochure), Chicago, IL
           Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage (brochure), Glen Ellyn, IL
           University of Minnesota at Morris, Morris, MN
1992   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991   Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1990   Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
1989   Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
           Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
1988   Paper Press Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986   Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1985   University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017   What Lies Beneath, Collage & Assemblage (12-Person), The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
           Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2016   Close Readings : American Abstract Art from the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection, Nashville,
           TN
           The LeGrand Collection: A Regional Reflection, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
           Framed Occurrences (3-person), O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest, IL 
           Artist Select (12-person), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 
           PhotoSpiva 2016, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO. Juror: Sean Kernan
           PhotoMidwest 2016, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
           Beyond The Pour II, San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design, San Francisco, CA
2015   Work On & With Paper, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
           33rd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
           Juror: Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art
           Recycled, Repurposed, Reborn – Collage & Assemblage, McNay Art Museum,
           San Antonio, TX
           Body, Image, Form, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
           Framing Photography, Beard & Weil Gallery, Wheaton College Photography Biennial. Norton,
           MA. Juror: Kristin Gresh, Assistant Curator of Photography Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
           Photospiva 2015, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO. Juror: Shannon Thomas Perich, Curator,
           Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian
2014   Whodunit? Gallery Artists: Works On Paper, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
           Traces of Creation, Recent Acquisitions, at Hafnarborg, The Hafnafjordur
           Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
           Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists from the Sally and Wynn
           Kramarsky Collection
, UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, New York
           Simply Drawn : Gifts from the collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Columbus
           Museum, Columbus, GA 
           Small Pleasures III (8-person), Foster Art Center, Austin College, Austin, TX
           Summer Selections : Gallery Artists, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2013   40 for 40: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection, Art Museum of South
           Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
           Art=Text=Art, Works by Contemporary Artists, Hafnarborg, The Hafnafjordur
           Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
           Wall Reliefs (7 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Minimal Intervention (7 person), Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
           Papierwelten II – World of Paper II, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich,
           Germany. (6-person, brochure)
           Majority Rules, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (12-person, brochure)
           Brave New World: The Art of the Book in the Digital Age, Cedarhurst Center
           for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL 
           Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Katonah Museum
           of Art, Katonah, NY
2012   Views X: Paper and More (6 person), Curated by Renate Bender,
           QuadrART, Dornbirn, Austria
           Art=Text=Art, Selections from the Kramarsky Collection, Zimmerli Art
           Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
           Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Daum Museum of
           Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO (catalog)
           Summer Selections, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2011   Building the Collection: Lino Tagliapietra, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock,
           AR
           Allure: the Power of Subtle Attraction, William Campbell Contemporary Art,
           Fort Worth, TX
           Art=Text=Art : Works by Contemporary Artists, from the Sally & Wynn
           Kramarsky Collection. University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA
           Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Samek Art Gallery,
           Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
           Group Sculpture Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, (Selections from the
           Kramarsky Collection), Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
           The Matter of Words (3 person), Brigham Young University Museum of Art
           (with Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher), Provo, UT
           Papier, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
2010   Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative: Prints, 1976-2008
           Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
           Selections From The Permanent Collection, Illinois State University Gallery,
           Normal, IL
           Human / Nature: Landscapes Real and Imagined, University of Alberta
           Museums, Gallery A, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2009   Contemporary Works from the Cleve Carney Collection, Elmhurst Art
           Museum, Elmhurst, IL          
           The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU
, Brigham Young University
           Museum of Art, Provo, Utah
           New York/New Drawings, 1946-2007 (catalog), Museo de Arte
           Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
           Minimalist Works (5 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           The Seamless Garment (8 person), Broadbent Gallery, London, England
           Recent Acquisitions: Modern & Contemp., McNay Art Museum, San
           Antonio, TX
           Gallery Artist Exhibition, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           In Plane Sight : Wall Sculpture (5 person), Cumberland Gallery, Nashville,
           TN
2008   Sculpture in 2D : Prints & Drawings…, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio,
           TX
           Papier=Kunst 6 (10 Person with catalog), Neuer Kunstverein,
           Aschaffenburg, Germany
           American Art Since 1945 : In A New Light, McNay Art Museum, San
           Antonio, TX        
           Tranquilities, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan                    
2007   Papierwelten (5 person), Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
           Frontiers of Printmaking, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
           Summer Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
           Simple Elegance, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan
