The Artist

“Photographing from the open cockpit of my family’s vintage plane, wind in my face translates to batiks on silk, distilling the adventure into a moment of visual poetry.  From five-story draped sculptures to 14-inch wide Kimono Silks, memories flow like water with layers of wax and dye in the calm of an ancient art form.  The expansive interplay of vistas offers intimate meditative prayers for the planet.  Flying and photographing threatened regions is my passion.

As a master dyer, my role as an educator of batik is growing.  I teach internationally and will continue to travel the world and reach out to cultures where my textile art form is a valuable asset, especially to women as a means of livelihood. Large-scale site-specific installations are my forte and I’m actively seek architectural space to sculpt with silk.  Lastly, I hope to employ batik in performance art and continue collaborative projects.”

photograph by Carolyn Russo, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Conveying breathtaking perspectives of space, earth, and deep sea is my life’s work, developed with leading experts in the fields of planetary science, coastal geology, and oceanography.

Whether photographing the coast from the open cockpit of my family’s vintage plane or painting plein air in the backwoods of national parks, each adventure is distilled into a moment of visual poetry in my studio. From five-story draped silk sculptures to intimate oils, the expansive interplay of vistas become meditative prayers for the planet.

Batik on silk, my signature medium for the past quarter century, communicates messages of conservation and stewardship. Large- scale oils, my newest endeavor, seek to further protect sacred landscapes. Aerial and satellite photography, maps, and charts inform explorations which reveal the complex patterns of our universe. The artworks have elegant impact by virtue of scale, compelling design and vibrant color.”

Selected one woman exhibitions

2017 International Cartographic Conference, Washington, DC; Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY

2016 Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC; Edisto Island Preservation Alliance, SC            

2015 City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

2014 Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2013 Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY; The Citadel, Charleston, SC; Flaten Art Museum, 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

2017 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA; Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA

2016 Out of Line Gallery, Chicago, IL; Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015 Columbia Museum of Art, SC; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

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, also 1984

 

Selected presentations

2018 Artist-in-residence, lecture, exhibition and 3-day workshop, Spring Island, SC 

2017 Awakening V: King Tide, Charleston, SC; STEAM, Hobcaw Barony, SC

2016 Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC; STEAM, Hobcaw Barony, SC

2015 Environmental Studies Program, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; STEAM Lecture, Hobcaw Barony, SC

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, Santa Fe, NM, keynote; Cary Institute, 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 Visitor Center, Charleston, SC

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

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

Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, 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

Tres Acres Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina

 

Selected Media

2017 Charleston Magazine, Force of Nature by Stephanie Hunt

2016 Elysian, Arts & Culture Feature; The Post & Courier, “Earth Art”

2015 Columbia Museum of Art, video interview; “Artist celebrates Mobile in flying colors”

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”

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

2018 Memory Lands, by Christine M. DeLucia, Yale University Press, cover; On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt, by Aimée Israel-Pelletier, Indiana University Press, cover

2017Anthropocene Blues, by John Lane, Mercer University Press, cover

2016 Plein Air Magazine and Expanded Digital Edition Content; Athropocene inaugural issue

2011 Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, Orrin H. & Keith Pilkey, art illustrations

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); Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 9th & 8th Edition, Elsevier Mosby, Gail W. Stuart & Michele T. Laraia, art illustrations

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 illustrations

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, art on 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

2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governer’s Award for the Arts

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

4/29/17-5/26/17 “Awakening V: King Tide” event series with Enough Pie, “Rising Tides” at Dart Library included 3 new large-scale oil paintings and “Charleston Airborne Flooded” 100-foot banner installed on Joseph Floyd Manor

2/23/17-4/21/17 “Lowcountry Silks & Oils” Sumter County Gallery of Art, SC

11/7/16-11/11/16 “Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Naomi Dailey” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

11/6/16 “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” Guest Speaker, Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, Edisto Island, SC

5/6/16-6/19/16 “Mary Edna’s Floating World” Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational

4/26/16-4/20/16 “Blue Blue Planet” Out of Line Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, invitational

4/22/16-4/29/16 “Visual Prayers for Earth Day” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman, opening with community group leaders including Charleston Waterkeeper, Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group, Coastal Community Foundation, and South Carolina Environmental Law Project

4/7/16-8/16 “Freshwater Veins” The Gallery at City Hall, Columbia SC, curated by the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, invitational, promotional material featured “Cainhoy” batik on silk

11/12/15-1/7/16 “Silks & Oils” Jericho Advisors Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman

10/16/15-11/4/15 “Lowcountry Oils and Silks” University of South Carolina Beaufort, Center for the Arts Gallery, SC, invitational, one woman

10/10/15-9/18/16 “Sizing it Up: Scale in Nature and Art” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, invitational

10/9/15-1/10/16 “Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina” Columbia Museum of Art, SC, invitational, selection of approximately 30 works of art by South Carolina women artists, shown in conjunction with “Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story”

5/14/15-7/31/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Welch School Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye, with Jon Riis and Jim Arendt

3/21/15-5/3/15 “Above, Between, Below” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, one woman

9/7/14-3/1/15 “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, invitational

8/16/14-3/15/15 “Building A Universe” SC State Museum, Columbia, SC, invitational

6/4/14-7/9/14 “Silk & Glass” Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, invitational

5/28/14-8/23/14 “Lowcountry Silks” Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, one woman

5/24/14-6/6/14 “Batiks!” Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/14-4/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Concourse T North, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye

9/13/13-10/20/13 “Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, with Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum planetary geologist Ted Maxwell and Los Angeles composer Mark Mercury

9/7/13-11/14/13 “Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina” Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Pickens, SC, invitational

7/15/13-9/27/13 “The Art of Science Policy” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, invitational

6/1/12-6/1/13 “The Art of Healing” Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, monotypes on paper, invitational

5/30/13-11/3/13 “Ethereal Edges: Lowcountry Coastlines in Batik” Daniel Library, The Citadel’s first Piccolo Spoleto exhibition, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/20/13 “From Local to Global—An Artist’s Inspiration for Conservation” The Nature Conservancy, Wadmalaw Island, SC, invitational

1/25/13-5/13/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, one woman, with text by Orrin H. Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University

7/25/12-10/31/12 “Aerial Perspectives: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM, one woman

7/22/12-7/27/12 “The Road Less Traveled—New Silk Visions” Silk Painters International Festival, IAIA Campus, Sante Fe, NM, juried

2/3/12-2/25/12 “Terraqueous: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Duke Energy Hub, art used for poster to promote the symposium “Water and Energy: Improving Access Through Small Scale Solutions” organized by the Student International Discussion Group, Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

2/10/12-3/28/12 “Thread of Life” Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, invitational

11/17/11-12/21/11 South Carolina Biennial, 701 Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, invitational

11/12/11-2/25/12 “Our Expanding Oceans” SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

7/9/11-7/30/11  “Reflections on Water” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, part of the “Confluence,” the 2011 Surface Design Association conference, invitational, with Linda Gass and Barbara Lee Smith

9/22/11-10/27/11 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA, one woman

6/26/11-11/6/11 “Our Expanding Oceans” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

5/12/11-6/21/11 “Kimono Silks” 214 King Street, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/26/11-5/12/11 “Prayer Flags” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, one woman installation

1/10/11-2/18/11  “Our Expanding Oceans,” Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (One woman)

8/10-12/10  “The Art of Environmental Awareness: The Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” McKissick Museum, University of SC (One woman, curator Jason Shaiman)

3/10-5/10  “Terraqueous Silks” Florence Museum of Art, Science and History, Florence, SC (One woman, curator Stephen Motte)

12/09-1/10 “Kimono Silks 214 King Street, The Real Estate Studio, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/09 “TAFTA” Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Australia (Invitational)

6/09-10/09 “Global Perspective” Carrboro Branch Library, Duke University Wetland Center & Nicholas School of the Environment, Carrboro, NC (Invitational, curator Mengchi Ho)

2/09 “Delete Apathy” Fraser Studio, Charleston, SC (Coastal Conservation League event with Celie Dailey, filmmaker of featured documentary 50 Houses on Kiawah Sand)

11/1/08-1/31/09 “Earthscaping” McClellanville Arts Center, McClellanville, SC (One woman)

6/08-6/09 “Polar Attractions” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (Invitational)

3/15/08-4/13/08 “Expanding Oceans” Flaten Art Museum, Dittman Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08-4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08 “Endangered” Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (Invitational, curator Désirée Fitzgibbon)

5/07-7/07 “Mapping the Territory” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (Invitational, curator Louanne Rimel)

3/07-4/07 “Silk Perspective” traveled to Horsham Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Borrodell Winery, Orange, NSW (Sponsored by the Australian Forum for Textile Arts, tutored for two weeks, One woman)

3/07-4/07 “Water for Life” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC (In conjunction with Water Missions International and World Water Day, One woman)

1/07-3/07 “Our Earth and Beyond” Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC (One woman)

9/06-11/06 “Islands From The Sky” Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA (One woman)

