Here is the Amy E. Fraser Artist Biography from 2010:
AMY E. FRASER
FINE ARTIST: Acrylic Painter and Polymer Jewelry Sculptor
Born in Lebanon, NH, 1973, Amy E. Fraser came into this world knowing that she was an Artist. Before she could talk or walk she was creating art. Her entire childhood is chronicled by which drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing or photography project she was working on at the time. While she briefly entertained fantasies about becoming a ballerina, a veterinarian and a super model, there was never any real question about her true identity and destiny as an Artist.
At age 14, Amy enrolled in her first college level art course at Vermont Community College. In high school, she consumed every available art class, from drafting to photography and everything in-between, including turning all of her *serious* classes into opportunities for more art. Also, enrolling in various summer art courses through out the Upper Valley, with a temporary focus on interior design, she expanded upon her high school art education. However, she soon discovered the amount of math involved in interior design and quickly changed her career focus. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1991, she spent a summer in New York City attending Parsons School of Design, then took the following year off to work and continued on to Parsons where she obtained her Batchelor Degree in Fine Arts in 1997. After which, Amy returned home to NH to obtain her Masters Degree in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College in 2000.
Since graduating from Dartmouth, Amy E. Fraser has had a number of solo exhibitions, including: “CONFRONTING FEMININITY” at Gallery Alexie, in NYC in 2001, “CELEBRATING WOMANHOOD,” at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Women’s Health Resource Center in Lebanon, NH, in 2003 and “WILDFLOWER MEADOW” at AVA Gallery, in Lebanon, NH in 2009. She has had additional solo exhibitions in alternative art spaces including “THE FLORAL COLLECTION” at The Ranch in Lebanon, NH, 2006-8, and “THE WILDFLOWER COLLECTION” at The Razzberry Kiss in Hanover, NH, 2006-7. Amy has also participated in a wide variety of group exhibitions in galleries across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont and New Hampshire since 2002, as an individual artist and as an active member of The National Association of Women Artists.
Amy E. Fraser’s work is currently represented by NURTUREart Gallery (NYC), Artists Space Gallery (NYC), the N.A.W.A. Fifth Avenue Gallery (NYC), AVA Gallery and Art Center (Lebanon, NH) and was previously represented by Gallery Alexie, Stephen Gang Galleries, Inc (NYC). She is an elected artist member of The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. (NYC) as well as an artist member of The National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.). Amy received the Beatrice Jackson Memorial Award in 2004 (N.A.W.A.) and was awarded the Alumni Council of the Master of Arts and Liberal Studies Program Grant by Dartmouth College in 2000. Amy’s award winning painting “Expectations” was archived at the Smithsonian, Archives of American Art (Washington, D.C.) in 2005. Portfolios of her work have been preserved in The National Museum Of Women In The Arts (Washington, D.C.) and MAKE, The Organization For Women In The Arts (London, England), available for public viewing since 2002.
Amy’s paintings and writing have been published in “Spiral Dance News, Unfolding The Femi9 Woman” in 2004, “Her Living Mosaic” in 2003, The MALS Quarterly (Dartmouth College) in 2001, and in her Dartmouth College Thesis entitled “Dissecting The Western Woman Artist: An Artist’s Dialogue” in 2000. Since 2006 Amy’s line of one of a kind hand sculpted polymer jewelry, The Exalted Beauty Medallions have been published in “Jewelry Crafts Magazine”, “Bead Arts”, “Jewelryzine”, “Daily Art Muse”, “Polymer Clay Notes” and “Bell Armoire” Magazine. Amy has participated in a number of collaborative jewelry efforts, including designs with Miachelle DePiano from Cosmopolitan Accessories and Cyndi Lavin from Mazel Tov! Jewelry Treasures. Over 2,000 of Amy’s Exalted Beauty Medallions have been sold on-line, at private parties, at upscale jewelry retailers and art galleries such as Fine Facets (San Francisco, CA), AVA Gallery and Art Center (Lebanon NH), Wolfeboro Casuals (Wolfeboro, NH) and The Razzberry Kiss (Hanover, NH).
Amy E. Fraser is blissfully married to Jody Perkins, and the proud mother of a very wild (but extremely charming) 6 year-old son, Caden. She and her husband recently built their home on a beautiful mountainside in Meriden, NH, where, before even unpacking, her first act of nesting was to plant an enormous wildflower meadow which she continues to expand upon each spring. Moving back to the country has ignited Amy’s interest in floral/botanical painting. Especially now that the view from her light filled studio is of the long meandering stone path she built in the meadow, with a stunning backdrop of Mount Ascutney. Amy’s artwork expresses her passion for flowers, nature and life through color, line and texture.