           In Context- Collage & Abstraction (catalog), Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New
           York, NY        
2006   Sculpture  (5 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Wood & Paper, The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan
           Building A Legacy: 1985-2007, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,
           Omaha, NE
           Material Difference : Soft Sculpture and Wall Works (catalog), The Chicago
           Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
           Connected Worlds: Asia & The Americas, The Asian Collection, Tokyo,
           Japan
           The New Collage (catalog), Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
           Asian Inspiration, Robert Tobin Gallery / Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Inaugural Exhibition, Bentley Projects/Works on Paper, Phoenix, AZ    
           Prints from Normal Editions Workshop, West Virginia University,
           Morgantown, WV
2004   Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Northern Illinois University Art
           Museum, Dekalb, IL
           Departures (12 person), Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
           By Appointment Only, Farm Art Space, Missoula, MT
           Crux (3 person), Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL
           Grand Reopening, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO                
2003   Art A Century Apart: 1903 & 2003 (brochure), Mississippi Museum of Art
           Jackson, MS    
2002   Ingrained (4 person), Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
           Natural Forms (5 person), Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
           Selected Gallery Artists: Summer, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla,
           CA
           16th Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
           Inaugural Exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO
2001   Underfoot (traveling, catalog), Dan Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2000   Without Parameters, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
           Out of Line, Drawings by Illinois Artists, (catalog) Chicago Cultural Center,
           Chicago, IL
           Selections from Out of Line, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
           Do Not Touch, An Exploration of Delicate Obsessions, Consolidated Works
           Contemporary Art Center, Seattle, WA    
           Selected Gallery Artists: Summer, SOMA Gallery, La Jolla, CA
           Synthesis: Collage and Mixed Media, Sonnenschein Gallery, Lake Forest
           College, Lake Forest, IL
           Form Following Function, Bradley University Heuser Gallery, Peoria, IL
1999   Work in Progress: Drawing by Direction, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY    
           Abstraction (4 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Mississippi Museum of Art,
           Jackson, MS
           Benziger Imagery Series, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
           Small Works, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1998   American Drawing Biennial 6, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
           In Shape (6 person with catalog), Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar
           Rapids, IA
           Collage (5 person), Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL    
           Fraser, Molero, Ohira, Segal, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
           Abstract: Chicago 1998 (catalog), Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
           Selections from the Permanent Collection, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
           Cedar Rapids, IA
           14th Evanston & Vicinity Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center,
           Evanston, IL
           4 Sculptors, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997   Small Works, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
           Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
           Insight (5 person), tidbit Gallery, Portland, OR
           A Thought Intercepted: Drawings, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa,
           CA
           Figuratively Speaking: Recent Acquisitions, Bradley University, Hartman
           Gallery, Peoria, IL
           Addendum: Some Other Chicago Artists, Northern Illinois University Gallery
           Chicago, IL
           Choice Cuts, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
1996   Approaching The Figure, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Abstract: Chicago 1996, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
           NIU Collected (catalog), Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Small Wonder, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
           13th Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
1995   16 Chicago Artists (traveling), Szinhaz Galeria, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
           USA Within Limits, Galeria Millan, Sao Paulo, Brazil
           Bi-State Exhibition, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
1994   Tangible Verification: Collage (4 person), University of Akron, Akron, OH
           Abstract: Chicago 1994 (catalog), Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
           Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Minnesota, Morris,
           MN
1993   The Garment as Metaphor (brochure), Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland
           Park, IL
1992   51st Exhibition (catalog), Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
           8th New American Talent Exhibition (catalog), Laguna Gloria Art Museum
           Austin, TX
           NIU Alumni Exhibition, Northern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL
           Secret Voyages (3 person), Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, CO
1991   37th Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
           Sculptors on Paper (traveling), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
           Works on Paper Invitational (4 person), Greater Lafayette Museum of Art
           Lafayette, IN
           Contemporary Works From The Permanent Collection, Rockford Art
           Museum, Rockford, IL
           23rd Bradley National (catalog), Bradley University, Peoria, IL
1990   The Chicago Show, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
           Object / Obsession, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, MI
1989   New Acquisitions: Drawings, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
           Private Collections (4 person), New Harmony Gallery, New Harmony, IN
1988   Collage at N.A.M.E., N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago , IL
           Endangered Species, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
           Pulliam Hall Sculpture Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
           IL
1987   Fetish Art: Obsessive Expressions (catalog), Rockford Art Museum,
           Rockford, IL
1986   6th Rutgers National, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
1985   81st Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition: Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago,
           Chicago, IL
           Basically Boxes, Klein Art Works, Chicago, IL
           Drawing & Small Sculpture Exhibition, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
           37th Illinois Invitational Exhibition (catalog), Illinois State Museum
           Springfield, IL
           5/5, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Bibliography:

