Short VITA

Selected one woman exhibitions

2014 SC State Museum, Columbia, SC; Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC
2013 Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY; The Citadel, Daniel Library, Charleston, SC; Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
2012 Duke Energy Hub, Duke University, Durham, NC; International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2011 North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC; SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC
2010 McKissick Museum of Art, University of SC; Florence Museum of Art, Science and History, Florence, SC
2009 Flaten Art Museum, Dittman Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
2007 Horsham Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Borrodell Winery, Orange, NSW, Australia
2006 Stevenson Research & Technology Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2005 Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center, Canton, MA; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2004 Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC; Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2003 Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC; Smail Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
2002 George Washington University, Washington, DC; Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
2001 National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC; Old City Jail, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC
1999 Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
1997 National Center Gallery, USGS, Reston, VA
1996 Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC; Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC
1994 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
1993 Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC
1989 Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
1985 Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC
1982 Surroundings Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC

Selected invitational exhibitions

2014 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA
2013 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC; Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC
2012 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, catalog
2011 Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Australia
2008 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Rosny Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2007 Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2005 Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2004 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC; Waterfront Gallery, Charleston, SC
2000 Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
1999 Artrain traveling exhibition, NASA and Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Art Collections
1999 University Gallery & Mineralogical Museum, University of Delaware, DE
1998 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
1997 Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Rochester, MN; Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1995 Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
1993 Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC, national competition, awarded 3rd prize
1990 Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH
1988 Furman University, Greenville, SC
1985 Verbena Galleries & Donnell Library, New York, NY
1984 Verbena Galleries & Donnell Library, New York, NY

Selected presentations

2014 STEAM Lecture, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Edisto, SC; Sierra Club & Piccolo Spoleto lecture, Charleston, SC
2013 The Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2012 Silk Painters International Festival (SPIN), Santa Fe, NM, keynote speaker, panelist, and instructor; Cary Institute of Ecological Studies, Millbrook, NY, lecture with Orrin Pilkey
2011 Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, panelist
2009 Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia, presentation; TAFTA Batik Workshop, Geelong, Australia
2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC, batik demonstration and panel discussion
2005 World Batik Conference, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, presentation
2001 Geological Society of America, Annual Exposition, Boston, MA, keynote lecture with Orrin Pilkey
2000 Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taipei’s leading Universities, Taiwan, lectures with Orrin Pilkey
1999 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, presentation with Marjory Wentworth
1998 EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD, 3rd place in national competition
1995 Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, series of lectures and workshops
1996 Dutch Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, presentation
1987 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Charleston, SC, concluding symposium speaker
1983 Textile Museum, Washington, DC, demonstrated batik

Notable collections

Charleston International Airport, SC, site specific sculpture
Charleston Visitor Center, Charleston, SC
CSC Headquarters, Columbia, SC, site specific sculpture
Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC, site specific commission
Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC
First Union National Bank, Charleston, SC
Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, St. Louis, MN
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Greenville Library, SC, site specific sculpture
GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, AL, site specific sculpture
Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center, Georgetown, SC
Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC, site specific sculpture
Honorable Philip J. Lader, former ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Marty & Cathy Wice, St. Louis, MO
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Washington, DC
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Roper Hospital Chapel, Charleston, SC
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC
The American Embassy of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics & The Environment, Washington, DC

Selected media

2014 CODAWORX, featured Collaborative Project, Chadwick 1 & 11
2013 The Palmetto Scene, SCETV; Manitou Messenger, “Mapping the Planets crosses disciplines” by Vivian Williams; Freunde von Freunden, “Mary Edna Fraser: Artist, House & Studio, James Island, Charleston” by Kristen Gehrman with photography by Olivia Rae James
2012 Eno, Spring, Issue 2 (pg. 26), Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Raleigh, NC, by Celie Dailey
2011 MyBatik Magazine, Malaysia “Mary Edna Fraser’s Aerial Perspective” edited by Jonathan S. Evans
2008 Manitou Messenger, “Batiks Illustrate Climate Change” by Margaret Wade
2006 The Virginian-Pilot, “Barrier Islands Inspire Batik Artist” by Teresa Annas
2005 Boston Globe, “Cut from different cloths” by Thea Singer
2003 National Geographic, Washington, DC, “Flying Artist Preserves Beauty of Shifting Barrier Islands” by Bijal P. Trivedi, television special with Patty Kim; Turner Studios, Southern Living, episode 517, “Batik Artist”
2000 Coastal Living, Birmingham, AL, “Artist with an Altitude” by Susan Haynes
1997 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Pilot with a Palette” by Michael Kilian
1996 Fiberarts, Asheville, NC, “An Emissary for American Artists – Jackie Bailey Labovitz” by Carol Russell
1995 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Spiritual Link” by Aida Rogers
1994 Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, “Lofty Perspectives: the Silk Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” by Diane M. Bolz; Washington Post, Washington, DC, “A Seamless Show of Fabric Art” by Hank Burchard
1991 The American Institute of Architects, “Art with Architecture in Mind” by Stephanie Stubbs
1980 Artcraft, “Mary Edna Fraser” by Shannon Wilkinson

Publications and Cover Art

2014 “Charting the Future of Care,” Medical University of South Carolina, art used on front and back interior end papers, annual publication distributed nationally; Coastal Conservation League, summer newsletter, cover art
2011 Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, Orrin H. & Keith Pilkey, art by Fraser
2010 The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, Press 53, Marjory Heath Wentworth, cover
2009 The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Princeton Architectural Press; Web of Water, Film by Lowcountry Environmental Education Programs (LEEP), promotional art; Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 9th & 8th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Gail W. Stuart & Michele T. Laraia, art by Fraser
2004 Innovation by Design, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics & The Environment, cover
2003 A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands, Columbia University Press, Orrin Pilkey, art by Fraser
2002 What The Water Gives Me, Booksurge, Marjory Wentworth, art by Fraser; Human Links to Coastal Disasters, The H. John Heinz III Center For Science, Economics & the Environment, cover
2001 BATIK for Artists and Quilters, Hand Books Press, Eloise Pipe, title page and within book
1999 The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Management and Mitigation, Island Press, cover
1998 Living in Our World, 5th grade textbook, North Carolina State University, Connections, Geography & the Arts
1997 Women and Flight, Bullfinch Press, Little Brown, & Company, Inc., Carolyn J. Russo
1996 Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes, Island Press, John Schelhas & Russell Greenberg, cover
1995 Surface, Volume 19, Number 4, cover
1991 Textile Designs: Ideas and Applications, New York: PBC International, Inc., Joel Sokolov

Honors & grants

2011 SC Arts Commission and NEA grant for Kimono Silks exhibition during Spoleto Festival USA
1998 SC Arts Commission, Individual Fellowship Grant
1993 Judge, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Panel
1992 SC Arts Commission Project Grant for producing “Any Natural Disaster”
1989 ICI America’s Matching Corporate Grant, educational video, “Islands from the Sky”
1989 Trident Community Foundation, NEA Individual Artist Grant
1988 SC Arts Commission Professional Discipline Individual Grant