5/06-6/06 “Scenes From Above” Wells Gallery, The Santuary at Kiawah Island, SC (One woman)

3/06-4/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” Stevenson Research & Technology Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (One woman installation)

11/05-12/05 “Daniel Island” Daniel Island, SC. Sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art (Invitational)

11/05-12/05 “Naturescapes: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” University of North Carolina Charlotte (One woman)

5/05-9/05 “Naturescapes” Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center, Canton, MA (One woman)

6/10/05-6/24/05 “Wax Eloquent” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (Juried Exhibition)

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (One woman installation with documentary videos)

9/04-8/06 “Generous Friends:  Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum” Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Invitational, group exhibition, curator Tom Crouch)

8/04-9/04 “Collaborative Batiks: Islands from the Sky” Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (Environmental Studies Atrium, sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Art Museum and the Geology Department, One woman)

9/04-12/04 “Ribbons of Sand: Batik Art of Barrier Islands” Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC (One woman)

5/04-7/04 “Contemporary Charleston 2004” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC (Invitational, curator Brad Collins)

5/04-6/04 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Spoleto Festival, Gaillard Auditorium, Charleston, SC (One woman installation)

1/04-4/04 “From Outer Banks to Outer Space” Mathematics and Science Center Atrium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (One woman installation)

11/03-12/03 “Earth and Flight” Theatre Art Galleries, 100th Anniversary of Flight, with artist Eric Lawing, High Point, NC

5/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Festival of Flight, 62 suspended batiks, Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC (One woman installation)

9/02-5/03 “Sands of Time: Wind, Waves, & Shifting Sands” James R. Smail Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (One woman, displayed every 5 years for new students)

5/02-8/02 “Coastal Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (One woman)

4/02 “Dark and Light” Hand Chapel, George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus, Washington, DC (One woman installation, curators Barbara Brennan and Leslie Jacobs for Horizons Theater)

6/01-9/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (One woman)

5/19/01-6/9/01 “Cycles of Spheres: Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Old City Jail, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman multi-media installation, music by Mark Mercury, curator Anne Collins Goodyear)

6/00-9/00 “Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto” SCETV production of art, music, dance and theater, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (Project director & exhibitor)

7/99-12/02 “Artistry of Space” Artrain exhibition, NASA and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Art Collections, Union Station, Washington, DC (Traveled to 40 sites around US, catalog, Invitational, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/99-11/99 “One Small Step: Exploring America’s Adventures in Space, 1959 – 1999” The University Gallery & Mineralogical Museum, University of Delaware, DE (Invitational exhibition, curator Belena S. Chapp)

1/99-3/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (Collaboration with scientist Orrin Pilkey & poet Marjory Wentworth, interactive CDRom by Greg Bryant)

4/99-5/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Art of Science Project, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

10/98 “Women Artists of the NASA Art Program” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (Invitational)

5/98 “Envisage” Audubon Wildlife Gallery, Charleston, SC (Invitational)

11/97-12/97 “Artist as Activist: Ecological Concerns in the 90s” Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Invitational exhibition and symposium, Outer Banks field trip with Orrin Pilkey & Stan Riggs)

9/97 “Aerial Perspective: Batiks, Monotypes, & Photographs” National Center Gallery, USGS, Reston, VA (One woman)

4/97-6/97 “The Shapes of Time and Tide” Projects For A New Millennium, The Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT (Invitational, curator Joy Wulke)

3/97 “Off The Map” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Rochester, MN (Invitational, curator Margo Mensing)

11/96-12/96 “Mary Edna Fraser: Aerial Homecoming” Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC (One woman)

5/96-7/96 “Islands from the Sky” Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

9/95-11/95 “Outer Banks” North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC (One woman)

5/95-7/95 “Visual Poetry” Gibbes Museum of Art, International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (Collaborative installation with poet Marjory Wentworth)

2/95-4/95 “Fashion is a VERB!” The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (Invitational exhibition, FIT’s 50th anniversary)

9/94-5/95 “Aerial Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Flight and the Arts Gallery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (The museum’s first textile and one woman exhibition consisting of 70 batiks and monotypes, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/93-6/93 “A Collection of Earth Views” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

5/93-6/93 “Point of View,” Monotype exhibition, Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/90 “Batik: The Dyeing Art Today – Contemporary Batik Artists” Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH (Invitational)

11/89 “Islands From the Sky: Coastal Batiks” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (One woman)

3/88 “South Carolina Women Artists” Furman University, Greenville, SC (Invitational)

5/86 “Earth Views” Flight & The Arts Gallery, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (Juried opening exhibition, curator Priscilla Strain, awarded 3rd prize)

9/85 “Fifth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

6/85 “Terraqueous Batiks” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

9/84 “Fourth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Verbena Galleries and Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

8/82 “Islands From the Sky” Surroundings Gallery, New York, NY (One woman)

8/81 “Islands From the Sky” Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

3/81 “Islands From the Sky” The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (One woman)

6/80 “Lowcountry Silks and Cottons” Riverworks Gallery, Savannah, GA (One woman)

3/78 Fox Grape Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (Invitational)

5/75, ‘76, ‘77 Savannah Arts Festival, Savannah, GA

11/75 Hilton Head Arts and Jazz Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC

5/4/17 “Rising Tides” Artist Talk, Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street, 4 PM & 6 PM for “Awakening V: King Tide”

1/10/17 Charleston Artist Guild, presentation

11/6/16 “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” Guest Speaker, Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, Edisto Island, SC

11/9/16 “Artists as Activists” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC with Cecelia Naomi Dailey

9/3/15 “Above Between Below” lecture, Salt Marsh STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Workshop, Hobcaw Barony, SC

10/20/15 “Global Climate Change – A Primer” Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability and Energy Issues, Environmental Studies Program, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, lecture with Orrin Pilkey

10/11-18/16 Batik Retreat at La Cascade, Durfort, France

10/17-10/18/15 Batik Workshop, Columbia Museum of Art, SC

4/18/15 “Above, Between, Below” Artist Lecture, City Gallery, Charleston, SC8/4/14 “Art and Science” STEAM Lecture, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Edisto, SC

6/5/14 “Our Common Thread: Environmental Awareness” Sierra Club & Piccolo Spoleto lecture, Charleston, SC

8/9/13-8/11/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, SPIN, Tallahassee, FL

7/27/13-7/28/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

1/24/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, lecture with Orrin Pilkey

7/22/12-7/27/12 Silk Painters International Festival, Santa Fe, NM, keynote speaker, panelist, and teacher

2/2/12 Carolina Science Cafe, lecture with Orrin Pilkey, Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC

1/20/12 Cary Institute of Ecological Studies, Millbrook, NY, lecture with Orrin H. Pilkey

10/14/11 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, guest lecturer with Orrin Pilkey for Global Climate Change: A Primer

9/8/11 Book signing & lecture for Global Climate Change: A Primer, with Orrin Pilkey, SC Coastal Conservation League event, Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

7/10 Performance Batik, Seascape, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, MA

10/10/09-10/13/09 Batik Workshop, Sydney, Australia

10/08 & 09/09 Lectures, University of New South Wales for the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

10/11/09 “Aerial Inspirations” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

09/09-10/09 TAFTA Batik Workshop, Geelong, Australia

8/20/09 Webcast through MyMoon website, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

8/5/09 “Passion to Productivity” Art Institute of Charleston, SC

11/15 & 11/16/09 “Polar Attractions” Batik demonstration, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

11/21/08 “Women, Nature, and Creative Collaborations” Monotype demonstration, sponsored by SC Arts Institute and USC Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, Columbia, SC

7/8/08 “NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond” Batik demonstration and panel discussion, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC

5/20/08 “Woman and the Business of Art” workshop, Center for Women, Charleston, SC

4/26/08 “Silk Perspective:  Mary Edna Fraser’s Batiks” keynote speaker, American Society of Landscape Architects 2008 Tri-State Conference, Charleston, SC

4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

3/31/08 “A Science and Art Collaboration” with Orrin Pilkey, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

9/07 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

9/06 “Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA

3/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” and “Barrier Islands” University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

6/05 “Large Scale Public Art” World Batik Conference, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2/05 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey for Duke University graduate students, studio visit, Charleston, SC

9/04 “Collaborative Batiks” and “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands,” with Orrin Pilkey, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

3/04 “Aerial Photography and Art” Charleston Center for Photography, Charleston, SC

2/04 “What The Water Gives Me” Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

1/04 “Our Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Hanes Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC

1/04 “Collaborative Process with Environmental Scientists and Astronomers” and “Large Scale Silk Batiks” Emory University, Atlanta, GA

12/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Center for A Sustainable Coast, St. Simons, GA

11/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Theater Art Galleries, High Point, NC

11/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

10/03 “What The Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Art Education Association 2003 Staff Development Conference, Charleston, SC

6/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC

9/02 “Wind, Waves, and Sand” James R. Smail Gallery Exhibition Opening, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

5/02 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, NC Coastal Federation, Hammocks Beach State Park, NC

11/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Geological Society of America, Annual Exposition, Boston, MA