2016   Barilleaux, Rene Paul, Assemblage & Sculpture, Brochure Essay, ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser,
           McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, September 28, 2016-January 8, 2017
           Williams, Lyle W., Collages, Brochure Essay, ARTMATTERS 16: John Fraser, 
           McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, September 28, 2016-January 8, 2017
           Bridges, Steven L., essay for New American Paintings #125, August/September 2016

2015   Dluzen, Robin, John Fraser at Zolla / Lieberman Gallery,  Visual Art Source
           Newsletter. May 8, 2015
           Dallas, Ben, On John Fraser’s Camera Works, Essay for Material Witness,
           John Fraser Photographs Volume I, Blurb Creative Publishing Service
           Dallas, Ben, Interval & Ratio, Brochure Essay, Zolla / Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

2013   Jones, Michelle, Geometric Shapes Invoke Memory, John Fraser at
           Cumberland
           Gallery
, The Tennessean, Sunday, April 21 Portfolio/Visual Arts, Page 12E
           Nolan, Joe, John Fraser at Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, Critical I,
           Nashville Arts Magazine, May 2013, Page 98

2012   Pittman, Steuart, Brochure Essay, "John Fraser, Selected Works,
           1991-2012,"
           Draewell Gallery, Judson University, Elgin, IL, October 2012

2011   Waltemath, Joan, "Art=Text=Art curated by Elizabeth Schlatter," The
           Brooklyn  Rail, Reviews, ArtSeen Next Section, October Issue.
           Schlatter, N. Elizabeth, "(Art + Text) x Change = Art: Or, How To Read An
           Artwork With Your iPhone",  On-line Catalog Essay for "Art = Text = Art",
           2011, University of Richmond Museums. www.artequalstext.com
           Zabrodski, Sarah, "On John Fraser", On-line Catalog Essay for "Art = Text
           =  Art", 2011, University of Richmond Museums. www.artequalstext.com
           Ullrich, Polly, "Mapping the Contemporary Sublime," Restraining Order;  
           John Fraser : Work in Mixed Media, 1991-2010. Monograph Essay @ 2010
           ISBN 978-14507-0098-6
           Keiter, Ellen. "Drawing Conclusions," Online Catalog Essay; Abstraction on
           Paper: Drawn/Taped/Burned, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY. Online
           Catalog Website: www.aboutdrawing.org/drawntapedburned
           del Rivero, Elena. "On John Fraser," Online Catalog Essay; Abstraction on
           Paper: Drawn/Taped/Burned, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY.

2010   Viera, Lauren, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune,
           February 26th, 2010, On The Town (S-5, Page 8).
           Drew, Spencer, Object Lesson: John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, New City
           ART, January 25, 2010

2009   Baroff, Jill, New York, New Drawings 1946-2007, Catalog Essay on John
           Fraser, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain.
           Nueva York. El papel de las ultimas vanguardias.
           Romualdo, Ana San, Las Vanguardias Sobre Papel de la Coleccion
           Kramarsky. en el Esteban Vicente, El Adelantado De Segovia Newspaper,
           February 29, 2009.
           Alvarado, Carlos, Por Primera Vez Desde Nueva York, Nortecastilla
           Newspaper, Segovia, February 28, 2009 

2008   Claus, Elisabeth, What Time Can Tell, Papier=Kunst 6, Catalog Essay,
           Neuer Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg, Germany.
           Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, September
           12, 2008, On The Town (S-7, Page 13).
           Wirth, Steven, Profile of the Artist: John Fraser, New City Newspaper,
           September  11, 2008 (Page 13, Art Section).
           Isaacson, Philip, John Fraser at James Patrick Gallery, Portland Press
           Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, August 31.
           Buchen, Margaret, catalog essay, Harper College 40th Anniversary
           Invitational Exhibition
. Palatine, IL.

