Marita Fraser

Job Title:

Acting Programme Leader and Lecturer, MLitt Fine Art Practice


Fine Art Practice


Speaking With, installation of wooden screens, textiles, dyes, performed sound and painting
Marita Fraser

Speaking With, installation of wooden screens, textiles, dyes, performed sound and painting


Marita Fraser

Marita Fraser is an artist, writer and academic. She studied at Royal College of Art, London (PhD) and (PGCert Art and Design Education), The Academy of Fine Art Vienna (Class Heimo Zobernig), Sydney College of the Arts (BFA 1st class Hons) and The University of Sydney (BA and BscArch).

Marita’s research areas include;
• Feminist writing methods
• Scores as artistic practice
• Refusal as a method of artistic production
• Painting, Movement and Film practices and their intersections

Prior to joining Glasgow School of Art, Marita was a tutor at Royal College of Art (2017-21) and Student Assistant for Class Zobernig, Academy of Fine Art, Vienna(2009-10). She has been a visiting Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UCA Farnham, Bath Spa University, UCL and Liverpool Hope University.

Marita’s most recent essay ‘Careless Reply’ is published in Care(less) 2021, Blackshaw, G. and Kivland S. (eds), MA Biblioteque and she was as editor and contributor to the anthology I Care By… (2021) RCA. In 2020 was editor of the research journal PROVA 5 RCA.

In 2019 Marita co-organised and presented her work at two research events at the Royal College of Art. Speaking With included invited contributors Carol Mavor, Nadia Hebson and Juliette Blightman and AUTO//FICTION included invited contributions from Beatrice Gibson, Sally O'Reilly, Tanya Augsburg and others. In the same year Marita presented a paper at the conference Say Something Back, Merton College Oxford, and was a co-convener and presenter at the NAFAE conference for 2019. Her monograph Marita Fraser, Love of Diagrams (2010), was produced by the Stadts Museum Engen, Germany, for her solo exhibition of the same name.

Marita has had solo shows and performances with Moore Contemporary, Perth; Schneiderei, Vienna; RIAT, Vienna; Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna; Gallery 9, Sydney; Engen Stadt Museum, Engen; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna amongst others. She has participated in group shows with, Fundación Mapfre, Tenerife; Alaska Projects, Sydney; Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife; Narrative Gallery, London; PS Amsterdam; Pumphouse Gallery, London; Austrian Sculpture Project, Vienna; Josh Lilley Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna; Vesch, Vienna; Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz; Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch; PICA, Perth; Kunstbeuro, Vienna; MU, Eindhoven; Pavement Gallery, Manchester amongst others. She has completed sculpture in public place projects for the city of Tulln, Austria and at Praterstern for the city of Vienna.

Marita has completed residencies with Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico; Q21, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria; Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria; Artspace, Sydney, Australia; Cité International des Arts, Paris, France; Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

Awards have included a TECHNE Doctoral Award, AHRC, 2018–2021; Fundación Casa Wabi ArtReview Residency Award, 2017; New Works Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2015, 2011 and 2009; The NSW Arts Gallery, Moya Dyring Studio Award, Cité International des Arts, 2007; Zelda Stedman Award, University of Sydney, 2005; Fauvette Loureiro Award, University of Sydney, 2003.