6/01 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art” with Orrin Pilkey, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1/01 “Using Art to Promote Conservation” Alliance of National Heritage Areas National Conference, Charleston, SC

1/00 “A Global View of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taipei’s leading Universities, Taiwan

11/99 “Blending Art and Science” with Orrin Pilkey, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Charleston, SC

8/99 “What the Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

8/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” keynote address with Orrin Pilkey, National Marine Educators Association, Pawleys Island, SC

1/99 “Restless Ribbons ” with Orrin Pilkey and Marjory Wentworth, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

3/98 “Coastal Imagery” NOAA, Charleston, SC (Presented slides depicting coastal vulnerability, repeated in April for the Heinz Foundation & June for a Duke University postgraduate field trip)

7/18/96 “Textile Mapping” Dutch Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (Presented two decades of batiks inspired by aerial views, gathered Asian and European artists to discuss batik in a modern context)

6/1/96 “Celebration of Textiles Day” The Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated large scale batiks)

3/95 Series of lectures conducted at the Smithsonian Institution,Washington, DC:

“Docents Forum” Smithsonian Education Volunteers Advisory Board annual meeting, training session for all museums
“Our Solar System” Mutual Concerns Seminar, American Association of Museums & Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, tour of  “Aerial Inspirations” with curator Susan Lawson-Bell
“Trio of Collaborators” interactive haiku workshop with Marjory Wentworth and Barbara Hagerty, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
“Map of Experience” Smithsonian Institution Associates, addressed the creative process and its evolution from inspiration to completion
“Portfolio Network” Smithsonian Institution Associates, shared professional communications and portfolio experience, critiqued participants’ presentations with curator Susan Lawson-Bell

9/94 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art,” with Orrin Pilkey, Einstein Planetarium, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

11/93 “Building Coalitions for a Creative America” National Endowment For the Arts, Charleston, SC (Four-batik visual display for a national teleconference viewed by 600 arts leaders throughout the US)

7/87 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Charleston, SC (Concluding symposium speaker)

6/83 “Celebration of Textiles: Fiber to Fashion,” Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated batik)

2016 “The Power of Nature” oil on linen, 32” x 83.5” College of Nursing, MUSC, Charleston, SC

2015 “Above Mobile Bay” batik on silk, 21’ x 30’ x 14’ GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, AL, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.

2015 “Lower Saluda River” batik on silk, 102” x 35”, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC

2015 “Tres Acres Vineyard” batik on silk, 44” x 36”, Tres Acres Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina2014 “Beaufort Inlet” batik on silk, 45” x 91” diptych, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

2013 “Above Mobile Bay” batik on silk, 21’ x 30’ x 14’ GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, AL, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.

2013 “Chadwick I” batik on silk, 60″ x 58″ and “Chadwick II” batik on silk, 70″ x 30″, kinetic art hides 54” flat screen television, for private collection Susan Pearlstine

2013 “Fall Marsh Triptych” three photographs each 36” x 54” Trident Community Foundation, Charleston, SC

2012 “Holden Beach” batik on silk, 92” x 37.75” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

2011 “Whispering Marsh” two 7′ x 1′ panels, private collection of Glen and Cyndy Keyes, Charleston, SC

2011  “Flyway” 96” x 36” private collection, Kiawah Island, SC

2008 “Vibrant,” 22.25″ x 30″ Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, St. Louis, MN

2008 “Iceberg” 77″ x 44.5″ Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, St. Louis, MN

2008 Three framed batik prints, Contemporary Carolina Collection, Medical University of South Carolina

2008 “May River” 7′ x 3′ Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC

2007 “1998 & 1993” & “Flooded & 2007″ 35.5 x 21″ & 36.5 x 31” private collection Marty & Cathy Wice, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Ridley Cove” 6’ x 3’ private collection Anne & Bill Kirkley

2004 “Sapelo and Doboy Sounds” (GA) 45” x 54” private collection Caroline Harrington

2003 “North Edisto III” (SC) 135” x 36” private collection Dr. Sally Webb

2002 “Venus” 112” x 37” Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2002 “Beyond Fort Johnson” three 21’ x  3’ panels suspended in Atrium Entry, Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC

1999 – 2001 “Charleston Red II” 108” x 72”, Honorable Philip J. Lader, ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

5/99 “Global Perception” 876 square foot silk sculpture (largest batik in the world), Four-story Atrium, CSC Headquarters, Columbia, SC

5/99 “Slice of South Carolina” 27’ x 6’ Visitor’s Atrium, CSC Headquarters, Columbia, SC

10/98 “Reflections” 36” x 84” Roper Hospital Chapel, Charleston, SC

7/98 “Hurricane Season” 50” x  36” The Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Washington, DC

5/98 “Cape Fear” 38” x 45” & 13’ x 4’ dyed silk backdrop, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

4/97 “Oregon Coast” 100” x 36” and “Boston” 39” x 126” New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

2/96 “Ponds” three 36” x 36” panels, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

12/95 “Amazon Rivers” 103” x 35” National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Washington, DC

7/95 “City of Angels” 7’ x 20’, “East Coast USA” 7’ x 4’,  “West Coast USA” 7’ x 4’ The American Embassy of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

6/91 “Flying Near Beaufort”  64” x 29” First Union National Bank, Charleston, SC

5/91 “Charleston Coastline” 5’9” x  18’9” Charleston Visitor Center, Charleston, SC (Five panel aerial view of Charleston Harbor, Design consultant with master blacksmith Philip Simmons for the City Gates, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.)

7/90 “Ridges and Rivers” 60” x 144” &  two 3’ x  16’ drapes, Greenville Library, SC (Sculptural installation of Appalachian Mountains, Architect: Craig, Gaulden, and Davis, Inc.)

4/89 “Charleston Waterways” 74 yards x  36” Charleston International Airport, SC (Silk sculpture of the Charleston coastline.  Designed gazebo with master blacksmith Philip Simmons, Architect: LS3P)

8/87 “Seven Sisters” 82” x 66”, Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC

5/86 “Kiawah,” 108” x 72”, Smithsonian Institution Acquisition, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (Awarded 3rd prize in “Earth Views,” national juried competition)

Winter 2016-17 Elysian, Arts & Culture Feature, “Sacred geography” by Abby Deering

7/6/16 The Island Packet, “Lowcountry artists have big things happening in Charleston” by Nancy K. Wellard

4/15/16 The Post & Courier, “Earth Art” by Adam Parker

5/19/16 CoastalCare.org, “Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados” by Celie Dailey

2016 South Carolina Arts Commission, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, “Mary Edna Fraser, 2016 Artist Award”

9/29/15 Columbia Museum of Art, “Independent Spirits: Mary Edna Fraser” video interview

8/10/15 AL.com, “Artist celebrates Mobile in flying colors at new GulfQuest museum” by Michelle Matthews

8/11/14 The Island Packet, “Mary Edna Fraser flies high with creativity and insight” by Nancy K. Wellard

8/5/14 CODAWORX, featured Collaborative Project, Chadwick 1 & 11

11/7/13 The Palmetto Scene, SCETV

9/20/13 Manitou Messenger, “Mapping the Planets crosses disciplines” by Vivian Williams

9/18/13 Freunde von Freunden, “Mary Edna Fraser: Artist, House & Studio, James Island, Charleston” by Kristen Gehrman with photography by Olivia Rae James

6/3/13 Spoleto Today, SCETV, Mary Edna Fraser at the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition

2012 Eno, Sprng, Issue 2 (pg. 26), Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Raleigh, NC, article by Celie Dailey

12/06/09 The Post and Courier, “Fraser Exhibit to open Thursday at 214 King Street” by Bill Thompson

3/21/08 Manitou Messenger “Batiks Illustrate Climate Change” by Margaret Wade

2006 Deleware Now “Another Look at Our Islands” by Carol Vaughn, Barrier Islands Center

9/06 The Virginian-Pilot, “Barrier Islands Inspire Batik Artist” by Teresa Annas

3/8/06 The Norman Transcript “Artist Shows Color of Earth” by Calvin Son

2/4/06 Pop, “Brining art and science together: Mary Edna Fraser’s batiks” by Elizabeth Burr

1/06 Cambridge Tab, “Propeller stirs up dance at Green Street Studios in Cambridge” by Theodore Bale

1/06 The Herald, “Choreographer stirs up fun with Propeller” by Theodore Bale

6/05 Boston Globe, “Cut from different cloths” by Thea Singer

6/05 South Carolina Magazine, “Behind the Scenery” by Nicole Seitz

6/05 Canton Journal, “Barrier Islands Shaped from plane captured in artist’s batiks”  by Sharla Allara

5/05 The Patriot Ledger, “Silk Batik Exhibit: Women’s Work Comes From Her Love of Nature” by LE Campenella. Canton, MA

5/05  Canton Times, “World Traveler, Silk Batik Artist Opens Show in Canton” by Christopher Low

Spring 05 Charleston Home, “Mary Edna Fraser, Batik Artist”

