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Professor Valerie Fraser

Emeritus Professor
School of Philosophy and Art History
Professor Valerie Fraser

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Biography

Valerie Fraser specialises in the art and architecture of Latin America and Spain with particular emphasis on the early colonial period and the 20th/21st centuries. She is Chair of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA). She has won a number of major awards from the AHRC including funding for a fully-illustrated online catalogue of ESCALA, and is currently overseeing a three-year AHRC-funded research project (2009-2012) entitled Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Latin America and Europe 1950-1978 which is in collaboration with the University of the Arts London and investigates artistic relations between Europe and Latin America in the post-war period. She has worked on a number of exhibitions including Kahlo's Contemporaries held at the University Gallery in 2005, and Latin American Art: Contexts and Accomplices at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, 2004.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Colonial Latin American art

Colonial Latin American architecture

20th century Latin American art

20th century Latin American architecture

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Kalinca Costa Soderlund
Kalinca Costa Soderlund
Thesis title: Modernismo and Patronage in Brazil, 1917-1949: The National Versus the International
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/8/2018
Ian Andrew Dudley
Ian Andrew Dudley
Thesis title: Edward Goodall's 'sketches in British Guiana': Art, Anthropography and Colonialism in 19th Century Amazonia
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 4/8/2017
Rebecca Rose
Rebecca Rose
Thesis title: The Evolution of the Private Art Museum in Mexico
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/4/2017
Valeria Maria Paz Moscoso
Valeria Maria Paz Moscoso
Thesis title: Roberto Valcarcel: Renaming Repression and Rehearsing Liberation in Contemporary Bolivian Art
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 12/10/2016
Suzanne Nolan
Suzanne Nolan
Thesis title: Late Classic Politics and Ideology: A Case Study of Hieroglyphic Stairway 2 At Yaxchilán, Chiapas, Mexico
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 28/6/2016
Iberia K Perez Gonzalez
Iberia K Perez Gonzalez
Thesis title: Trama: Artists' Iniatives and the Politics of Autogestion in Contemporary Argentina
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 26/2/2016
Katherine Elizabeth Ford
Katherine Elizabeth Ford
Thesis title: A New Look At the Mission to the Chiquitos: Identity and Ownership in the Mission and its Legacy
Degree subject: Art History and Theory
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/8/2014

Publications

Journal articles (6)

Fraser, V., (2012). Encounters in New York, Printmaking in Chile. American Art. 26 (2), 28-33

Fraser, V., (2001). Shape of Inca history: Narrative and architecture in an Andean empire. JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. 33, 413-415

Fraser, V., (2000). Cannibalizing Le Corbusier: The MES Gardens of Roberto Burle Marx. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. 59 (2), 180-193

Fraser, V., (1992). Architecture and Ambition: the Case of the Jesuits in the Viceroyalty of Peru1. History Workshop Journal. 34 (1), 17-32

FRASER, V., (1991). Surrealising the Baroque: Mexico's Spanish Heritage and the Work of Alberto Gironella. Oxford Art Journal. 14 (1), 34-43

Fraser, V., (1986). ARCHITECTURE AND IMPERIALISM IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICA. Art History. 9 (3), 325-335

Book chapters (3)

Fraser, V., (2006). Herman Braun-Vega. In: Blanton Museum of Art: Latin American Collection. Editors: Pérez-Barreiro, G., . Blanton Museum of Art

Fraser, V., (2004). Art and architecture in Latin America. In: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture. Cambridge University Press. 202- 235. 0521631513. 9780511999703

Fraser, V., (2004). Brasília. In: Readings in Latin American Modern Art. 117- 131. 9780300102550

Contact

vfraser@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873007

Location:

6.148, Colchester Campus