2007   Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, July 27,
           2007, On The Town (S-7, Page 13).
           Yood, James, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Artforum Magazine,
           November 2007 (page 372).
           Lopez, Ruth, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, TimeOutChicago, Art &
           Design, August 2-8 (page 68).
           Finch, Richard & Rives, Veda, Marks from the Matrix, Normal Editions
           Workshop at ISU
. ISBN  978-0-9795884-0-2.
           Artner, Alan, John Fraser at I-Space…Chicago Tribune, February 16, 2007
           (Section 7, Page 13).
           Ullrich, Polly, John Fraser: In Reserve at I-Space, Chicago, brochure
           essay, January 27-February 24, 2007.
           Mullarkey, Maureen, Abstract Jewels of Modernism, In Context: Collage &
           Abstraction at Pavel Zoubok Gallery
, The New York Sun, June 7, 2007 (Arts
           & Letters).
           Heise, Rudiger, Papier-Variationen, at Galerie Renate Bender, Munich
           Germany. Applause! Magazine.

2006   Mullarkey, Maureen, Gallery Going [The New Collage at Pavel Zoubok
           Gallery]
, The New York Sun, June 29, 2006.
           Ullrich, Polly, Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, exhibition
           catalog, exhibition wall-text.

2005   Nugent, Bob, Imagery, Art for Wine, (forward by Donald Kuspit).
           Artner, Alan, Fraser’s Rigor is Captivating, Chicago Tribune, February 18,
           2005, (Friday Section).

2003   Artner, Alan, …While John Fraser Shines, Chicago Tribune, August 8,
           2003, (Friday, Section 7, Page 15).
           Doe, Donald B. Measure for Measure, John Fraser at Mills Gallery, Central
           College, Pella IA, Brochure Essay.
           Camper, Fred, Critics Choice, The Chicago Reader, July 25, 2003, (Section
           2, Page 28).
           Walker, Hamza, Visual Literacy: John Fraser’s Collages 1994-2002,
           Catalog Essay, 2003, ISBN 0-9727266-0-8.

2001   Artner, Alan, Fraser returns to intense process, Chicago Tribune, December
           7, 2001, (Friday, Section 7).

2000   Artner, Alan, Its Taken 15 years, but Exhibit is Top Drawers, Out of Line,
           Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Tribune, May 2, 2000, (Tempo 2, Section
           5).

1999   Barilleaux, Rene Paul, Brochure Essay, "Work In Progress - Drawing by
           Direction," Colgate University, Dana Arts Center, Hamilton, NY, 4-person
           Exhibition, October 1999.

1998   Brunetti, John, Uncommon Equilibrium, Brochure Essay, John Fraser at the
           Elmhurst Art Museum, February, 1998.
           Doe, Donald B., In Shape, catalog essay, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
           December 1998.

1997   Gragg, Randy, Body And Droll; Insight at tidbit Gallery, The Oregonian
           (Portland), July 25, 1997, (Visual Arts, page 64).

1996   Meyer, Jerry D., NIU Collected, catalog essay, NIU Alumni in Chicago Area
           Collections, June/July 1996.
           Swartz, Mark, Approaching The Figure, Roy Boyd Gallery. The Chicago
           Reader, June 21, 1996, (section 1, page 28).

1995   Schleifer, Kristen Brooke, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Dialogue
           Magazine, January/February 1995.
           Camper, Fred, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, The Chicago Reader,
           September 22,1995, (section 1, page 30).

1994   Muster, Michael, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery. The New Art Examiner,
           November 1994.
           Connors, Thomas, John Fraser at NIU Art Gallery, Sculpture Magazine,
           January/February 1994.

1993   Yood, James, The Art of John Fraser, brochure essay, NIU Art Museum
           Gallery in Chicago, October 1993.

1992   Morrin, Peter, 51st Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, catalog essay, Sioux
           City, Iowa, 1992.

1991   Artner, Alan, John Fraser at Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago Tribune, January
           11, 1991, (section 7, page 53).
           Krugel, Mitchell, Chicago Goes Abstract in January, The International Fine
           Art Collector, Volume I, 3, January 1991.

1990   Artner, Alan, Conflicting Agendas Hobble The Chicago Show, Chicago
           Tribune, May 6, 1990 (Art Section 13, page 14).
           Findsen, Owen, Collages Demand Viewers Take Time..., John Fraser at
           Miller Gallery, The Cincinnati Enquirer, May 13, 1990.
           O'Hara, Catherine, John Fraser at Miller Gallery. Dialogue Magazine,
           July/August 1990, (page 23).

Selected Awards, Grants and Honors:

2015    Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Centre of Culture & Fine Art Artist Residency, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
2014    Illinois Arts Council IAS Artist Project Grant
2011    Illinois Arts Council IAS Artist Project Grant
2010    YADDO, Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2007    Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Residency, Westport Island, ME
2006    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Residency, Omaha, NB
2005    Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant
2004    Normal Editions Workshop / Illinois Arts Council Print Project Grant
2003    Robert M. MacNamara Foundation Residency, Westport Island, ME
2002    Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship
2000    Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist Award
1997    Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant
1994    Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant
1992    Arts Midwest / National Endowment for the Arts Regional Visual Arts Fellowship
1990    Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Finalist Award

Selected Commissions and Projects:

2011   Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection
2009   Artwork used for the book “Penury”, the 5th collection of poetry by Myung
           Mi Kim (Prof. SUNY Buffalo). Published by Omnidawn / Independent
           Publishers Group.
2003   Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection
2001   Artworks used for the CD, “Flirting With Twilight”, by Grammy Award
           Winning Artist, Kurt Elling. Blue Note Jazz.
1995   Benziger Family Winery / Imagery Winery Artist Label Series Collection

Selected Collections:

Edward Albee, New York, NY
University of Alberta Art Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
John Ballantine, Chicago, IL
BMO Harris Collection, Chicago, IL
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Provo, UT
The Brunnier Museum of Iowa State University, Ames, IA
The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
David Cadwallader, Dallas, TX
Elisabeth Claus, Aschaffenburg, Germany
The Colby College Museum of Art
The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
The DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
Grinnell College / Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
International Collage Center, Milton, PA
Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, New York, NY
Olof K. Sigurdarottir, Reykjavik, Iceland
Gary Lee, New York, NY   
The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN
David Hunt & Doug Bella, Wayne, IL
Joan Boyd, San Francisco, CA
Joanne Gustafson, Batavia, IL
The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vincente, Segovia, Spain
The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa, Fe, NM
Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL
Park Hyatt Collection, Chicago, IL
Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Las Vegas, NV and Westport Island, ME
Renate Bender and Peter Weber, Munich, Germany
Virginia Boyd, Little Rock, AR
Cleve Carney, Glen Ellyn, IL
Ben and Tricia Cox, Chicago, IL
Kurt and Jennifer Elling, New York, NY
Martin Friedman and Peggy Casey-Friedman, Chicago, IL
Tom and Loree Goffigon, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen & Peggy Goulding, Wenona, IL
Hafnarborg: The Hafnarfjordur Center of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarborg, Iceland
Sharon and Arie Hoogendoorn, Steamboat Springs, CO
Don and Jane Hunt, Chicago, IL
Eva and Harald Kröner, Pforzheim, Germany
Reinsdorf Collection, Chicago, IL
Renate Bender & Peter Weber, Munich, Germany
Brigitte and Martin Riesebrodt, Berlin, Germany
Carolyn Rathjen, Dallas, TX
Dallas Price, Santa Monica, CA
Stephen Rosenthal and Susan Smith, New York, NY
Mark Stanley and Ellen Pettengell, Chicago, IL
Lynda and Bob Nugent, Santa Rosa, CA
Trish and Tim Preheim, Chicago, IL
John Ronan and Clare Lyster, Chicago, IL
Dominic L. Di Mare, San Francisco, CA
Stanley Tigerman, Chicago, IL
Ovid Uman, Paris, France
The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
The Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Sonoma State University Art Collection, Rohnert Park, CA
The Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
The Asian Collection, Tokyo, Japan
The University of Minnesota at Morris, Morris, MN
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Collection, Nashville, TN
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Winston & Strawn, New York, NY, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC
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