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The Fall, 2006 Oil on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2006 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Treading Water, 2006 Oil and Wax on Canvas 48" X 60" © 2006 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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By the Tree, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24" X 28" © 2005 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Flower Ornament (After Rembrandt), 2006 Oil on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2006 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Sitting, 2005 Oil on Canvas 24" X 28" © 2005 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Vulture's Peak, 2006 Oil on Canvas 36" X 48" © 2006 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Once in a while you get shown the light, 2007 Egg Tempera 36" X 40" © 2007 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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When they have stopped crying, 2007 Egg Tempera 22" X 28" © 2007 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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The Sixth Thoroughly Illuminating, 2007 Egg Tempera 22" X 28" © 2007 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Tucked into her hair, 2007 Egg Tempera 30" X 36" © 2007 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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The other direction calling my eye, 2007 Egg Tempera 30" X 36" © 2007 Gordon Fraser. All rights reserved.
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth year
1975
Lives in
Jersey City
Works in
Jersey City
Schools
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
Kenyon College
The Art Students League of New York
Statement

Gordon Fraser was born in Boston, MA in December 1975. Shortly after, his family moved to Stamford, CT and then later to Princeton, NJ. Early on he wanted to be an architect and studied mechanical drawing and architectural drafting. Gordon went on to attend Kenyon College in Ohio where he studied comparative religion and Asian Languages and Cultures.

In 1996 Gordon traveled to India, Nepal, and Tibet, living in the Tibetan exile communities in Dharamsala, Katmandu, and Sikkhim. In India he was introduced to the Tibetan traditions of Thangka and mural painting, visiting many temples and monasteries throughout the region, photographing the historic wall paintings, learning the iconography, documenting the ongoing restoration work, and meeting many artists practicing the traditional Tibetan painting techniques. Eventually Gordon studied Thangka painting with Tibetan artist Tashi Palden.

In 2000, Gordon moved to New York City where he engaged in a rigorous study of artistic anatomy with William Weltman and figure drawing with Minerva Durham. He attended the Pratt Institute drawing, painting and printmaking. Gordon is a member of the Art Students League New York and has studied with abstract painter Frank O'Cain, learning many of the 14th and 15th century techniques of egg tempera and egg oil emulsions. He has also studied with Paul Ching-Bor, focusing on contemporary approaches to water-based media. In addition, Gordon has studied Japanese calligraphy with Kaz Tanahashi.

Currently, Gordon lives and works in Jersey City, New Jersey. His works are exhibited in galleries in New York and New Jersey. He is part of an emerging group of international artists whose abstract works draw upon the global roots of painting, merging and fusing a diverse range of sources and traditions into an exciting contemporary abstract idiom.