Using salvaged items and materials associated with domesticity, Cortney Frasier creates work that reflects her daily experiences. She approaches the materials as one would a household – arranging, hanging, tidying, and organizing – then installs the work to converse with the viewer.
With an undergraduate degree in psychology and master’s degrees in both education and fine art, Frasier is currently combining her passions by producing art installations and teaching in Mooresville - a small former mill village outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Pennsylvania native has lived in geographically and socially varied places – from Juneau, Alaska to Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. Her work is greatly influenced by the suburban environments and activities within which she lands.
Frasier received the Kiah Painting Scholarship as well as the 2017 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for her graduate work at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Past projects include explorations with yarn installation and conceptual work centering on chores and domestic identity. Recently Frasier was selected as one of 20 Charlotte 2018 ArtPop artists. Her installations are featured on billboards and signage throughout the Charlotte metro region as part of the initiative to put art in front of the public.