Currently living in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Jessie Fraser is a craft oriented visual artist working predominantly in the medium of fibre. Her practice considers how photographs, literature and cloth may be combined, to investigate the affective potential of woven cloth and text in site-sensitive installations. Fraser completed an MFA in 2019 at the Alberta University of the Arts in Craft Media. She has participated in multiple residencies and has exhibited work in a number of venues throughout Alberta and Nova Scotia; including group shows at VivianeArt and Stride Gallery. Image, text and textiles, along with photographic and weaving processes are used as sites of intuitive and emotional investigation. Using time as both a process and a material, Jessie’s practice is the process of weaving. She weaves not only with thread but also with historic narratives and atmospheric feeling.
We respectfully acknowledge that The Mary E. Black Gallery and the Centre For Craft Nova Scotia is situated in Mi’kma’ki, which is the unceded traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
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