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Neil Frazer (b. 1961, Canberra) is a landscape painter who is recognised for his painterly, large-scale canvases, encompassing abstraction and figuration. Originally working in pure abstraction, Frazer’s practice has evolved towards a more figurative representation of nature in his painterly, gestural land and seascapes.
Frazer was born in Canberra, Australia in 1961 and immigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1965. After gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 1985 he spent a year at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. In 1999, after four years teaching at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, he relocated to Sydney and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts in 2000.
Neil Frazer has been exhibiting extensively in Australia and New Zealand since the mid-1980s. His work from 2005 has been characterised by a commitment to figuration with a series of transcendent, painterly landscapes that are greatly aided by his knowledge and skill as a formalist painter. Frazer strives to capture the physicality and energy of the natural world, while his refined use of negative space and thick impasto paint reminds the viewer also of the materiality and processes of painting.
Frazer has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the 1992 Francis Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago, and finalist placings in the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wlaes. In 2012 Frazer won the Member’s Choice Award for the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize in Brisbane, following this up in 2013 with the People’s Choice Award for the Fleurieu Art Prize in South Australia.
His work is held in numerous institutional collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch; and the National Maritime Museum, Sydney.
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Harvey Galleries was founded by the Harvey family in 1994 with an eye to establish a dynamic and inclusive contemporary art space on the North Shore of Sydney. For almost three decades we have expanded our reach to over three gallery locations and an ever expanding stable of the best artists Australia has to offer.
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