Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Letitia Fraser Shows Her Proud Paintings at MSVU Art Gallery

Winner of the NSTT’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award Letitia Fraser shows her paintings at our 75th Anniversary partner organization, the MSVU Art Gallery, with work curated by Laura Ritchie. 

Photo and Bio from https://www.newscotlandblack.com/

Exhibition runs
Sept 14 - Nov 3

Opening Reception: 
Saturday, September 14, 
2 p.m.

MSVU Art Gallery
166 Bedford Highway

As described by the MSVU Art Gallery, this exhibition showcases a selection of works by Halifax painter and recent NSCAD graduate, Letitia Fraser. A proud descendant of North Preston, Letitia weaves faces from her life into textiles, both literal and figurative. Her recent accolades throughout Nova Scotia are many and this project allows a closer look at and meditation on her intimate work. 

Artist Bio:

Letitia Fraser is a figurative artist born and raised in Halifax Nova Scotia. Letitia is a proud descendant of North Preston. Coming from a long line of Artists. Her artistic interest was shown early in life. Her interest matured during her high school years driving her desire to continue to NSCAD, where she is a recent graduate.

​Her art work has been featured in exhibits at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia, the Freedom Festival Art Exhibit coordinated by the African Nova Scotian Music Association; and several exhibits by the Black Artist Network of Nova Scotia (2014-2017). In 2011 she illustrated images for “The Journey Continues; An Atlantic Canada Black experience.” Written by Craig M. Smith.

In 2018 Letitia had the opportunity to have her art work published alongside other women in Understorey Magazines 12th issue dedicated to African Nova Scotian Women. In 2018, she received the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund Scholarship and the 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award from Nova Scotia Talent Trust.

​In February of 2019 Letitia was featured on the cover of The Coast, and interviewed by CBC for her first solo, graduate exhibition Mommay's Patches, at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, where her piece "Rested" was currently on display in the Graduation exhibition, Along the Way.

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