LaToya Ruby


A Message in Nestle Water Bottles from Shea Cobb, Amber Hasan, Macana Roxie and LaToya Ruby Frasier at Sussex Drive and West Pierson Road, Flint, MI, 2017
Archival Pigment Print
11 x 14 inches
Edition #
Retail framed: $750
© and courtesy LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier (b. 1982, Braddock, Pennsylvania) received her BFA in applied media arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (2004) and her MFA in art photography from Syracuse University (2007). She also studied under the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (2010–2011) and was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow for visual arts at the American Academy in Berlin (2013–2014).

Frazier works in photography, video and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism,
rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, family and communal history. In 2015 her
first book The Notion of Family (Aperture 2014) received the International Center for Photography Infinity

Frazier is currently an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She
has previously held academic and curatorial positions at Yale University School of Art, Rutgers University,
and Syracuse University. Frazier lectures prolifically at academic and cultural institutions such as
International Center of Photography, NY; Columbia University School of the Arts, NY; Parsons, New School,
NY; Pratt Institute, NY; Cooper Union, NY; Tisch School of Arts, New York University; School of Visual Arts, NY;
Freie Universitat Berlin, Dahlem Humanities Center and Hamburger Bahnhof; and Tate Modern, London
among others.

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