2005 Daniel Island, “Meet the Artists”

7/9/2004 TSL Limited, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Section: Books; Travel; No 1648: page 30, “It’s Not All Fun and Sun On Threatened Coastal Isles” by Andrew Goudie

8/2004 Oceanography, Volume 17, Number 3, “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” by Harold Palmer

10/14/03 Turner Studios, Southern Living episode 517, “Batik Artist”

11/03 Newsweek Budget Travel, volume 6 issue 9 page 24, “Barrier Batiks”

8/4/03 The New Yorker, New York, NY, “Book Currents Great Barriers” by Lauren Porcaro

6/16/03 National Geographic Today, Washington, DC, “Flying Artist Preserves Beauty of Shifting Barrier Islands” by Bijal P. Trivedi. Also featured on Television special with Patty Kim

3/01 Carolinas, Wilmington, NC, “Islands From The Sky” by Billy Cone

5/01 Home Magazine, New York, NY, “The Cozy House” by Gale Steves

9/00 Coastal Living, Birmingham, AL, “Artist with an Altitude” by Susan Haynes

8/97 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Pilot with a Palette” by Michael Kilian

11/96 Fiberarts, Asheville, NC, “An Emissary for American Artists – Jackie Bailey Labovitz” by Carol Russell

12/17/95 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Spiritual Link: Artists Join to Save the Earth with their Shared Creativity” by Aida Rogers

11/94 Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, “Lofty Perspectives: the Silk Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” by associate editor Diane M. Bolz

11/26/94 The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, “Mary Edna Fraser: High Profile” by Dawn Brazell

10/16/94 The Oregonian, Portland, OR, “Flying Landscapes” by Hank Burchard

10/94 Air & Space, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, “My Sister, the Artist” by Rebecca Burkhead

9/15/94 The Washington Post, Washington, DC, “Airborne Batik” by Jene Stonesifer

9/11/94 The State, Columbia, SC, “Sky’s the Limit” by Jeffrey Day

9/9/94 Washington Post, Washington, DC, “A Seamless Show of Fabric Art” review by Hank Burchard

7/22/93 The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, “Aerial Art” by Doug Smith

5/31/85 The Wall Street Journal, New York, “Our Girl Doesn’t Much Like Their ‘Girl’ ” by Manuela Hoelterhoff

November 2016 Plein Air Magazine, “Shem Creek Park” 32” x 83.5” oil on canvas, featured in “Shoreline” Expanded Digital Edition Content

October 2016 Athropocene, “Hurricane Katrina” 50.625” x 53.75” batik on silk, art used on first page of first issue

2/1/16 CoastalCare.org, “Cape Romain: Part 1, Decoding the Structure of Cape Island” by Celie Dailey, featuring aerial photographs by Mary Edna Fraser2014 Coastal Conservation League Summer Cover, “Rising Tide” 104” x 45.5” batik on silk

2014 “Charting the Future of Care” MUSC, “Charleston Coastline” 5’9” x 18’9” batik on silk (detail), art used on front and back interior end papers, annual publication distributed nationally

2011 Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, text by Orrin and Keith Pilkey, art by Mary Edna Fraser

2010 The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, Press 53, Poems by Marjory Heath Wentworth

2010 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2009 The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Princeton Architectural Press, includes “Maine Coastline,” “Louisiana’s Disappearing Chains,” and “Venice (Italy)” batiks on silk, Text by Katherine Harmon, Essays by Gayle Clemans

2009 Web of Water, Film by Lowcountry Enviornmental Education Programs (LEEP), Promotional Art

2009 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 9th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2008 East: The Magazine of East Carolina University, Cover and Article

2004 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 8th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2004 Innovation by Design, “Salt Water Branches” 61” x 41” batik on silk cover, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and The Environment

6/03 A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands, Columbia University Press, Text by Orrin Pilkey, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

11/02 What The Water Gives Me, Booksurge, Poetry by Marjory Wentworth, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2002 Human Links to Coastal Disasters, “Expecting Thunder” 14.5” x 8.5” monotype on paper cover, The H. John Heinz III Center For Science, Economics and the Environment

2001 BATIK for Artists and Quilters, Hand Books Press, “West Coast USA” 84″ x 48″ batik on silk title page, Batiks throughout the book, Eloise Piper

1999 The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Management and Mitigation, Island Press, “Hurricane Season” 50″ x 36″ batik on silk cover, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

6/98 Living in Our World, 5th grade textbook, North Carolina State University, Connections, Geography & the Arts, “Core Banks” 48″ x 35″ batik on silk

4/97 Women and Flight, Bullfinch Press, Little Brown, and Company, Inc., Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Carolyn J. Russo, a book and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition (through the year 2003) honoring innovative women aviators

1996 Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes, Island Press, Washington, DC, “Charleston” 85″ x 144″ batik on silk cover (detail), Ed. John Schelhas and Russell Greenberg

1995 Surface, Volume 19, Number 4, “Rio Grande” 72″ x 36″ batik on silk cover, Surface Design Magazine

1995 Nightjars, Laurel Publishing Company, Charleston, SC, “Hawaii” 184″ x 36″ batik on silk cover (detail), by Marjory Wentworth

1991 Textile Designs: Ideas and Applications, New York: PBC International, Inc., 1991, by Joel Sokolov

11/6/16-11/12/16 Artist in Residence, Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, SC Arts Commission

8/16/15-8/29/15 Artist in Residence, Sperry Chalet, Glacier National Park

5/15 Selected as one of Charleston’s 40 Most Influential Visual Artists (1670-2015), Charleston Mag

5/11 SC Arts Commission and NEA grant for Kimono Silks exhibit during Spoleto Festival USA

3/11 Textile Symposium, Raleigh, NC. Exhibition NCMNS and Speaker at NC State University

12/2010 Awarded an Artist Venture grant from South Carolina Arts Commission to sponsor Kimono Silks show during Spoleto 2011 (May 12-June 21)

7/08 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC (Demonstrated batik & panel participant for NASA)

8/07 “The World From Above” Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (Family art weekend monotypes project)

2/06 – 3/06 “Poets and Painters” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleton, SC (Teaching art for public schools)

6/05 “Prayers For The Planet” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (Set design with Nicola Hawkins Dance Company and Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble with original music by Evan Ziporyn in conjunction with the World Batik Conference, Boston, MA)

11/2000 – 4/2001 Southern Living Showcase House, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC (batiks and monotypes)

10/2000 – 11/2000 Home Magazine’s Charleston Cozy Cottage, Charleston, SC (batiks and monotypes)

4/2000 River Management Symposium, “Blending Art and Science,” Charleston, SC Aquarium (Organized the Ace Troops and presented dance, music, theater & art programs)

8/98 EROS Data Center, “Hawaii” 184″ x 36″ batik on silk, Sioux Falls, SD (Third place in a national juried competition)

8/98 South Carolina Arts Commission, Awarded the Individual Fellowship Grant, Invested in SCETV video, “ACE Basin”

5/98 Planning grant from the Donnelley Foundation in support of Embracing the ACE, The Ace Troops

2/97 – 4/97 “Harmony House,” HOME Magazine’s Featured Ecology-minded House, Dewees Island, SC

12/93 Judge, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Panel

5/92 South Carolina Arts Commission Project Grant, produced a community drama “Any Natural Disaster,” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC

11/89 ICI America’s Matching Corporate Grant, Educational artist video, “Islands from the Sky”

7/89 Trident Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Expansion Arts Fund, Individual Artist Grant for artist video, “Islands from the Sky”

7/88 South Carolina Arts Commission Professional Discipline Individual Grant, Awarded for “Islands from the Sky” video

Continuous education with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Duke University, 1994 to present

Hilton Head Island, SC. Sole apprentice with master batik artist Fred Andrade, South American winner of the American Bicentennial Award, summer 1977

Surface Design Southeast Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Tutorial with Chungi Choo, summer 1977

Arrowmont School of Crafts, University of Tennessee, Gatlinburg, TN. Graduate courses in direct dye techniques with Lenore Davis and resist techniques with Sister Mary Remy Revor, summers 1975 and 1976

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Double major: Clothing and Textiles, and Interior Design. Bachelor of Science degree awarded, June 1974, graduated with honors

VITA

Selected one woman exhibitions

2017 International Cartographic Conference, Washington, DC; Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY

2016 Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC; Edisto Island Preservation Alliance, SC            

2015 City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

2014 Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2013 Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY; The Citadel, Charleston, SC; Flaten Art Museum, 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

2017 Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA; Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA

2016 Out of Line Gallery, Chicago, IL; Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015 Columbia Museum of Art, SC; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

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, also 1984

 

Selected presentations

2018 Artist-in-residence, lecture, exhibition and 3-day workshop, Spring Island, SC 

2017 Awakening V: King Tide, Charleston, SC; STEAM, Hobcaw Barony, SC

2016 Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC; STEAM, Hobcaw Barony, SC

