JEAN ALEXANDER FRATER
b. 1972
Lives and works in Chicago

Education
2006 School of Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
1994 University of Dayton, BA, Philosophy

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Torn, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
2015 Painting Between the Means, Guest Spot @ The Re-Institute, Baltimore, MD
2012 Out of Line, SpaceCamp Micro Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2007 So Long, The Office Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
2006 Time Flies, Spaces Gallery, SpaceLab, Cleveland, Ohio
2004 It’s Meant to Be, Gallery C, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Group Exhibitions
2016 Rules of the Game, Transmitter, curated by Rob de Oude, Brooklyn, NY
PArC, Perú Arte Contemporaneo, THE MISSION, Lima, Perú
REMIX, La Bodega Gallery, curated by Dre Britton and Corynne Ostermann, Baltimore, MD
Tangent Planes, Mattew Rachman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015 EXPO CHGO, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
The Annual, curated by Claudine Isé and Alexandria Eregbu, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
Plane Figures, THE MISSION, Chicago, IL
Build It, i.d.e.a. Museum, curated by Jeffory Morris, Mesa, AZ
2014 Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL Graphique, Watershed Gallery, CT
2013 Painting, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
Contemplating Perception, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Selfie, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD
Strange Magic, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD
You First, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2010 Full Screen, The Big Screen Project, Public Plaza at the Eventi Hotel, New York, NY
Festival of the Moving Image, Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa Bay, FL
Exquisite Corpse, SPOKE, Chicago, IL
Currents, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, NM
Storyline Transports: Shadow and Light Festival, Experimental Station, Chicago, IL
2009 A Night of Short Films, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY Sceneriette, PossibleProjects, D.U.M.B.O, NY
2008 TWOSIDEDNESS, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Short Film and Video Showcase, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
All that is Solid Melts into Air, Chashama, New York, NY 2006 48 Hours, BK Smith Gallery, OH
Goods To Declare, Bezalel 100/Terminal 1, Tel Aviv, Israel Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Music, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
Quality Project, Public Art Installation, Euclid Avenue Storefronts, Cleveland, OH
2003 Art Biennial, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

Awards and Grants
2014 Dave Bown Projects — 9th Semiannual Competition (Curators: Steven Matijicio, Dominic Molon, Marina Pacini), Honorable Mention
Working Art Grant Recipient, Working Artist Org., September
2013 Artavita, Honorable Mention, “Plans”
Artslant Showcase 3, Painting
Award Artslant Showcase 4, Drawing
Award Artslant Showcase 6, Drawing

Bibliography
2016 Catalog accompanying solo exhibition, Painting Between The Means, Gravitas, essay by Steven L. Bridges
BMore Art, Top 10 Exhibitions of 2015, Terence Hannum, January
2015 BMore Art, Allusive Vertigo, Joseph Shaikewitz, November
2014 Artist Watchlist, Artslant Views Weekly Update Newsletter, by Abhilasha Singh Graphique at Watershed, The Full Moon, by Michael Vincent Cerullo
1431 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60642 T 312 243-1200 info @themissionprojects.com www.themissionprojects.com
2013, Up Close with Jean Alexander Frater, Las Manos blogspot, by Nate Torrence
A Chat About the Meaning of it all with Jean Alexander Frater, Brave New Art World, by Una Dimitrijevic
You Gotta Believe in Something, Lee Gainer blogspot: Feature Artist, July 4 Peripheral ARTeries, Art Review
Selfie, Baltimore City Paper by Baynard Woods
BMore Art, Self Centered: Selfie at Guest Spot, Review by Cara Ober
2011 Strange Magic, Baltimore City Paper by Andrea Appleton
2010 Gallery Spotlight: Spoke, Chicago Art Magazine by Heather Reitsma 2007, Ephemeral Wonderful, www.exibitart.com by Francesca de Flippi
Summer Letter, Yale Press byRoxanne Zargham 2006 Industrial Design Supersite, Core77
2005 Surface Tension: Shifter 6
2003 “This Time It’s Personal,” South Bend Tribune by Julie York Coppens;