Katherine Fraser is a Philadelphia-based artist and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and of the University of Pennsylvania. As a student, she received the Thomas Eakins Painting price, the Cecelia Beaux Portrait prize, and the William Emlem Cresson Memorial Travel Award, among others. Her work is featured in multiple publications. Since graduation she has been exhibiting throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as nationally.
Life often strikes me as a string of moments, like a series of film stills, in which we observe ourselves. I paint people experiencing these moments of profound self-awareness and growth; when the rest of the world drops away and we are left bare. My memories of growing up in Maine, Pennsylvania, are a great source of inspiration. Though my subjects usually stand alone, I am less interested in loneliness than in the way being alone makes us feel most alive and connected to our true nature.
— Katherine Fraser