Nicole Fraser

NICOLE CLARE FRASER studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, the University of Cape Town. She graduated in 2012 with a BA in Fine Art. Nicole’s first introduction to the darkroom was during her 11th year at high school. It was here that her intrigue and sensitivity toward the medium developed. Since school she continued with darkroom work at University and thereafter has completed Darkroom Photography and Hand Printing Workshops with the highly regarded and Master Black and White printer, Dennis Da Silva. In 2018 Nicole had her first solo exhibition, a quiet place, at the ORMS Cape Town School of Photography where she lecturers in Darkroom and Analogue Photography. Currently, Nicole works as an educator in wet darkroom techniques and printing at FET and tertiary institutions in Cape Town. Her personal practice explores capturing spaces and places absent of people but clearly suggestive of the human presence.



2020 – A Hazy Shade of Winter, Salon91, Cape Town; untitled (façade), 99Loop Gallery, Cape Town; Investec Cape Town Art Fair with Salon91. 2019 - Wildflowers, end-of-year group salon in aid of Ilitha Labantu, Salon91; Edition S Photogravure print collaboration, Warren Editions; Regarding Winter, group exhibition, Salon91; The Distance from Afar, group exhibition, Glen Carlou gallery, Paarl; About Photography, Summer Salon, PhCentre, Cape Town. 2018 - Folklore, end-of-year group show, Salon91; nano 1.2, a group exhibition at Barnard Gallery; Throwing Shapes, a group show of contemporary photography, Smith Studio; a quiet place | a collection of hand-printed silver gelatin prints, solo exhibition, ORMS Cape Town School of Photography; Shortlist for the Hariban Award, International Collotype Competition, Kyoto, Japan. 2017 - By Way of Hand, ORMS Cape Town School of Photography. 2013 - Works of Art: New Engineering Building, University of Cape Town, Permanent Collection; Top 100 Finalists, Absa L’Atelier Exhibition, Cape Town and Johannesburg; Greatest Hits 2012: If the halls could talk, Graduate Student group exhibition at the AVA Gallery.


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