Grandma Ruby and Me in Her Livingroom, 2007
Archival inkjet print, 14 x 11.3” on 16 x 13.3” paper
Edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist
LaToya Ruby Frazier is a photographer and video artist who uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age. Informed by documentary practices from the turn of the last century, Frazier explores identities of place, race, and family in work that is a hybrid of self-portraiture and social narrative. Her Fine Print Program print comes from Frazier’s acclaimed project and book, The Notion of Family. Frazier received a BFA (2004) from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MFA (2007) from Syracuse University. She held artist residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2009–2010) and the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2010–2011) and was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin (2013–2014) before assuming her current position as assistant professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015 Frazier received a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. Frazier’s work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.