Chantal Fraser uses adornment as an aesthetic and conceptual tool for material exploration and production. The work explores the creation of crosscultural connotations and representations through silhouette and the embodiment of adornment, and more significantly cultural adornment. Fraser’s practice explores ornamentation as an aesthetic resolution to identity and individuality. Fraser pushes the boundaries of adornment through her installations, performances and digital media artworks.
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Chantal Fraser is a Brisbane based multi-media artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology. Fraser has exhibited nationally at various institutions such as QUT Art Museum, University of Queensland Art Museum and Brisbane City Hall (now Museum of Brisbane). Fraser has also been included in exhibitions internationally at institutions such as La Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, Les Brassieres in Belgium and Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia.