BIOGRAPHY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Letters from Germany, Esslingen, Germany

 

2014

Tabula Rasa, Simone DeSousa Gallery (former Review Gallery), Detroit, MI

 

2011

Love Duet, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

 

2009

Magic moments – Works on paper by Ed Fraga, The Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

 

2007

Innocence Lost – Works on Paper, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

 

2002

Spiritus, Miller/Geisler Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001

A Moment of Grace: A Retrospective of Ed Fraga, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

 

2000

All the World’s a Stage, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

 

1999

In the Garden, Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI

 

1998

A Selection of Small Paintings, Mott Community College, Flint, MI

 

1996

Dreaming of Suburbia and Other Places, Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI

 

1994

The Isenheim Interior: An Installation, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Side by Side: Lost Lives, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

 

1993

Side by Side: Lost Lives, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

 

1992

Sacred Place: Paintings, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI

 

1991

Selections from the Eye Series, Heike Pickett Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

1990

Momentary Awakening, Joy Emery Gallery, Grosse Pointe, MI

 

1986

New Paintings and Drawings, Feigenson Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

1984

Recent Work, Feigenson Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

1982

Drawings, Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Uncommon Denominator, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI 2018

Motor City Icon: The Spirit of Detroit, Marshall M. Frederick’s Sculpture Museum, Saginaw, MI

Essay’d, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (Detroit Symphony Orchestra), Detroit, MI

Essay’d 3 / 30 Detroit Artists, Volume 3 (published - Wayne State University Press)

The Detroit Show, Green Kill Gallery, Kingston, New York

 

2012

Once Upon a Time: Prints and Drawings that Tell Stories, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

 

2011

Art X Detroit, MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit), Detroit, MI

New Departures and Transitions: Medium, Materiality and Immateriality, curated by Michael Stone-Richards, The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI

Sur Real, 511 Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Figuration, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

 

2010

Ten Years of Contemporary Art at Oakland University, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

Black and Blue, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

The Art of the Artist’s Book, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

 

2009

The Nature of Art: Part1 Detroit Collects, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Offerings, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

 

2008

Spirit, Gallery Project, AnnArbor, MI

Reflections of the Spirit, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

 

2007

Real and Imagined, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

2006

Experiments, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2005

The God Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

 

2004

What’s new in Graphic Arts / Prints and Drawings since 2000, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

40 Years of Collecting: 75 Masterworks from the Oakland University Collection, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

Contemporary Figurative Painting: Ed Fraga, Barbara Buysse, Edward Monovich, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Brush, Pencil, Chisel, Knife, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

 

2001

The Art of the Cathartic Circle, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI

New American Talent 15, three locations: Del Rio Council for the Arts, Del Rio, TX; Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX; Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX

 

2000

New American Talent 15, two locations: Shore Art Gallery, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX; The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX

 

1999

’Avventura Artistica: Artists Under the Italian Influence: The Last Judgment; An Installation, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

 

1998

A Sustaining Passion: The Tsagaris / Hillberry Collection, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

1997

Scene/Unseen, Annual 1997, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

 

1995

Interventions, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

 

1994

The AIDS Cure Project, King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

 

1993

Haunting Images: Painting of Reference and Metaphor, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, WI

Visceral Landscapes, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

1992

Introducing, Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

‘92 Invitational, J.Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY

Expressive Visions, Exquisite Images, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

 

1991

En el Corazon del Pais, Contemporary Latin Artists from the Midwest, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

 

1990

The Book as Art / The Book in Art, Barbara Fendrick Gallery, New York, NY

Awards in the Visual Arts 8, in two locations: The BMW Gallery, New York, NY; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

1989

Awards in the Visual Arts 8, in two locations: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Eye for Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Small Works, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

 

1985

Five from Detroit - The Figure, Lebel Gallery, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

 

1979

Italy ‘79, Accademia, Venice, Italy

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1980

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI - Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2011

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

 

2009

Kresge Artist Fellowship, The Kresge Foundation

 

2008

Ovation Award, 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award, Wayne State University

 

2002

Art Serve Michigan, Creative Artist Grant

 

1999

Art Serve Michigan, Creative Artist Grant

 

1995

Bellagio Center Residency, The Rockefeller Foundation

 

1993

Arts Foundation of Michigan

 

1992

Arts Midwest National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Award

 

1989

Awards in the Visual Arts 8, National Endowment for the Arts, B.M.W.

Michigan Council for the Arts

 

1985

Michigan Council for the Arts

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

 

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit, MI

 

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

 

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Kresge Foundation, Troy, MI

 

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

 

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2011

Art X Detroit trumpets homegrown culture, celebrates big ideas, Mark Stryker, The Detroit Free Press (April 3)

 

2010

Two Shows Offer Playful, Abstract Art, Michael Hodges, The Detroit News (July 24)

Page-Turner Book art is a real treat for the eyes at OU gallery, Michael Hodges, The Detroit News (January 14)

The Art of the Artist’s Book, catalogue with an essay by Dick Goody, director of Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI (January)

 

2009

Magic Moments: Works on Paper by Ed Fraga, catalogue with an essay by Duncan Cardillo, curator of collections, Flint Institute of Arts (January)

 

2005

Art Lesson: Painter Tells Lapeer Students About His Work, Jim Smith, The Flint Journal (March 28)

 

2004

511 Gallery Group Exhibit, The New York Sun (July 22)

Three’s the Charm, Figurative Works Make for a Satisfying Show, Roger Green, Gazette News (February 22)

 

2002

Ed Fraga at Miller/Geisler Gallery, Lily Faust, MBM Publications, The New York Art World Magazine (December)

Masterwork of the Month, DIA Bulletin, Detroit, MI (April)

 

2001

A Moment of Grace: A Retrospective of Ed Fraga, Glen Mannisto, Metrotimes (October)

Retrospective Traces Two Decades, Keri Kuten-Cohen, Detroit Free Press (October 30) Painting Shows Have Modern Vision Inspired by the Old Masters, Joy Hakanson

Colby, The Detroit News (October 26)

An Eccentric Circle, Frank Provenzano, Detroit Free Press (March 6)

The Art of the Cathartic Circle, catalogue with an essay by Dick Goody, Director, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University

 

2000

New American Talent 15, catalogue with an essay by David Pagel, curator and art critic, Los Angeles, CA

Art Museum Opens Ed Fraga Show, The Saginaw News (September 2)

 

1999

Woodward Magazine (October 1)

A Leap of Faith, Frank Provenzano, Observer and Eccentric (March 21)

 

1997

In a State-of-the-Art Exhibit, DIA Shows Arts of the State, Roger Green, Ann Arbor News (August 31)

Seen/Unseen, catalogue with an essay by Lucy Lippard, art critic and author

 

1996

Ed Fraga ‘s Small Pictures Look Right at Home, Joy Hakanson Colby, Detroit News (November 14)

 

1994

The Isenheim Interior: An Installation by Ed Fraga, catalogue with an essay by David Rau, Associate Curator, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum

The AIDS Cure Project Art Show, catalogue

Detroit Artist Brings Serene Images of Death to Cranbrook, Marsha Miro, Detroit Free Press (September 30)

Shocking Image Inspires `90s Message at Cranbrook, Joy Hakanson Colby, Detroit News (October 7)

Roger Green, Ann Arbor News (October 16)

Amy Sult, Kalamazoo Gazette (January 30)

 

1993

Side by Side: Lost Lives, Paintings by Ed Fraga, Bonita McLaughlin, The Reader, Chicago, IL (December 10)

Karen Halverson, Museums New City, Chicago, IL (November)

 

1992

The Facets of Fraga, Veronica Pasfield, Detroit Monthly (September)

 

1991

Vincent Carducci, Artforum (May)

 

1990

Detroiter’s Bizarre Works Push Anxiety into Tranquility, Marsha Miro, Detroit Free Press (September 14)

Ed Fraga / Momentary Awakening, Joy Emery Gallery, Grosse Pointe, MI, catalogue with an essay by Mary Ann Wilkinson, curator of Modern Art, Detroit Institute of

Arts Thomas Patin, Awards in the Visual Arts 8, Artspace

1989

Awards in the Visual Arts 8, catalogue with an essay by Jane Addams Allen, art critic Washington Times and New Art Examiner

Amy Jinker-Lloyd, ARTS Magazine (October)

Robert Pincus, San Diego Union (September 3)

William Wilson, Los Angeles Times (August 27)

Virginia Warren Smith, Atlanta Journal-Constitution (May 24)

 

1987

Proud Legacy, Feigenson Gallery, Marsha Miro, Detroit Free Press (December 13)

 

1984

John Baron, Contemporary Relics, Monthly Detroit (June)

Meg Cox, Wall Street Journal (May 22)

Marsha Miro, Detroit Free Press (February 10)

Hope Palmer, New Art Examiner (April)

 

1982

Dennis Alan Nawrocki, New Art Examiner (summer)