Gavin Brown’s enterprise to debut solo exhibition by LaToya Ruby Frazier

LATOYA RUBY FRAZIER January 14 – February 25, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00pm Gavin Brown’s enterprise 439 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027 GBE website “Through photographs, videos and text I use my artwork as a platform to advocate for others, the oppressed, the disenfranchised. When I encounter […]

Black Futures: Fred Moten and LaToya Ruby Frazier

A Reading, Lecture, and Conversation Poet-scholar Fred Moten and visual artist LaToya Ruby Frazier present a reading, lecture, and conversation. January 18, 2018 at 7:30pm University of Pittsburgh Center for African American Poetry and Poetics 464 Cathedral of Learning 4200 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Read more…

Two Artists Document the Rise and Fall of Pittsburgh’s Steel Industry

HYPERALLERGIC December 31, 2017 by Emily Elizabeth Goodman Sandra Gould Ford and LaToya Ruby Frazier reveal a side of the city that is rarely seen by outside observers or even many of its contemporary, white-collar locals. PITTSBURGH — At its core, Pittsburgh is a steel town. Once describes as “hell with the lid off” due […]

LaToya named in Crain’s “40 Under 40”

Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 2017 Story by Steven R. Strahler Photo by Stephen J. Serio LaToya Ruby Frazier used to photograph classmates on their high school bus outside Pittsburgh. Her subjects since have been less carefree: victims of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., and her own extended working-class family. Frazier shot to […]

Panel discussion with Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford

Labor, creativity and equity in and beyond the arts is the subject of a panel discussion with LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lynn Nottage and Sandra Gould Ford to be held Dec. 4 at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown Pittsburgh. The panel will follow the presentation of the 2017 Carol […]

From Metal to Mettle: An Interview with Sandra Gould Ford

BOMB Magazine December 1, 2017 by Jessica Lanay The exhibition On the Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, produced in collaboration with LaToya Ruby Frazier, is at its core an encapsulation of the human body as a filter. In Sandra Gould Ford’s photographs a viewer can assess the spiritual, natural, and mental after effects […]

Intimate Debris: Nature, Industry, And The Body

ArtSlant November 30, 2017 by Jessica Lanay LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photography braids together the intimacies between landscape, industry, and the Black woman’s body. Impactful, private, and silver ensconced, her images reveal a sometimes wonderful and other times tragic interdependency. In two recent Pittsburgh exhibitions—The Notion of Family at Silver Eye Center for Photography and On The Making […]

Frazier and artist Sandra Gould Ford honor working-class life

Pittsburgh City Paper November 29, 2017 by Bill O’Driscoll In 1977, while studying at the University of Pittsburgh, Sandra Gould Ford took the first of a series of clerical jobs at J&L Steel. That was five years before LaToya Ruby Frazier was born. But upon meeting, in 2015, the two women connected immediately: They were […]

Spike Lee Reinvents His Debut in Netflix’s Superb Comedy

Collider November 23, 2017 by Chris Cabin ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Review Not unlike Twin Peaks: The Return, Spike Lee‘s new Netflix comedy series, She’s Gotta Have It, simultaneously represents a summation and an expansion of the legendary filmmaker’s style and thematic obsessions. And like David Lynch, Lee has returned to his origins to push […]

In Search of the American Family

LENS New York Times November 20, 2017 by Rena Silverman Every November, mothers, fathers and siblings link arms and tap dance straight into the holiday season. Gathered around the glow of a fireplace or at a packed table for turkey dinner, generations bound by blood, marriage — or even a good Sondheim song — impart […]

Frazier Continues Gordon Parks’ Documentary Photography

Unrated November 13, 2017 by Vanessa Feder LaToya Ruby Frazier is an established visual artist who blends her creative eye with personal accounts by way of diverse mediums including film, performance and photography. While she has received a BFA in applied media arts, her MFA in art photography and is currently an Associate Professor of Photography […]

Photographer documents industry’s creeping effect on health of town

Cambridge Day November 12, 2017 by Marc Levy Photographer and video artist LaToya Ruby Frazier spent a dozen years on a project documenting the effects of industry on Braddock, Pa., and its health, environment and people. But it was an easy investment of time to make; it’s her hometown. In a town literally centered around […]