LaToya Ruby Frazier
Based in: New York
In the years following her first solo museum show (at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in 2010) and inclusion in high-profile group shows such as The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (the New Museum, 2009) and Greater New York (MoMA PS1, 2010), the career achievements of LaToya Ruby Frazier (born 1982 in Braddock, PA) have only grown more numerous and impressive. Not only did her intensely personal, sociopolitical work feature in the 2012 editions of the Daegu Photo Biennale and Whitney Biennial, group shows at Galerie Michel Rein in Paris (who took her work to Miami this past December for a solo project in Art Basel's Art Positions section), NURTUREart in Brooklyn, Benrimon Contemporary and Yancey Richardson in New York and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, and Inheritance, a comprehensive survey of her work, accompanied by films by fellow Braddock creative, Tony Buba, at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, she gave over twenty lectures and artist talks and was the recipient of numerous awards and residencies last year. She was also appointed critic in photography at Yale University. Coming up in 2013: the solo shows A Haunted Capital at the Brooklyn Museum in March and Perspective 182 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in June.
Above: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Home Body Series: Wrapped In Gramps' Blanket, In Grandma Ruby's Velour Bottoms, In Gramps' Pajamas, Covered In Gramps' Blanket, 2010, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris