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Sally Frater

Pollock Gallery Curatorial Fellow

Sally Frater is an independent curator and writer. She holds a B.A. in studio art from the University of Guelph and an M.A. in contemporary art from The University of Manchester and Sotheby's Institute of Art. Frater has curated exhibitions for the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Georgia Scherman Projects, The Print Studio, Art Gallery of Peterborough, A Space Gallery and the McMaster Museum of Art. Her writing has appeared in publications for the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art21, Artforum Online, NKA, Prefix Photo, Border Crossings, Fuse, X-TRA and Canadian Art. A former Critical Studies Fellow in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Core Program and artist-in-residence at Project Row Houses, she is currently a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art) and ICI (Independent Curators International).

The Pollock Curatorial Fellowship provides recent graduates in the field of curatorial studies with important professional experience. Fellows manage all elements of exhibitions in the Pollock Gallery and curate two-to-three exhibitions during the year.

The Pollock Gallery, located inside SMU’s Hughes-Trigg Student Center, plays a significant role in an active academic ecology, extending the experiences of the studio classroom with thoughtful and creative considerations of present and past art forms. It is a vehicle to study a wide array of art practices, providing the Division of Art with an arena for experimental considerations of the space where curatorial and studio practice meet.

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