2015 Environmental Studies Program, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC; STEAM Lecture, Hobcaw Barony, SC

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, Santa Fe, NM, keynote; Cary Institute, 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 Visitor Center, Charleston, SC

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

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

Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, 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

Tres Acres Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina

 

Selected Media

2017 Charleston Magazine, Force of Nature by Stephanie Hunt

2016 Elysian, Arts & Culture Feature; The Post & Courier, “Earth Art”

2015 Columbia Museum of Art, video interview; “Artist celebrates Mobile in flying colors”

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”

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

2018 Memory Lands, by Christine M. DeLucia, Yale University Press, cover; On the Mediterranean and the Nile: The Jews of Egypt, by Aimée Israel-Pelletier, Indiana University Press, cover

2017Anthropocene Blues, by John Lane, Mercer University Press, cover

2016 Plein Air Magazine and Expanded Digital Edition Content; Athropocene inaugural issue

2011 Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, Orrin H. & Keith Pilkey, art illustrations

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); Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 9th & 8th Edition, Elsevier Mosby, Gail W. Stuart & Michele T. Laraia, art illustrations

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 illustrations

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, art on 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

2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governer’s Award for the Arts

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

4/29/17-5/26/17 “Awakening V: King Tide” event series with Enough Pie, “Rising Tides” at Dart Library included 3 new large-scale oil paintings and “Charleston Airborne Flooded” 100-foot banner installed on Joseph Floyd Manor

2/23/17-4/21/17 “Lowcountry Silks & Oils” Sumter County Gallery of Art, SC

11/7/16-11/11/16 “Mary Edna Fraser and Cecelia Naomi Dailey” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

11/6/16 “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” Guest Speaker, Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, Edisto Island, SC

5/6/16-6/19/16 “Mary Edna’s Floating World” Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational

4/26/16-4/20/16 “Blue Blue Planet” Out of Line Art Gallery, Chicago, IL, invitational

4/22/16-4/29/16 “Visual Prayers for Earth Day” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman, opening with community group leaders including Charleston Waterkeeper, Sierra Club Robert Lunz Group, Coastal Community Foundation, and South Carolina Environmental Law Project

4/7/16-8/16 “Freshwater Veins” The Gallery at City Hall, Columbia SC, curated by the Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, invitational, promotional material featured “Cainhoy” batik on silk

11/12/15-1/7/16 “Silks & Oils” Jericho Advisors Gallery, Charleston, SC, invitational, one woman

10/16/15-11/4/15 “Lowcountry Oils and Silks” University of South Carolina Beaufort, Center for the Arts Gallery, SC, invitational, one woman

10/10/15-9/18/16 “Sizing it Up: Scale in Nature and Art” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, invitational

10/9/15-1/10/16 “Independent Spirits: Women Artists of South Carolina” Columbia Museum of Art, SC, invitational, selection of approximately 30 works of art by South Carolina women artists, shown in conjunction with “Georgia O’Keeffe: Her Carolina Story”

5/14/15-7/31/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Welch School Gallery, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye, with Jon Riis and Jim Arendt

3/21/15-5/3/15 “Above, Between, Below” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, one woman

9/7/14-3/1/15 “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, invitational

8/16/14-3/15/15 “Building A Universe” SC State Museum, Columbia, SC, invitational

6/4/14-7/9/14 “Silk & Glass” Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, invitational

5/28/14-8/23/14 “Lowcountry Silks” Picture This Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC, one woman

5/24/14-6/6/14 “Batiks!” Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/14-4/15 “Flight Patterns: An Exhibition of Fiber Art” Concourse T North, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA, invitational, curator Dorothy Moye

9/13/13-10/20/13 “Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, with Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum planetary geologist Ted Maxwell and Los Angeles composer Mark Mercury

9/7/13-11/14/13 “Connecting Concept & Medium: Fiber Art in South Carolina” Pickens County Museum of Art & History, Pickens, SC, invitational

7/15/13-9/27/13 “The Art of Science Policy” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, invitational

6/1/12-6/1/13 “The Art of Healing” Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, monotypes on paper, invitational

5/30/13-11/3/13 “Ethereal Edges: Lowcountry Coastlines in Batik” Daniel Library, The Citadel’s first Piccolo Spoleto exhibition, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/20/13 “From Local to Global—An Artist’s Inspiration for Conservation” The Nature Conservancy, Wadmalaw Island, SC, invitational

1/25/13-5/13/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, one woman, with text by Orrin H. Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University

7/25/12-10/31/12 “Aerial Perspectives: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM, one woman

7/22/12-7/27/12 “The Road Less Traveled—New Silk Visions” Silk Painters International Festival, IAIA Campus, Sante Fe, NM, juried

2/3/12-2/25/12 “Terraqueous: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Duke Energy Hub, art used for poster to promote the symposium “Water and Energy: Improving Access Through Small Scale Solutions” organized by the Student International Discussion Group, Nicholas School for the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

2/10/12-3/28/12 “Thread of Life” Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, invitational

11/17/11-12/21/11 South Carolina Biennial, 701 Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, invitational

11/12/11-2/25/12 “Our Expanding Oceans” SciWorks, Winston-Salem, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

7/9/11-7/30/11  “Reflections on Water” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, part of the “Confluence,” the 2011 Surface Design Association conference, invitational, with Linda Gass and Barbara Lee Smith

9/22/11-10/27/11 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Barrier Islands Center, Machipongo, VA, one woman

6/26/11-11/6/11 “Our Expanding Oceans” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, one woman installation with text by Orrin Pilkey

5/12/11-6/21/11 “Kimono Silks” 214 King Street, Charleston, SC, one woman

4/26/11-5/12/11 “Prayer Flags” Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC, one woman installation

1/10/11-2/18/11  “Our Expanding Oceans,” Circle Gallery, College of Environment and Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (One woman)

8/10-12/10  “The Art of Environmental Awareness: The Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” McKissick Museum, University of SC (One woman, curator Jason Shaiman)

3/10-5/10  “Terraqueous Silks” Florence Museum of Art, Science and History, Florence, SC (One woman, curator Stephen Motte)

12/09-1/10 “Kimono Silks 214 King Street, The Real Estate Studio, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/09 “TAFTA” Sinclair Gallery, Geelong, Australia (Invitational)

6/09-10/09 “Global Perspective” Carrboro Branch Library, Duke University Wetland Center & Nicholas School of the Environment, Carrboro, NC (Invitational, curator Mengchi Ho)

2/09 “Delete Apathy” Fraser Studio, Charleston, SC (Coastal Conservation League event with Celie Dailey, filmmaker of featured documentary 50 Houses on Kiawah Sand)

11/1/08-1/31/09 “Earthscaping” McClellanville Arts Center, McClellanville, SC (One woman)

6/08-6/09 “Polar Attractions” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (Invitational)

3/15/08-4/13/08 “Expanding Oceans” Flaten Art Museum, Dittman Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08-4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” Gould Library, Carleton College, Northfield, MN (One woman)

3/08 “Endangered” Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania (Invitational, curator Désirée Fitzgibbon)

5/07-7/07 “Mapping the Territory” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (Invitational, curator Louanne Rimel)

3/07-4/07 “Silk Perspective” traveled to Horsham Regional Art Gallery, NSW and Borrodell Winery, Orange, NSW (Sponsored by the Australian Forum for Textile Arts, tutored for two weeks, One woman)

3/07-4/07 “Water for Life” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC (In conjunction with Water Missions International and World Water Day, One woman)

1/07-3/07 “Our Earth and Beyond” Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC (One woman)

9/06-11/06 “Islands From The Sky” Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA (One woman)

5/06-6/06 “Scenes From Above” Wells Gallery, The Santuary at Kiawah Island, SC (One woman)

3/06-4/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” Stevenson Research & Technology Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (One woman installation)

11/05-12/05 “Daniel Island” Daniel Island, SC. Sponsored by the Gibbes Museum of Art (Invitational)

11/05-12/05 “Naturescapes: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” University of North Carolina Charlotte (One woman)

5/05-9/05 “Naturescapes” Massachusetts Audubon Visual Arts Center, Canton, MA (One woman)

6/10/05-6/24/05 “Wax Eloquent” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston (Juried Exhibition)

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (One woman installation with documentary videos)

9/04-8/06 “Generous Friends:  Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum” Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (Invitational, group exhibition, curator Tom Crouch)

8/04-9/04 “Collaborative Batiks: Islands from the Sky” Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (Environmental Studies Atrium, sponsored by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Art Museum and the Geology Department, One woman)

9/04-12/04 “Ribbons of Sand: Batik Art of Barrier Islands” Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC (One woman)

5/04-7/04 “Contemporary Charleston 2004” City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC (Invitational, curator Brad Collins)

5/04-6/04 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Spoleto Festival, Gaillard Auditorium, Charleston, SC (One woman installation)

1/04-4/04 “From Outer Banks to Outer Space” Mathematics and Science Center Atrium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (One woman installation)

11/03-12/03 “Earth and Flight” Theatre Art Galleries, 100th Anniversary of Flight, with artist Eric Lawing, High Point, NC

