Iris Fraser (born 1984) is a multi-disciplinary artist and professional gardener from Toronto, Canada. Her practice ranges from film, video and photography, to performative events and curatorial projects. Her work explores social interaction between human subjects in various contexts as a means of breaking down perceived binary oppositions such as amateur VS professional, awkward VS beautiful, illusory VS real, diegetic VS contrived.
She has shown her work with PleasureDome, FADO, Images Festival, Don Blanche Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point Residency, Hart House, Double Double Land, The Whitehouse Studios and Keep 6 Contemporary. Her mirrored photo pieces are included in the Soho House Collection.
Fraser’s first feature “Brother Frank” is a narrative film that examines the history of craft and highlights many of Toronto’s young artists and originals members of the (Canadian) Craft Renaissance movement. Brother Frank is currently in post production and will be completed in 2013.
Fraser’s ongoing musical/curatorial project DJ Gallery will be performing next at the Gladstone “Grow-Op” opening.
Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, is a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices. Grow Op will explore new territories and uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.
April 25 – 28, 2013
Images (top to bottom): Landscaping for Artists (workshop), Chance Trilogy (video installation), Pop Taro Fado (performance), Brother Frank (film still)