Photo by Michael Nichols

Photo by Michael Nichols


Presenter, 2011

LaToya Ruby Frazier was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned a BFA in applied media arts at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004, and an MFA in art photography from Syracuse University in 2007. She has been an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2010, Art Omi in 2009, Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2008 and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. She is currently an artist and resident at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.

Frazier’s work has been written about in The New York Times, The New Yorker, ArtForum, Artnet, Art Papers, Art Info, Art in America,The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Village Voice. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries in New York City including P.S.1 MOMA Greater New York, the New Museum of Contemporary Art Younger Than Jesus, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Higher Pictures Gallery and internationally in Copenhagen Denmark. Frazier’s first solo museum exhibition, Mother May I, was at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit May 2010.

Frazier has worked as a photo editor for Newsweek. She is a member of Society for Photographic Education and Enfoco. She has been commissioned by the Aperture Foundation to photograph the New York City Green Cart Initiative for 2010 -2011. Currently she is the Associate Curator for the Mason Gross Galleries in the Department for Visual Arts where she also teaches photography in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ.