Jessie Fraser

Weaving fragments of past and present, Jessie Fraser’s practice focuses on the strong role cloth plays in the human experience. A Kjipuktuk/Halifax based visual and fibre artist, Fraser examines the interconnections of archival photographs, literature and textiles and the use of woven cloth in site-sensitive installation. Fraser completed an MFA in 2019 at the Alberta University of the Arts in Craft Media.


Venturing into everlasting words and worlds, the warp is a clear canvas for Fraser’s thoughtful placement of the weft. Each conceptual stroke of the shuttle basks the symbolic rituals of life and death, memory and place creating a unique combination of hushed truths, ghostly narratives and visual experiences; a collection of fragments woven back together to question realities and better understand oneself.

She is currently an instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design as well as a weaving instructor and technician at the Centre for Craft in Nova Scotia. Fraser’s participated in multiple residencies and exhibitions in several venues throughout Alberta and Nova Scotia; including solo shows at Viviane Art, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and the Mary E. Black Gallery. Fraser has also been featured in multiple national publications including a featured piece on “Visual Arts New” Mullally, Carley. “Jessie Fraser’s I Hope You Are Both Well,” in 2023.


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