5/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Festival of Flight, 62 suspended batiks, Fayetteville Museum of Art, NC (One woman installation)

9/02-5/03 “Sands of Time: Wind, Waves, & Shifting Sands” James R. Smail Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (One woman, displayed every 5 years for new students)

5/02-8/02 “Coastal Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Burroughs Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC (One woman)

4/02 “Dark and Light” Hand Chapel, George Washington University, Mount Vernon Campus, Washington, DC (One woman installation, curators Barbara Brennan and Leslie Jacobs for Horizons Theater)

6/01-9/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (One woman)

5/19/01-6/9/01 “Cycles of Spheres: Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound” Old City Jail, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman multi-media installation, music by Mark Mercury, curator Anne Collins Goodyear)

6/00-9/00 “Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto” SCETV production of art, music, dance and theater, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (Project director & exhibitor)

7/99-12/02 “Artistry of Space” Artrain exhibition, NASA and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Art Collections, Union Station, Washington, DC (Traveled to 40 sites around US, catalog, Invitational, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/99-11/99 “One Small Step: Exploring America’s Adventures in Space, 1959 – 1999” The University Gallery & Mineralogical Museum, University of Delaware, DE (Invitational exhibition, curator Belena S. Chapp)

1/99-3/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC (Collaboration with scientist Orrin Pilkey & poet Marjory Wentworth, interactive CDRom by Greg Bryant)

4/99-5/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand” Art of Science Project, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA

10/98 “Women Artists of the NASA Art Program” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (Invitational)

5/98 “Envisage” Audubon Wildlife Gallery, Charleston, SC (Invitational)

11/97-12/97 “Artist as Activist: Ecological Concerns in the 90s” Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (Invitational exhibition and symposium, Outer Banks field trip with Orrin Pilkey & Stan Riggs)

9/97 “Aerial Perspective: Batiks, Monotypes, & Photographs” National Center Gallery, USGS, Reston, VA (One woman)

4/97-6/97 “The Shapes of Time and Tide” Projects For A New Millennium, The Mystic Art Association, Mystic, CT (Invitational, curator Joy Wulke)

3/97 “Off The Map” Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Rochester, MN (Invitational, curator Margo Mensing)

11/96-12/96 “Mary Edna Fraser: Aerial Homecoming” Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC (One woman)

5/96-7/96 “Islands from the Sky” Walter Greer Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

9/95-11/95 “Outer Banks” North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC (One woman)

5/95-7/95 “Visual Poetry” Gibbes Museum of Art, International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (Collaborative installation with poet Marjory Wentworth)

2/95-4/95 “Fashion is a VERB!” The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (Invitational exhibition, FIT’s 50th anniversary)

9/94-5/95 “Aerial Inspirations: Silk Batiks by Mary Edna Fraser” Flight and the Arts Gallery at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (The museum’s first textile and one woman exhibition consisting of 70 batiks and monotypes, curator Susan Lawson-Bell)

5/93-6/93 “A Collection of Earth Views” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

5/93-6/93 “Point of View,” Monotype exhibition, Art Thomas Gallery, Charleston, SC (One woman)

10/90 “Batik: The Dyeing Art Today – Contemporary Batik Artists” Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH (Invitational)

11/89 “Islands From the Sky: Coastal Batiks” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC (One woman)

3/88 “South Carolina Women Artists” Furman University, Greenville, SC (Invitational)

5/86 “Earth Views” Flight & The Arts Gallery, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (Juried opening exhibition, curator Priscilla Strain, awarded 3rd prize)

9/85 “Fifth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

6/85 “Terraqueous Batiks” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC (One woman)

9/84 “Fourth International Batik Exhibition: Contemporary Masters” Verbena Galleries and Donnell Library, New York, NY (Invitational)

8/82 “Islands From the Sky” Surroundings Gallery, New York, NY (One woman)

8/81 “Islands From the Sky” Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (One woman)

3/81 “Islands From the Sky” The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA (One woman)

6/80 “Lowcountry Silks and Cottons” Riverworks Gallery, Savannah, GA (One woman)

3/78 Fox Grape Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC (Invitational)

5/75, ‘76, ‘77 Savannah Arts Festival, Savannah, GA

11/75 Hilton Head Arts and Jazz Festival, Hilton Head Island, SC

LECTURES

5/4/17 “Rising Tides” Artist Talk, Joseph Floyd Manor, 2106 Mt Pleasant Street, 4 PM & 6 PM for “Awakening V: King Tide”

1/10/17 Charleston Artist Guild, presentation

11/6/16 “Mary Edna Fraser, Artist, Environmentalist” Guest Speaker, Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting, Edisto Island, SC

11/9/16 “Artists as Activists” Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC with Cecelia Naomi Dailey

9/3/15 “Above Between Below” lecture, Salt Marsh STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Workshop, Hobcaw Barony, SC

10/20/15 “Global Climate Change – A Primer” Santee Cooper Lecture Series on Sustainability and Energy Issues, Environmental Studies Program, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC, lecture with Orrin Pilkey

10/11-18/16 Batik Retreat at La Cascade, Durfort, France

10/17-10/18/15 Batik Workshop, Columbia Museum of Art, SC

4/18/15 “Above, Between, Below” Artist Lecture, City Gallery, Charleston, SC8/4/14 “Art and Science” STEAM Lecture, SC Sea Grant Consortium, Edisto, SC

6/5/14 “Our Common Thread: Environmental Awareness” Sierra Club & Piccolo Spoleto lecture, Charleston, SC

8/9/13-8/11/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, SPIN, Tallahassee, FL

7/27/13-7/28/13 “Mapping Your Personal Landscape Two-Day Batik Workshop”, The Textile Museum, Washington, DC

1/24/13 “Our Expanding Oceans” Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY, lecture with Orrin Pilkey

7/22/12-7/27/12 Silk Painters International Festival, Santa Fe, NM, keynote speaker, panelist, and teacher

2/2/12 Carolina Science Cafe, lecture with Orrin Pilkey, Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC

1/20/12 Cary Institute of Ecological Studies, Millbrook, NY, lecture with Orrin H. Pilkey

10/14/11 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Conference, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, guest lecturer with Orrin Pilkey for Global Climate Change: A Primer

9/8/11 Book signing & lecture for Global Climate Change: A Primer, with Orrin Pilkey, SC Coastal Conservation League event, Charleston Library Society, Charleston, SC

7/10 Performance Batik, Seascape, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, MA

10/10/09-10/13/09 Batik Workshop, Sydney, Australia

10/08 & 09/09 Lectures, University of New South Wales for the College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

10/11/09 “Aerial Inspirations” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia

09/09-10/09 TAFTA Batik Workshop, Geelong, Australia

8/20/09 Webcast through MyMoon website, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

8/5/09 “Passion to Productivity” Art Institute of Charleston, SC

11/15 & 11/16/09 “Polar Attractions” Batik demonstration, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

11/21/08 “Women, Nature, and Creative Collaborations” Monotype demonstration, sponsored by SC Arts Institute and USC Green Quad Learning Center for Sustainable Futures, Columbia, SC

7/8/08 “NASA: Fifty Years and Beyond” Batik demonstration and panel discussion, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC

5/20/08 “Woman and the Business of Art” workshop, Center for Women, Charleston, SC

4/26/08 “Silk Perspective:  Mary Edna Fraser’s Batiks” keynote speaker, American Society of Landscape Architects 2008 Tri-State Conference, Charleston, SC

4/08 “Celebrating the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

3/31/08 “A Science and Art Collaboration” with Orrin Pilkey, Dittmann Center, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

9/07 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

9/06 “Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA

3/06 “Deltas, Barrier Islands and Beyond” and “Barrier Islands” University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

6/05 “Large Scale Public Art” World Batik Conference, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

6/05 “Silk Tableaus” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

2/05 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey for Duke University graduate students, studio visit, Charleston, SC

9/04 “Collaborative Batiks” and “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands,” with Orrin Pilkey, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

3/04 “Aerial Photography and Art” Charleston Center for Photography, Charleston, SC

2/04 “What The Water Gives Me” Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

1/04 “Our Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Hanes Auditorium, Chapel Hill, NC

1/04 “Collaborative Process with Environmental Scientists and Astronomers” and “Large Scale Silk Batiks” Emory University, Atlanta, GA

12/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Center for A Sustainable Coast, St. Simons, GA

11/03 “Outer Banks to Outer Space” Theater Art Galleries, High Point, NC

11/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

10/03 “What The Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina Art Education Association 2003 Staff Development Conference, Charleston, SC

6/03 “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC

9/02 “Wind, Waves, and Sand” James R. Smail Gallery Exhibition Opening, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

5/02 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, NC Coastal Federation, Hammocks Beach State Park, NC

11/01 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Geological Society of America, Annual Exposition, Boston, MA

6/01 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art” with Orrin Pilkey, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

1/01 “Using Art to Promote Conservation” Alliance of National Heritage Areas National Conference, Charleston, SC

1/00 “A Global View of Barrier Islands” with Orrin Pilkey, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taipei’s leading Universities, Taiwan

11/99 “Blending Art and Science” with Orrin Pilkey, Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Charleston, SC

8/99 “What the Water Gives Me” with Marjory Wentworth, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

8/99 “A Celebration of Barrier Islands” keynote address with Orrin Pilkey, National Marine Educators Association, Pawleys Island, SC

1/99 “Restless Ribbons ” with Orrin Pilkey and Marjory Wentworth, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC

3/98 “Coastal Imagery” NOAA, Charleston, SC (Presented slides depicting coastal vulnerability, repeated in April for the Heinz Foundation & June for a Duke University postgraduate field trip)

7/18/96 “Textile Mapping” Dutch Cultural Center, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (Presented two decades of batiks inspired by aerial views, gathered Asian and European artists to discuss batik in a modern context)

6/1/96 “Celebration of Textiles Day” The Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated large scale batiks)

3/95 Series of lectures conducted at the Smithsonian Institution,Washington, DC:

“Docents Forum” Smithsonian Education Volunteers Advisory Board annual meeting, training session for all museums
“Our Solar System” Mutual Concerns Seminar, American Association of Museums & Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, tour of  “Aerial Inspirations” with curator Susan Lawson-Bell
“Trio of Collaborators” interactive haiku workshop with Marjory Wentworth and Barbara Hagerty, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
“Map of Experience” Smithsonian Institution Associates, addressed the creative process and its evolution from inspiration to completion
“Portfolio Network” Smithsonian Institution Associates, shared professional communications and portfolio experience, critiqued participants’ presentations with curator Susan Lawson-Bell

9/94 “A Shared Vision: Preserving the Barrier Islands through Science and Art,” with Orrin Pilkey, Einstein Planetarium, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

11/93 “Building Coalitions for a Creative America” National Endowment For the Arts, Charleston, SC (Four-batik visual display for a national teleconference viewed by 600 arts leaders throughout the US)

7/87 American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Charleston, SC (Concluding symposium speaker)

6/83 “Celebration of Textiles: Fiber to Fashion,” Textile Museum, Washington, DC (Demonstrated batik)

COMMISSIONS

2016 “The Power of Nature” oil on linen, 32” x 83.5” College of Nursing, MUSC, Charleston, SC

2015 “Above Mobile Bay” batik on silk, 21’ x 30’ x 14’ GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, AL, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.

2015 “Lower Saluda River” batik on silk, 102” x 35”, Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC

2015 “Tres Acres Vineyard” batik on silk, 44” x 36”, Tres Acres Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina2014 “Beaufort Inlet” batik on silk, 45” x 91” diptych, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC

2013 “Above Mobile Bay” batik on silk, 21’ x 30’ x 14’ GulfQuest, the National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile, AL, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.

2013 “Chadwick I” batik on silk, 60″ x 58″ and “Chadwick II” batik on silk, 70″ x 30″, kinetic art hides 54” flat screen television, for private collection Susan Pearlstine

2013 “Fall Marsh Triptych” three photographs each 36” x 54” Trident Community Foundation, Charleston, SC

2012 “Holden Beach” batik on silk, 92” x 37.75” North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC

2011 “Whispering Marsh” two 7′ x 1′ panels, private collection of Glen and Cyndy Keyes, Charleston, SC

2011  “Flyway” 96” x 36” private collection, Kiawah Island, SC

2008 “Vibrant,” 22.25″ x 30″ Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, St. Louis, MN

2008 “Iceberg” 77″ x 44.5″ Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, St. Louis, MN

2008 Three framed batik prints, Contemporary Carolina Collection, Medical University of South Carolina

2008 “May River” 7′ x 3′ Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC

2007 “1998 & 1993” & “Flooded & 2007″ 35.5 x 21″ & 36.5 x 31” private collection Marty & Cathy Wice, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Ridley Cove” 6’ x 3’ private collection Anne & Bill Kirkley

2004 “Sapelo and Doboy Sounds” (GA) 45” x 54” private collection Caroline Harrington

2003 “North Edisto III” (SC) 135” x 36” private collection Dr. Sally Webb

2002 “Venus” 112” x 37” Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2002 “Beyond Fort Johnson” three 21’ x  3’ panels suspended in Atrium Entry, Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC

1999 – 2001 “Charleston Red II” 108” x 72”, Honorable Philip J. Lader, ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

5/99 “Global Perception” 876 square foot silk sculpture (largest batik in the world), Four-story Atrium, CSC Headquarters, Columbia, SC

5/99 “Slice of South Carolina” 27’ x 6’ Visitor’s Atrium, CSC Headquarters, Columbia, SC

10/98 “Reflections” 36” x 84” Roper Hospital Chapel, Charleston, SC

7/98 “Hurricane Season” 50” x  36” The Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, Washington, DC

5/98 “Cape Fear” 38” x 45” & 13’ x 4’ dyed silk backdrop, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

4/97 “Oregon Coast” 100” x 36” and “Boston” 39” x 126” New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

2/96 “Ponds” three 36” x 36” panels, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

12/95 “Amazon Rivers” 103” x 35” National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Washington, DC

7/95 “City of Angels” 7’ x 20’, “East Coast USA” 7’ x 4’,  “West Coast USA” 7’ x 4’ The American Embassy of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

6/91 “Flying Near Beaufort”  64” x 29” First Union National Bank, Charleston, SC

5/91 “Charleston Coastline” 5’9” x  18’9” Charleston Visitor Center, Charleston, SC (Five panel aerial view of Charleston Harbor, Design consultant with master blacksmith Philip Simmons for the City Gates, Architect: Lyons/Zaremba, Inc.)

7/90 “Ridges and Rivers” 60” x 144” &  two 3’ x  16’ drapes, Greenville Library, SC (Sculptural installation of Appalachian Mountains, Architect: Craig, Gaulden, and Davis, Inc.)

4/89 “Charleston Waterways” 74 yards x  36” Charleston International Airport, SC (Silk sculpture of the Charleston coastline.  Designed gazebo with master blacksmith Philip Simmons, Architect: LS3P)

8/87 “Seven Sisters” 82” x 66”, Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC

5/86 “Kiawah,” 108” x 72”, Smithsonian Institution Acquisition, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC (Awarded 3rd prize in “Earth Views,” national juried competition)

REVIEWS

Winter 2016-17 Elysian, Arts & Culture Feature, “Sacred geography” by Abby Deering

7/6/16 The Island Packet, “Lowcountry artists have big things happening in Charleston” by Nancy K. Wellard

4/15/16 The Post & Courier, “Earth Art” by Adam Parker

5/19/16 CoastalCare.org, “Exploring Deep Sea Volcanoes off the Coast of Barbados” by Celie Dailey

2016 South Carolina Arts Commission, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award, “Mary Edna Fraser, 2016 Artist Award”

9/29/15 Columbia Museum of Art, “Independent Spirits: Mary Edna Fraser” video interview

8/10/15 AL.com, “Artist celebrates Mobile in flying colors at new GulfQuest museum” by Michelle Matthews

8/11/14 The Island Packet, “Mary Edna Fraser flies high with creativity and insight” by Nancy K. Wellard

8/5/14 CODAWORX, featured Collaborative Project, Chadwick 1 & 11

11/7/13 The Palmetto Scene, SCETV

9/20/13 Manitou Messenger, “Mapping the Planets crosses disciplines” by Vivian Williams

9/18/13 Freunde von Freunden, “Mary Edna Fraser: Artist, House & Studio, James Island, Charleston” by Kristen Gehrman with photography by Olivia Rae James

6/3/13 Spoleto Today, SCETV, Mary Edna Fraser at the Piccolo Spoleto Invitational Exhibition

2012 Eno, Sprng, Issue 2 (pg. 26), Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Raleigh, NC, article by Celie Dailey

12/06/09 The Post and Courier, “Fraser Exhibit to open Thursday at 214 King Street” by Bill Thompson

3/21/08 Manitou Messenger “Batiks Illustrate Climate Change” by Margaret Wade

2006 Deleware Now “Another Look at Our Islands” by Carol Vaughn, Barrier Islands Center

9/06 The Virginian-Pilot, “Barrier Islands Inspire Batik Artist” by Teresa Annas

3/8/06 The Norman Transcript “Artist Shows Color of Earth” by Calvin Son

2/4/06 Pop, “Brining art and science together: Mary Edna Fraser’s batiks” by Elizabeth Burr

1/06 Cambridge Tab, “Propeller stirs up dance at Green Street Studios in Cambridge” by Theodore Bale

1/06 The Herald, “Choreographer stirs up fun with Propeller” by Theodore Bale

6/05 Boston Globe, “Cut from different cloths” by Thea Singer

6/05 South Carolina Magazine, “Behind the Scenery” by Nicole Seitz

6/05 Canton Journal, “Barrier Islands Shaped from plane captured in artist’s batiks”  by Sharla Allara

5/05 The Patriot Ledger, “Silk Batik Exhibit: Women’s Work Comes From Her Love of Nature” by LE Campenella. Canton, MA

5/05  Canton Times, “World Traveler, Silk Batik Artist Opens Show in Canton” by Christopher Low

Spring 05 Charleston Home, “Mary Edna Fraser, Batik Artist”

2005 Daniel Island, “Meet the Artists”

7/9/2004 TSL Limited, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Section: Books; Travel; No 1648: page 30, “It’s Not All Fun and Sun On Threatened Coastal Isles” by Andrew Goudie

8/2004 Oceanography, Volume 17, Number 3, “A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands” by Harold Palmer

10/14/03 Turner Studios, Southern Living episode 517, “Batik Artist”

11/03 Newsweek Budget Travel, volume 6 issue 9 page 24, “Barrier Batiks”

8/4/03 The New Yorker, New York, NY, “Book Currents Great Barriers” by Lauren Porcaro

6/16/03 National Geographic Today, Washington, DC, “Flying Artist Preserves Beauty of Shifting Barrier Islands” by Bijal P. Trivedi. Also featured on Television special with Patty Kim

3/01 Carolinas, Wilmington, NC, “Islands From The Sky” by Billy Cone

5/01 Home Magazine, New York, NY, “The Cozy House” by Gale Steves

9/00 Coastal Living, Birmingham, AL, “Artist with an Altitude” by Susan Haynes

8/97 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Pilot with a Palette” by Michael Kilian

11/96 Fiberarts, Asheville, NC, “An Emissary for American Artists – Jackie Bailey Labovitz” by Carol Russell

12/17/95 Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, “Spiritual Link: Artists Join to Save the Earth with their Shared Creativity” by Aida Rogers

11/94 Smithsonian Magazine, Washington, DC, “Lofty Perspectives: the Silk Batiks of Mary Edna Fraser” by associate editor Diane M. Bolz

11/26/94 The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC, “Mary Edna Fraser: High Profile” by Dawn Brazell

10/16/94 The Oregonian, Portland, OR, “Flying Landscapes” by Hank Burchard

10/94 Air & Space, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, “My Sister, the Artist” by Rebecca Burkhead

9/15/94 The Washington Post, Washington, DC, “Airborne Batik” by Jene Stonesifer

9/11/94 The State, Columbia, SC, “Sky’s the Limit” by Jeffrey Day

9/9/94 Washington Post, Washington, DC, “A Seamless Show of Fabric Art” review by Hank Burchard

7/22/93 The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, “Aerial Art” by Doug Smith

5/31/85 The Wall Street Journal, New York, “Our Girl Doesn’t Much Like Their ‘Girl’ ” by Manuela Hoelterhoff

COVER ART

November 2016 Plein Air Magazine, “Shem Creek Park” 32” x 83.5” oil on canvas, featured in “Shoreline” Expanded Digital Edition Content

October 2016 Athropocene, “Hurricane Katrina” 50.625” x 53.75” batik on silk, art used on first page of first issue

2/1/16 CoastalCare.org, “Cape Romain: Part 1, Decoding the Structure of Cape Island” by Celie Dailey, featuring aerial photographs by Mary Edna Fraser2014 Coastal Conservation League Summer Cover, “Rising Tide” 104” x 45.5” batik on silk

2014 “Charting the Future of Care” MUSC, “Charleston Coastline” 5’9” x 18’9” batik on silk (detail), art used on front and back interior end papers, annual publication distributed nationally

2011 Global Climate Change: A Primer, Duke University Press, text by Orrin and Keith Pilkey, art by Mary Edna Fraser

2010 The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle, Press 53, Poems by Marjory Heath Wentworth

2010 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 10th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2009 The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Princeton Architectural Press, includes “Maine Coastline,” “Louisiana’s Disappearing Chains,” and “Venice (Italy)” batiks on silk, Text by Katherine Harmon, Essays by Gayle Clemans

2009 Web of Water, Film by Lowcountry Enviornmental Education Programs (LEEP), Promotional Art

2009 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 9th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2008 East: The Magazine of East Carolina University, Cover and Article

2004 Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Nursing, 8th Edition, Esevier Mosby, Text by Gail W. Stuart and Michele T. Laraia, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2004 Innovation by Design, “Salt Water Branches” 61” x 41” batik on silk cover, The H. John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and The Environment

6/03 A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands, Columbia University Press, Text by Orrin Pilkey, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

11/02 What The Water Gives Me, Booksurge, Poetry by Marjory Wentworth, Art by Mary Edna Fraser

2002 Human Links to Coastal Disasters, “Expecting Thunder” 14.5” x 8.5” monotype on paper cover, The H. John Heinz III Center For Science, Economics and the Environment

2001 BATIK for Artists and Quilters, Hand Books Press, “West Coast USA” 84″ x 48″ batik on silk title page, Batiks throughout the book, Eloise Piper

1999 The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Management and Mitigation, Island Press, “Hurricane Season” 50″ x 36″ batik on silk cover, H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

6/98 Living in Our World, 5th grade textbook, North Carolina State University, Connections, Geography & the Arts, “Core Banks” 48″ x 35″ batik on silk

4/97 Women and Flight, Bullfinch Press, Little Brown, and Company, Inc., Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Carolyn J. Russo, a book and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition (through the year 2003) honoring innovative women aviators

1996 Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes, Island Press, Washington, DC, “Charleston” 85″ x 144″ batik on silk cover (detail), Ed. John Schelhas and Russell Greenberg

1995 Surface, Volume 19, Number 4, “Rio Grande” 72″ x 36″ batik on silk cover, Surface Design Magazine

1995 Nightjars, Laurel Publishing Company, Charleston, SC, “Hawaii” 184″ x 36″ batik on silk cover (detail), by Marjory Wentworth

1991 Textile Designs: Ideas and Applications, New York: PBC International, Inc., 1991, by Joel Sokolov

HONORS AND GRANTS

11/6/16-11/12/16 Artist in Residence, Spring Island Trust, Okatie, SC

2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, SC Arts Commission

8/16/15-8/29/15 Artist in Residence, Sperry Chalet, Glacier National Park

5/15 Selected as one of Charleston’s 40 Most Influential Visual Artists (1670-2015), Charleston Mag

5/11 SC Arts Commission and NEA grant for Kimono Silks exhibit during Spoleto Festival USA

3/11 Textile Symposium, Raleigh, NC. Exhibition NCMNS and Speaker at NC State University

12/2010 Awarded an Artist Venture grant from South Carolina Arts Commission to sponsor Kimono Silks show during Spoleto 2011 (May 12-June 21)

7/08 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC (Demonstrated batik & panel participant for NASA)

8/07 “The World From Above” Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (Family art weekend monotypes project)

2/06 – 3/06 “Poets and Painters” Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleton, SC (Teaching art for public schools)

6/05 “Prayers For The Planet” Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (Set design with Nicola Hawkins Dance Company and Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble with original music by Evan Ziporyn in conjunction with the World Batik Conference, Boston, MA)

11/2000 – 4/2001 Southern Living Showcase House, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC (batiks and monotypes)

10/2000 – 11/2000 Home Magazine’s Charleston Cozy Cottage, Charleston, SC (batiks and monotypes)

4/2000 River Management Symposium, “Blending Art and Science,” Charleston, SC Aquarium (Organized the Ace Troops and presented dance, music, theater & art programs)

8/98 EROS Data Center, “Hawaii” 184″ x 36″ batik on silk, Sioux Falls, SD (Third place in a national juried competition)

8/98 South Carolina Arts Commission, Awarded the Individual Fellowship Grant, Invested in SCETV video, “ACE Basin”

5/98 Planning grant from the Donnelley Foundation in support of Embracing the ACE, The Ace Troops

2/97 – 4/97 “Harmony House,” HOME Magazine’s Featured Ecology-minded House, Dewees Island, SC

12/93 Judge, Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Panel

5/92 South Carolina Arts Commission Project Grant, produced a community drama “Any Natural Disaster,” International Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC

11/89 ICI America’s Matching Corporate Grant, Educational artist video, “Islands from the Sky”

7/89 Trident Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Expansion Arts Fund, Individual Artist Grant for artist video, “Islands from the Sky”

7/88 South Carolina Arts Commission Professional Discipline Individual Grant, Awarded for “Islands from the Sky” video

EDUCATION

Continuous education with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Duke University, 1994 to present

Hilton Head Island, SC. Sole apprentice with master batik artist Fred Andrade, South American winner of the American Bicentennial Award, summer 1977

Surface Design Southeast Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Tutorial with Chungi Choo, summer 1977

Arrowmont School of Crafts, University of Tennessee, Gatlinburg, TN. Graduate courses in direct dye techniques with Lenore Davis and resist techniques with Sister Mary Remy Revor, summers 1975 and 1976

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Double major: Clothing and Textiles, and Interior Design. Bachelor of Science degree awarded, June 1974, graduated with honors

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