Carrie Fraser


Lives and works in Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of New South Wales, Art & Design, 2017

Master of Art Therapy, Western Sydney University (currently undertaking)

Carrie Fraser is a visual artist working in the field of drawing. Her art practice explores how rules-based, process oriented drawing can become a metaphor for the exploration of self.

The works begin with a system (set of rules), a grid on the paper and a supply of pens. The process includes a tally kept of the line count, which adds to the intensity of the labour of drawing and also adds to the meditative quality of the work. Frequently there comes a time in the drawing process when ‘mistakes’ are made. These are welcome because the outcomes cannot be predicted and are often surprising.

Solo exhibitions:

2017 — Factory 49, Marrickville

Group exhibitions and prizes:

2018 — Waverley Art Prize (Finalist), Waverley-Woollahra Art School, Bondi

2017 — Kedumba Drawing Award (invited to participate), Orange Regional Gallery

2017 — Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing (Finalist), Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon

2016 — A&D Annual, UNSW Galleries, Paddington. Awarded the Faber-Castell/The Art Scene Drawing Award, Industry Commendation.

2016 — Tim Olsen Drawing Prize (Finalist), Kudos Gallery, Paddington

2016 — Kudos Emerging Artist and Designer Award (Finalist), Kudos Gallery

2016 — National Campus Art Prize (Highly Commended), Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle

2015 — Fowlers Gap Exhibition, ADspace Gallery, Paddington

2013 — St John’s Exhibition (Finalist), McGlade Gallery, Strathfield